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Blood pressure this week has been raised 137/80. Normally

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Blood pressure this week has been raised 137/80. Normally 118/75, even last week.What has caused it? Healthy sportsman, healthy diet, zero alcohol, non smoker. Has not been sleeping well lately due to work pressure.

Just not sleeping well can explain your rise in blood pressure. Though it still is in the normal range and thus not worrisome at all.

Following are recommended (I am sure you may be doing many of these):

a) Patients with hypertension do need to restrict table salt which is considered as a prime regulator of the blood pressure. It is advised to reduce sodium intake to no more than 2.4 g sodium or 6 g sodium chloride per day. It is also advised that adequate intake of dietary potassium (approximately 90 mmol/d), helps in reducing the blood pressure.

b) Following dietary and nutrition measure are strongly recommended to bring down the blood pressure;

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products may lower blood pressure by 10-16 mm Hg.

The oral potassium supplement may lower both systolic and diastolic pressure. Calcium and magnesium supplements, too, decrease the in blood pressure.

Following reduce and regulate the blood pressure:

1) Garlic

2) Fish oil

3) Herb Hawthorn

4) Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

The dietary and other helpful measures are;

1) weight loss,

2) sodium reduction,

3) stress management,

4) nutritional supplement interventions of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fish oil.

5) light physical exercise like walking.

6) yoga

7) meditation

8) breathing exercises

9) relaxation exercises.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can we assume this is just a temporary thing and continue with healty lifestyle, incorporating some relaxation.
Yes already do majority of the list

Yes, this is a temporary thing and will go back to your usual level.

No worry at all.

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