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Diagnosed with high BP. Advice to get it under control?

Hi , iam 31 Year old Male, no bad habits, i do walk more often, when i was leading happy life, suddenly one day felt Dizzy and went to Doctor, he checked my BP it was 220/110, and then i was hospitalised for 24 hrs for BP Reduction.i came out with BP 170/100. its been almost 2 month my BP seems 140, iam worried stays at.then,,,,what my all Tests are ok, do i need any special Tests to be done, Please advice how should i get my under control. and then i will maintian that
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Hypertension can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary (there is no obvious cause) is more common, in younger persons like yourself , however, doctors would usually rule out a secondary cause before assuming it is primary.

To determine if there is a secondary cause blood are necessary to check for a variety of hormones, that if elevated ,can cause hypertension. In addition imaging is necessary - the abdomen specifically the kidneys at least.
A 24 hr urine collection to check for abnormal levels of hormones is also usually required.

If there is a secondary cause then this would have to be treated.

In primary hypertension there is something called the DASH diet which basically consists of low salt, reduction in alcohol, use of foods high in calcium and potassium, reducing in sodas and low fat foods as well.
Exercise and using prescribed medication is also advised

hope this helps
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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