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High blood pressure due to stress. What is the treatment?

just took my blood pressure and it is 142/104. I am 53, female, and have been mostly healthly. been under some stress with the job and a grandchildren who is special needs. should I just give is so time to go back down or should I call, or should I record hp for several days and see what the average is and get a history.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your given history in detail.
From your description it appears that you certainly have a raised BP recording. Stress does increase the BP but its mostly the systolic BP which increases and not a diastolic as in your case. So it is unlikely cause of the stress.
You should take BP measurement on 5 consecutive days in a resting state and make a record.
if it is still high, you will surely need BO medications.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
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Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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