Is Your Blood Pressure Too High?
If you are a medical professional — and people are getting healthier, how do you stay in business when your customer (patient) base shrinks? Well, lower the guidelines to catch more people in your (medical) net, of course. Stressful lifestyles guarantee a constant stream of patients needing to find ways to lower their blood pressure.
Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure, NYTimes
“The nation’s leading heart experts on Monday issued new guidelines for high blood pressure that mean tens of millions more Americans will meet the criteria for the condition, and will need to change their lifestyles or take medicines to treat it.
Under the guidelines, formulated by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the number of men under age 45 with a diagnosis of high blood pressure will triple, and the prevalence among women under age 45 will double.
‘Those numbers are scary,’ said Dr. Robert M. Carey, professor of medicine at the University of Virginia and co-chair of the committee that wrote the new guidelines.”
If you want people to take action, frighten them or they won’t do anything about it.
Now, their attention is focused on making lifestyle changes and, of course, taking medication, plus visiting the doctor more often.
When you are being led into a trap, that’s called a “Transition”. Even if the person is polite and well-meaning, it’s still a transition.
When someone is constantly transitioning, you get annoyed, then really angry. STOP!
The Dr. Carey’s of the world are gently leading people into increased dependence on their services. Health care is a business. Increasing your customer base is fundamental to success and profit.
But it’s for your own good!
Be angry with the “leading experts”, but not your family doctor because he or she is just trying to keep the office open.
More from the NYTimes article: “Is it going to affect a lot of people, and is it going to be hard to meet those blood pressure goals?”, asked Dr. Raymond Townsend, director of the hypertension program at Penn Medicine. “The answer is a pretty significant, yes.”
Transition From Position to Attack
Transitions are the moves that shift you from Position to Attack. Everyone transitions. If you’ve ever tried to change a person’s mind, you’ve used transitions. And the more you want the object of your desire, the more creative you get with your transitions.
Listen to yourself when you want to buy something that isn’t in the budget.
DramaGuru Relationships card number 30, Transition. Brainwashed!
Brainwashed! Does constant repetition make it true?
How will you manage your blood pressure? The new guideline sets the bar at 130/80.
NYTimes article: “According to the new guidelines, anyone with at least a 10 percent risk of a heart attack or stroke in the next decade should aim for blood pressure below 130/80.”
How will you stay out of the trap? Constant worrying (about your health) raises blood pressure. See how that works? Aaargh!
Practice Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for your mouth. This post is a white belt DramaGuru lesson.
“Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure”, NYTimes
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