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170 over 90 is my blood pressure is it safe or unsafe ?

170 over 90 is my blood pressure---how unsafe is this?
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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As a Physician I will tell you that a constant reading like this should be treated. You don't mention your age, weight or if you smoke. I would suggest having a Doctor examine you. He/she may want to start you on a lower sodium diet, some exercise and more Potassium in your diet before treating this with medication. High Blood Pressure is a silent killer. I suggest making an appointment with your doctor.
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