BP test done and found elevated. Should I be worried? - Online Doctor Chats
How are you doing?
I am fine
How are you?
I am good, thank you
How can I help you?
I have a question about my BP result.
My BP report says 130/80 mm
I am 28 years old with weight 81.5m height 165 cm and B
How old are you?
Is this the first time it has been elevated?
Actually this is the first time I am checking it
We need to repeat the blood pressure once a month for the next 3-6 months
If your blood pressure is still elevated, then we call it high blood pressure and start treatment
So this reading is elevated?
Normal is 120/80
a reading of 130 is pre-hypertension
Ok. I will continue taking the reading.
which means it is the initial stages of high blood pressure
You took this reading yourself?
Ok. Any suggestions for decreasing it?
No. Through a clinic
Then I want you to get repeated by a physician only
Next is what we can do about it
First, I would need you to reduce your weight
This will happen if you modify your diet and exercise regularly
The dietary part is most important
First, take a heavy breakfast
But there should be no fried food in it as such like dosa, vada etc
Next, eat every 2-3 hours
Something small and healthy
Third, dinner should be early, preferably before 8 pm
Fourth, cut XXXXXXX on the oil and sweets
You can have sweets once a week
Do you follow?
Main problem is my work timings. I am in 5PM to 2AM shift
So what time do you sleep?
So what I would suggest is you have your heaviest meal when you get up
Your last meal should be around 12 am and that should be your dinner
also, we tend to eat a lot of junk during the night
Ok. I will follow it
Do you want one of our dietitians to call you and make one according to your lifestyle and eating habits?
Next, I want you to exercise for 50 minutes atleast 5 times a week
When I say exercise, I mean aerobic exercise
which means walking, jogging, cycling, swimming etc
Does that work for you?
Yes. Already I am walking for some 20 minutes daily at evening
I will try to do that in morning also
It needs to be a brisk walk
It would be brisk if you would be breathless trying to talk to a person walking next to you
The next most important thing is to cut down on salt
Dont have pickle, papad, chutneys and dont add salt on salads
You are young and I dont want to start you on any medication as you will need to take this drug for the rest of your life
Yes. I understand
Additionally, it has been shown that anulom vilom pranayam ( a type of breathing exercise) would be helpful is reducing blood pressure
Ok. I will get more information about that exercise
I'll send you the link
This is the link
Its extremely useful
Is there anything else I can help you with?
Not Now. You were very helpful
I will follow the reocmmendations
Thanks for consulting me
Bye for now
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