At what reading is blood pressure considered high enough to treat with drugs?

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    Most physicians will not consider pharmacological intervention until the blood pressure is consistently above 135/085 mm Hg. There is some variation in this rule however and I prefer early morning blood pressure readings. Blood pressure varies widely during the course of the day and is often highest in the physician's office. This limits the predictive validity of physician readings and emphasizes the need for an accurate and reproducible blood pressure reading. The 1st thing in the morning reading must be taken at home but it is the most reproducible. The goal for such a reading is 115/075 mm Hg and there is firm agreement on this number. JR

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    You must find the source of the problem. What you talk about are symptoms. Docs will give you something to mask the symptoms but that won't heal you. Start researching adrenal glands.

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