Is it unrealistic to know the cause?
Little bit of background: 35 years old, female, don't drink or smoke, 5'4 - 140 so not exactly in the best of shape.
BP has run high now for about a year - generally 150'ish/90'ish. I am stressed by work etc. and have been fighting them (Kaiser) on going on meds for this.
Well, last Friday I went in to get better allergy meds and pressure was 180/110! Now I am on BP meds - 10mg lisinopril + 12.5 HCTZ and hating the side effects. Can't stop Coughing and can't taste anything!
High blood pressure does run in the family, but is it unrealistic to find the CAUSE of this? I just feel too young to be sentenced to this forcing drop in BP. Aside from the obvious, weight loss, exercise, stress management,etc. Why does this happen?