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Methods to lower high blood pressure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Are you with me xxx?
User :   I want to know about methods to reduce high blood pressure
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Firstly it depends on the age.
Doctor :   Regular exercise is very effective in lowering blood pressure in all age groups.
Doctor :   The prescribed anti-hypertensives should be regularly used without fail.
User :   my age 36 years, BP was 205 two months back, now on meducines ,but still it is 135/90
Doctor :   Salt should be restricted. That means that extra table salt should not be added and pickles and very spicy food containing lots of salt should be avoided
User :   ok,
Doctor :   Regular Cardio exercise daily for at least 1/2 hr for 5 days a week.
Doctor :   Either treadmill, walking or jogging.
User :   cardio excercise?
User :   ok
Doctor :   You should also avoid smoking and alcohol
Doctor :   That will help in reducing BP
User :   i don't smoke or drink
Doctor :   You should also get regular health check ups
Doctor :   You should get Fasting Lipid Profile, Renal Function tests
Doctor :   and FBS and PPBS done
Doctor :   Preferably at a reputed centre like xxx
Doctor :   You will get a call from xxx representative for home service if you wish.
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