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Does a BP level of 160/75 require medical attention?

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Dr. Bhanu Partap

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I am 74 years old. My blood pressure is 160 over 75 heart rate 96. Started long-term decreasing dose iof prednisone in January due to 3rd diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica. My blood pressure has been a little high. My cardiologist's nurse checked with dr. today and they said I should just keep track of it for awhile. Currently take ...please wait while I get my paper. Okay. I'm on losartan, spirolactone, prednisone, hydrylazine, apriso (for ulcerative colitis). Was wondering if I should be concerned about bottom number of blood pressure being so low.......

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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 25 minutes later
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern and would like to tell you that you lower blood pressure is perfectly within normal normal. Neither low nor high. Your systolic blood pressure is 160 which is high.
The medicine which your are taking are fine for bp and just need dose titration.

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Hope I have answered your query.

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