What is the prognosis and life expectancy for a person with Stage 2 Hypertension? That is, how long can an untreated person be expected to live and what might they die from?
not quite understanding why, if you know you have stage 2 hypertension, you would leave it untreated. (???) However the internet has a wealth of information on the subject and as i have just today been diagnosed with stage 2 I have found many sites warning of heart attacks and strokes - nobody can predict the timing of this but all the sites I have found stress that immediated treatment is needed. My EKG came back ok and Dr. is guessing my hbp is caued by anxiety (I just had 3 close young friends die and also was at home when some nut broke into my home and came after me with a knife) even thinking it is anxiety caused they still insisted i be put on med right away (my bp was 150/100) and they chose a beta blocker (atenolol) and if lowered in two weeks will see about taking me off it..... if you are just against medcal treatment then I am not sure why you would even bother to get your bp checked but i wish you the best of luck with it... non-medical treatment - try healthy low salt diet, exercise, no smoking or drinking, it could lower it and certainly wouldn't hurt.
Thanks. It's not me--it's the hubby--I was just wondering how worried I should be. ;D It's not uncommon for him to have 150/100 as well.
I wish you luck and am glad you are seeking treatment. I wish my husband was seeking treatment as well.