Blood pressure

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Hi I went doctors today & they took my blood pressure they didn't say say thing but I had a look

I researched it when I got back & it says that I have high blood pressure it was 128/80 - if this is high why hasn't my doctor mentioned it???

I'm worried now!

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    Your doctor didn't mention it because that is not high. It's normal

    There's a danger in doing research for health matters . Innacurate information and patients finding serious illnesses to "match " their symptoms when no serious illness exists

    It requires a trained medical professional such as your GP, with all the facts at his fingertips, with your medical history before him, to make a true diagnosis.

    Stay of google for health symptoms

    Youre fine so no more worrying

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    Spot on, mine generally is about the same.

    Anything over 140 is said to be on the border, I am in my sixties, how old are you.

    Been a Pensioner keeps mine down to something like above

    Do not worry all ok

    B.

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      Your reading for your age is spot on, nothing to worry about.

      Before I was started on Statins my blood pressure was upward 140/90 and that was on the accepted limit for a Pensioner.

      I am now at the same limit as you and that is the normal reading for someone at your age. I have just had blood pressure done in hospital and GP and my readings are the same.

      Please stop worrying 

      B.

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    Beautiful blood pressure reading to be honest. And if that is you stressed i am very impressed. Thats not high. Probably better then most of the people even on medications to control their pressure.
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