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Q: Blood Pressure

I have been taking high blood pressure medication for 2 or more years and have been able to keep it in check.All of a sudden it jump to 170/101 and that is with the medication.I have not changed my lifesyle in any way so I am baffled.For a few weeks I watched my salt intake and have pretty much eaten lots of fruits and vegtables.For awhile it seemed to stabalize so I decided to treat myself to a fried chicken dinner and my blood pressure jumps back to high levels.What can the problem be?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/17/10 5:40pm

Hi WMcW2,

 

Here's a link to information on a sudden blood pressure rise:

 

Sudden Rise in Blood Pressure

 

It's possible your sudden increase is due to the high fat/sodium content of the fried chicken. I recommend continuing to monitor and if it's not back to normal contact your physician. Your blood pressure medication/treatment plan may need to be adjusted. I also recommend you look into the DASH diet to lower blood pressure .

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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By WMcW2, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/25/10, First Published: 03/17/10