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High blood pressure readings. I am overweight. Should I be worried?

My blood pressure today was 144/97. I am 63 of age, female, maybe 10 pounds overweight. My waist circumference is 34. I am quite active, try to walk for an hour 3-4 times a week. I eat fairly healthy but I do drink a lot of coffee in a day. I don't drink alcohol and have never smoked. Should I be worried with these readings?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Consistent value at this level needs treatment, even with excellent life style and history...especially at this age..
Hypertension is a silent disease / there are no symptoms, until damage of the target organs occur - Heart, Kidney, Eyes and Brain.
Aim for 130/80

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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