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Old 11-09-2009, 02:46 AM   #1
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blood pressure of 160 over 110

my blood pressure has been 160 over 110, been tested 3 times in last week, lowest was 160 over 105
im 40 male
is there any danger in this, you get told all sort of things like stroke or heart attack any day to the doctor saying its high but nothing else, the doctor did put me on tablets for it
how bad is it??
chest always feels like i can feel my heart beating, hard to sleep at night because of it, after eating is worse too, often get blurry eyes for no reason but is only for a minute or 2 now and then, i wake with sore back, lower right side is very sore to the point i have to help myself out of bed, after i walk around for a while im ok then

any thoughts thanks

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Old 11-09-2009, 03:14 AM   #2
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

I am not sure exactly what you want to hear? Men can't tolerate a high blood pressures as well as women but the number that is concerning is the lower number which is telling you that your heart isn't resting....So be sure you take your medicine but if it isn't bringing your pressure down then perhaps you need to see the doctor for a possible increase. Whatever is causing your pressure to be so high you need to fix...what did the doctor say you should do?

 
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:30 AM   #3
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

just gave me tablets and is checking ever 2 days
got to check my diet too, my cholesterol was just over 9
just wondering how dangerous it really is??

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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

consideriong ALL of your symptoms here, have they actually checked out your kidneys? doing the blood labs, and a UA to check for even a trace of protien(protien in ones UA is one of the earliest signs of a possible kidney disease) would show if this is at all related to some type of kidney issue. also obtaining an ultrasound on the whole abdominal would also show a few other things(what could be actually creating the back pain?) and mostly how those kidneys actually 'look' in there.

i am only mentioning the kidneys as it IS the release of renin from the kidneys and adrenal glands that really impact blood pressures overall. but by the same token, the BPs also impact the kidney functions too. its kind of odd but thats how it really does work. there are just many different types of kidney diseaes out there that wont show symptoms or even real changes in the blood labs til a particular 'threshold' is passed with function impairment. i have one of these types of kidney diseases that i was actually born with but did not have a clue til our then 12 year old son got deathly ill from it. that is when i, and the hubby had to have an US done that showed very extensive polycystic kidney disease going on in my kidneys(this was an inherited disease so thats why we had to find out where it came from). but the insane thing was my labs then(1999) and now are actually STILL within the normal ranges. i was actually like 39 years old when i found out i even had this my whole life? but my kidneys and my liver too are really heavily damaged, just not enough to show function impairment yet. but they will eventually change, probably much sooner than later.

this is just one real possibility that may explain all or many of your real symptoms that really just does need to be checked into and at the very least, ruled out. you can never really totally rely ONLY upon blood labs when looking at the possibility of some type of organ issues or disease process going on, they just wont change right away with many types of problems. so it does take that look inside too in order to really get that whole picture. you just would never ever think, based upon ONLY my perfect blood labs that i have as much really extensive damage in those organs as i do. i would just really get this looked into right now as in depth as needed to really just 'see'. hopefully this is only a BP issue in and of itself and not something underlying that is casuing it in you. good luck and please do keep us posted,marcia
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:28 AM   #5
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

they havnt done any testing at all, im back at the doctors in nest 2 days, going to speak to doc then about kidneys, the doc was wandering if its stress induced is that likely ??, life isnt easy but i dont think im stressed over it

 
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

glad you are going to be seeing your doc soon. while stress can impact the BPs we have, "generally" it would usually at least stay within about ten millimeters of mercury and not really over the top like yours is,ya know? espescially if you are actually taking high BP meds? but that does not mean at all that it cannot occur in us. everyones individual body physiology is just very different and can react in very different ways to the very same things, or stimuli. but considering ALL of your ongoing symptoms, i would seriously discuss the kidneys being tested with your doc. its just one real possibility that should be at the very least, looked into and ruled in or out right now.

just getting the blood labs and that very important UA to check for ANY traces of protien then the US(if needed,or your UA shows a positive for protien) would really give you and your doc the best possible picture of the kidneys overall. like i mentioned before, finding traces of protien in your UA just IS one of the very earliest signs of underlying kidney issues/disease. so chances are, if that shows up, that US would be needed just to see what may be going on with the kidneys, even if your kidney labs come out within the norm ranges. its that protien that REALLY shows more with kidney disease, trust me on that one. hopefully they can find an actual reason for the high BPs, your systolic and espescially that diastolic(lower number) really are up there. your diastolic should just be much lower and never actually in the triple digits. its not resting like someone else mentioned here already, so its a workin pretty hard. your systolic(upper) number is during the contraction phase while that diastolic is the "resting' phase. please let us know what you find out. Marcia
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

hey james, just wondering how you are doing and if you have seen your doc yet? let me know when you can. marcia
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:55 AM   #8
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

