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BP, diet and excercise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   there is a doc who comes in office every alternate day and he measures the BP
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my current reading has been 140/90..(quite consistent for a long time) it okay
Doctor :   The normal blood pressure is less than 120/80
Doctor :   The current recommendations say that the BP should be controlled to less than 130/85
Doctor :   What is your age
Doctor :   Weight?
User :   37 yrs/ 82 kgs/ 5'10"
Doctor :   You need to be more regular for exercise
Doctor :   restrict salt
Doctor :   Consume fresh food
Doctor :   No preserved food
Doctor :   Increase the amount of veggies and fruits
Doctor :   If after 3 months the blood pressure is uncontrolled
User :   i walk from my home to station and from station to office (total 20min one way i.e.40 min a day) will this count towards exercise
Doctor :   get a complete evaluation with lipid profile, liver and kidnye profile along with Hemogram
Doctor :   No this is not health enhancing exercise
Doctor :   it should be at an increased heart rate
User :   ok
User :   At what point are medication required?
Doctor :   more than 50% of your resting heart rate
Doctor :   Medication after complete health checku
Doctor :   your docto would be best person
User :   k
Doctor :   than me
User :   brisk walk for how many minutes is okay per day (5 days a week)
Doctor :   40 minutes
User :   and can i do it in morning only or evening is also okay
Doctor :   Morning is good
Doctor :   Evening is Ok
User :   What about walking on treadmill in Gym, is that also an option?
Doctor :   Yes if you do not have a muddy track
Doctor :   you can choose treadmill
User :   ok thank you
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