buzz about when drugs should be started in patients with MILD hypertension

You'll hear buzz about when drugs should be started in patients with MILD hypertension.

These are patients who have slightly elevated blood pressure...when the top number, or "systolic" blood pressure reading, is between 140 and 159 mmHg or the bottom number, or "diastolic" blood pressure reading, is between 90 and 99 mmHg.

Some researchers now suggest that drugs AREN'T very helpful for patients with mild blood pressure elevations.

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