the hypertensive post

hypertension

at first i thought it was just jetlag.  i was feeling light-headed and i get occasional blurred and double vision as i was using my office computer.  the next day, i still felt the same so i got my digital blood pressure monitor and checked my vitals:  systole 160/ diastole 100, pulse 80/min.  i mumbled.. ‘fuuuck’. 

‘normal human daily blood pressure range can vary widely, so any single blood pressure monitor reading is not reliable.  bp monitor readings must be taken at different times of day, to determine average blood pressure levels over time.’

bp-chart

using this blood pressure chart by vaughn, a systole 160/ diastole 100 can be classified as pre-moderate stage 2.  i did monitored my average and it was the same.  the only reason i can blame for this was my diet, i wasn’t stressed out or anything but i did consumed a lot of fatty and salty food when i was on days off, likely my cholesterol level is also high.

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2 responses to “the hypertensive post

  1. rob go google on JNC 7 on the latest on HTN…As you know, your diet is not the only factor to cause it. HTN is systemic, so be vigilant on anything. Being asymptomatic doesn’t mean you’re normal more so if signs kick in.

    • just got this from jnc 7 on htn: “the BP goal for a patient without DM or renal disease is less than 140/90; however it is still considered prehypertensive at ranges 120-140/80-89. the prehypertensive patient should be treated with lifestyle modification.”

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