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Old 06-11-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Whittier, CA
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My BP is 120/80, is that pre-hypertension? I am in my late 30s. What can I do to lower my blood pressure?
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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My BP is 120/80, is that pre-hypertension? I am in my late 30s. What can I do to lower my blood pressure?
Yes, but the low end.

Lifestyle changes can help. Quit smoking (if you do), exercise and weight control, moderate or no alcohol, less salt and bad fats in diet, and eat more fruit and vegetables.

But for some individuals, no matter how hard they try, nothing helps but medication.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My BP was a little higher than that. I started riding a bike about five miles four or five times a week and after a year, even though I didn't lose any weight, my BP is in the normal range.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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My BP is 120/80, is that pre-hypertension? I am in my late 30s. What can I do to lower my blood pressure?
What did you physician suggest following your BP readings? Has the cause been diagnosed? Are you regularly monitoring your BP or is this a one time high reading? Sometimes elevated BPs are related to side effects from prescription medications or being overweight. Could either be your case?

Diet, meditation (re-directing stress), exercise (as allowed by your physician if you have any other health conditions).

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Whittier, CA
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Frankly I am in shock that this is considered prehypertension, I always thought 120/80 was a PERFECT BP.... My BP was actually 120/76 not 120/80
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