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I've posted before re tortuous artery and am awaiting further test results
Just back from ct angiogram and wanted some feedback re blood pressure
Am currently on beta blockers previous blood pressure reading was 156/97 today it was 155/85 is this still considered to be high ?
I'm awaiting results from echo and ct angio so fingers crossed all ok
Many thanks in advance for any reassurance
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You don't tell us how old you are which may have a bearing on whether 155/85 is high.
As a comparison I am 55 and would be fairly relaxed about those figures if they were mine.
I'd go back to your doctor and ask her or a practice nurse if you want peace of mind.
Many thanks for ur reply
I am 52 , currently experiencing other symptoms like breathless on excertion, indegestion like pain, lightheadedness and have been put on beta blockers to help ...blood pressure was higher so beta blocker doing its job 😊 Awaiting results from other tests so hopefully all will be good
Once again many thanks
Have good day x
Those symptoms all sound familiar.
I have been prescribed Statins, Beta Blockers, ACE Inhibitors, An Anticoagulant and Calcium Channel Blockers to control my High BP, AF and TIA symptoms. As my treatment has progressed the dosages have changed and so some symtoms have diminished as others have come to the fore.
Fortunately I have had excellent advice from my GP and the hospital based consultants who all talk to each other and talk to me and advised me what was likely to happen each time they made a change and why they were making the change.
Thanks for your reply it's very helpful and also interesting to hear from others in same situation
May I ask what the health issue is with your heart / blood pressure as I'm currently awaiting results
Many thanks and wish you good health
I'm 57 and my doctor tells me that any reading for the bottom number over 80 is a cause for concern, even with a low top number like 117-120. He keeps having me come back for readings, and is talking about putting me on a low dose med. Here is the latest article in the U.S discussing the new guidelines. http://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2017/11/08/11/47/mon-5pm-bp-guideline-aha-2017
Many thanks for your reply
Yes it's confusing as some say it's not high but when I check out charts etc it says in the low high area and cardiac nurse says it's still higher than should be !
It has come down from previous readings so am heading in right direction thankfully
Wishing you good health
I don’t know anymore. Kinda fed up with the whole thing. These BP meds are horrible
If one can make lifestyle changes and reduce it I think that’s best. These drugs are killing people by making them so sick
Yes I agree it's very confusing!
And as for lifestyle I don't smoke drink well below the "recommended units" have a reasonably physical job but am slightly overweight ! Am trying to keep stress level low as well
Meds make me feel very lethargic and hopefully once results are in from tests I can come off them fingers crossed
Wishing you good health
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