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Can high blood pressure cause severe leg pain?


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Published At March 17, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My 39-year-old brother has been experiencing high blood pressure, consistently measuring above 160/110 mmHg, for the past eight years. He is not currently on any medication but engages in workouts twice a week. Recently, he has noticed the presence of blue vein-like markings in both of his legs over the last month. Is this related to high blood pressure? Additionally, he mentions experiencing severe leg pain when he strains them. Is this a normal occurrence, or is there cause for concern? Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understood your concern.

I suggest he follow the below-mentioned tips to control blood pressure:

  1. Avoid smoking and other addictions.
  2. Reduce salt intake in the diet.
  3. Limit fatty foods, junk foods, and saturated fats.
  4. Manage and reduce stress and anxiety.
  5. Engage in regular moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes.
  6. Ensure proper night sleep, at least eight hours per 24 hours, including at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep at night.
  7. Maintain a healthy weight, even if within the normal range.
  8. Stay adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  9. Practice deep breathing exercises and meditation.

I suggest he follow the below-mentioned tips for measuring blood pressure (BP):

  1. Measure BP when he is completely relaxed; sit for five minutes in a quiet room without talking to anyone.
  2. Ask him to empty his bowel and bladder before checking his BP.
  3. Avoid tea or coffee 30 minutes before checking BP.
  4. Sit on a chair with feet on the ground, back supported, and hands supported on a table, with the cuff at the position of the heart.
  5. Check BP and repeat after five minutes. Then, check his BP in the other arm and repeat after five minutes.
  6. Remain relaxed and quiet throughout the entire process.
  7. The arm with higher BP readings is his BP. Take at least two or more readings, and the average of readings is his actual BP.

I hope this has helped you.

Kindly follow up if you have more doubts.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq
Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq


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