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What is High Blood Pressure?

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure means that your blood is flowing through your arteries too forcefully. But how does that lead to a heart attack? Find out.

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4:48AM PST on Jan 20, 2013

i was misdiagnosed high blood pressure with asthma nearly 10 years ago! stupid idiots! i told them there was no way i was asthmatic as the symptoms weren't anything like traditional asthma symptoms and the pains in my chest were constant. eventually, i went to the hospital and did a peak flow test and then had a nebuliser and some sort of medication with it and then repeated the test. there was no change.

so eventually they agreed with me that it wasn't asthma and gave me a bp monitor for a week. needless to say, after that week, i was told to see cardiology IMMEDIATELY! i was finally diagnosed with extremely high bp for my age-very early 20s-and my bp has been monitored ever since. i've had all sorts of medications, different doses etc.

around 3 years ago, a new symptom started showing itself, where my pulse was extremely high-a resting pulse of 99-105 bpm. through changing my medication [again] and playing with the doses, we think it is under control. for the time being!

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2:49PM PDT on Sep 28, 2012

good to know

12:14AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

thanks for sharing!

2:18AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thanks for sharing

5:08PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

As somebody that lives with high blood pressure, it's often times worrisome and no fun let me tell you.

5:06PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

As somebody that lives with high blood pressure, it's often times worrisome and no fun let me tell you.

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