What is the incidence and prevalence of hypertension?
Overall, the prevalence of hypertension among adults was 29.0%, and was similar among men (30.2%) and women (27.7%) (Figure 1). The prevalence of hypertension increased with age, from 7.5% among adults aged 18–39 to 33.2% among those aged 40–59, and 63.1% among those aged 60 and over.
What is the incidence of hypertension in the US?
Nearly half of adults in the United States (108 million, or 45%) have hypertension defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension. Only about 1 in 4 adults (24%) with hypertension have their condition under control.
Is the prevalence of hypertension increasing?
Hypertension prevalence increased with age and was 33.2% among those aged 40–59 and 63.1% among those aged 60 and over. About one-half of all adults aged 40 and over with hypertension had controlled hypertension.
What percentage of the population have high blood pressure?
The percentage of U.S. adults with high blood pressure jumped from 32 percent under the old definition to nearly 46 percent.
What is the mortality rate of high blood pressure?
Raised blood pressure (BP) is responsible for 7.6 million deaths per annum worldwide (13.5% of the total), more than any other risk factors. Around 54% of stroke and 47% of coronary heart disease are attributable to high BP. Over 80% of this burden occurs in low and middle income countries (LMIC).
Who is most at risk for high blood pressure?
High blood pressure has many risk factors, including:
- Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you age.
- Family history.
- Being overweight or obese.
- Not being physically active.
- Using tobacco.
- Too much salt (sodium) in your diet.
- Too little potassium in your diet.
What are the 5 symptoms of high blood pressure?
If your blood pressure is extremely high, there may be certain symptoms to look out for, including:
- Severe headaches.
- Fatigue or confusion.
- Vision problems.
- Chest pain.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Irregular heartbeat.
- Blood in the urine.
What is a good diastolic blood pressure?
For a normal reading, your blood pressure needs to show a top number (systolic pressure) that’s between 90 and less than 120 and a bottom number (diastolic pressure) that’s between 60 and less than 80.
Can Xanax lower your blood pressure?
Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It slows down central nervous system activity, which can lead to a temporary drop in blood pressure. Xanax may also lower your blood pressure over the long term, although taking this medication on a regular basis isn’t recommended.
Does Xanax cause higher blood pressure?
Though Xanax and other benzodiazepines can induce a feeling of calm, they can also increase blood pressure, which can be problematic if you are taking other medications to regulate it.