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Have been under stress causing high BP. How to maintain it?

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Have recently been under stress causing 100/150 bp. 2 weeks back during routine health check conducted in our branch, my bp recorded was 90/110. BMI-25.3. Sugar-121 post lunch.
Posted Sun, 8 Dec 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 2 hours later
Brief Answer: Serial BP measurements are important Detailed Answer: Hi Single time BP measurement is no value to institute treatment. The doctors generally need at least three BP recordings taken in their office for three weeks. I found that the second reading was not very high. My suggestion for you is to see a local doctor, let him record BP at the same time during each day you visit with the same instrument and same person. If any two reading were more than 140/90 you need medication. I would not treat him with medicine on one reading or two readings. Till then I suggest the following 1) Restrict salt to 1 tsp per day 2) Increase potassium rich food like vegetables, fruit to 6 servings per day 3) Increase fiber intake 4) At least 2 and half hours of walk per week 5) contain stress as you were complaining about BP and Sugar appears to be normal. Any other concerns please let me know.
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Answered by Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Close the discussion and rate Detailed Answer: Thank you, I am glad that I am of some help to you. Please close the discussion and rate it.
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