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Why is 128/78 considered too high bp?

I am 55, not overweight, don t smoke, have no major illnesses. At my last yearly exam, my BP was 120/78 and the doctor said that was too high and at risk for a stroke and so wants to put me on meds. Are those numbers considered high? From reading on the internet, it seems that is normal for me. I don t want to go on any unnecessary medication.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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it seems fine to me...if you have no other health problems
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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