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A 27-year-old male asked:

I am a 27 year old male of height 1.85 m and 113.9 kg weight. m blood pressure is 158/93, should i start blood pressure treatment meds?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Hypertension: You have moderately elevated blood pressure and are quite overweight. I would recommend starting antihypertensive medications like lisinopril combined with a diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide but would also institute serious lifestyle changes like a weight reduction diet after a consultation with a dietician to determine your ideal weight and ideal daily calorie intake. Regular mild exercise,etc
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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Much better bp. Hold off on medications, continue life style changes and low salt, reducing diet. Bp goal is 120/80.
Jan 5, 2018
Last updated Jan 5, 2018


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