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A 66-year-old male asked:

should 66 old men in good health be taking blood pressure drugs to lower their blood pressure , if their(sitting) blood pressure is in range 120/70 to 129/70?

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
BP WITHOUT MEDS?: According to guidelines per The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2017, it is advised that men/women 65 or older aim for a BP (blood pressure) below 130/80. So your BP looks great but is this BP using BP meds or not? If you have the mentioned BP by already being on drug(s), it is best to check with your doctor (or second opinion) with this question.

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I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

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