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Experiencing an elevated BP, had throat infection. Can i control it through exercise?

I am 45 years old and am experiencing an elevated bp of 150/100 for the past 5 days. Just a few days ago, i had a throat infection and checked my bp which was 135/80, and was placed on antibiotics. My physician has checked my ecg which was ok. Blood tests on fasting are - glucose - fasting - 93mg.dl, creatining 0.7 mg/dl, HDL - 37 mg/dl, LDL - 116 mg/dl, triglycerided - 178mg/dl. I have not been exercising for the past 3 months and generally take less salt, have vegetables and fruits regularly ( vegetarian) and do not consume alcohol. Is this a temporary? Can I bring it under control by exercising? I have noticed that my BP generally is on the higher range especially during winter.
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Some of the medicines used for sore throat can increase blood pressure especially the oral decongestants. Please monitor your BP regularly and if it remains high in a sustained manner, do consult a physician for this. Marginal hypertension can be controlled with diet control (low salt and low fat diet) and exercise. BP going high in winters is a known phenomenon and increased water intake and low fat diet can help in this.
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