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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   My blood pressure read 148 0ver 59. What does this mean?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   63
Doctor :   how often do u check your BP ?
Doctor :   are u on any medications ?
User :   every couple of months
User :   no medications
Doctor :   the normal BP SHOULD be 110-130 mmhg by 70-89mmhg
User :   so what should I do?
Doctor :   in your case, your systolic pressure is high
User :   Again, what do you recommend? What should I do?
Doctor :   you should get your BP rechecked
Doctor :   and if it is high , u should avoid addistional salt in your diet
User :   When? By who? Myself?
Doctor :   salt and fluid restriction will help to contriol the BP
User :   What does fluid restriction mean?
Doctor :   u need to avoid high carbohydrate fluids like coke, sodas
User :   Is it dangerous?
Doctor :   avoid high salt diet like chips, canned food , etc
Doctor :   its not dangerous as of now
Doctor :   u need to contact your treating physician who can assess you and decide if u need medications to correct your BP
Doctor :   AT YOUR AGE, a heart echo can help to decide further inteventions
User :   Anything else?
Doctor :   are u there ?
Doctor :   do u have any prior medical conditions ?
User :   Hepatitis C
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last time u had been examined by ur doctor ?
User :   A physical about 10 months ago. Everything pretty normal for my age.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in that case, just get a re-examination by ur doctor and he will do the needful
User :   Thank you.
Doctor :   you are welcome
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