Not seeking any medical advice, am just curious to know how many of you might also be dealing with HTN.
I have noticed in the last few years (from the start of nursing school
) my blood pressure has been regularly high (140s systolics, 90-100 diastolics). I already have an idea as to why my BP could be that high and I know I could bring it down with some lifestyle changes. I work in a high stress environment, I don't exercise as often as I should, and I occasionally fancy myself to some good ol' processed foods and alcohol.
Aside from the obvious interventions (in my case, lifestyle changes), how many of you with HTN are on BP meds? Did you feel your job was a contributing factor to your high BP? At what point did your doctor decide to put you on BP meds? What other types of meds or interventions have you used to decrease your BP?
I am a 29 yo F, 5'2, 115 lb...there shouldn't be any reason why my BP should be that high! I am going to schedule an appointment with my PCP, but I'd be curious to know how you've dealt with HTN.