Did you know that the definition of high blood pressure was changed in November of 2017 for the first time in 14 years by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology? There is no longer a category of prehypertension and the new high is 130 mm Hg for your top number, also known as your systolic blood pressure.
One other change – there are no age-related parameters – everyone will go by the new numbers. It’s estimated that nearly half of the U.S population will now have hypertension. Take a look at the infographic below for the basic information you need to know to stay healthy in your forties.