It depends on your stage:
- Pre HTN – Change your habits! Get as healthy as possible.
- Stage 1 – Try lifestyle changes for 6 months. Start meds if no improvement for 6 months
- Stage 2 – Start meds right away
If you have diabetes, kidney or heart disease your goal BP is less than 130/80. If you have protein in your urine, your goal is less than 125/75.