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Have elevated BP level. Is there any natural way to control HBP?

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Dear Doctor,
Past few days due to my father death i have noticed that my BP has gone really high reading @ 150/100. How do i proceed with the medication .I am 5.5 weighting 70 Kgs with no preexisting history of any disease .Please advice what steps to be taken to get BP in control with out taking medicines or any natural way .
Posted Fri, 1 Mar 2013 in Valvular Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Ravindra L Kulkarni 14 hours later
Thanks for writing in.
Due to recent stressful incidence, it is bound to have elevated BP. Here I do not know your work nature - sedentary / or involves physical activity. Still reading 150/100 is definitely on higher side.

At this stage, you should follow instructions as below

1 schedule yourself for detail cardiac checkup which will involve lipids, sugar, kidney profile, ECG, echocardiography & Stress test. This will give us idea about seriousness of underlying situation as high BP

2 Dietitian consultation will help you in early stage management of high BP without medicines. Dietitian will advise you to go for predominantly go for vegetarian, low salt and high fiber diet.

3 Along with diet, regular exercise, stress relaxation ways like yoga, meditation will help to control BP.

4 we should not draw any conclusion from one high reading of BP, ideally get it checked on different occasions and any 2 reading esp. taken after if shows high reading then we need to start treatment.

5 Any reading, which has BP more than 140/90, is moderate hypertension, for which it is advisable to have check up from cardiologist in clinic, start low dose of anti hypertension medicines and follow strict diet and lifestyle guidelines.

6 With good compliance of all the instructions, it is possible to lower dose of medicines or to stop also completely in early stage of hypertension.

Hope this updates help you.
Feel free to ask any queries if you have and discuss lab / other test reports if you get that done.

Wish you a good health.
Dr Ravindra L Kulkarni MD FSCAI
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Follow-up: Have elevated BP level. Is there any natural way to control HBP? 5 hours later
Thanks for the valuable advice.I did get all the above mentioned lipid profile , blood glucose , platelet count haematogram checked and all are normal except the cholesterol is 210 , ECG too shows normal .All other parameters are normal.
I am following diet and exercise and monitoring the weight and BP now will keep you updated shortly about the change .I work in XXXXXXX in night shift 9pm-6am IST.Please suggest if there is any other tests to be done.Bp check was done @ office once at 9 Pm after I reached office after a long travel time of 2 hrs from office.Next day was done at a clinic near home showed the same reading.
I do often do get headache due to sinusitis and once its drained the head ached disappears.Have consulted a ENT doctor and he suggested that I do have DNS and the passage is conjested and to go for a minor operation so that it would relieve the issue about the congestion and head ache Just wanted you to know about this.
Answered by Dr. Ravindra L Kulkarni 19 hours later
Hello !

Good to know that all your reports are normal and you are following regular diet and exercise regime . At this stage I will like to suggest you not to check BP everyday , it is not required. Keep a chart of BP readings and check every week or 15 days , that is enough at this stage.

Total cholesterol is 210 , which is marginally raised . Diet and exercise will help to control that . Repeat complete lipid profile at the end of 6 months .

As all routine tests are normal , consider echocardiography and TMT stress test as additional tests. They will give good idea about heart functioning.

For complaints of DNS , I think ENT doctor will be in a better position to answer your queries.

Feel free to discuss any more doubts if you have.

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