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What could be the cause of sudden increase in BP ?

sir, my husband is 40 yrs old and when we last chkd his BP randomly about 2 wks ago (by an electronic machine) it was like 150/82.. ever since he has been on diet and low salt intake. now the reading is in the range of 145/85s.. in the morning.. shld i be concerned? (we are checkin the BP every morning and he is not overweight and he is a vegi)
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,
I would say continue with the dietary measures and low salt intake. The normal BP should be less than 140/90mmHg.In his case, it is only a mild increase, which I feel can be controlled by lifestyle modifications. Low salt intake, No added salt at the table, no pickles, no papad. Use Olive oil for cooking and with salads. Have plenty of green leafy vegetables. Avoid deep fried, fatty food, red meat. Regular exercise 30 minutes a day 5 days a week is a must. Join yoga/meditation classes to help you relax.Food rich in potassium is good for high BP like tomatoes, bananas etc.
Keep monitoring his BP regularly. Try these lifestyle modifications. Even after 1 month , if it is persistently high, he will need anti-hypertensive medication. Best to get a complete blood check up, since he is 40. Tests like FBS,PPBS(fasting and post prandial blood sugars),RFT,LFT, FLP(Fasting Lipid Profile),ECG.
Hope I've answered your question satisfactorily.
Have a nice day :)
Answered: Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma's  Response
Electronic B.P. machines are not very reliable. You should get it checked by any Doctor frequently to note the difference & to rectify its reading accordingly, to be sure.
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