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on an induction session to a gym my blood pressure was taken reading 170/102 and advised to visit a doctor, he took another reading this time 168/98 and said this was not normal. he advised i should go into surgery to see nurse over next 3 weeks for more readings and then go from there. what are the causes/options for treatment for this? i am 37 dont feel stressed and dont smoke?


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replied January 11th, 2007
High Blood Pressure, Hypertension, High Cholesterol Answer A
In more than 95% of all cases of hypertension, the reason for high blood pressure is unknown. This kind of high blood pressure is called "idiopathic", or "essential" hypertension. It is believed that idiopathic hypertension is genetically conditioned and the result of a disorder in the metabolism of sodium. The psycho-emotional structure of the person experiencing hypertension also has an influence on the development of arterial hypertension. For remaining cases of those experiencing high blood pressure (5%), hypertension is a symptom of some other disease. This type of hypertension is called "secondary", or "non-essential" hypertension. Some kidney diseases and endocrine diseases can cause hypertension, for example. High blood pressure combined with high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and smoking are the main risk factors for developing atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is responsible for cordial and brain attacks. High blood pressure also damages the kidneys and eyes. You can visit your primary health provider several times to accurately measure your blood pressure before establishing that the diagnosis is arterial hypertension. Any treatment and further diagnostic procedures to clarifying the type of hypertension will follow after establishing the correct diagnosis. You can also visit your primary health provider several times to measure the blood pressure before establishing that the diagnosis is arterial hypertension.






Any treatment and further diagnostic procedures for clarifying the type of hypertension will follow... after establishing a correct diagnosis.







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