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Millions more people around the world have high blood pressure. This came earlier this week when the American Heart Association (AHA) changed the at which high blood pressure starts. For many , doctors said high blood pressure started at a of 140 over 90. The AHA has changed this and said the should be treated . It said high blood pressure now starts at a reading of 130 over 80*. Blood pressure happens when your pushes blood around your body too fast. If this pushing is too , it can put stress on your heart and arteries. This can lead to heart attacks and . Normal blood pressure is than 120 over 80.

AHA doctors said health can happen at the lower of 130 over 80. However, they said it is for people to deal with this level of blood pressure without taking . They said the new reading is, "a yellow light that you need to be lowering your blood pressure, mainly with non-drug ". People with high blood pressure need to make healthy lifestyle . These include losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier food, avoiding and salt, quitting smoking and avoiding stress. The reading of 130 over 80 now means that nearly half (46 per cent) of the population of the USA has high blood pressure. This rose from 32 per cent using the old .

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