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    Concerned about blood pressure

    I went to the doctors and during my appointment I got my blood pressure checked for the first time in a couple of years and it was high. The doctor didn't seem too concerned and said it could be because of anxiety and to get it tested when I have an appointment again in a few months. Once I got home I used a blood pressure monitor that my family has at home. The result I got was 148 91 which is stage 2 hypertension. I was still a little anxious when I took the test this time around and apparently the results of the blood pressure monitor we have at home can be inaccurate sometimes giving slightly higher readings, although from what I remember the result was similar to the one I got from the first test at the doctors. I also had caffeine before testing myself which may have affected the results. Regardless I am very worried about this, especially since I'm only 22 and this isn't an issue that is normal for people my age.

    Does anyone have experience with this issue?
    Last edited by HillyBerrington; 22-06-21 at 11:52.

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    Re: Concerned about blood pressure

    You need to do it when you are relaxed and not stressed out.

    One or two bad readings doesn't mean anything bad to be honest.

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