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I have had well controlled high BP for the best part of 20 years, doctors just say it's essential hypertension.
Recently went through a very stressful period and it's all gone wonky again and nothing seems to control it.
It was fairly stable at avg 138/75 but past few weeks has rocketed to 160/95, have had tablets increased to 16mg of candestartan (from 8) just over two weeks ago, and while it went down to normal for a few days, it went back up again!
I do know that I need to lose weight, and that will have a significant impact on my diastolic, so for the next few weeks if I increase my exercise regime to 7 days a week at least an hour a day, because my BP is so high anyway - will I be at any greater risk by doing so much exercise?
What I don't want to do is increase exercise and put more strain on my system - or do I need to get it down before embarking on an increased exercise plan?
Weird thing is, lying down its 135/75 - as soon as I stand up and start moving - that's when it rockets!
Will increasing my activity so much put me at any more risk? I need to lose the weight - and for that I need to increase activity!
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