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Normal for 32 year old to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

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Old 09-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #1
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Normal for 32 year old to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Hi guys,

I've had high blood pressure for about 10 years or so. It tends to hover anywere from 140/90 to 150/100.

I'm about 30 lbs overweight, but I do exercise frequently. I don't have the best diet, but I never thought myself as a problem case.

I also found out that my cholesterol is high (don't have the numbers right now). The doctor was really pushing me to get on lisinopril and lipitor.

My question is... is this a little premature? I feel like these types of issues are generally for older people. Or is this a change in philosophy regarding when to address these issues?

Lastly, is it normal for someone like me to even have these problems? I was reading a little bit about hypertension, and they say most of the time they don't even know what causes it. That scares me a bit.. I feel like there may be some underlying condition that they are just treating the symptoms for.


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Old 09-16-2004, 09:00 AM   #2
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Re: Normal for 32 year old to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

1st off, get the tests done (CBC, Metabolic Function, EKG, Chest Xray, Thyroid Test).

It is not that unusual to have high cholesterol if you are 30 pounds overweight & don't have the best diet. Personally after everything that I have gone through at 33 (I am 5' 11" 151), I would ask my doc. if I could change my diet & lose the 30 pounds before going on meds. Meds. should be a last alternative. My B/P on the meds. hovers around 116/66, but a lot of them have side-effects that make you wish that you never started.

The tests are easy & painless. You might just have a pre-disposition to High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol. If you drink, cut down considerably, if you eat things high in sodium, the same thing goes.

Don't stress. High Blood Pressure can't be cured, but it certainly can come down if you make the proper modifications. Doctors try to scare us as individuals, but take action. You are in control over your own body. If you know that you are 30 pounds overweight, do everything in your power to lose the weight & change your diet. My problem was drinking a 6 pack a night from 22-32. It had an effect on my blood pressure. I made those modifications by quitting, but 120/80 at the doc. isn't good enough on the meds, in his opinion.

Doctors have to make a living as well. They have been limited in this day & age & specialists to checking B/P, looking at blood tests & prescribing. The more appointments, means mor $'s to the doctors. Keep that in mind.

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