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So for around the past year, I've been having high blood pressure readings.
It was picked up on a routine check at first, and was 140/90. I was told this was a bit high but nothing to worry about.
On another appointment it was 145/95.
I was then sent on further appointments, and my readings have varied from 140-168/90-100.
Today it was 150/98!
To add some context, I am 24 years old. I smoke socially. I do not take drugs. I exercise a few times a week. I do drink a few times a week (I love red wine).
All of my blood tests and ECG tests are normal.
I am being checked for hyperaldestronism to see if this is possibly the cause.
The only other thing that might explain the readings is that I have slight sleep apnea (very mild).
I am slightly concerned to be getting these readings at my age and it seems doctors are reluctant to put me on medication at the moment.
My questions are, what would usually be the cause of high BP in such a young person, do I need to be on medication and how dangerous are these readings?
Any advice on this would be much appreciated!
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