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High blood pressure

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bearofnothingness Wed 15-Jun-16 07:56:09

Not sure what I can do to lowe this! Practice Nurse says it's on the cusp of being high but i am relatively fit, size 14 a little overweight (11 stone 5 ft 6) dont' smoke, probably binge drink sat nights and exercise moderately. any ideas what i can do before I see dr for proper apointment>?

MidMay Wed 15-Jun-16 13:07:17

Any you on medication - hormonal contraception?

Stress - can play a big part to increasing blood pressure. Is this significant?

White coat syndrome - BP often raised when medical staff taking it. Ask for a 24hr tape as that might highlight patterns eg is it high at work?

BP often increases around time of menopause too.

bearofnothingness Wed 15-Jun-16 21:38:59

have Mirena coil, am a bit stressed with work and probably menopausal too

Tanfastic Wed 15-Jun-16 21:45:59

As other poster says, you need a 24 hour monitor. Mine is always high at the docs. Same age and similar height and weight to you. When I was strapped up to the 24 hour monitor it showed when I was at home pottering about and asleep it was completely normal. When I was racing about at work it was on the high side. Was told they only medicate if it were high when I was resting/asleep.

SealSong Wed 15-Jun-16 22:01:58

Sorry to butt in, but where do you get a 24 hour monitor? Can the GP loan them?

Tanfastic Wed 15-Jun-16 22:37:13

Mine was offered to me by the nurse when I was on my pill check up and she noticed my be was high. This was years ago mind...

MidMay Thu 16-Jun-16 08:11:21

Seal it is something the GP organises if you've been displaying with high BP. If you are concerned about yours, perhaps have a word with your practice nurse.

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