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A 67-year-old female asked:

Bmi is 22.5, i walk 4-10 brisk miles a day, sleep 7 hours and eat vegan. yet my bp is consistently around 154/103. this worries me. i am 67 years old, female. only major health issue is narcolepsy which is under control. ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hypertension: Despite regular exercise, healthy diet(?low salt, no excessive caffeine,alcohol,no smoking) and good BMI(unless waist size over 35), you have moderately severe hypertension. I think you should be started on 2 medications at this time, a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor. Your bp goal should be 130/80. If there is no significant trend downward within 2 weeks, I'd increase the dose of the ACE inhibitor.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2020

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