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Headache, tiny vision are this the symptoms of having High Blood Pressure?

help! i think i have high blood pressure and im only 15!?
i had most of the symptons after i exercised (for the first time this month) today..i had a headache, felt light headed, and my vision was a tiny bit blurry :( omg wat do i do i dont wanna have high blood pressure???
Fri, 10 Jun 2011
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Before you really panic, I suggest you go to a big store like Wal-Mart (sorry if you're not in the States) and get your blood pressure checked. Also, talk to your parents since high blood pressure is sometimes a genetic trait. The symptoms you describe sound more like you were dehydrated - which also affects your blood pressure but makes it lower, not higher. If you do have high blood pressure reduce the amount of red meat you eat, reduce your salt intake, and eat whole grain foods. Good luck!
Anesthesiologist Dr. Dilip.Shah.'s  Response
At this age, High B.P.is not common.Still u can check it.your symptoms are associated with Exercise. Start with light exercise firt.Suddenly if you do heavy exercise , with lots of perspiration , you feel dehydration symptom-headeche,blurresd vision.
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Your symptoms may not be due to high BP. It can also due to unaccustomed sudden strain, like as u mentioned exercise. Get yourself checked by a physician
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