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My blood pressure is at 200 over 120. Is it normal?

my blood pressure is at 200 over 120? How worried should I be? I was prescribed lexapro, lisinopril, and hydrochlorothiazide
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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the average or ideal blood pressure is 120 over 80 so, i can see how you'd be concerned. if you are under a doctors constant care you should be fine. You and your doctor can devise a plan to take care of the hypertension i you are truthful and willing to make life-style changes
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