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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cardiology Topics
|Jack - Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:11 am|
I am a healthy 40 yr old non-smoker. I exercise 3-4 times/week, drink alcohol occasionally, am not overweight and eat a reasonably healthy diet. My blood pressure is consistenly aound 138/90 and this is giving me cause for concern. My father has polycystic kidney diseas and underwent kidney transplant 7 yrs ago. I am aware that this disase can be hereditary. I had an ultrasound scan done around 8 yrs ago,which was normal. Do you think that my pre-hypertension is a casuse for concen, should I be taking medication? I have limited the amount of fat and salt in my diet and eat plenty of fresh veg and fish. Thanks. Jack
|OUBETA - Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:56 pm|
I'm no doc but I would try everything naturally before taking any meds. I recently starting taking grean tea extract and garlic at high doses and upped my cardio. It has helped mine a slight bit. I'd go to the doc to be safe
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:23 am|
I think you should have a physical checkup, including a lipid profile and possibly a new ultrasound. Although still within the normal range your family history of polycystic kidneys warrants regular follow up.
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