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A 25-year-old male asked:

hello doc, my mother has hypertension her bp remains around140/86 nd she on anti hypertension medication.. is this bp 140/86 fine.

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Dr. George Mathew
Cardiology 58 years experience
Borderline high: Keep BP < 130/80 if possible!
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Borderline: The newest guidelines recommend that the average adult younger than 60 should have a blood pressure of less than 140/90. If the person is older than 60, then it should be less than 150/90. Regardless of age, if the patient has diabetes or chronic kidney disease, their blood pressure should be less than 140/90. Continue to monitor her values and diet.

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