Re: help! I'm stressing out!
My father had HBP since early thirties. The last 10 years before his stroke it had been uncontrolled hypertension. He never took his meds, he said they were too expensive. His BP was 200+ over 120-130 for as long as I can remember. After 10 years of ignoring his BP he had a mild stroke at 52. I think prolonged hypertension is the problem more so than short term spikes.
Last edited by Teacupforme; 05-12-2009 at 02:39 AM.