Hi all, I have had, as long as I can remember, a blood pressure reading that has always been 120/80, or right around that range. In the last month or so, my blood pressure has flucated anywhere from the norm, up to 138/85. I know that this isn't incredibly high, but given that I have literally never seen an increase in my bp, I was very surprised by this fact. A couple of things to consider: I have a job that causes me a pretty fair amount of stress; this is coupled by the fact that I have recently suffered the loss of parent, which was extremely unforeseen, so I'm not sure whether this spike is stressed induced or what. I'm very active, and exercise 5 times a week, play in a flag football league, quit smoking 2 years ago, and generally feel better than I have since I was 18, 33 years old now. The only other thing that I can think of is that in addition to my increased exercise, I have started eating a much higher protein diet, although this is mainly in the form of lean protein, chicken & fish, as well as a daily protein shake. I don't really track it that much, but don't believe I eat an excessive amount of salt in my diet, so basically I'm at a loss. I have a lot of energy, and generally feel very good. Any thoughts, suggestions, feedback would be welcomed and appreciated.
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