What should i do if my blood pressure is 135/80?

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A blood pressure reading of 135/80 falls within the "elevated" range, which means that your blood pressure is higher than normal but not high enough to be considered high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).
Here are some things you can do if your blood pressure is consistently 135/80:
Make lifestyle changes: One of the most effective ways to lower blood pressure is through lifestyle changes. Some changes you can make include:
Losing weight if you're overweight or obese
Eating a healthy diet that's low in salt, fat, and processed foods
Exercising regularly
Limiting alcohol intake
Quitting smoking
Monitor your blood pressure regularly: If your blood pressure is consistently elevated, it's a good idea to monitor it regularly at home or at a doctor's office. This can help you track your progress and make sure that any lifestyle changes or medication you're taking are working to lower your blood pressure.
Consult a doctor: If your blood pressure remains consistently elevated despite lifestyle changes, your doctor may recommend medication to lower it. There are many different types of medications available to lower blood pressure, and your doctor can help you find the one that's right for you.
It's important to remember that high blood pressure can be a serious condition, and if left untreated, it can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. So, if you're concerned about your blood pressure, it's always a good idea to consult a doctor.

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