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Is Medication Necessary

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Old 08-17-2005, 06:57 PM   #1
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Is Medication Necessary

Hi.........I've been med free for a few months having good readings on my pressure, however, for a week or so I've noticed that my diastolic pressure has been on several occasions over 90. Does this mean I need to be medicated again? Can one have elevated levels occassionally without fearing the advice to go on medication again? I have had readings like 120 over 92, 135 over 92, etc etc. Is this bad?

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:00 AM   #2
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Re: Is Medication Necessary

I would check with your doctor but a diastolic pressure of 92 is high. Consistent readings of 140/90 is considered hypertension. After a reading of 140/78 my doctor put me on medication. Even though your systolic is normal your second number should be below 85...

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It's the RELAXED, AVERAGE blood pressure that is the sole concern. Do not worry about an isolated blood pressure reading. THe only person who has NO blood pressure swings is a cadaver.

If a monthlong daily average shows diastolic over 90, then perhaps medication is necessary...but not if the average is 85.

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