Top 10 Health Questions America Asked Dr. Google In 2019

(CNN) — Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December. Last year, the top health-related questions Googled by people in the US included what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, what is endometriosis and how long does weed stay in your urine. In 2017, what is lupus, how long does the flu last and what causes hiccups were some of the health-related questions that had internet surfers turning to Google. For 2019, here are the top 10 health-related questions people Googled — along with the answers. 1. How to lower blood pressure About 1 in 3 US adults — or some 75 million people — have high blood pressure and only 54% have it under control, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that “how to lower blood pressure” topped the list of most-searched health-related questions on Google in 2019. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is generally diagnosed when a person has a blood pressure reading higher than 130/80. It’s recorded as two numbers with the top number referred to as systolic blood pressure and the bottom number as diastolic blood pressure. Eating a healthy diet with less sodium and...
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