I'm 55 a female, over weight, smoke and have blood pressure of 145/55.

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Your systolic pressure is a little higher, your diastolic pressure is a little lower. Don't have to worry too much. Normal systolic blood pressure is between 90 and 139, and diastolic blood pressure is between 60 and 89. You should monitor your blood pressure regularly. Also, you can improve your lifestyle to adjust your blood pressure by eating a low-salt diet, stopping smoking and restricting alcohol, and exercising moderately.

Overweight is often associated with metabolic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes. You can control your weight by increasing exercise, controlling your diet, and weight loss surgery. According to CDC, the safest weight loss per week is about 1-2 lbs.

After weight loss, hypertension can generally be significantly reduced or even completely restored to normal. While lowering blood pressure, weight loss can also reduce diabetes and dyslipidemia, and enhance physical fitness. Thus, it will greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.