I would suggest you stop worrying. The doctor is not concerned because he probably thinks the higher systolic number is due to anxiety. If you are really worried, purchase a home BP monitor and keep track of it for yourself. If you get consitantly high systolic readings you can make another appointment and discuss it with your doctor. In the meantime, relax
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I don't think you have much to worry about at all. You said you have been anxious lately so that wll definately raise your BP. As long as your Dr. isn't concerned, I think I would leave it be and have one less thing to worry about.
Wishing you all the best...JJ....
When you come to the end of your rope..tie a knot and hang on!
What types of health issues? A higher blood pressure can be a sign of something else that is wrong with the body or metabolism.
Have you had any other blood pressure readings since your 147/76?
Hey machaon...basically 6 weeks ago i decided to lose weight, i was 5ft 11, inactive, ate junk and weighed 14st
I switched to lots of fruit n veg, NO junk food, some nuts, a little fish and some lean meat etc, took up running and weight training again.
Ive lost a stone... But its played havoc with...my digestive system making me quite irregular so to speak, but i dont think its related...
As to other measurements, nope, last one before was 6 months ago (when i was fat) and that was at the docs for a check up too... it was 130/70 then i think... so its odd that its gone up despite me being in much better shape..