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How can high blood pressure levels be treated?

I am 77 year old male and I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure was 140/72 and he thinks that is too high. My heart doctor does not think the recommendations today are accurate for older men. He thinks 150-155 is OK. What is your opinion? I am taking Carvedilol 3.125 (2 X s daily), Losartan 100mg (1 tab daily), and Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tab (i tab daily). ---TOO MUCH ???
Mon, 7 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
     
I agree with your heart doctor that the BP of 140/72 is fine at your age. Your present medications should be continued to maintain it at this level. Most persons require multiple medications to control their blood pressure.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,      
Dr. Michelle Gibson James
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