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Old 03-11-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Extremely high blood pressure at 20 years old

Hi,
I just took a blood pressure test at a drug store for kicks --- and i ended up with 171/100... and from the research i've done I believe that is pretty high.

I am a relatively healthy 20 year old. I do currently have some sort of cold however, I believe it may be viral as i've had it for a month or so now and still have not gone to a doctor. I think I suffer from anxiety as I am a 2nd year university student and even though I don't get stressed easily I am constantly worrying about things.

thank you in advance for any advice i get,
seb

oh, my pulse also registered at 100.

 
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Re: Extremely high blood pressure at 20 years old

171/100 is high for a healthy 20 year old and a pulse of 100 is a little high.

Are you taking a lot of cold medication maybe? Anything or medication, legal or otherwise?

 
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Re: Extremely high blood pressure at 20 years old

Aside from drinking quite a bit lately, no. nothing else really.

If it means anything i think i felt my heart start to beat faster as the machine was taking my blood pressure - as I get extremely nervous about these types of things.

 
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Re: Extremely high blood pressure at 20 years old

I would take it again and see if it's high.

 
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Re: Extremely high blood pressure at 20 years old

Also, please keep in mind that drug store machines often aren't well calibrated and don't give accurate readings. For a better reading, I'd recommend going to your doctor or dropping in at the university clinic.

 
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