How do you manage blood pressure as you get older?

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Hi everyone,

My blood pressure has been a little higher than my normal ranges ~116/76 -  126/ 82.

Has anyone else experienced this as they have aged? How do you manage your blood pressure as you get older?

Thank you.

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How do you manage blood pressure as you get older?


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@hubby44‍ @Copper14 Hello members, thank you for creating and participating in this discussion! I think this is an interesting topic for many of us here in the group. Let me tag some other members who may not have seen this yet.

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Mine keeps creeping up.   I was put on meds and diet.

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Yes it has tried to sneak up.   Fight the weight.   Not easy but necessary.   Be active.  Again depending on the individual not always easy.  Watch sodium.  Ignore the salt shaker.  There is enough sodium in your diet.   Last is medication.  I take a low dose of atenolol not for BP and afib.   Reduce pain.   Pain increased BP naturally.    

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@hubby44 yes I am close to being hypertensive. I am 52 on a blood pressure medication and a beta blocker. Just last week my blood pressure was 220 over 120. It is scaring the bejesus out of me that I'm going to have a stroke

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I was diagnosed with hypertension when I was in my early 20's. I started with a mild medication that I don't even recall the name of. I graduated through the years eventually settling on Bystolic for several years when I had triple bypass surgery. Then 2 years ago, I began experiencing chest pains and was admitted to the ER and given Nitro. After a battery of tests, they decided the Bystolic was the cause of the pains because my resting heart rate was in the 40's. The cardiologist put me on Losartan. A few months later she put me on Amlodipine and then Chlorthalidone to counter the edema caused by the Amlodipine. (I am probably butchering the spelling of these drugs.)

Last January, I finally decided to do something about my weight. I was 5'11" and weighed 287 pounds. Just a bit overweight. I signed up for the HMR Weight Loss Management program at my cardiologist's office and lost 100 pounds over the next 12 months. My BP now runs 110-115/70-75 with no medication whatsoever.

The only medications I take now are Baby Aspirin, Ranolazine for angina (from my atherosclerosis, Tamsulosin for my BPH, Lyrica for my Sciatica, and Nortriptyline for my Sciatica. I have shed the Losartan, Amlodipine, Chlorthalidone, and Finasteride, Unless the urologist decides to take out my prostate at some time in the future and stop the Tamsulosin, i doubt that I will ever be able to stop any of the other drugs. I figure at age 70, this isn't too bad.

My weight is now 187 pounds at 5; 11" which is still overweight by the weight charts, but my cardiologist said I look good at this weight and doesn't want me to lose any more weight. She says I would be too thin. I'll take that as a win.

Eric J

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