Is blood pressure 167 over 119 OK?

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Female 61 yrs old I was diagnosed with pneumonia

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It's bad. You should keep your blood pressure below 140 / 90mmHg. You'd better see a doctor. He will prescribe medicine for you. Pneumonia needs to be treated with antibiotics.

Blood pressure 167 over 119 can be diagnosed as hypertension. Hypertension is a common cardiovascular risk factor leading to heart failure (HF), coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, peripheral artery disease and chronic renal failure. You can improve your lifestyle by eating a low-salt diet, stopping smoking and restricting alcohol, and exercising moderately. In the meantime, you should use some antihypertensive drugs which should be administered under the direction of a cardiologist, such as Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, Angiotensin receptor blocker, β-Blocker, Dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker, Thiazide diuretic.

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