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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is a reading of 140 (systolic) over 90 (diastolic), or higher and can often lead to heart disease and can often be made worse by high-salt diets. Discuss topics including good low-salt diets, heart disease and treatments.

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Blood Pressure Readings

Hi, i just have a very quick question. I was concerned i might have high blood pressure, i have minor tinnitus that comes and goes, and my ENT and family doc thought it might be allergy related. But i read that it could be a sign of high blood pressure. Ive never been told i had high blood pressure in the past. Today i was feeling a little stressed at work, i know you cant feel blood pressure, but it felt high. So i left work, and had my wife check it at her office, and i got two readings of 135/90 and 141/93. Seems in the normal range for not being 100% relaxed/being on the move during work hours. So i went to the local pharmacy and had their machine do a test, i got 156/94, 144/97 and 143/98. Im 29, 5'10, 168lbs, not overly active, i do light exercise, but i am a little out of shape. Just wondering if these are readings i should be concerned about? I probably wasnt relaxed at the pharmacy, as i drove there, and went in and sat down and tried it. I tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac, so it doesnt help, haha.
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High blood pressure is diagnosed as three consecutive readings over 130/90 in a period of several weeks. When you start taking multiple readings they will almost always increase. You should also never trust drug store testing units as they are over used and seldom maintained.

You should start by taking your BP everyday at the same time and track it for a few weeks. If you see consistent readings over 130/90 go see your doctor about a diagnosis and treatment. FYI, the BO tracker here is a great way to track it, feel free to look at mine.

Jon
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Hi my name is john anyways i have hi bloodpressure. i take nifediac cc 30mgs 1 time a day and metoprolol 12.5 mgs 2 times a day. and hydralazine 25mgs up two 3 times a day if my bp is greater than 150/90 im also takeing methadone but im weaning off of it i was at 80mgs now im at 69mgs 2 mgs a week decrease at the methadone clinic. anyways im suppose to get a angiogram but i was scared to have it done at this time. the problem is my bp seems to be running low ,but the doctor dosent think so. 111/59,115/60 etc. so i dont know.im always drousy. i do get alot of chest pains. when i go to the ER they do ekg blood test always comes up negitive. i do smoke i  do need to quit , sometimes while im smokeing i get chest pains. but when i have gas i do also.dop you think the bp readings are to low ,im 59 yrs. old to be 60 feb.1st. ponco is my nick name on this site thank you.
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