Almost half of the 65 million populace in the United States of America that suffer from high blood pressure at present have successfully been able to manage it, which is up from 27% that was seen two decades ago, as stated by US researchers on Tuesday.
However, on general level, the number of Americans that suffer from high BP or hypertension has not altered in the most recent years, which reflects that there is a need of better prevention measures and endeavors, written in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Institute of Medicine previously this year made a declaration that high blood pressure, or hypertension, which is a neglected disease, costs the U. S. health system $73 billion each year.
High blood pressure or too much of pressure exerted by blood as it travels against vessel walls, can be easily prevented by consuming appropriate diet, regular exercise and medicines, yet it is the second highest cause of fatality in the United States of America.
The IOM, one of the National Academies of Sciences, urged the U. S. Food and Drug Administration to control the amount of salt that is added to foodstuffs, in order to help Americans cut their elevated sodium consumption, which can lead to high blood pressure, kidney failure and strokes.