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Cause of increase in BP post workout - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   I am a healthy 45 year old male in good physical condition, 6'1"" and 230 lb, but on a large muscular frame. I exercise 4 to 5 days a week including 30 minutes of treadmill followed by 30 to 45 minutes of moderate weight lifting. What would cause my BP to go way up hours after a workout? Normally, I would be in the 135/85 range, but after a workout today, I got a reading of 160/90 almost 6 hours later. I had a bowl of oatmeal with raisins for breakfast, a grilled chicken sandwich for lunch, a banana and apricot in between, and I have not eaten tonight yet.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   give me some time to help
User :   ok
Doctor :   whats ur age?
User :   45
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have family history of hypertension?
User :   no, but mine has always been borderline high
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from how many years?
User :   15 years or so
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have the habbit of taking any caffinated bevarages?
Doctor :   Click the icon to see the risks associated with untreated hypertension.
It should be noted that high-intensity exercise may not lower blood pressure as effectively as moderate-intensity exercise
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Doctor :   are u there??
User :   yes
User :   one cup in the morning
User :   hello
Doctor :   hii
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