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My blood pressure was 139/99.

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4/15/2013 8:55:04 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
What do you think I should do?
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4/15/2013 9:31:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
That depends on whether you think you can get to a lower state by taking care of the conditions causing it. If it is weight, sodium, stress, etc driven and you can reduce those conditions relatively shortly, then get on the health kick and make it happen.

If you don't think the above can happen in 4 months, I would go on med's and then make it a goal to get off them. A guy in late 30's on my old team, who was in shape and had high blood pressure, just had a stroke because of it.

It does not seem like such a big deal until your high pressure is pushing blood clots around the circulatory system.
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4/15/2013 9:56:57 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/15/2013 9:31:32 AM, slo1 wrote:
That depends on whether you think you can get to a lower state by taking care of the conditions causing it. If it is weight, sodium, stress, etc driven and you can reduce those conditions relatively shortly, then get on the health kick and make it happen.

If you don't think the above can happen in 4 months, I would go on med's and then make it a goal to get off them. A guy in late 30's on my old team, who was in shape and had high blood pressure, just had a stroke because of it.

It does not seem like such a big deal until your high pressure is pushing blood clots around the circulatory system.

Well my heart was beating at about 120-105 bpm, so...
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4/17/2013 10:49:10 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/15/2013 9:56:57 AM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
At 4/15/2013 9:31:32 AM, slo1 wrote:
That depends on whether you think you can get to a lower state by taking care of the conditions causing it. If it is weight, sodium, stress, etc driven and you can reduce those conditions relatively shortly, then get on the health kick and make it happen.

If you don't think the above can happen in 4 months, I would go on med's and then make it a goal to get off them. A guy in late 30's on my old team, who was in shape and had high blood pressure, just had a stroke because of it.

It does not seem like such a big deal until your high pressure is pushing blood clots around the circulatory system.

Well my heart was beating at about 120-105 bpm, so...

so work it out with your Doc to get your specs in range and start taking care of any environmental things that you can control such as diet.

Good luck.
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4/17/2013 7:43:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/15/2013 8:55:04 AM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
What do you think I should do?

I can promise you that if you run 15-20 minutes a day, 4 days a week that your blood pressure will drop like a rock, and your health will be drastically improved. It is a small investment on better health.
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4/17/2013 7:54:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/15/2013 8:55:04 AM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
What do you think I should do?

That's pretty high for a 19 year old...

When you had it measured, were you more anxious than usual/under any unusual stress/etc.? I'm basically trying to determine if that rate is the norm, or if there are circumstantial conditions that may have spiked it before you had it measured.

Also, did you drink an energy drink before you had it taken?

Lifestyle modifications are probably going to be the best option at this point. Without knowing anything else (your BMI, height/weight/etc, diet), if you are drinking caffeinated beverages -especially energy drinks- now would be an excellent time to stop.

Sodium intake is a concern, but really only if you are eating things like delivery pizza, frozen entrees, an excess of cheetos, or junk food on a regular basis. If you are, stop. If not, then try exercise.

Recognize also that I don't know what kind of lifestyle you lead, so if it is a sedentary one, be more active -but do so gradually. Walking a mile or so a day is a good place to start, if nothing else.

Staying hydrated (by drinking water) will also help.

If you smoke, stop.

I don't know if you take ADD/ADHD medication, but if you do, it might be worth reevaluating your dosage with your general practitioner.
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4/19/2013 6:21:31 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
My BPM was 105-120, it felt really warm in the hospital, I'm kind of anxious around people sometimes, especially new ones, and maybe ill ones, I don't really get on great with my family and my uncle was there, and I also think my salt intake may be a bit high.

It doesn't seem to affect me too much health-wise. I will be starting some hill-sprints though, and if I feel light-headed I will stop.

I do do quite a bit of weight training, and my body-weight and stomach circumference are on the lower side.

Thanks for all the comments.
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4/19/2013 6:24:26 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 4/17/2013 10:49:10 AM, slo1 wrote:
At 4/15/2013 9:56:57 AM, AlbinoBunny wrote:
At 4/15/2013 9:31:32 AM, slo1 wrote:
That depends on whether you think you can get to a lower state by taking care of the conditions causing it. If it is weight, sodium, stress, etc driven and you can reduce those conditions relatively shortly, then get on the health kick and make it happen.

If you don't think the above can happen in 4 months, I would go on med's and then make it a goal to get off them. A guy in late 30's on my old team, who was in shape and had high blood pressure, just had a stroke because of it.

It does not seem like such a big deal until your high pressure is pushing blood clots around the circulatory system.

Well my heart was beating at about 120-105 bpm, so...

so work it out with your Doc to get your specs in range and start taking care of any environmental things that you can control such as diet.

Good luck.

Sounds like a good idea. Oh I was there visiting my dad who's been coughing up blood :(, and I had some important work that I needed to do quite a bit of and hand in soon.
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