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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for high blood pressure

I'm 39 checked my blood pressure for the first time in months last night and it was 140/70. I've started eating right lots of fruits, vegetables, lean meat. I've lost 8 lbs in 4 weeks. I'm heavy and smoke (yes I need to stop). Question: When I saw that blood pressure reading I got scared, should I see my doctor immediately or just monitor, and see if it improves and was just a high reading.
Mon, 6 Mar 2017
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Hi There

I understand your concern and for your kind information I wanna tell you that your Bp is perfectly normal as the recommended normal range of BP for an adult is upto 140/90 mmhg. So just try and maintain healthy lifestyle and quit smoking as early possible. There is no need to see a doctor immediately. You can also monitor your BP once a day at same time for a week.

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