Extremely High Blood Pressure in 30 year old male
I'm a 30-year-old male with a healthy BMI, exercise 8-10 hours per week, don't smoke, eat healthily, and drink alcohol in moderation.
I've been recording some incredibly high blood pressure readings ranging from 160/90 to as high as 180/95!! I'm not sure if it's relevant but my resting HR averages between 45 and 50 bpm.
I've sought medical help and will be having blood and an ECG next week.
In the meantime, could anyone give me a clue as to what could be causing this and anything I should be doing in the meantime? Can I continue to exercise or will I collapse at any moment?
@samrush What are the circumstances of recording the high BP?
Are you taking the readings yourself?
Is the unit you use to test your BP functioning correctly?
Are you resting before taking the readings?
How often are the readings at extreme levels?
If you are taking your own readings, it's worth getting the unit checked against a known calibration.
When you take your BP rest in a quiet and peaceful place for 5 - 10 minutes before the check, take 3 readings, and use the 'best' result
Check your BP at or near the same time(s) every day
Keep a record of the results so you can identify extreme outliers and discard them.