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what are ways to lower the systolic blood pressure number? my boyfriend is 19 years old and his systolic blood pressure number is high by an average of 10 points. would there be a specific cause for this and is there anything we can start doing to lower i

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
First : First of all make sure he has his blood pressure checked on three separate occasions in a doctors office or by a medical professional. If his systolic is elevated all three times (between 130-140) then he should try a 3 month trial of diet (low sodium) and a exercise routine. However, depending on his history and physical exam findings his doctor may want to start him on medications or find secondary causes of high blood pressure. He should be under the care of a doctor for this problem so it can be monitored and treated effectively.

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Im 19 is blood pressure of 96/64 to low ? Doctor seeen was ok but i don't think so.

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Dr. Adam Lowry
Specializes in Pediatrics
Are you dizzy?: It would be helpful to know what your blood pressures were previously throughout your teenage years, but it's most likely to be a normal blood pressure. If you arent having any symptoms (dizziness upon standing, dizziness with exercise, inability to exercise, very low or high heart rate) then it's likely your normal. Be sure to maintain normal fluid intake (so that your urine is clear).

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