Am I hypertensive? Panic!

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    I've been measuring my blood pressure because it was high. For three days
    i had the values

    day 1: 140x80
    day 2: 150x100
    day 3: 130x90

    I am 25 yo and a little overweight...

    Sometimes, when i'm in home, it gets 120x100, 140x90, 140x10...
    I went to the doctor and he said, just with my 3 first values, he said that
    i'm gonna need to take the pills for all my life, because I have cronic hypetension... I asked some nurses and
    they said that I am not hypertensive yet, but pre-hypertensive. Changing my lifestyle could help me control my blood presure without any pills.

    I am in panic right now. I don't wanna take these pills forever, you know?
    Is the doctor right concluding that? By the way, he is not a cardiologist, the is a kind of general clinic.
    I can't eat, I am not sleeping...

    Can you guys help me?

    Thanks....
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    (Original post by fernandesrc91)
    I've been measuring my blood pressure because it was high. For three days
    i had the values

    day 1: 140x80
    day 2: 150x100
    day 3: 130x90

    I am 25 yo and a little overweight...

    Sometimes, when i'm in home, it gets 120x100, 140x90, 140x10...
    I went to the doctor and he said, just with my 3 first values, he said that
    i'm gonna need to take the pills for all my life, because I have cronic hypetension... I asked some nurses and
    they said that I am not hypertensive yet, but pre-hypertensive. Changing my lifestyle could help me control my blood presure without any pills.

    I am in panic right now. I don't wanna take these pills forever, you know?
    Is the doctor right concluding that? By the way, he is not a cardiologist, the is a kind of general clinic.
    I can't eat, I am not sleeping...

    Can you guys help me?

    Thanks....
    What weight are you?

    How's your mental health?
    How's your physical health?
    How's your overall lifestyle are you happy with it?
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    95 kg, 1,70m
    I am very anxious because of this problem, taking the drugs forever you know?
    I am doing exercises 3 times week and a low caloric diet.
    My Life style? Well, I am a music student. I spend most of the day practicing piano and other stuffs. I like it but i'm kinda disapointed because of this. I am thinking quitting the college and Just stay in home.

    My blood pressure is always around 14x9, 14x10 and 14x11. I just would like to know if with these values and the ones I listed above, can I be considered hypertensive?
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    If you're consistently reading above 140/90, then yes, you're hypertensive. First port of call would be to reduce your weight. You're currently classed as obese with those stats.
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    (Original post by fernandesrc91)
    95 kg, 1,70m
    I am very anxious because of this problem, taking the drugs forever you know?
    I am doing exercises 3 times week and a low caloric diet.
    My Life style? Well, I am a music student. I spend most of the day practicing piano and other stuffs. I like it but i'm kinda disapointed because of this. I am thinking quitting the college and Just stay in home.

    My blood pressure is always around 14x9, 14x10 and 14x11. I just would like to know if with these values and the ones I listed above, can I be considered hypertensive?
    What exercise are you doing? It should really be good cardiovascular exercise 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes at a time. You don't have to go overboard, but it should be enough to get you feeling a bit out of breath, a bit warm/sweaty and to get your heart rate up a bit.*
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    My BP is not always above 14x9. Sometimes i get 12x10, 13x9. Reached 11x8 a few days ago. O could say that the measures above and below these values are most the same. The doctor knew that and said that i was already hypertensive. Is he actually right?

    I am walking 30-60 minutes, 3 times a week. Thats all that i have time for.
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    You can't make a diagnosis of hypertension based on those 3 readings. If you're worried, best would be to take readings 2/3 times a day for a week, then see what the average is.

    Most probably at your age, the doctor won't start any medications though, unless it's consistently very high (160+).

    Diet and exercise will help. Google will help you a lot here
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    Hey Guys.

    I've been doing some research, and I found out that losing weight can actually lower the blood presure by itself. Doing some exercise 3 times a week (all that I have time for), almost no salt and basically eating fruits, rice... I already lost like 6 kg (13 ponds) in like 2 weeks. My blood pressure reached 13x9 today, 12x10 a few days ago, but I'm not sure if its the pills that are lowering it. I mean, seems like the pills are not making any effect, because I've been get values like this before I start tooking them, 15 days ago.
    The only difference is that I'm trying to get calm when I do my BP measures. By the way, every time i got values above 140, I was actually nervous. Even after days taking the pills, my BP started getting even higher (15x9,15x10 and so)!



    Like I said the nurses told me that these are a pre-hypertensive values, meaning that I'm not hypertensive yet (14x8 was the first measure), but I am worried because the doctor said that I already was, you know? That just doesn't make any sense!
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    (Original post by fernandesrc91)
    Hey Guys.

    I've been doing some research, and I found out that losing weight can actually lower the blood presure by itself. Doing some exercise 3 times a week (all that I have time for), almost no salt and basically eating fruits, rice... I already lost like 6 kg (13 ponds) in like 2 weeks. My blood pressure reached 13x9 today, 12x10 a few days ago, but I'm not sure if its the pills that are lowering it. I mean, seems like the pills are not making any effect, because I've been get values like this before I start tooking them, 15 days ago.
    The only difference is that I'm trying to get calm when I do my BP measures. By the way, every time i got values above 140, I was actually nervous. Even after days taking the pills, my BP started getting even higher (15x9,15x10 and so)!



    Like I said the nurses told me that these are a pre-hypertensive values, meaning that I'm not hypertensive yet (14x8 was the first measure), but I am worried because the doctor said that I already was, you know? That just doesn't make any sense!
    These values you're posting aren't really making sense. By 14x8, do you mean 140/80?

    Anything above 140/90 is hypertension. "Pre-hypertension" is anything between 120 and 139 systolic.

    All in all, I think you're getting yourself a little worked up over this. There's no need to obsessively measure your blood pressure. Just keep focusing on losing weight and the problem will solve itself.
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    Hi. I'm here to say some News about my treatment. Aftet almost 3 months taking losartan and losing weight, my bp is now 130x80… but there are two questiona about some things that happened a few days ago.

    1: 2 days ago, I went to the same doctor (I am still looking for a Good doctor). My bp was 130x80, and I am getting this value without or without the meds. I didn't had my pills that morning, so I got this value without the pills. Can I understand that I am not actually Hypertensive and I'm overreacting?

    2: The doctor, even with the bp not so high (as far as I know, this measure is considered normal), Said that I would need to take two pills instead of one. This Just don't make any sense. I am afraid to follow the doctor's orientation. What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance.
 
 
 
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