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A 51-year-old female asked:

my blood pressure is up but my doctor would not give me treatment as i need it under control to get through offshore medical,they just 24 hour monitor?

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Dr. Richard Amerling
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Good doctor!: The treatment of high blood pressure should not always be pharmacological. And your blood pressure might be somewhat elevated in doctor's office but normal the rest of the day. Get a device and check it daily for a few weeks. If regularly >150/100, may need treatment. Weight loss, exercise, yoga, and Mediterranean diet, are much better ways of dealing with moderate hypertension than medications.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2016

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