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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a question on blood pressure, mine was 138/83, should i be worried?
Doctor :   no i don't think so
Doctor :   tell me your age and occupation
Doctor :   do you smoke/
User :   22 and in the air force
User :   no but i use chewing tobacco
Doctor :   120/80 is normal anything + or - 10 is normal.. and for a person to be considered hypertensive he should be found on 3 to 6 occasions repeatedly high bp
User :   they had me do a three day test (i came in every day for 3 days and got it checked) the avg for that was 125/82
Doctor :   k for your age it is unlikely to have high bp
Doctor :   it is normal..
User :   but heart attacks and heart disease are common on both sides of the family so i wanted to ask
Doctor :   may be due to incorrect instrument u got that reading
Doctor :   k
User :   thanks
Doctor :   then u should be worried after u reach the age of 35 and more
Doctor :   because heart diseases commonly manifest after 35 in average

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