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Ways to bring down blood pressure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I have elevated BP
Doctor :   Since when are you having it
User :   Gender - Male Age-30 Occupation - Software Professional Marital Status - Married
User :   since 3-4 years
Doctor :   are you taking any medications for the same
User :   no
User :   what medications can be taken for that
Doctor :   are there any investigations that you have done for the same as to find out what has been the cause
Doctor :   there are 2 broad categories of hypertension
User :   ok
Doctor :   Primary (essential) hypertension 2) Secondary hypertension
Doctor :   90 to 95 percent of high blood pressure cases in adults, there's no identifiable cause.
Doctor :   Kidney abnormalities
Tumors of the adrenal gland
# Certain congenital heart defects
Certain medications, such as birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, over-the-counter pain relievers and some prescription drugs
Doctor :   are causes for the secondary hypertension
User :   yes same with me .. i had my check up done few months back.. and doctor said it is because of stress only
Doctor :   ok What has been the Blood PRessure readings recent once
User :   it was 90/148
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you practice any measures like Walking or exercise or any other related conditions that will help relieve your BP
Doctor :   Since it is only marginally raised and that can be controlled easily with other medications
Doctor :   without medications that is what i mean
User :   i do walking daily in the evening
Doctor :   ok
User :   but still what medicines can be taken for this ?
Doctor :   Keep it for the morning preferably since the erarly morning fresh air is good for your health
User :   ok
Doctor :   Your Range of Blood Pressure does not call for the Medications
Doctor :   fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods.
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid the Excess salt that you would add to your diet before consuming it
User :   yes i am taking that type of diet only
Doctor :   limiting sodium intake to 1,500 mg a day will have a more dramatic effect on your blood pressure.
Doctor :   Loosing Weight can bring drastic changes in lowering the blood pressure
User :   ok
Doctor :   Quit smoking if you do it
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Doctor :   Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation and deep breathing. Getting plenty of sleep can help
User :   ok
User :   so its just a matter of change in lifestyle
User :   no need for any medication
Doctor :   Yes that is all that will be needed to bring down your blood pressure
Doctor :   No
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   You are Welcome
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Doctor :   now
User :   bye
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