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Hypertension

Question
Posted by: Rick stefanko | 2019/01/25

Q.

Blood pressure

Good day. I have the most confounding blood pressure! 1st off I am anxious about it and if worrying about the reading at home check it can be easily 150/90. Within 2 minutes it is back down to 124/78!I can do my cardio exercise bike 40 minutes with EHR 130 and bp 125/82! Could shovel snow for 1/2 hour and show HR 110 bp140/80. I am 59 years old, reasonably fit, slim and on NO MEDS! Just bugged by how "white coaty" my initial checks can be. I am doing these checks at home but still gave that initial anxious readings! Should I be worried?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hypertension expert
- 2019/01/28

You are a good candidate for 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Then one can see over 24 hours how it looks and if hypertension will be diagnosed, or not. Find a dr who will do it for you, but interpret it with knowledge as well. 

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