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A 46-year-old female asked:

Today i visited my doctor and my blood pressure was 130/85 . i'm very overweight, and that's the reason i went to the dr, still have to do some blood test, but my question is, is this considered high blood pressure?, she didn't look worried about it?

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Dr. Harold L Kennedy
Cardiology 59 years experience
Yes you should be knowledgeable and concerned. You have what today is described as Stage 1. Hypertension. Optimal at your age is a BP of 120/80 or slightly lower depending . However, you recognize that you are overwt, and perhaps have not adopted a lifestyle of exercise (minimum of 150 minutes/week) and prevention. Other inherited risk factors, diet and the environment ... all affect your BP.
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