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Why is BP high? Is it related to kidney infection? Opinion?

I have no idea why my blood pressure is high. I went to the doctors yesterday at it was 158/100. They put me on water pills for 3 weeks and a low sodium diet . The thing is, I think maybe it could be an underlying issue. Six months ago when i went, it was 112/86. My diet hasnt change too much (I eat fairly healthy), but i only exercise once or twice every two weeks. I am not overweight .. 5 125lb. I have been on birth control for about 3 years. I also have experienced a kidney infection (of both kidneys) and a few uti s. I want to make my bp isn t because of some kind of kidney problem, or possibly diabetes (my grandfather has type 1). What are your opinions?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Sep 2012
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You are recently detected Hypertension so you will be required it to moniter carefully,as you pointed out at least regular use of birth control pill for 3 years? may contribute to high BP if not the cause of high BP,another thing is kidney problems so you must check renal functions and a Renal ultrasonographic examination. Use of lot of salt or analgesic may contribute to high BP.
Lack of physical activity may be another.
Salt restricted diet and regular walking exercise 3=4 km /day should improve it.
Family history of Diabetes so do not forget to check Blood sugar level twice a year.
Stop taking Oral contraceptive pills with consultation of your treating Physician.
Good Luck
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