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I am currently a 21 year old male.
I've been told by my doctor that my blood pressure was relatively high about 2-3 years ago which affected my heart muscle quite a bit. I told the doctor I had high intake of sodium and oily food due to stress and my weight was an estimate of 92kg, at 1.79m tall. And we have been monitoring my condition since then, I did some couple urine and blood test as well as a sleep study. It all turned out to be fine, no particular problem found. Currently, I am not on any medication.
Ever since then, I've been trying regular efforts to cut down on my daily intake of deep-fried food and salt. I have also lost some weight since then (approx 10kg since 1 year ago?). There was significant change in my blood pressure since then whenever I measured at home (130/90mmHg). However, whenever I measured it at the hospital before my appointment, it seems to hit 140/90 mmHg. I think it could also be the fear that I would find out that my health have deteriorated for the worst during my appointment which led to a spike.
I've told my doctor about my concern and was scheduled a 24-ABP monitoring sometime next month. Now, I am worried that I will get overly nervous during my monitoring and somehow affect my results. What should I do?
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