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i'm overweight, dad and grandpa high blood pressure. my bp always high even when relaxed but doctor say it anxiety, although when he check it was high?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fight Flight Freeze: response can raise blood pressure. Do what your doc says but check out a book called the "Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson. This little meditation can help. Peace and good health.
Answered on Feb 13, 2016
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Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: There is clearly a genetic component to high blood pressure and you may be at risk . Life style and obesity contributes significantly. Start with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet rich in fruit an vegetables .exercise and weight loss. Hopefully you can avoid medications .
Answered on Nov 6, 2014
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
And please continue to monitor on a daily basis. Change the time of day when you check it, and try to check it in the evenings/bedtime. These readings, particularly nighttime, have been associated as of late with increase risk for cardiovascular events at any age, and these readings should guide your doctor into the most appropriate treatment when needed if diet/exercise fails
Nov 1, 2014
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
You should: check your blood pressures 3-4 times a day at home. You should buy a machine, with target BP 120/80 at your age. It is well know that BP's at doctors' offices are as much as 15% higher than at home. If BP is still high at home, you should try exercise, weight loss, and sodium restriction. Also, some meds can cause hypertension as side effect,. Then, if this does not work, you might needs med
Answered on Nov 2, 2014
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