Report: Millions have uncontrolled blood pressure
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 4:12
- Date Sep 8, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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Our -- are right now what you just stop and listen to what we're gonna talk about here because this is a new report that shows nearly.
Million Americans that means some of you out there.
Have on the -- high blood pressure and almost fourteen million of them don't even know they have it.
That's alarming Fox News medical -- -- -- doctor David somebody vice chairman of the department urology.
And cheaper robotics at Mount Sinai Medical Center joins us to weigh in on this issue.
Thought this is amazing -- -- told everybody to pay attention to us right now because this is really serious high blood pressure skyrocketing out of control.
What are some the risk factors if people won't go to the doctor to get checked to see if they have it.
Well I hope -- that introduction you've got their attention that's why did more watching because this is a serious problem let's just find out what exactly this is doing to us.
You talk about 36 million.
-- controlled blood pressure -- third of the country suffering now from blood pressure.
A thousand people die every day as a result of this now we talk about Health Care Reform and it's election time.
You're talking about a 130.
Billion dollars while -- -- thirty billion dollars that's going into direct any direct costs.
But just high book -- -- -- so there's nobody out there can really reform this health care.
On this we really get it together as a country and take care of herself one of the points that you brought -- was very important.
You have to make sure that you see your doctor and find out if you have blood pressure or not because you may not have any symptoms.
How do you know you have blood pressure.
And what's the definition of high blood pressure you have to have three separate.
Blood pressures of 140 over ninety so if you're -- -- your doctor and you happen to be late that you run up the stairs.
And the nurses goes messrs.
Smith can you please sit -- -- we need to get your blood pressure.
When it's high.
That's not important because you just did some sort of an exercise three heart blood pressure over 140 over ninety is a definition of high blood pressure now.
You have it what causes it small -- Agent obesity diabetes for a short lists and also -- exactly right genetics plays a big role now in America as physicians.
We're really good at taking care of the signs -- symptoms.
You come into the office you have blood pressure who -- to -- his prescriptions to -- a book -- we're not taking care of the problem.
I mean this network for the last three years without being with Fox News we've talked about the fact that you have to really get it together you have to lose weight.
That's how you take care of the blood pressure of salt.
How many times you going -- this French Fries and they just -- his salt all over it you are only about one teaspoon with 2300.
-- -- gram of salt a day that's it that's all this -- you're gonna get which we get in here in our food exercise.
Three times a week is minimum and I know we're all busy and I know it's old tough time but you got to take care of that.
No cholesterol and stick to.
Vegetable and high fiber diet.
That's how you take care of our blood pressure now you that's -- -- -- that the the expense of that you talked about the let's talk about the expense emotionally to a family.
That loses someone because of high blood pressure because it is known as a silent killer.
You know something absolutely right Demi -- -- -- After somebody already has had stroke that's why high blood -- she's so important is it by itself.
It may not cause any problem but it -- to heart attack at least through straw.
It boosted kidney failure and -- and you have oldies like you know centers that are.
Because again you may not have all the signs -- symptoms and it's a very serious problem and Jamie that's why was saying in the -- beginning this this is a very important topic people easily.
You mention it affects millions of people I was going to say -- say eat right exercise -- you -- all right which have a genetic history toward high blood pressure.
Or cholesterol don't be a brat take a Staten take your blood pressure medication do whatever your doctor tells you because she can prevent what are arriving.
Person -- person because I I have that -- genetic disposed to.
Hypertension but I'm glad that you're doing great I watched over the last year you've come along wherein then that should be example for everyone.
But the point is well taken the fact that a lot you are not taking their medications.
You -- point everybody out yeah.