I don't know if this is the right place to post, but here I go anyways. I'm 19 years of age, 5'8" and roughly 130lbs and am concerned with hypertension. I've never had any problems, as far as I know, with my blood pressure in the past, however, recently I went to see a doctor over a three day period and my blood pressure readings have been a little erratic, but most readings were; high as in above 140/90. I'm concerned that I may indeed have high blood pressure, but I don't know what to do. I exercise regularly - I go running for about an hour a day, along with stretches, push-ups, and sit-ups - I tend to avoid salty and sugary foods and drinks as I don't like them (I mainly only drink water, hate coffee, avoid soda), I love fruits and vegetables and eat them daily, along with breads and meats (although I admit I do like my hamburgers from time to time). I also don't feel any of the symptoms associated with high blood pressure aside from feeling my heart-beat in my chest, but that is only if I pay attention. Forgive me if I seem to be rambling, I'm just concerned as the only person I know that has High Blood Pressure is my father; no one else in my family - that I know of - has high blood pressure. Any response or advice would be nice.View Thread
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