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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   hello
User :   i would like to know about bp
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Do you have specific questions
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about BP
User :   yes
User :   my bp is not normal now a days
User :   give some tips that helps in reducing blood pressure
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Ok
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Sure
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May I know your BP measurement when it was last checked?
User :   its 138/88 mm hg
User :   pulse around 100-109
User :   ru there
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Are you taking any medicines from the doctor?
User :   no
Doctor :  
The good tips to reduce the Blood pressure are
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1) Reduce weight
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2) Regular exercise atleast for 30 minutes a dy
Doctor :   3) Limit salt intake
User :   i reduced 18 kg
User :   exercise a day for almost 1.30 hrs
Doctor :  
Very good
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Please continue on the same so that the BP shall not rise to dangerous levels
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like more than 160 / 90
User :   actually im not having any cardiac problems
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Good
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So your heart is fine
User :   but during camps when i checked the bp it always in the range some times 120/80 and mostly between 125-145/84-95 mm hg
Doctor :  
it is not affected because of high BP
User :   is there any good exercise for reducing pressure with out any medicines
User :   ru there doctor
Doctor :  
Any aerobic exercise is good
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I am sorry I got an emergency call
User :   k
User :   ok
User :   no issue sir
Doctor :   like Brisk walking / Jogging / Swimming / Cycling for long time

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Aerobic exercise is anything that increases heart rate for maximum possible time
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say minimum of 30 minutes
User :   ok
User :   pulse rate should be less then 80
User :   is it?????
Doctor :  
Normal pulse rate should be less than 80
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But during exercise it can raise according to your age
User :   ok
User :   so when should i check bp
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You should check BP once in every month
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with the help of doctor
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after sitting for 10 minutes
User :   ok
User :   im having bp instrument with me
Doctor :   You can check once in 15 days then

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and make a note of them in a diary
User :   ok
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to show it to the doctor
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when you go see him
User :   which hand should i check
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Left is better
User :   ok
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These measures shall help you in reducing the BP
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Low salt diet I hope you are following
User :   ok
User :   thanks alot sir
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Do follow up with me in future
User :   yes
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for any kind of problem
User :   sure
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DO not worry
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do not take lot of stress
User :   thanks for giving confidence in me>>>>>
User :   ok
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Try to spend most of the time in the activites you like most
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Ok
User :   is sleep helps to reduce
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Pl fil the feedback form
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Yes
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sleep is good medicine
User :   ok
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Sleep for 7 hours minimum
User :   im not able to sleep because of work
User :   i sleep for almost 4-5 hrs in a day
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I understand more work more stress and less health
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with high BP
User :   what are the guide lines which i should follow to stay fresh
User :   is any multivitamin tablet helps
Doctor :  
Short naps will make you fresh
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Take rest for 15 to 20 minutes each time you feel tired
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They bring you lot of energy
User :   what about tea
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Yes you can have about 5 cups of tea each day
User :   i took tea without sugar always
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You may continue that
User :   ok
User :   if i completely stop taking sugar, what can be the cause?
User :   or what can be happen
Doctor :  
You do not need to do that
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Sugar is partly needed
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for the daily activities
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so you can restrict it
User :   k
User :   thank you sir
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting me
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Bye for now
User :   ok bye
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