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Posted by: Jon | 2009/06/24

Blood Pressure

hiDoc,
I had my blood pressure taken at the gym last week and got a reading of 128/90. It suggested my bp was higher than normal for my age-44, and to wait 5 min then take it again. Secon reading was 137/90. ??? I am fit and gym regularly so I cannot explain that. How do I get my bp down to 120/80? Thank you

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Dear Jon
One should never just trust one (or two!) blood pressure readings - it may differ within a few minutes due to stress, anxiety, exercise. I suggest you take your blood pressure for a week every day at the gym BEFORE you exercise and write it down. If the average above for the week is >140 and below > 90, you may need to see your doctor for further examination ( checking of cholesterol, blood sugar, urate levels and ECG) and if needed, he may decide to start you on a blood pressure tablet.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: catherine | 2009/06/26

middag dokter
ek het vir 4 weke i pyn agter my regter skouer gehad na baie pynstillers is ek terug na dokter ,my bloeddruk was baie hoog 140/104 en is onmiddelik op n pil gesit ,probleem is ek voel baie kortasem en moeg en my hartklop is vinniger ek urineer ook baie veral saans ek was weer terug dokter toe bloeddruk was 130/80 is die simptome normaal,ek het n inspuiting vir die pyn gekry alhoewel bietjie kalmer is dit nog steeds daar veral as ek diep asem haal gebruik tans synap forte vir die pyn

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Posted by: catherine | 2009/06/25

middag dokter
ek het vir 4 weke i pyn agter my regter skouer gehad na baie pynstillers is ek terug na dokter ,my bloeddruk was baie hoog 140/104 en is onmiddelik op n pil gesit ,probleem is ek voel baie kortasem en moeg en my hartklop is vinniger ek urineer ook baie veral saans ek was weer terug dokter toe bloeddruk was 130/80 is die simptome normaal,ek het n inspuiting vir die pyn gekry alhoewel bietjie kalmer is dit nog steeds daar veral as ek diep asem haal gebruik tans synap forte vir die pyn

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Posted by: anan | 2009/06/25

Middag dokter,
Ek is ' n 56-jarige vrou, korterig en weeg 123kg. Ek eet regtig nie baie nie, of soetigheid nie, of lekkernye nie. Gebruik ' ' low GI' '  brood, lae-vet margarine, olyfolie, vrugte en groente, min vleis en vis eenkeer per week. Een keer per week sommer net ' n veggie-burger. Verloor nie ' n ons in gewig nie, en is moedeloos. Het al kitsdiete ook probeer soos koolsop ens. Kan ek ' n skildkliertoets laat doen, watse toets, en moet ' n dokter my verwys of kan ek self na ' n laboratorium gaan?
-Is ' n bloeddruklyer, het hoe cholestrol , voorheen pulmonale emboliee gehad, sukkel met asemhaling, veral snags.
Dokter se antwoord sal waardeer word.

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Posted by: Mmmmmm | 2009/06/25

Those machines are rubish. Dont trust them.

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Posted by: John | 2009/06/24

Do not take your blood pressure at gim. Be at " rest"  when take your bloob pressure

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2009/06/24

Bio-feedback might work as the dr. could consider 128/90 as not to high sothat it requires medication ...

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