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my blood pressure is 145/80. is it necessary to go and see my gp and go on medication?

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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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No: No.Blood pressure measured 10 x a day will give you 10 different readings,probably.Have your readings also verified independantly eg Dischem,Clicks for reassurance.145/80 does not require treatment.If concerned,cut down on salt,all caffeine and do moderate exercise daily such as brisk walking.Cut down on fried/highly refined foods.Lastly WORRYING too much can raise your blood pressure.
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Good luck
Jul 21, 2019
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
At your age: and absent other cardiovascular complications (e.g. heart attacks/ disease, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, stroke or aneurysms) your systolic BP remains a bit high but manageable with stress relief methods such as meditation, drinking relaxing teas, light aerobic exercise and deliberate breathing training. Your diastolic BP is perfect. Anxiety can cause BP to rise, so stay calm.

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