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I’m 40 years old and around 10 years ago stumbled onto having high blood pressure. 140/85
I’m not overweight, don’t drink and eat pretty well. (Vegetarian/Vegan diet).
At the time my doctor was just monitoring and I was able to get Dow to 135/82 with a lot of running 15km+ per week.
we have moved interstate and I’m unable to exercise as much these days.
My blood pressure was getting up to 150/90 so my new doctor put me on some medication which was working but gave me a cough, so he switched it to Amlodipine 5mg per day.
This gets me around 130/82
Adding to this I’m trialing Dexamphetamine for ADHD which has pushed my BP up around 138/85.
My Doctor is ok with these readings but myself I sort of expect 120/80 if I’m on meds for life.
should I be excepting anything other than 120/80?
I have a family history of high BP as well.
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