I am 42 year old male. 6'2" 265 lbs. I was at the Dr. to renew Asthma medicine prescriptions in January.(Singulair, Advair, Flonase) I have been taking them for years. My blood pressure in January was 110/70. It has never been more than 120/86 (when I had gained some weight). I went for a physical 2/22 and learned my pressure was 176/110. Between visits, there were no changes in my diet, medicine, personal or work life or any other tangible thing I can think of. What could have possibly made my blood pressure so high? I have been checking it every 2 days and it is slightly down to 151/92, so it's still high. I have lost 15 pounds since my phyical as a result of dieting and fear (down to 250 lbs. I should still lose 25 more anyway). I stopped eating salt, caffiene and have been eating ultra healthful since. Why the sudden and drastic jump? I have been feeling great too. I don't have any explanations. I have another Dr. appointment scheduled and awaiting Echo results.
High Blood Pressure and Hypertension Answer A33522
Welcom to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. I do understand your concern for the sudden surge in the blood pressure. However, the good news is that the blood pressure has come down. It makes sense to do an evaluation for the cause of the surge in the blood pressure. The kidney functions test along with tests to rule out the tumor of the adrenal gland (urinary VMA and noradrenaline levels) should be done. It makes sense to do an echocardiography to see any effects on the heart secondary to the high blood pressure. A doppler to rule out renal artery stenosis should also be done. It makes sense to consult a physician for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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