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Masturbation, High BP and Anxiety - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doc, I wanted to to check if matrutbation contributes and is harmful for High BP patients my age is 36                                             
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Yes, I read your query
Doctor :   Masturbation in no way contributes to rise in Blood pressure
Doctor :   Masturbation is not restricted to high BP patients
User :   ok
Doctor :   Some studies say that Masturbation is relaxing for many
Doctor :   If one relaxes then the BP should come down
User :   ok .. I am patient of Anxiety attacks and recently been diagonized with high BP .. didnt notice the readin but seems to very high
User :   doc advised for Blood test and ECG
User :   both are done .. as I am in melbourne they take 2 days
Doctor :   Yes these are required
User :   ok... so inspite of these you think there is no problem with masturbation and sex
User :   Doc advised me medicine for BP 1/2 a day
Doctor :   Do you mean to measure the BP every half a day
User :   which I alread started 3 days back
User :   no take mdecine for BP....1/2 Tablet every day
Doctor :   Yeah
User :   ok cool....thts what i was wondering if this condition restricts me from masturbation and my sexual life
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   I want to give you more suggestions if you want to take
User :   sure pls
Doctor :   The proven ways of reducing blood pressure
Doctor :   and reduction in anxiety
User :   ok...
Doctor :   1) Daily exercise is very important
Doctor :   2) Weight reduction helps in better control of Blood pressure
User :   ok
Doctor :   3) Diet cards
User :   wht is diet cards
Doctor :   Diet chart
User :   also i do walking on tread mil and cycling for 1/2 hr daily
User :   started past 5 days
Doctor :   Good continue on the same
User :   my wt is 65kg hieght 5.5
Doctor :   What is your weight?
User :   sorry 68 kg
User :   and remains consistent
Doctor :   Ok you are overweight for your height
Doctor :   so a 10% reduction in weight shall keep the blood pressure under control
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yoga and Relaxation techniques helps in reduction of anxiety episodes
User :   ok
Doctor :   I want some more time to help you better
User :   hi
User :   just recharged
Doctor :   Are you back?
Doctor :   Good let us continue
User :   pls advise
Doctor :   YOu have to adapt relaxation techniques
User :   ok
Doctor :   One is Yoga, Breathing techniques
Doctor :   Muscle relaxation techniques
Doctor :   You just have to spare 30 minutes
User :   also i used to smoke amost 6 ciggs a day now stopped from past 5 days
User :   wht is muscle relaxation tecniques
Doctor :   Very good
Doctor :   The most important goal you have achieved
Doctor :   is quit smoking
User :   ok
User :   how alchol can i consume
Doctor :   You can consume only moderately
Doctor :   30 ml per day of alcohol
Doctor :   300ml of Beer per day
Doctor :   Wine 100ml per day
Doctor :   It does not mean that if you miss on one day, the next day you cannot consume 200ml of wine per day
Doctor :   or 600ml per day
User :   i dont consume every day
User :   mostly on friday only
Doctor :   So any day, you can consume 100ml of wine
Doctor :   300ml per day
Doctor :   Beer
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not restart the smoke?
User :   nope
User :   quit for life this time
User :   :)
Doctor :   Good
User :   tell me more abt how to relax
User :   and techniques
Doctor :   Muscle relaxation techniques
Doctor :   Choose one muscle at one time
Doctor :   say from toe to head
User :   ok
Doctor :   First great toe
Doctor :   and other toes
Doctor :   TIghten them for 30 seconds
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then relax
Doctor :   Now do it for the next leg toes
User :   ok
Doctor :   Next choose the calf muscles
Doctor :   Tighten them
User :   ok
Doctor :   for 30 seconds and relax
Doctor :   Now choose next
Doctor :   muscle
User :   ok got it
Doctor :   so this you have to choose twice a day
User :   ok
User :   any eating things that i can improve
Doctor :   Each time you do only 2 to 3 minutes
Doctor :   Low salt diet
Doctor :   I suggest you to take a Dietitian help
Doctor :   in designing your diet.
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