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Old 11-22-2004, 09:49 AM   #1
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Hi I am only 25 years old and am about 6'2, 190. I have been checking my Blood pressure at stores and its been like 139/84 to 148/89 or 90. so i bought a home monitor just to see if there was a difference. Im averaging 142/84 is that considered really high and why is my blood pressure so high if im not over weight? is it what i eat? what can i do to lower it? thanks. shawn

 
Old 11-22-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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That is a little high. You need to be in the 120/70 range. To lower your blood pressure you might need to eat less fatty foods and more fruits and vegetables, less sugar also. Celery is really good for your blood pressure. I have read that if you eat a couple of stalks a day, it can lower it significantly. If it stays at that number and goes higher certainly see a doctor. Some people have an inherited form of high blood pressure that can only be controlled with medication.

 
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:08 AM   #3
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If you are otherwise healthy, then the most likely cause is inaccurate readings from store and home test machines. Definately get it checked out by a doctor - it's not something to take chances with. But, I have a question - is there something that made you feel the need to start checking your blood pressure in the first place?
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Old 11-23-2004, 02:56 PM   #4
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Thank you for the advice, i have been eating the celery and my BP is now 120/80 119/77 amazing what it did! thank you very much!

Kitten, I have high blood pressure in my family, i have been really stressed and i have MVP. Mitral Valve prolapse. i can feel my heart skip now and then and my breath goes away for a half second. Oher then that i feel fine.! ( :

 
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You're stressed, and you can feel your heart "skip" now and then....

Again, get it checked out just to be sure, since there is a family history of high blood pressure. But... MVP is most likely NOT what you are experiencing. The symptoms you described would probably point to palpitations (PAC - premature atrial contractions, or PVC - premature ventricle contractions), neither of which are usually dangerous.

I'm guessing you ran a search for your symptoms and came up with MVP? It's a possibility, but unless there are other symptoms you haven't described I'd be suprised. Try a search on yahoo health or web MD for palpitations and read the symptoms...

Verify it with a doc, but you're probably a healthy 25 year old
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