The number you show above is not all that high and should not cause immediate concern. Long term, BP that high can cause further complications with other organs or damage to your cardiovascular system.
One more thing to think about, you could also be experiencing some anxiety related increases in your BP. When measuring BP, you should take it once and only once a day at about the same time. Before taking it, be still for about 5 mins to get an accurate reading. You must also wait at least 5 mins between readings in order to give your arteries time to recover. It is common knowledge if you take multiple readings at a time you will see higher numbers as this tends to increase anxiety. You should also track your readings to get the average of many readings in order to really know what your true BP is. The tracker on this site is a great tool. I use it and take a copy of mine to my doctor as I tend to get elevated readings in his office, also know as white coat syndrome.
thank you so much your words help me . i know the bottom number is ok but top to high right. its been low but today its on high side , i feel like i have chest disconforts but i think its the anxiety of it all. so am ok with it being that top number ? cant belive its high again after two weeks of being very low. strange
you think its just the anxiety of it . i took early this morning and it was 146 that made me start thinking while i was at work came home still in 146 guess got scared it went up to 158. hoping it comes back down soon chest feels little acky but think from anxiety
I think you have been worrying more than usual and that might be pushing it up a bit. How many times a day are you talking your blood pressure and why? I have been dealing with high blood pressure for the past 13 years and I only check it every 3 months. It's not unusual for mine to be 165/114. I know that's bad, but that's lower than the 195/115 it had been. Take care, Ally
The systolic is high, but remember, when you put stress on your heart the systolic will increase more than the diastolic. For example, when you exercise your systolic number will go up by 20 to 30 pts whereas your diastolic should only increase 5 to 10 points at most so it makes sense that during times of anxiety your systolic number will be affected more.
Try not taking it for a day or two, it will help lower your anxiety and your BP.
lets see itook it at 6;45 when i got up and than when i got home since it was high this morning i took when got home and i think ive took it about 6 times today. is that bad lol. i know its a lot but i guess its my anxiety getting it going up its still 151/79 right now . i not going take it again today lol. its been so low i had to cut my night pill in half so it not take it down. but this morningnot sure why it was in 146.
i guess thats what bothers me its low most the time than it has days like this its up, just worry something not right with my heart when its up. been taking because dr said take twice a day see what its doing , dont think she meant every hour lol. now my chest feel acky , hope thats just from the anxiety i have caused myself. thanks guys its good to have someone talk to ya are the best.
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