Yes, you can certainly have both essential hypertension and coronary artery disease and need to be treated for both. So, based on what the doctor told you, this is the case? I hope you get to feeling better soon, and when your blood pressure comes down, I think you will. Thanks for posting back to us.
Well I saw my DR. and he said the stent,s were fine and my heart was good,
I had a small amout of damage when my BP went this high and they took me to the
ER, ended up I needed 3 stent,s ,,the DR. said I just have high BP and I will need
the meds the rest of my life, with my heart like it is I just can not do any strenous
thing,have to take it easy, so thank you guys for helping ,sometime,s one thing has nothing to do with the other.
BrokenPen is right. 214/108 is way too high. You probably do not even feel well at that blood pressure. I never did, when mine was that high. Good luck, Woman. Be the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Do let us know how you are doing.
214/108 is too high. You should not keep silent and wait for an appointment. Such high blood pressure is not at all to your coronary arteries, and you need to know the cause quickly and treat it.
If you read my reply, my advice is to seek for urgent help in the emergency department. Staying like this is very dangerous, and you are putting your life and internal organs at risk of thrombosis and hemorrage.
The other night I changed my clothes and put on my gown,,I sat down and checked my Bp and is was 214/ 108 if I do anything it goes up.
Thanks for your help ,I do not know whats going on but I see my heart DR. today
and i will let you guys know what he says,, Thanks
ed34, I do think you are onto something. I doubt that what happened to you was a coincidence, since it happened more than once. It certainly is true that the heart is part of the blood pressure system, so maybe you are right in your theory that when the heart works more efficiently, the body does not need to generate as high a blood pressure. Also, if you had more pain/discomfort when you had the blockages, then that in itself could trigger elevated blood pressure.
For myself, when I had a bad aortic valve, my blood pressure was sky-high and did not respond at all to antihypertensive medication. I had severe backflow of blood through the valve, and one of the body's compensating mechanisms was to increase my blood pressure. The body tries very hard to get adequate circulation to all cells, and squeezing those vessels harder is one way to do it. Now, after valve replacement surgery, I still have hypertension, but it does respond to medication. I probably have "essential" hypertension in addition to my valve issues. The valve problems run on one side of my family, and essential hypertension is very strong on the other side of the family.
It seems like Southern_woman needs more answers from her doctor.
I am not sure why, but after my triple bypass, my blood pressure dropped quite a lot and was in the low/normal range. When my Ramapril was stopped, it raised to be in the middle of the normal band. Three months later when my bypass failed, it rose sharply again. The only thing I can think of is that when the heart can't work so efficiently the body has to compensate by raising the pressure. I could be wrong and it could just be coincidence.
As far as I know, coronary stents won't do anything to correct high blood pressure. Blocked coronary arteries don't cause high blood pressure, so getting stents implanted doesn't bring your blood pressure down. Most people with high blood pressure have to take medication for it. Living a healthy lifestyle will help also, but if the high blood pressure is severe, medication is almost always required.
Whether you will always have high blood pressure depends on the cause. For instance, if you have adrenal disease, that can cause high blood pressure. If doctors can determine a specific, treatable cause for your high blood pressure, you might be able to reverse it by addressing the cause.
For the vast majority of people, though, the cause of high blood pressure remains unknown. Therefore, most people with high blood pressure will need to be treated with blood pressure medication. Fortunately, there are many good, cheap, blood pressure medications that have relatively few side effects.
Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon.
When you say it 'goes high', I am a bit confused. Does it start off low in the morning and then keep climbing? or is it high most of the time?
Have you been given any medication to help control this? and are you on beta blockers?
Do you know what your average blood pressure is?