Should I Be Worried Im An 18 Year Old Male And My Bp Is 140/99?

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Asked by KyleReeves

Should I Be Worried Im An 18 Year Old Male And My Bp Is 140/99?

I'm physically fit, Im 160 lbs and I hike constantly well over 200 mi/year and I have been to Philmont twice. I walk 2 miles every night and during the day I probably do another 2 walking to and from classes. Hypertension does run in my family

Answer

Hi Kyle,

Yes, I recommend being evaluated by your doctor and determine if/what you need to do to address the elevated blood pressure.

Consider looking into the DASH diet.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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