Question about BP - Pounding stomach after eating/exercise
I am 26 years old, male, normal heart exams. My BP is usually about 120/80.
Most of the time I can barely see my stomach moving with my heart, but sometimes it gets really noticable, and I feel my entire stomach area move and see it clearly too. It seems like my pulse gets stronger than usual. It happens after a heavy meal or exercise for example. Also at times, my neck pulse seems to be more visible.
If I can see my stomach beating stronger than usual with my heart after a heavy meal or exercise, am I suffering bouts of high blood pressure? It seems logical but everything I read says the opposite - that eating and exercise will cause lower blood pressure for a while. Can the lower blood pressure be somehow causing the stronger heart beats? It seems like a paradox to me!
I have HBP and a heavy meal or excersise will temporarily raise my blood pressure. I was dx'd with HBP at 23 so I have been dealing with this for a while. Im 39 now. If youre concerned you could buy yourself a $40 blood pressure kit for home and track it or you could run up to the grocery store and take it when you are feeling that way. A pounding heart does not mean you have HBP. You can have a pounding heart without.
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