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can i go to gyem and lift the weights as i am having high blood pressure 140/90 i am 32 years old and like to do excersize. pls suggest.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably ok: Exercise short of power lifting is probably ok but don't hold your breath during any lifts.In the mean time do a lifestyle audit & identify controllable factors that push up bp. Eliminate caffeine, power drinks, salty foods & adding salt to your meals.Get in to see your pcp & see if there are other issues to treat.Investing in a home wrist BP monitor may help u get a better picture of day to day.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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