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BP 185/124 for 40 years old person. Is it normal?

I am going to be 40 this year and am starting to have trouble with my blood pressure . What would cause this? I don t think I am over weight ( I weigh 120 pounds) and I am 5ft 5inches tall. I went to the doctor and my blood pressure was 185 over 124. I mean I don t smoke nor do I live with a smoker. I don t eat a lot of fast food and I live a pretty active life.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Some factors contribute to it such as stress. When the cause is unknown, you have what's called essential or primary hypertension. Factors that may lead to high blood pressure in the remaining 5–10 percent of cases of which there is no know cause, include: Kidney abnormality A structural abnormality of the aorta (the large blood vessel leaving the heart) existing since birth Narrowing of certain arteries Did the doctor tell you what he suspects the reason is for your high blood pressure? Are you under a lot of stress? Eat a lot of salt?
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
Dietitian & Nutritionist Farha's  Response
U CAN HAVE THE STRESS RELATED HIGH BP CONTINOUS MONITORING FOR 3DAYS WILL HELP TO CHECK IT ALSO INCLUDE LOT OF CITRUS FRUITS
WITH TULSI +FLAX SEEDS (1TSP) DAILY
HAVE REGULAR DIET SMALL 5 MEAL PATTERN WITH EXERCISE OF 45 MIN DAILY
YOGA BREATHING EXERCISE WILL HELP TO REDUCE STRESS
AVOID NONVEG SHELL FOOD FOR 1MONTH ASK DR TO RULE OUT THE CAUSE .
Answered: Tue, 29 Mar 2011
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