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BP 130/86 to 132/86. Is it OK?

my dr says i have high blood presure 130/86 r 132/86 L, now i belive that is right in the middle, she say s i will have to be on medication for life , any thoughts on this, im not saying i disagree with the dr, but also i dont know what to think
Tue, 13 Sep 2011
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Hi well come to HCM.
Without knowing your age its difficult to stamp you as hyper tensive. At any age
BP more than 145/90 is hyper tension. So if you are very young like 20 to 25 you
should observe your BP. But if you are around 40 you should not even observe your
BP.Of course now days remmendations are there to maintain BP on lower side of HBP
pt around 120/80. But it does not mean you should take medicine if you are not on
foe it at this BP. This could be stress induced, or disturbances in life. Need not take
any medicine simply healthy life style and little salt restriction will help you. Thanks
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