Do you have associated symptoms like dizziness,headache,lightheadedness?>>noHave you monitored your blood pressure regularly?>>somewhatWhat is the current blood pressure reading?>>3 yrs later, its still 150/100Any other medical history?>>noAre you taking any medications?>>noStress and anxiety?>>stress, yes.Fast heart rate,sweating,chest pain,heaviness in chest?>>noWhat is your occupation?>>writer/salesAre you overweight?>>3 yrs ago i wasnt. now i am 40 lbs overweight.Any other investigations so far?>>no
1. i have an extremely healthy diet. i eat 1400 cals a day. no salt, no sugar, no carbs, no junk food. i have eaten this way for almost a decade.
2. i am a gym rat. i work out 7 hrs a week including 5 hrs of cardio + 2 hours of weight training.
i am asking you to evaluate if his statement is correct. ie since the two numbers are spread very far apart 150/100, does that mean its NOT heart disease/high blood pressure?
i have never smoked.
As such inflammation in the body can result in a elevated blood pressure reading.But this is temporary and should resolve as the condition is healed.
But if the reading is persistently high(150/100 on three different occasions the patient is considered borderline Stage II hypertension.
youre not answering the question:
1. does a big spread between the 2 numbers mean inflammation instead of a high blood pressure issue?
2. if so, how does one find the cause/source of the inflammation?
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Well firstly blood pressure of 150/100 mm Hg is not a serious condition.
And the numeric difference between your systolic and diastolic blood pressure is called your pulse pressure.
Generally, a pulse pressure greater than 40 mm Hg is abnormal.
A pulse pressure lower than 40 may mean you have poor heart function, while a higher pulse pressure may mean your heart's valves are leaky (valve regurgitation). The most important cause of elevated pulse pressure is stiffness of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The stiffness may be due to high blood pressure or fatty deposits on the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
Other conditions including severe iron deficiency (anemia) and overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism),infection/inflammation can increase pulse pressure as well.
As you are physically active and taking good diet so chances of any blockage are less.
So further echocardiography,Ambulatory 24 hr blood pressure monitoring,Lipid panel,CBC,ESR and a clinical examination by a Cardiologist for a clinical examination if your blood pressure persists high.
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you still havent answered the question....
does the spread in the numbers have any relevance to you that would steer you AWAY FROM a high blood pressure diagnosis?
Well spread in numbers(difference between systolic and diastolic numbers) can be caused due to anemia,Thyroid dysfunction,Infection apart from high blood pressure.
So further blood work like CBC,Thyroid function test should be done to rule out other possible causes.
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