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Does digesting a steak increase blood pressure?

The other day I had prime rib at Black Angus. Then shortly after I was shopping at Target and decided to try out the free blood pressure machine. It read pretty high, about 150/90. Could this be related to having eaten the steak or should I be concerned about being hypertensive? I normally don t eat steaks or beef in general, usually have chicken. And my dad does have high blood pressure so it runs in the family but I am only 25.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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You are already predisposed to hypertension on heritage basis, there could have been an acute rise in BP as your reading tells me. Age nowadays is no factor for a disease to come out of the blue, due to change in modern life style, lack of mobility, stress, alcoholism etc. Kindly have yourself checked out for any underlying cause.
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