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Good morning, I am Dr Elliot. Thank you for your question. Can you provide these readings for me?
Thank you. So your readings average 156/92, the target for an average is 135/85. So yes, it is raised, but not significantly.
Do you have any other medical problems?
So the causes of a raised BP which you can reduce yourself are to avoid caffeine, not to smoke, reduce your salt intake, reduce alcohol intake, loose weight if you are overweight.
If those are factors that cannot be improved, then this should be investigated as it is not common to have a high blood pressure. A renal ultrasound should be done as some genetic causes are possible, however sometimes some people will have a raised BP with no obvious cause. This would need treating. So if there is nothing you can do to help reduce your BP then it is likely you will require medication for this
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