Wednesday, June 01, 2011
How are we doing blood pressure-wise?
Ron Winslow, WSJ, May 31, 2011, says the war on hypertension may be working somewhat.
At Kaiser, 80% are controlled.
They attribute this to programs for diet, exercise, and BP. Oh—and Kaiser also strarted patients on a pill that has two meds in it (ACE inhibitor and diuretic). They also called people to come in and be checked.
A reading of 120/80 is still the norm.
The other day at the doctor, I was 144/99. I am on three meds! Then—oh, it was 144/80…Do they even know how to take it? I am usually 135/75.
Who knows… This is one thing I do sort of believe in handling, though. If you can. At least take the pills.