A 53-year-old male asked:
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just got diagnosed with hypertension, what should i do?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on numbers: depends on the numbersSystolic and Diastolic.As a rule I will check the blood pressure twice and if it is really high like Systolic more than 140 and Diastolic more then90 . I advice life style modification which includes weight loss if obese , salt restriction& Mediatranion diet. You may need meds.Sprint trial this month recommends Tighter control ofblood pressure to prevent stroke andCV disease
Answered on Feb 17, 2016
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
dxed HTN WHAT 2 do?: Confirm with home BPs. Follow teams advice. I always recommend getting reading and following the DASH DIET BOOK. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 do chap 9 for 2?weeks if team agrees.
Answered on Oct 28, 2015
Dr. Sameer Azhak
18 years experience Cardiology
Eat the Rainbow: treatment of hypertension requires daily home blood pressure journal, at least 4-5 servings of vegetables daily, at least 3-4 servings of fruits daily, avoiding processed foods, avoiding packaged foods with long shelf life, minimizing sodium to less than 2000 mg a day. Daily exercise and weight loss. Try to eat every color of the Rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day
Answered on Jul 23, 2016
Dr. Shamail Tariq
12 years experience Cardiology
Lifestyle changes: Hypertension is a common, but serious diagnosis. There are multiple reasons and ways to treat this. First - diet and exercise are important, including reduction of salt intake to under 2 grams per day and increased exercise, particularly aerobic to 5 x weekly of over 30 minute sessions, then periodic bp checks and consideration towards medicines are also important steps.
Answered on Feb 17, 2016
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High blood pressure: Hi GaryD, exercise, weight loss, and plenty of sleep. A healthy diet rich in fruits and veggies is best. Avoid salt/sodium(pretty much anything you can put in your cupboard). Medication may be an option as well. Lifestyle changes are key to a healthy life.
Answered on Jul 23, 2016
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Lifestyle: This is a wake up call to take care of yourself. The cornerstones of high blood pressure management include weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, no smoking, decreased alcohol intake, good sleeping habits, and to reduce stress as much as possible. All good things
Answered on Dec 7, 2016
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever.
Answered on Feb 23, 2017

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