I am 39yrs old, white, male, nonsmoker, occasional drinker < 2 drinks per week. I have been exercising using the same routine for more than 20 years. 15-20 miles per week running, 3 days upper body, 1-2 days swimming. I eat basically the same type and amounts of food since the inception of this routine. I currently have a blood pressure 149/90. During runs I get tired momentarily, jog for 20-30 seconds then am fine again for another .5- 1 mile. Runs are at least 5 miles in length. Usually I feel better after runs, but lately feel drained -slight headache.
Your blood pressure is elevated at rest, and it may worsen with exertion. You should visit your primary physician and if your blood pressure is elevated then medical therapy should be started (since it sounds as if you already have implemented appropriate lifestyle modifications). I would recommend hydrochlorothiazide as a first line agent.
Why do you think you have exercise induced hypertension? I have been diagnosed with it myself from treadmill testing reaching a peak of 220/100 at pulse rate of 170 or so. My resting bp is 110/70. Further research I have done however shows this bp to be fairly common in endurance trained athletes.
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