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can i play sports sports with high blood preasure football

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. There is high blood pressure and then there is high blood pressure. I would ask your family physician as he or she knows your overall health picture and has likely monitored your blood pressure over time.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: High blood pressure should be managed before playing high intensity sports (like football) to prevent short and long term cardiovascular complications. See your doctor for recommendations on lowering it and for clearance to play. They may need to do more of a work up to determine the cause.
Answered on Jul 28, 2013

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