Family & Lifestyle

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines for Adults

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Dec 2, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 29:17

Paul K. Whelton M.B., M.D., M.Sc. currently works at Tulane University as the Show Chwan Health System Endowed Chair in Global Public Health. Dr. Paul Whelton's research interests include cardiovascular and renal disease epidemiology, prevention, clinical trials, health policy, and global health. Poor diets and not enough exercise are the cause of a majority of high blood pressure. Now that guidelines for high blood pressure have recently changed, almost half of U.S. adults are dealing with the realities of high blood pressure. Why were these guidelines changed and what does it mean for you? Dr. Paul Whelton led the panel that changed the guidelines. He shares what the change in high blood pressure guidelines means for us.