Why is my blood pressure high?

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  1. Jared_B

    Jared_B Supporting Actor

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    I was at the hospital lately visiting some friends and their newborn, and I came across one of those test-yourself blood pressure machines. My reading was 144/86 I believe, which the machine said was pretty high.

    1. What causes high BP?
    2. What can be done about high BP? Is there any simple changes I can make that will lower this, without resorting to medication?

    I'm a fairly fit 22 year old (5'9", 150lb), and I generally take decent care of myself. I know however, that I'm in below-average cardio shape. When running at an average pace, I'll get very winded after about 2 blocks. Will increasing my cardio fitness also lower my BP?

    I'm due for a physical in a few months, and I'd like to come out with a clean bill of health.
     
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    Well, there you go. It's obviously my diet. Cup O' Noodles for lunch about 4 times a week, and tacos (taco seasoning, yum) about 3 times a week. Then there's the can of soda daily. I'm (surprisingly) below the recommended amount of alcohol, though.
     
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    My doc says those digital machines are inaccurate. You'll probably do better when you see your doc next month.
     
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    Elisha Cuthbert. [​IMG]
     

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