do you think i need this medication? i am 27 and very confused...

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Hi everybody.

I need to know what do you think about this.

I used a 24 hour blood pressure monitor twice,

First time in november and again one month later.

On the first one my BP average was 139/85

The highest reading for systemic pressure was 166

The highest reading for diastolic pressure was 101

The blood tests came back normal.

The doctor prescribed me a beta blocker 5mg

and said i had to come back in a week.

I wasn't happy with that, so i decided to get a second opinion with another doctor in another hospital.

I repeated all again.

My BP average this time was 135/85

The highest reading for systemic pressure was 156

The highest reading for diastolic pressure was 99

Blood tests came back normal.

No kidney or heart damages.

The echocardiography came back normal

Everything's fine besides the BP.

So, the second doctor prescribed me Candersartan 8mg and said i have to go back in 3 months.

I am very confused because i am only 27 (man) and some people say that i don't need medication, just exercise and make some lifestyle changes.

I don't smoke -for the record.

What do you guys things?

Even though my BP average is pretty low, some times in a day can raise above 155 and that's why i am worried.

Today i took my sixth dosis of Candersartan.

The doctor said 8mg is not a big deal and i just have to avoid greasy and salty food.

Should i try natural?

I am lost.

*thanks for reading.

And English isn't my first language, so sorry for the bad grammar. I did my best. wink

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  • Posted

    Hi try not to worry about it that was not bad averages, were you calm when you took them or anxious,, are you overweight at all,

    It may also depend on where you live and your Drs levels for bp.

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    Please, please don't worry. It used to be that 140/80 was fine. Then it became 120/80. What suddenly you are in danger! I have been on blood pressure tabs since I was 48. Now 15 yrs. mostly they have the medication wrong. I would be more inclined, given your age, to take a twenty minute walk and forget the medication. Given that you don't appear to have an underlying medical condition. My rugby playing super fit son was shown to have B/P 195/100 during his university career. Now 31 his readings are normal. He still plays rugby. Don't imagine that as a young man you are defined by your blood pressure. Of course, check out anything that is a problem but be aware that  your BP can change. Stress,lifestyle etc can have a huge impact, am sure you know that anyway. So good luck
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    * correction.

    First time i got 136/83

    Second time 132/86

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    We are not doctors here, so opinions should not be considered medical directions.  Being so young it seems a pity to start taking medication that you will be dependent on for life.

    Are you under under stress at present? Did any of your family have high BP? Why is your BP high at times.? Is there any need for you to start taking medication now?

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      Yes. I am under stress.

      My mother got HBP after my grandfather's death. But she told me it's nothing really serious.

      I don't know why it high at times.

      I don't know if really need it. That's why i came here, because you have experience.

      My health's good un general. The only problem is the blood pressure.

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    Hi Elvin. I agree with the other posts in that your readings are not too bad. However I also understand your anxiety. The answer COULD be small changes to lifestyle. Set aside 4 weeks when you can "shock" your body into lowering bp as follows. No alcohol, no processed or take away foods, no added salt, read food labels and avoid high salt foods and certainly no crisp type snacks. Introduce beetroot, almonds and garlic into your eating regime. Go for a BRISK 30min walk every day, even when raining!! Take bp readings twice a day in a relaxed manner, try to avoid white coat syndrome. Good luck. PS your English is good!
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    I've been taking Blood preesure tablets for nearly 20 years.  I am now 70.  In my 40s, a Company Doctor told me regularly that I had high blood pressure but that he did not intend to take any action at my young age.  My uncorrected figures would now be around 170/110 (it's hereditary).  I have struggled with my GP over this time to find a combination of tablets that will lower my BP sufficiently and without debillitating side effects.  (Take the average of morning and evening average results when relaxed, which should be below 135/85)  You will, of course, get 'spikes' during the day, e.g. when stressed, as does everyone.  My hospital specialist told me recently that they are most successful with patients who take control of their own blood pressure, as I have.  Personally, I would not take BP tablets at your young age; just exercise regularly, eat sensibly, don't smoke and dont drink excessively..  Check your BP yearly with your GP and reconsider your strategy accordingly.  Good luck.
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    Elvin,

    most of us are of the same opinion, exercise more, look after you health, do not worry and do not take BP medicines at this stage.

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