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Is HBP dangerous in an 18 year old?
I have bad anxiety and last time I was at the doctor my BP was 169/110. My doctor said it was just white coat hypertension. My question is, at my age, and I'm not overweight and I don't have any other health problems, is it possible that even if I did have HBP, could it kill me this young? And is it possible my arteries could be blocked or narrowed already? He listened to my heart and it sounds perfect, no murmurs
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It's possible that you could have some heart condition at your age, yes- but it doesn't sound like that's what you are dealing with.  Many people have higher BP readings at a doctors office.  If you are really worried, I'd recommend taking your blood pressure regularly and tracking it- you can buy a cuff or they have them available for use at most drug stores.  
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