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Nerve weakness and hypertension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2005
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User :   Hi, I have a small periodic vibration in my right leg
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   since when do you have this problem?
User :   just noticed it maybe week ago. if Im busy I dont notice but if I am still I notice it
Doctor :   Do you feel difficulty in walking ?
User :   not at all. It is very small, dime sized in right hamstring area. I just thought my phone was vibrating in my pocket first time i noticed it
Doctor :   ok, How big is the area involved ?
User :   the size of a dime maybe smaller
Doctor :   ok, this could probably be due to nerve weakness
Doctor :   you can aid it by consuming multivitamin supplements
User :   my blood pressure recently has been higher , 140/80
Doctor :   ok,
User :   is that abnormally high
Doctor :   it is high but not dangerous
Doctor :   and one high reading is not enough to consider you hypertensive
Doctor :   3 to 4 readings taken at different times of different day when in rest are good indicators of the hypertensive status
User :   how much does stress contibute to high bp
Doctor :   -pretty much , BP is the first one to rise amongst in stress
User :   so i exercise 5 times/ wk what else can i do other than become a vegetarian
Doctor :   Go for aerobics
and meditation they are very good stress relievers
User :   wont help sorry abt spelling
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   keep it limited
User :   ok so vibration not much worry abt and BP not so bad... So im gonna be ok then
Doctor :   yes, for sure
User :   alrighty, Im gonna celebrate with a steak and a beer!! just kidding.. THanks
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   will do have a great night
Doctor :   Bye for now
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