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How serious is my high blood pressure? Am overweight

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My husband had a blood pressure reading of 170/110. He is over weight . How XXXXXXX is this?
Posted Mon, 21 May 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Mahesh Koregol 2 hours later

Thanks for your query.

I understand your concerns. Your husband's blood pressure is very high. In view of his overweight body and high blood pressure he is likely to have serious complications in future.

The complications of high blood pressure include stroke and paralysis of hands or legs. There are various other complications associated with this blood pressure.

Hence I advice him to consult a physician and start on anti hypertensive medications which are essential for controlling blood pressure. Physician might order few blood tests for evaluating the effect of blood pressure on various organs like liver and kidney. Please get evaluated.

Very good and effective medications are available for controlling the blood pressure. Kindly start the medication as soon as possible.

Regarding the body weight, your husband needs to have modified lifestyle as follows:

1) Regular and systematic exercise routine including brisk walk for 5 km daily.

2) Exercise in gym everyday under the supervision of instructor for weight loss management.

3) Please visit a dietician and obtain a diet chart with adequate calorie intake and restricted sugar and oil intake. Balanced low calorie diet is essential for modified diet.

Kindly visit physician soon and get evaluated.

I hope I answered your query. I will be available for any follow-up queries you have. If no more queries, please accept my answer and close this discussion.

Dr.Mahesh Koregol

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