My BP spikes after walking at the age of 21. Need help.

Q. Why does my blood pressure increase significantly especially after eating or drinking water?

Answered by
Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 20, 2022 and last reviewed on: Dec 13, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 21-year-old. My blood pressure increases significantly to 160/90 mmHg whenever I eat or do a little walk, especially after eating or drinking water. I am a little obese. I did my RFT test. My creatinine levels are 0.7 mg/dL, with a GFR of 128 mL/min. My kidney ultrasound is also normal. I have strong palpitations. Is anything wrong with me? Kindly suggest.



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What about renal artery color Doppler? The possible causes of secondary hypertension are-

1. White coat hypertension.

2. Masked hypertension.

3. Pheochromocytoma.


5. Renal parenchymal or after diseases.

6. Cardiac problems like coarctation of the aorta or LVH (left ventricular hypertrophy) etc.

I suggest you do a renal Doppler study, 2d echo, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, serum aldosterone level, urine metanephrine estimation, and serum electrolytes test. Consult your physician. He will examine and treat you accordingly.

Thank you.

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