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I have been on gh blood pressure medication a few years. I

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I have been on high blood pressure medication for quite a few years. I have always been able to control with prescription medicine. Lately I am unable to control it. I am using the same medication. My systolic pressure runs over 160- i75 every morning over into the next day should I say continually. What can be done to bring it down?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

The resistance to the blood flow from the blood vessels can rise with aging and over tim.

Also there can be kidney problem causing excess fluid retention and hence BP elevation.

Stress level, diet, fluid intake all play a role here.

The goal is to keep the blood pressure below 150/90 at your age group to prevent stroke etc.

Your medication dosages are still low at the minimum.

Hence there is plenty of scope to adjust the dosage to control your BP well.

Please discuss with your doctor also.

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