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Having blood pressure of 184/76mmHg and taking baby aspirin. Is this ok?

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blood pressure is 184/76 61 year old female with no illnesses and take baby aspirin daily
walk 2 x a week and take vitamins daily
Posted Wed, 31 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Sadiq Mughal 3 hours later

Thanks for your question.

You are a 61 years old female having blood pressure of 184/76mmHg, taking baby aspirin and you don't have any other disease.

You have not asked what exactly you want to know, however from your question it is quite evident that your blood pressure is abnormal.

Your diastolic blood pressure is normal, however your systolic blood pressure is too high and condition is called as isolated systolic hypertension (ISH).

The most common cause of ISH is:
Increased body fat,
Sedentary lifestyle and
Increased sodium intake

The second most important factor in development of ISH is believed to be loss of elasticity, and therefore of distensibility of the aorta and peripheral arteries with age.

You are advised to consult your Meanwhile you can continue with baby aspirin, low salt intake and daily exercise.

Hope I answered your question. If you have any more queries, do post your follow up. I am readily available for reply.

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