Blood pressure has lowered

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Hi, i am 20 years old and I have been on hrt currently for just over 4 years, I developed hypertension in that time and been on beta blockers for the last 3 years, my blood pressure usually ranges between 160/90 and 140/90 depending but I went to the doctors recently and it was found it was 116/72 which is the lowest I have ever had my blood pressure, what has made my blood pressure lower as I feel like I haven’t changed anything dramatically? 


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    meganlouise97...Blood pressure fluctuates from minute to minute, i.e. you can have a reading of say 125/75, then 140/80 the next. 

    Is your bp monitor accurate? This is important because if you are getting inaccurate readings, then whatever you report to the Dr. won't help any. I do find that at the Dr. office, we are usually given just one reading...which is a bare indication of whats' going on. You're just 20yrs of age...& I wonder 'why' you're having bp issues...or are you.

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    My doc told me when there are BP problems in very young people they test aldosterone, renin and cortisol.
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      Yes this is true. Often resistant hypertension that struggles to correct itself with meds means there is something else going on and that your higher BP is a symptom of something else. The aldostereone check is designed to assess whether your adrenal glands are functioning correctly. When aldosterone is over produced the body keeps hold of sodium and releases in pee too much potassium. Then the GP needs to refer you to an Endocrinologist who will perform a series of tests to see what is disrupting the adrenal gland (s) - sometimes an adenoma, or perhaps enlarged (adrenal hyperplasia).
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    Hello MeganLouise,  I have just been reading your other posts & you are, a complex case, aren't you?  Have you seen a Cardiologist?  HRT tends to increase blood pressure.

    I have very erratic blood pressure & they tested my aldosterone, renin and cortisol.  The Cardiologist did an ECG & an Echo too, have you had any of these tests?

    What is the Gynaecologist doing about your Ovarian Cyst?  Do you ever see your Consultants together?  Are you in the UK?


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