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I'm 61 year old 164 cms tall height weighing 90 kgs male. My BP has on an average for last 3 months is 133/84. This I have taken as mathematical average of 11 readings over last 3 months. The reading were taken at 7 am every time. My blood sugar and cholesterol is within limits. I do not smoke but drink occasionally (once a week) that too in moderation. I eat normal food in moderation (no fries or oily/buttered stuff). Is the BP ok under these conditions or should have to go for some other medications. I'm having 5 mg amlodipine daily.

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I'm 61 year old 164 cms tall height weighing 90 kgs male....
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your BP is OK for your age, if you want to reduce it further without change in medication then you should try to reduce your weight as you are overweight - take dietary precautions & do regular exercise - have more of fibrous foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, sprouts & nuts - avoid fried, processed & junk foods, salty foods & snacks, pickles, papads - do regular brisk walking for 30-40 min, also do yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min daily morning to reduce stress & keep your body fit - do not alter your medicine dose or medicine without consulting your doctor.
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I'm 61 year old 164 cms tall height weighing 90 kgs male....
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Your BP has to be maintained around 130/80 mm Hg as you are on treatment. Mathematical average does not give any indication. Secondly you are having grade 1 obesity with a BMI of 33.06 kgs/M2. Your ideal body weight should be 58.5 kgs, which means there is 32.5 kgs extra weight. This is a major contributor for hypertension. Please make specific efforts to reduce weight. Thanks.
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I'm 61 year old 164 cms tall height weighing 90 kgs male....
Dear user you Hv to make every effort to reduce your weight, then drink medicated water by adding dhania powder ie coriander 50gms and shunthi ie dry ginger 20gms mix them well n keep it in the jar, then add two spoons in 3 litres of water n let it boil for 2-3 mins, then let it cool drink that water through out your day, this will improve your BMR n help in reducing weight.
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