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Gall bladder surgery, high BP. How can the BP be lowered, can heart attack occur?

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I recently had gall bladder surgery and my blood pressure has been around 135/80 or 140/80. This morning is was 164/90. I have a doctor"s appt. next week but want to lower it immediately. What can I do?

Can I have a heart attack with pressure so high today? What signs should I be aware of?
Posted Sun, 8 Jul 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 58 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

I can appreciate your concern.

First of all please relax. Getting anxious will raise your blood pressure further.

Please do following which should help in lowering your blood pressure.

>Reduce salt intake in diet
>Take proper rest
>Avoid physical and mental strain
>Take proper sleep
>Avoid unnecessary physical strain and over work

This will surely help in reducing blood pressure. Just keep a record of blood pressure on regular basis, this will your doctor in planning treatment for you.

Here are some warning sings which needs immediate medical attention.

>Increasing headache
>Chest discomfort or some unusual feeling

Normally only high blood pressure is not only the reason for having heart attack.

I hope this helps and clarify your concern.

Please write again if you have something more to ask.

In case you do not have further query, please accept the answer.

Wishing you good health.



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