Help, my mum has high blood pressure and doesn't seem to care, is she at high risk?Watch
She won't go to the doctors as she says that she is not 'obsessive' over her health. She thinks that I am obsessive as I keep fit etc and she ignores any suggestions I give her - such as lifestyle changes. She used to be a nurse and she tells me that its the diastolic reading that is important not the systolic - Im fairly sure its the systolic that that medics look at these days.
She doesn't smoke or drink but she has a sedentary lifestyle and is overweight. What is annoying is that I've been telling her for years that she can't expect to be sedentary and health but theres only so much I can say withoyught her saying that I'm bullying her. She has tried exercise - bought new treadmills, rowing machines etc but she has given up after about a week.
Im concerned that she is going to have a stroke or something Id rather not have the extra worry on my mind but I can't help it.
Do any of your parents have high blood pressure?
Also can high blood pressure be fully reversed if she was motivated to make some lifestyle changes (it would take a miracle)? Or will it always be high?
If this is the only time she has had high blood pressure readings, I wouldn't worry too much about tbh. Maybe check it again in a few weeks to see what it is. Also, both systolic and diastolic readings are important.