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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Am 28 years of age
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and twice i was diagnosed with High BP that 160/110
User :   How to control it
User :   and why do I have High BP
Doctor :   Do you have history of hypertension in your family?
Doctor :   Since when are you diagnosed to have high BP?
User :   No
User :   14 days back
User :   and yesterday
Doctor :   Are you on any medications for the same?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Hypertension is a illness of middle aged and elderly individual.
Doctor :   Most often the cause is not found and is probably related to genetic factors.
Doctor :   However on few occasions,
Doctor :   young individuals do suffer from similar problems.
User :   What is the remedy
Doctor :   Your readings are definitely high and if hypertension is diagnosed ( if 3 successive readings performed on 3 different occasions usually a week apart)
Doctor :   then you will need lifestyle and dietary modifications.
User :   But am very much relaxed
Doctor :   If the modifications fail to correct the blood pressure, then
User :   and I don't have any tension
Doctor :   antihypertension medications needs to be started.
User :   I don't smoke
User :   nor do i drink
User :   I sleep at 10 wake up at 5
Doctor :   Like I mentioned earlier,
User :   do exercise for one hour
Doctor :   most often the cause is due to genetic factors,
User :   But in my family too no one has BP
Doctor :   however these factors can be modified by stress, tension, endocrine factors, overweight or kidney problems.
Doctor :   Without physically examining you and without the help of investigations,
Doctor :   I cannot comment on why this has happened to you.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   It could be combination of these factors that has probably brought high BP in you.
Doctor :   Hence I recommend you not to be worried more.
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   Further worries and stress can exaggerate the BP readings,
Doctor :   Include simple measures such as physical exercise, salt restriction.
Doctor :   Get a repeat of blood pressure probably done a week after your last reading.
Doctor :   * necessary that you involve lifestyle and salt restriction before you do the next check up.
Doctor :   If that one also remains high,
Doctor :   the BP medications can be started
Doctor :   Side by side, you need to consult a cardiologist
Doctor :   who will evaluate for any other correctable factors that could be contributing to the blood pressure.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ya
Doctor :   * I hope that you are not an any medications presently.
User :   No no
User :   One of the doctor asked me not to take medicine at this early age
User :   He instead asked to do regular exercise and cut down little weight
Doctor :   I didn't mean Blood pressure medications, I mean any other pills such as erection enhancing pills, pills of hair fall, steroids and so on?
User :   No No
Doctor :   Then I absolutely agree with your previous doctors,
Doctor :   Exercise and weight reducing problems with salt restricted diet
Doctor :   is the first step in treating the problem
User :   According to BMI index am 8 kg more according to my height
Doctor :   Apart from these measures, a cardiac evaluation is also recommended to look for any other organic cause / medical illness that could be contributing to the blood pressure.
Doctor :   Hence along with the first step, a cardiological evaluation is also recommended.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ya sure
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No doc
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Ya.. Have a nice day you too
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