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My blood pressure 150/74, is there anything else I can do ?

I am a 66year old female. I have been monitoring my blood pressure over the last couple of days. It is has gone up and down and is now 155/74. I am on medication (metapropolol 50mg) Is this normal for a female of my age ? If not, is there anything else I can do ?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Feb 2011
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Hi Welcome to,

Absolutely the blood pressure is not controlled. It should be less than (130/80). You can do few things- lower the salt and do aerobic activity.

Still not controlled add another medication like -Nifedipine to the existing medication.

Regards Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Wed, 23 Feb 2011
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