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Symtoms of smoking which leads to hypertension - 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
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how can i help you?
User :   Hello doctor I have hypertension
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User :   Could you please tell me, should i have to quit smoking.. As my bp is 150
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please provide your age, gender, location and occupation
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since when you are smoking?
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and how many cigarretes do you smoke per day?
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are you on any medications for hypertension?
User :   I'm 24 years old.. Male, Residing in chennai, Tamil nadu
User :   I smoke 6 cigarretes a day
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User :   While consulting a local doctor.. He gave me a sleeping tablet'
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cigarrete smoking is known to increase the risk of developing heart diseases and high blood pressure in all
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so your risk of making the blood pressure not get controlled is high
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Cigarette smoking elevates the blood pressure level by 5 to 10 mm Hg during the day.
User :   IS 150mm is really high.. Please advise
Doctor :   in patients with hypertension, smoking increases the systolic blood pressure count by at least 20 mm Hg
Doctor :   yes it is very high for your age
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it should be 120/80
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it may cause a heart attack in no time.

Doctor :   and also it it is known to complicate renal function through elevating high blood pressure.
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