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A 23-year-old male asked:

i am 23yrs old .today ifirst time i experienced high b.p 155/90. my lifestyle is healthy.no smoke.rare drinking.bt alittle more sleep .whats the cause?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
High blood pressure: The doctors white coat may have caused your increase in blood pressure. However, have your doctor check your urine, your eye grounds and get an ultra sound of your kidneys to rule out possible cause. If you are taking medications or otc products inform your doctor.

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