I read about this nearly a year ago, when the guidelines first came out. I’m not sure how I feel about this, but there are certainly going to be a lot of people on medications, or told to take them now. Me included. If you have a headache, and go into the doctor, there is a good chance your blood pressure will be high. And if you have chronic sinus problems and take cold medications, or chronic aches and pains, there is a good chance your blood pressure will always be a little higher. There’s also a real good chance those issues will instantly put you into the hypertension range.
So, no, I guess I don’t agree with this decision. Because the 130/90 range is about where a normal person would be , with cold meds, or pain. Or stress and anxiety. So then you add to their issues by saying their blood pressure is high. Good job.