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Suffering from high BP. Very anxious. Can I exercise to relieve tension?

hI, my blood pressure is 190/78l i was a t the dr. on tue with sinus problem, she took bp 166/90 & told me to keep an eye on it, it has been ranging between 122/79 to todays 190/78. I have been very anxious lately and more so since I went to Dr.(not my usual Dr.) doing meditations, but not sleeping. Could I do exercise to relieve tension or not, Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
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High BP alone may lead to generation of anxiety. BP of 190/78 is very high and it should be controlled. You have been anxious for some time and also not getting enough sleep. To relieve anxiety you can do light exercises. Don't take excess salt. Relaxation exercises like Progressive Muscle relaxation techniques, Deep Breathing Exercises, Yoga, Meditation will help you to relieve anxiety and ease tension.
If problem continues even after that visit your psychiatrist.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sundar Gnanavel's  Response
Thanks for your query. Hypertension or high blood pressure is indeed associated with anxiety symptoms. You would have to control your blood pressure with a suitable antihypertensive medication if required. It would address your anxiety symptoms also.
Yoga, meditation and breathing relaxation exercises are advisable in your case. If anxiety symptoms persist still, you would require an assessment by a psychiatrist. Wish you good health and early recovery.
Dr Sundar
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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