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Factors that affect BP and exercises to control BP - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello, doctor
Doctor :   r u there
User :   is it right time to speak to you?
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur query
Doctor :   yes
User :   I am having High BP for the past 3 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   my BP is 140/100
User :   35,Male,Marketing,Bangalore,Married,yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what tablet are u taking \
User :   Amlong AT for some days. But with in few days it becomes low BP
Doctor :   ok
User :   so 140/100 is normal BP or really High BP?
Doctor :   it will take few days forthe dose to be adjusted
Doctor :   it is not normal
User :   so till what period I should go for medication?
Doctor :   u need to continue with the medication
Doctor :   never discontinue the medication\
Doctor :   without doctors advise\
User :   Any excercise that can help me.. other than walking...
Doctor :   regular exercise
Doctor :   walking
Doctor :   brisk walk
Doctor :   yoga is good exercise
Doctor :   u can do
User :   but I came to know that taking these tablets can have side effects
Doctor :   it will make u stay calm
User :   and can invite other troubles..I m afraid of that
Doctor :   every medicine will have side effectds
Doctor :   ur physician will prescribe medicine
Doctor :   only after taking into the benefits
User :   Slowly I have to increase the dosage and finally I have to take med. for other disesases also?
User :   I fear...
Doctor :   go according to doctos advise
User :   which r the other tabs that are advisable>
Doctor :   dont try to decrease the dose or increase dose urself
Doctor :   The medicine that is required for your condition is prescription based. These medicine have many adverse side effects and can be prescribed by a doctor after your physical examination. We cannot prescribe it online for your safety
User :   what is the % of heart attack I can have?
User :   because of this BP...
Doctor :   depends on ur physical condition
Doctor :   various factors
User :   and also what's the chane of a stroke?
Doctor :   if u dont take medicines regularly
User :   at this age, what should be the normal BP
Doctor :   the risk of stroke will increase
Doctor :   120/75
Doctor :   anything else u want to know abut
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User :   Ya.. How to control this without taking
Doctor :   u need to take medicine
Doctor :   there is no other way
User :   ok thanks... a lot....
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   Is it possible to know ur good name?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   Dr.Anand
User :   hello Sir I m back
Doctor :   yes
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   sir there are 2 tings I want to know.
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   I would recommend you to take the advice of a nutritionist who can help you with the menu you require based on your diet patterns.
Doctor :   u can get the diet advise as well
User :   1. My BP on right arm and left arm are different
Doctor :   there is some variation
Doctor :   how much difference
User :   so I check up both my hands
Doctor :   normally there would some difference
User :   if one is 140/110, other witll be 130/90
Doctor :   in the reading between two arms
User :   so which one to consider?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have this consistently
Doctor :   such reading
User :   yes...
User :   yes...
Doctor :   Left-arm and right-arm (interarm) blood pressure differences are common.
Doctor :   Blood pressure may be slightly higher in your dominant arm. For example, if you're left-handed, your left arm may have a slightly higher reading than your right arm. Several studies have been done to determine what is a â??normalâ?? variation between right and left arm. In general, any difference of 10 mm Hg or less is considered normal and not a cause for concern.
User :   I dont have any other symptoms....
Doctor :   he average interarm systolic blood pressure difference was significantly greater in patients with known coronary artery disease, itâ??s a good idea to discuss differences higher than 10 mm Hg with your doctor.
Doctor :   But if youâ??re measuring your blood pressure at home, readings are often taken in the left arm. This may cause different readings at home
User :   I have kidney stone problems...
Doctor :   Many factors affect blood pressure. To detect a difference in blood pressure between your arms, your doctor may take alternate-arm blood pressure readings or even measure your blood pressure in both arms at the same time with two blood pressure gauges and two observers. The fact that there are differences in right and left arm readings emphasizes the importance of measuring blood pressure in both arms initially to prevent the misdiagnosis of high blood pressure. If one arm has higher blood pressure than the other, that arm should be used to determine if you have hypertension.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how long
User :   ok...
Doctor :   r u taking any medicines for kidney stones
Doctor :   u need to avoid taking citrus fruits
Doctor :   also drink plenty of water
Doctor :   dont dehydrate urself
Doctor :   anytime ultrasound scan was done
Doctor :   r u theer
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