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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am nearly 54 yrs 0ld. After three continuous night shifts, suddenly go to hospital, the sister checked my blood pressure and found on higher side. After two or three days after day shift i am again feeling normal.on previous check up my blood pressure was90/135 & colostrum was normal only i have reduced the salt quantify reduced and start low sodium salt. ECG was normal as per Dr Pl Suggest what i have to do now
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am DrXXX here
Doctor :   give me a min
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   what was the last reading on your blood pressure ?
Doctor :   are you there ?
User :   90/130
Doctor :   ok so now you are on a low salt diet right ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   see you BP luckily is not very high
Doctor :   and with proper diet and life style changes you can control it to normal
Doctor :   you DONT need any medications
User :   Now what i can do to reduce more
Doctor :   will tell you
Doctor :   do follow my guidelines
User :   I amXXX
User :   yes
Doctor :   i want you to add fish oil in your diet
Doctor :   you can get omega 3 capsules from the chemist
Doctor :   Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Losing just 10 pounds can help reduce your blood pressure. In general, the more weight you lose, the lower your blood pressure.
Doctor :   Besides shedding pounds, you should also keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure.
User :   ECG required or not
Doctor :   no no ECG is required
Doctor :   Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. This eating plan is known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.
Doctor :   Keep a food diary. Writing down what you eat, even for just a week, can shed surprising light on your true eating habits. Monitor what you eat, how much, when and why.
User :   WT 66 kkg &height 5.5 feet
Doctor :   Consider boosting potassium. Potassium can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. The best source of potassium is food, such as fruits and vegetables, rather than supplements. Talk to your doctor about the potassium level that's best for you.
Doctor :   you are in the normal range
Doctor :   even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can reduce blood pressure by 2 to 8 mm Hg.
Doctor :   Eat fewer processed foods. Potato chips, frozen dinners, and processed lunch meats are high in sodium.
Doctor :   Don't add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices, rather than salt, to add more flavor to your foods.
Doctor :   do you consume alcohol ?
User :   Suggest exersise to improve
Doctor :   do you consume alcohol ?
Doctor :   the best way is to do cardio exercise
User :   Not taking alcohaol/taboco etc
Doctor :   like jogging
Doctor :   making sure you do 20 mins 3 times a week
Doctor :   you are very borderline and with these changes you can reverse it
User :   Diet 4 chapat,dal vegitable two time in one day
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   eat lot of fibre
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