My brother died from a heart disease. He was 4 years older than me. However, the fact of his death never concerned me for linking any genetic relationship until now.
I have felt weak and exhausted for at least 10 years, yet it's getting worse. The only fact I knew was I had very low blood pressure while staying in a hospital one day and on the day for my larporoscopy to remove a few tumors. The nurses took my blood pressure multiple times back then. Those were the only times my blood pressure more accurate.
Having said that, every time I went to the clinic/hospital for yearly physicals, my blood pressure and pulse were all normal. I did tell my primary physician this year that i felt weak and tired. He ordered eletrolyte through blood tests, along with other regular routine blood tests. Nothing came out abnormal.
The fact is that I feel so tired and never have good sleep at night. I do take some natural supplement such as 5-htp, valarian root extract, glycine, and l-theanine to help me not being so alert while sleeping. Since they are not prescribed, they are not really helping much for my sleep. I did try my primary physician prescription for sleeping aid, yet my head hurt and felt funny during the day-time, so I discontinued using it.
I jusy started measuing my blood pressure today many times already.. My sys has been between 89-108, and dia between 50-60, and my heart pulse between 48-70 (plus ONE time all at sudden 108).
It seems that my blood pressure remains pretty consistent, yet my heart pulse flutuates.
If I remember correctly the reason why i went to the heart doctor about 4-5 years ago, was because I felt sometimes my heart was racing from time to time. Thus, the doc ordered a take-home EKG monitor for me. Nothing was abnormal back then.
What happens to me? Why every time I had blood pressure done at hospitals, the range was all normal. Indeed, i felt fine and normal in the hospital. nevertheless, almost everyday whenever I have normal routine at home, I feel so weak. By the way, I have never smoked or drunk. I have a very healthy life style. I even follow CBT in order to fix my sleep problem (not realy help though). I do cardio aerobic 5 days a week, for 25 minutes. I used to do high impact before 2023, before I found out i had disc bulge and a little misaligned lower spine. After a couple of months of physical therapy, I resumed low impact cardio exercises. I also hike and bike once a week for 2 hours.
Guess what, I purposely measured my blood pressure after I did my low impact cardio this morning, my blood pressure was not getting much higher; neither was my pulse it was only 86...