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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes persistently high BP?

Yes my husband has been checking his blood pressure state its been high for a couple of days however he has been eating healthy and working out? What symptom can I look for if he is having a stroke or reasons why it can be high? Last year he was tested with with. High tricosolite
Mon, 22 Jun 2015
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Hello dear user!
I have gone through your query and understood your concerns!
Thank you for sharing them on healthcaremagic.
First I would like to know some more information about your husband.
How years old is he?
What are the levels of blood pressure?
At age over 50s people in general are affected by high blood pressure without any specific cause for that. It is called essential or idiopathic hypertension. You say in your query that your husband makes a healthy lifestyle, so we can ignore some of the factors that affect blood pressure.
Related to your concerns I would say that, stroke is not the most common cause which leads to high blood pressure and it has a severe and bad clinic, but uncontrolled hypertension may lead to strokes.
If the levels of hypertension remain high for some days, you may consider antihypertensive drugs to keep it undercontrol. Enalapril or valsartan is my favorite drug for this purpose of course taken by the pharmacist or doctor advise. Try to reduce salt in the diet. Meanwhile an analysis of sugar and lipids in blood must be done. If your husband has other complains or he have not any improvements after these measures, please feel free to write us again or talk with your family doctor at your healthcare center.

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