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Is there any family history of high blood pressure?
I believe his biological mother had iron diffusion, but I'm not positive about the BP. I do know his brother also has it, and is also a bit over weight
His brothers is normally higher than that, however, he was never diagnosed with high BP because everything comes back test wise and is only majorly elevated while around or at doctors offices
Is he also taking any type of medicines or supplements?
He was prescribed Xanax for his anxiety to be taken before appointments...and I do know he was taking a couple different supplements but quite those when this first started
Occassional rise of blood pressure due to situations ,stress & exercise is not harmful but a continuous rise of blood pressure warrents treatment.
In case of your son the reading is too much.such reading may create the problem in future.
How concerning is a BP of 158/84 though? I took that about 30 minutes ago, while he was at "rest", not doing anything physical. But his heart rate was pretty low for such a high BP I feel of 79
Your son is investigated completely to rule out the other factors which can lead to high blood pressure like abnoraml renal functions,high cholesterol,etc.
The systolic blood pressure is still high .This comes under the moderate hypertension.
Is this curable and will he be able to continue playing baseball? He was drafted out of high school and is getting looked at again after college, and I feel that some of this anxiety can be caused because he is concerned about not being able to play
And yes, he has gone through numerous blood tests, EKG, echocardiograms, and others
The high blood pressure can be controlled by medicines.The exercise is one of th good factor which is adviced for these patients.
If his reading continuously shows isolated rise of systolic blood pressure then he should also be investigated for decrease excretion of salt,
or lack of elasticity of aorta.
He should improve his dietary habits,decrease the sodium intake,decrease the intake of coffee & tea.
I guess the big question on this is is most of this curable and will he be able to live normal lifestyle?
Stress should obviously be reduced.
This condition will not hamper him to enjoy his life in any way.
Okay great, thank you doctor Tiwari
Nice to have people like you. Thanks agai, MIchelle
Wish you & your family a happy & healthy life.
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