Hi Marcia,
Ive been put on enalapril and amlodipine and zoloft tablets for stress
last thursday my pressure was 160 over 95, ive had blood tests after i asked to get some from doctor, ill get results tomorrow, ill ask what protein levels are
In general feeling terrible can hardly walk around or even walk feel so tired even after sleeping, i work 12 hr shifts and im exhausted by the time i get home from work
I dont know if the way im feeling is just all in my head or my body is telling me something, bugger being 40 LOL
I had a blood clot in my lower leg earlier in the year now this, i had my leg ultrasounded to make sure the clot was gone and theres no sign of it anymore which is good

 
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

thanks for answering so quickly james, was just wondering about how things were going for you. did the doc actually have you do a UA (a urine test) to check for protein? i am just not too certain about what protein in the blood would mean vs what i definitely know about the protien in the urine being indicative of kidney disease. it would have been kind of nice to have had the kidneys ultrasounded when they were also checking for that clot too ya know? i went thru my own 'possible clot' scare a few years ago too.

sooo, your BPs are still way up there now too? was this WITH the high BP meds? my hubby has this same problem with being on them and still having some up there types of BPs as well. cannot seem to get those suckers down.

depending upon just what the bloodwork states as to your kidney functions, i would still ask your doc to do that UA for protein traces. this is just one very definitive way to know for certain when any protein is just present in ones urine. it is actually more reliable than doing the kindney function tests with blood since lab numbers just will NOT a actually change til that certain level of damage or true impairment of functions just reaches that 'magic' threshold level too. i had the "traces' of the protein show up during my fire dept exam many years before i even knew i had some insane inherted type of kidney disease going on(this was a company that came in and checked out only certain things and my results were given to me by my chief and NOT an actual doc. i had no clue about what the protein actually ment and neither did he). i found out around age 39? or so. the thing is, all my labs were still all within the normal ranges despite very very heavy cystic damage going on in both kidneys and my liver. they are like three times as bad now with extreme enlargement even and STILL all my kidney and liver labs are within the midrange normal. unbelieveable actually when you look at a huge mess upon ultrasound. this is why doing that UA for protein and also having just an ultrasound done on them is a much clearer better picture to find underlying kidney disease wayy before labs actually start to even go out of range. thats just how the lab stuff actually works unfortuently. by the time actual changes start occuring within the labs, in many cases, the damage is getting pretty impactful upon functions. you just REALLY need to know the WHOLE and true picture here and NOT only labs. this just really needs to be fully ruled out as the possible underlying reason for the high BPs, thats all james. you want to know for sure. and that protein would in almost every case,just be present WAY before any labs change,so thats just what HAS to be checked out with a UA. its just that how that protein ends up in your urine actually occurs within the kidneys themselves kind of thing? thats why i am not too certain about any protein circulating within the actual blood would even be the same type of thing here with what needs to be really checked out? it could, but i just don;t know that part. just make certain to ask your doc about that part. good luck with the results james and let me know what you find out,K? marcia
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:51 PM   #10
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Re: blood pressure of 160 over 110

My bp was up this weekend, it's been on borderline for the past year or 2. Last Saturday, it was 152/105, yesterday, 157/107 and today 160/110. I am a female, 35 yrs old, 155 lbs. I was 185 lbs and tried the calorie count (1200 calories) in the beginning of the year. I stopped the calorie count after 2 months but still loosing weight or maintaining the weight regardless of how much I eat.
I have constant migraine headache, stiff neck, sore arms and legs on my right side. I felt very uncomfortable on the right side. I felt this pain on and off for 4 years already. I went to different specialist and diagnosed with severe migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, liver problem, raptured ear drum on the right ear and TMJ. I had MRI of the head and abdomen but everything was ok.
I just had a series of blood test today and scheduled an MRI of the head and spine to rule out other stuff.
Am I already considered hypertensive or it can be temporary? My doctor didn't prescribe any medication until we get the result of the blood test. I was so upset/mad yesterday, I couldn't breath, had chills and had teribble headache and pain on the right side of the neck and arms. I thought something will happen to me.


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my blood pressure has been 160 over 110, been tested 3 times in last week, lowest was 160 over 105
im 40 male
is there any danger in this, you get told all sort of things like stroke or heart attack any day to the doctor saying its high but nothing else, the doctor did put me on tablets for it
how bad is it??
chest always feels like i can feel my heart beating, hard to sleep at night because of it, after eating is worse too, often get blurry eyes for no reason but is only for a minute or 2 now and then, i wake with sore back, lower right side is very sore to the point i have to help myself out of bed, after i walk around for a while im ok then

any thoughts thanks

 
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