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High BP, no physical reason, family history of hypertension. What measures can be taken to minimize the risks of high BP?

I am male, married and 34 years old. Three weeks back, I got my BP checked from my doctor and it was 120/100 and I under went some medical examination. As per my doctor there were no physical reason that he could consider as a reason for such a high BP. My mother also has high BP for quite some time and she is now in her late 50s. What measures should I take to prevent or minimize the risks associated with my high BP. By the way, after first time I got my BP checked, I took medicine for 15 days and after that it was still at the same level. I don t have any stress conditions as such that can shoot up my BP to this level. Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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You can take few lifestyle changing measures to control your BP and if they fail to bring any change in your BP in next 6 months then you shall have to be put on anti hypertensives.
Your BP seems to be essential hypertension.
Lifestyle measures to be adopted are
Reduction of weight
Reduction of calories
Avoiding junk foods and colas
Quitting smoking and moderating alcohol
Taking more of fresh fruits and green vegetables.
Doing regular exercises and yoga.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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