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72 year old male. daily tracked Blood pressure am is 170/90

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72 year old male. daily tracked Blood pressure am is 170/90 pm is 113/68 any cause for concern

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The recommendations are that even people who are in seventies, systolic blood pressure (the upper blood pressure) should not go beyond 150 (any reading of the day).

One may not need medicine as evening blood pressure is normal. Following should take care of it;

a) Patients with the hypertension do need to restrict table salt which is considered as a prime regulator of the blood pressure. It is advised to reduce sodium intake to no more than 2.4 g sodium or 6 g sodium chloride per day. It is also advised that adequate intake of dietary potassium (approximately 90 mmol/d), helps in reducing the blood pressure.

b) Following dietary and nutrition measure are strongly recommended to bring down the blood pressure;

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products may lower blood pressure by 10-16 mm Hg.
Oral potassium supplement may lower both systolic and diastolic pressure. Calcium and magnesium supplements, too, decrease the in blood pressure.
Low alcohol consumption lowers the blood pressure.
Stop smoking, if you do and reducing intake of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol benefits tremendously in overall cardiovascular health.
Following reduce and regulate the blood pressure:

1) Garlic

2) Fish oil

3) Herb Hawthorn

4) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you. good advice.

You are very welcome.