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Quick Tips to Lower High Blood Pressure Dr. Travis Stork: So what is your name, sir? Kyle: Kyle. Dr. Travis Stork: Kyle. How old are you Kyle? Kyle: 22. Dr. Travis Stork: All right. So, can I check your list? Kyle: Go ahead. Dr. Travis Stork: So you're 22. You’re blood pressure is 165/68. Have you ever been told you have high blood pressure? Kyle: No, never. Dr. Travis Stork: Have you ever had it check? Kyle: I haven’t. Dr. Travis Stork: Okay. So Kyle I'm going to teach you and I'm going to teach everyone at home a little lesson here. You know what the symptoms of high blood pressure are for many, many, many years? Kyle: I don’t. There are none. Dr. Travis Stork: Until it’s too late. So Kyle doesn’t know this, but a normal systolic blood pressure that’s the top number is when your heart beats, that’ systolic blood pressure number should be less than 120. You’re 165, so here's the deal. You can make changes and this partly could be what we called white coat syndrome where you try a little bit anxious out there. They got the blood pressure cuff on you. Kyle: Yeah. Dr. Travis Stork: A little bit nerve racking, right? Kyle: A little bit. Dr. Travis Stork: So you need to follow up with a doctor on this. You need to get a repeat blood pressure measurement. But the things you can do at home. How much process food do you eat? Be honest. Kyle: A lot. Dr. Travis Stork: So most folks don’t know this, most of the sodium you get in your diet is not from the saltshaker. It’s from processed foods. So you got to cut back. Let's go to vegetables, fruits, things that come out of the earth, not out of a box. Kyle: We’ll do. Dr. Travis Stork: And you stay active. You got to get your blood pressure under control because if you do, you're going to live a longer life. Kyle: We’ll do. It sounds good. Dr. Travis Stork: So, I'm going to ask Kyle, are you ready to make some changes? Kyle: We’ll do. Dr. Travis Stork: You're going to go blood pressure check? Kyle: I will. Dr. Travis Stork: All right. Well, thank you for participating. Kyle: Thank you.