A new report has been released showing that while most Americans know that high blood pressure is not good for you, this has not led to a drop in the number of people who have hypertension.
In other words, in this case, awareness has not led better outcomes.
The study put a cost of $73.4 billion, in 2009, on the American health system due to high blood pressure. That would buy a lot of copies of our My Blood Pressure software
As well as the usual suspects, the report also mentions that 86% of the people who have uncontrolled hypertension do visit their doctor, but it appears that their doctors are not following the treatment guidelines for hypertension. It was recommended that more research should be done to figure out why doctors are ignoring the guidelines.
According to the study: “Nearly one-third of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, and it accounts for about one in six adult deaths annually, a 25 percent increase from 1995 to 2005″.
If you need a reminder of why, have a look at the animated video below:
For more information see the press release.
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