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Ideal blood pressure for 76 yrs old woman

Hi, my mother is 76 yrs old and has been taking a pill called Envas for high blood pressure control for 15 yrs now. It irritated her throat. So she changed to Amlopress (amlodipine) table - half daily - on another doctor's advice. Her blood pressure (systolic) seems to be rising every day. Yesterday it was 150/80 and today it was 170/80. She is active in managing her home - like cooking, washing clothes and so on. She doesn't exercise beyond that because of her knee arthritis.
Should we take a second opinion on the high blood pressure medicine and its dosage? What is the ideal blood pressure we should target for her?
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Welcome and thanks for posting. It would seem like a second opinion is warranted. Our BP increases as we age, but hers is too high, it really needs to stay around 130/90. I would see another doctor just to be safe.

Good luck,

Jon
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Thanks! Will do that today itself.
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