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I am 41 years old. Should I worry that my blood pressure has settled around 165 over 104?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Control your BP

Yes, a consistent blood pressure of 165 over 104 is a serious problem. Elevation of that degree is associated with a substantial increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and other vascular problems.
These complications develop over time, so the longer the blood pressure is elevated, the greater the chance of a problem. See your doctor for evaluation of the cause of elevation, and for treatment.

In brief: Control your BP

Yes, a consistent blood pressure of 165 over 104 is a serious problem. Elevation of that degree is associated with a substantial increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and other vascular problems.
These complications develop over time, so the longer the blood pressure is elevated, the greater the chance of a problem. See your doctor for evaluation of the cause of elevation, and for treatment.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hypertension

You have moderately severe hypertension with increasing risk of stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.
You need to have more aggressive treatment so discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Hypertension

You have moderately severe hypertension with increasing risk of stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.
You need to have more aggressive treatment so discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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