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I've been reading a lot about pulse pressure recently, and I read that if you have a pulse pressure of greater than 60, its not a good sign because it means your arteries have stiffened. I am seeing my cardiologist next week but I currently have anxiety because of this. I am 29 years old, so I am relatively young. I posted here previously not too long ago so sorry for making multiple posts about this issue, I just get anxiety about my health. I decided to go vegan because I am scared I have damaged my arteries. Is unstiffening your arteries reversible if you stick with a plant based diet + exercise?
Thank you ahead of time.
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my readings on average are 140/80 (if im stressed), 130/70 (normal), 120/60 (completely relaxed).
Should I be concerned?
scottjlee333...Nobody on here is trying to dismiss your concerns, but I can tell you one thing..you are stressing over nothing. Get out with friend...go enjoy yourself. The anxiety & stress you are causing yourself is the culprit.
scottjlee333...Hokey smokers!!...What are you worrying about??? Having a pulse greater than 60bpm is absolutely ok. The 'normal' is 72 bpm. Mine is constantly at 60bpm because of my medication & my GP knows this. Although he's not a specialist, he's been practicing medicine a long time & whatever he says I truly believe. Not only that...there hasn't been any other doctor say anything to me. Relax about your pulse rate.
Anxiety can do all sorts of bad things to you & one of them is elevation of the blood pressure. You said it yourself..you get readings of 120/60 when completely relaxed, 140/80 if stressed. There, I rest my case. Blood pressure fluctuates from minute to minute. You can have a reading of 120/80 one minute, then 130/78 the next.
Relax...enjoy life...you're very young...you shouldn't be worrying about these things unless they get totally out of control.
"I've been reading a lot about pulse pressure recently"
I think you would be wise to stop worrying and "reading". Very few sites are reliable anyway. I doubt you need to feel at all "concerned" - if my blood pressure was ever in the range of any of the three readings that you have quoted, I would be over the moon. You are young,and no doubt fit and healthy - you just need to conquer your unnecessary anxiety about your health - go out and enjoy your life otherwise your anxiety will take over...and then your health will suffer.
Hi MrsO-UK Surrey...you told him pretty much what I did. A young person such as that should never be worrying about this sort of thing. It's the worry that's the problem.
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