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Pulse rate high, high BP. On medication. Treatment?

HELLO. am 61,not on or willing to go onto bp meds & am doing a naturopathic way of control which is hit & miss, not overweight , in an active physical job for 4 to 7 hours daily.. pulse always in 60`s but bp 190 over 80 at 7am today..what is happening & how else can i get it back to normal..it seems to spike & then drop in increments to 150`s & 140`s. JAN
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello!

Thanks for being with HCM.

Heart rate is around 60.This is lower limit of normal heart rate.If you are not having any symptoms like giddiness,fainting,chest pain,sweating then you need not do anything for heart rate of 60.

You have high blood pressure.It is 190/80 mm of hg. normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mm of hg.

Blood pressure of 190/80 need to be treated with antihypertensive medicines as it can lead many life threatening complications like stroke,myocardial infarction,heart failure ,kidney disease.

As you do not want to take any medicines,you can try for salt restricted diet,low fat diet and exercise.This will help you to reduce blood pressure up to some extent.

Also get evaluated from your physician for cause of your hypertension.

I would like to suggest to start on anti-hypertensive medicines for better management.

Hope this could help you.

Wish you good health.

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Cardiologist Dr. Hemant Kumar's  Response
BP 190/80 even on spike is abnormal is stage 3 hypertension - you have to take medicine for controlling BP
GO TO CARDIOLOGIST AND INVESTIGATE THOROUGHLY FOR CAUSE AND ANY TARGET ORGAN DAMAGE IS THERE OR NOT.
IT IS GOOD THAT YOU ARE FOLLOWING NATURAL WAYS OF CONTROLLING BP , BUT ANY BP ABOVE 140/90 NEEDS MEDICINES
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