You need to know your blood pressure. Here’s why…

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Higher blood pressures throughout young adulthood strongly predicted subclinical atherosclerosis during middle age.

This was a study done over 25 years and it followed participant’s blood pressure and cardiovascular events. The findings show that what happens in early adulthood DOES appear to be an important indicator of that person’s risk for heart disease in the future.

This reminds me that even slightly elevated blood pressure in younger patients is a condition to watch and manage. Blood pressure is a good marker to show patient’s who may benefit from lifestyle changes. The goal is to reduce cardiovascular risk and complications later on.

Blood pressure goals are under 135/85. Both numbers are important. Do you know yours?

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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