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How to keep high BP under control?

Thursday, 09 January 2003
Answered by: U. Kaul
Cardiologist
Batra Hospital
New Delhi
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Q. My age is 33 years and my BP is presently-100/140 mm Hg. I had gone for a BP check-up due to giddiness and a feeling of uneasiness. I have been advised to take less salt and less spicy food. Please suggest a remedy and what precautions do I take? Is this dangerous? Please also advise how to make my BP normal and what reliable medicine without any side effect can be taken?

A.  Your BP level is high as per the definition. The diastolic BP should be less than 85 mm Hg. It, however, does not seem to be alarming. Take less salt, a low calorie diet and do exercise like a brisk walk/jog every day for more than 30 mins. Get your BP checked a few more times in the next few weeks. If it is still more than I40/85 consult your doctor, who will prescribe some drug. There are several drugs available which are safe and effective. These are however required for a long pedriod of time.

A.  Your BP level is high as per the definition. The diastolic BP should be less than 85 mm Hg. It, however, does not seem to be alarming. Take less salt, a low calorie diet and do exercise like a brisk walk/jog every day for more than 30 mins. Get your BP checked a few more times in the next few weeks. If it is still more than I40/85 consult your doctor, who will prescribe some drug. There are several drugs available which are safe and effective. These are however required for a long pedriod of time.

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