hi I am concerned about my blood pressure. it has
No it’s not an emergency
After going through the medical details provided by you I can understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that as we age our blood pressure goes slightly high due to the increasing stiffness in our blood vessels also when we are under stress or we are anxious the sympathetic drive of a body increases which ultimately increases the blood pressure.
Reducing salt intake in your diet is a good measure to control blood pressure but if you don’t take salt that would also ultimately leads to weakness of the muscles because salt is required for the proper functioning of our muscles so I would like to suggest you to cut down the salt intake and not to stop it completely.
Yes it’s a matter of concern but there is no immediate concern or emergency. Healthy Lifestyle modifications including daily morning walks, low salt diet, no smoking, healthy diet will help you keep your bp within normal range.
I hope this information will guide you properly.
Dr Bhanu Partap
I haven't completely given up salt. do you think the muscle relaxer that Im taking has anything to do this?
Good to know that you haven’t given up salt completely.
No muscle relaxers has nothing to do with bp.
I hope this information will answer your query. In case in future if you want any assistance from me just mention my name in your query.
Dr Bhanu Partap
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