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I have high diastolic BP over the past couple years

I am a 40 year old female and have have some mildly high blood pressure readings over the past couple years. I am not over weight and fairly physically active. My reading can vary quite a bit but my systolic is usually 120-135, my diastolic can be around 84 up to 95 at times. I read and have gotten some conflicting recommendations if I need BP meds, it seems that systolic is the number of more concern, is this correct or is that just for older adults? Since I am young I would rather not be on BP meds if I do not have to. Are any supplements recommended besides reducing salt, diet , exercise, all these things I have already done. Thank you for your answer!
Asked On : Fri, 12 Feb 2010
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Hi.. Your BP readings are in the normal limits and if the readings are consistently in this range, you may not need BP medications.. You may aim at lowering the readings by means of a good diet as you mentioned, exercises and managing your stress better.. Stress management can play a major role in helping you control the BP in a significant manner.. Keep a track of your BP by frequent monitoring and seek medical help whenever possible...

Answered: Sat, 13 Feb 2010
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