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.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.