• eggle eggle
    June 03, 2009
    blood pressure 150/117 should I be concerned?
    eggle eggle
    June 03, 2009

    I'm a diabetic type 2 and suffer with hypertension but meds have controlled it pretty well until today. At a ESA medical assesment today it came up as 150/117 should I be concerned? a week ago it was 120/80!

     

    current daily meds:

    lisinopril 10mg x 1

    ezetimibe 10mg x 1

    simvastatin 40mg x 2

    propranolol hydrochloride 80mg x 1

    omeprazole 20mg x 1

    tramadol 50mg when needed

     

    type 2 diabetes diet controlled 6.2 hba1c

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 06, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    June 06, 2009

    Hi Eggle,

     

    Yes, you should consult with your physician to determine appropriate treatment/monitoring.


    The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

    Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

    High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

    Caution Range - Prehypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg
    Take action!

    Normal Range - Normal
    Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg
    Perfect!

     

    A diastolic reading greater than 100 puts you in the very high range.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson, RD

    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

    • eggle
      June 06, 2009
      eggle
      June 06, 2009

      Thanks Lisa,

      I've booked the GP for tuesday,

      The practice nurse said it's proberbly a 'white reading' due to the stress and pressure of the medical but agreed it's needs checking with the GP.

      Smile

      Eggle

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  • Lyn
    Lyn
    April 07, 2010
    Lyn
    Lyn
    April 07, 2010

    Yes eggle be concerned you are discribing stage 2 hypertension and with your other complications you need to discuss a new treatment plan with your doctor. 120/80 is stage 1 progression of any disease is cause for concern and immediate attitention. To ignore this would be perlious for you. Good luck!

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    • Lyn
      Lyn
      April 07, 2010
      Lyn
      Lyn
      April 07, 2010

      if white readings aren't normal for you it is unlikely the cause even if it is lower by the appt. you should still be watched closely and demand it from your doc.  They have told me before not to be alarmed but my average after 5 years is 190/100.  Now they are classifying me as treatment resistance and they have no idea what is causing this elevated bp in a 25-30 year old female!

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