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Friday, December 12, 2008 Hassan, Community Member, asks

Q: my Blood pressure is 125/95 and i never have a high blood pressure so what caused it ?

i am 32 years old, for the first time in my life i was diagnosed to have a high blood pressure of 125/95.

what has caused it and how do i deal with it ? do i have to worry?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
12/14/08 12:57pm

Hi Hassan,

 

High blood pressure is caused by a variety of conditions - narrowed arteries (caused by high cholesterol and plaque build-up), excess weight, emotional stress, psychological factors (i.e. aggressive type A personality), smoking, malfunctioning hormonal regulators, and a high sodium diet.  Your MD should be able to help you narrow down the cause of your high blood pressure.  Yes, you do have reason to worry.  Ideally blood pressure should be less than 120/80.  As blood pressure creeps up damage occurs to artery walls and organs.  The more prolonged the high blood pressure, the more the damage.

 

The most effect way to lower high blood pressure is to follow the DASH diet.  You may also be interested in this article - 9 Steps to Rein in a Skyrocketing Blood Pressure.

 

All the best,

 

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

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Dar, Community Member
7/10/12 5:15pm

Hi

 

If someone has migraines regularly and they by chance check their blood pressure during a migraine episode and it reads 184/120 is this normal for a migraine.  The person claims to not have high blood pressure, she is 48 years old and very heavy and continually claims she does not have high blood pressure.  What do you think?

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By Hassan, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/10/12, First Published: 12/12/08