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Greetings and welcome to justanswer,
How frequently you measure your bp and what is it now?
how long are you having such elevated bp?
did you consult a doctor yet?
Thanks for the prompt reply. In answer to your questions:
- BP measured when I remember but at least daily
- Currently 150/97
- Length of high bp not known, only discovered by chance in early July
- Yes have consulted a doctor, they did the blood tests. I have my next appointment in three weeks to see how I am getting on with the exercise regime, but being very "left hemisphere" I like to have targets that I know that I can achieve!!!
Thank you for the information,
Its good to hear that you are trying to control your elevated BP to the acceptable normal range.The slight increase in BP does occur with age and 140/90 is considered to be the higher limit for practical purpose.
Since you are having slightly elevated BP so you may consider the natural ways to reduce it by following certain precautiuons.You may take less salt in diet, reduce weight and exercise regularly. You should also avoid caffeine ,alcohol and smoking if you do so.
The antihypertensive drug therapy may be required if the above measures fail to control your blood pressure.You may continue to follow the precautions and monitor the BP daily to see for the improvement.
Here is the link for more information
natural ways to reduce blood pressure
Let me know if you have any doubt.
You haven't answered my original questions of:
- Based on this data what average blood pressure can I reasonably expect to get to given time?
- Also assuming that I maintain my current regime how long before I can expect to have reached the best figure that I'm going to?
Over 1.5 hours and no response from any medical people ..... could it be that those on line do not realise that I've blocked Dr.RK due to his lack of any attempt to answer the questions asked?
Any doctors interested in answering?
"I guess in a week's time it [your bp] should be within normal range."
It is difficult to see how you think that this can be true when 3 month's of exercise has only managed to reduce it as stated.
The actual question, so far unanswered, was:
Your question can not be answered until you know why you have high blood pressure. It's true that many times we think of hypertension as a Diagnosis, but in reality it is a symptom. Until you know what the cause is, it would impossible to say when, or if, your blood pressure can be reduced to a "normal" state.
Causes of hypertension:
So, the best answer anyone can give you is that if you follow the regimen you have been doing, given that you do not have any of the above problems, and that you follow a diet like the DASH diet, your blood pressure should get as low as it will get within a year (maybe sooner). If it doesn't, you need to have further testing done, and/or take antihypertensive medications.
I applaude your determination to improve your health without drugs. But don't allow this to cause damage to your organs that may not be reversible later.
Many thanks for the most accurately targetted answer.