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Normal blood pressure levels, diet and exercise - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi dr
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   what is the normal BP ratio?
Doctor :   It is ranges from 100 to 140 systolic and diastolic 80 to 100 mmhg.
User :   when i checekd with doctor he saw 125-130 last time, but said it is ok , not to worrry as it varied to 118 also.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   he said it is not a problem
Doctor :   It is considered to be in normal range.
Doctor :   So there is no need to worry.
User :   what i need to do to maintain the BP in normal stage in future?
Doctor :   May I know your age/gender?
User :   my age is 30
User :   gender is male
Doctor :   Do you follow any routine physical exercises?
User :   i am not following it now, but i am planning to do routine exercise for 45 min daily from tomorow, hence i want to get doctors advise, what i need to do?
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no i do not smoke, no alcohol
Doctor :   Brisk walking can be considered along with some stretching exercises.
User :   ok
Doctor :   In brisk walking you need to start with a speed of 6 km per hour and gradually increasing the distance.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Restriction in salt intake too will help you in maintaining BP.
User :   how many salt should i take daily?
Doctor :   Consume lots of fluids like water and fruit juices
User :   ok
User :   how many litres of water i need to consume daily dr?
Doctor :   you can take upto 6 gm of salt per day.
Doctor :   3 to 5 litres of water per day.
User :   ok dr. any other thing that i should concentrate specifically on?
Doctor :   Main is your physical routine which helps most in maintaining BP>
Doctor :   Yoga and meditation will also help.
Doctor :   As this will help in reducing stress.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   Yes doctor, i followed your suggestions
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   no queries doctor
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   thanks a lot for clear explanations
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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