Blood pressure Guidelines

For a 65 year old diabetes patient, is 130/90 ok blood pressure to have? more  

Dear Dr Nishith,your phn no is nine digits,can you please correct it.Thanks more  
Yes, as per JNC VIII, the goal for hypertensive with comorbidities like DM, is a target BP less than 140/90 mm hg for individual more than 60 years of age more  
Thanks Dr. Nishith. I also read about the new Guide Lines of B.P. for Senior Citizens like us. But with your permission I will still advice all Senior Citizens keep your Exercise going. No relaxation on that. There are no short cuts to your regular Daily Exercise. more  
Yes, 130/90 is OK for a 65 yrs old person. In fact the recently released guidelines say, in people more than 60 yrs of age, BP upto 150/90 is also OK and does not require medications. more  
the new guidelines have not said the bp should not be lowered. besides we have to look at other associated possible conditions.

Dr Saumya Mittal
Physician and Diabetician
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