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Hypertension

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Posted by: | 2020/06/24

Q.

Anxiety due to Covid-19 gave me a blood pressure of 140/60

hi, i'm a 17 year old male, 6ft. 88kg wt....All this started a month back, when i worked out a little harder,my throat felt dry and chest felt a little heavy while breathing.I got scared and thought that I have corona virus. I started searching online about the symptoms.i was always worrying. Then i started to get jerky motions while i was at rest.Again I got scared.So, i started checking my blood pressure again and again.3-4 times a day. My parents also started to worry.Now i feel those jerks all the time, while sitting,standing, sleeping...when i'm busy..my mind does not divert to think about it..but i still know its there. Its difficult to fall asleep now.when i went to the doctor,they said either not to think about it or take meds for sometime...I do not want to get hooked on any meds...please help me... whenever i check my blood pressure...its around 140 systolic and 60 dystolic...i would not be that worried if it was 140/90 which is regular hypertension...but it is different which freaks me out.the dystolic is too low always.. and my heart beats so HARD ,so forcefully...like when i'm resting, i can literally feel every beat...through my chest,stomach area,arms, wrist....and its constant..its been around a month now...i can't stay as still as i used to. i just need details why this is happening and how can i stop it i have some questions: 1. can i recover naturally with exercise, diet,meditation etc?if yes ,then how long will it take? 2.is this anxiety or a heart condition? 3. how to ignore those hard heart beats? 4.can i do heavy exercises..because when i try to do those, my heart feels like it may explode. please help,thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hypertension expert
- 2020/06/25

This diagnosis is anxiety. Important, it is a diagnosis and should thus not be ignored, but treated, see your GP, and a psycologist, and if that does not help, please see a  psychiatrist. Mental illnesses are diseases like all other diseases and should be treated as such. Totally out of fashion to regard it in a different way. We are in an extremely challenging situation with this virus. 

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