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A 29-year-old male asked:

dear dr my age is 29 and my blood pressure level always high upto 130/95, what is your kind advice for me?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: You should be on a salt controlled diet like the dash diet and on a regular exercise program. If the BP continues to rise, then pharmacologic treatment would be indicated addditionally.

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