17 years old, 140 lbs, 5'7", male -- When I'm relaxed at my house, my readings are from 110-125/60-75. 112-115/65-70 seems to be most frequent. Are these pressures good for at home? I know they're great in a docs office (but I'm sure I would have 140/80 or so in a docs office, though), but do you think they should be like 100/60 or so at the house?
I would love to get a hold of a doctor and ask him some questions about blood pressure, but I don't have insurance so...
I'm just concerned because high blood pressure is something I never want to get. I fret the day I have to go to the doctor and they have to take my blood pressure -- I get so worried when taking my BP around any other ppl.
When I'm honestly relaxed it is <=120/<=75 (rarely higher), but when my BP is somewhat elevated that worries me because I'm not sure which one is my REAL BP so I continue to take readings. I wish I had access to a healthy individuals ambulatory BP monitoring results... I would just like to see how much a healhy persons BP really does vary.
What you focus on becomes magnified. If you focus on your fear of the possibility of someday getting high blood pressure, that's the energy you are sending out. And guess what, you will probably create that (it may boomerang back to you) in your life. Why don't you think of yourself as a very healthy person, be positive and thankful that you have this wonderful, young healthy body. Then if you eat healthy (most of the time) and get exercise you will reinforce your thinking. If you are into fitness, you may want to check out a body builder named Tom Venuto--he has a lot of good, practical advice (free on line). The best to you!
Your resting numbers sound really good. Don't worry about them, especially at 17. Try to keep a healthy weight, get moderate exercise and try to eat a heathly diet most of the time.
Wheather or not you evenually develop hight blood pressure depends on a lot of things, some you can influence like diet and exercise, and some you can't like family history.
As for "normal" blood pressure, normal good varies from person to person and is also somewhat dependent on your size. My doctor is about 5 foot 2 inches and probably barely weighs 100 pounds. Her average bp is in the 90s/50s. I am 5 foot 6 inches and my ideal weight would be about 135, but my normal blood pressure wouldn't be expected to be as low as that of my doctor. Physical conditioning also plays a part. Serious runners tend to have low heartrates and blood pressure, because of the type of exercise they get.
So stop worrying about your blood pressure and get on with being 17.