A 18-year-old male asked:
my systolic bp is regularly in the 130s and my diastolic is consistently 69-80 but generally in the 70s. i'm 18. what can i do and why is my sys high?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Christine Hom answered
30 years experience Pediatrics
Blood pressure: Normal blood pressure numbers are decreasing all the time. Good care for blood pressure would be reducing to a normal body weight, regular aerobic exercise, quitting smoking/secondary smoke exposure, reducing salt in the diet and reducing stress. Any of these issues could increase your blood pressure.
Answered on Sep 30, 2015
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