I went in for a physical and my doctor noticed i had high blood pressure (140/90). (I bought a BP monitor and confirmed it was the levels were pretty consistent from day to day).
The doc had me take a chest X-ray and an EKG (laying down). My heart seemed slightly enlarged (probably because of the hbp, she said) so I was asked to do a running EKG.
I did it and although the blood pressure was higher than normal, it seemed that my heart’s reponse was pretty normal: pulse rate went up, systolic pressure went up and diastolic went down.
1’m 25, I lift 3 times a week and do cardio 3-4 times a week. I eat relatively well, that is, my meals are balanced. My cholesterol is normal. My job hasn’t been more stressful than it’s been in the past. There is no family history of high blood pressure.
There’s no reason why I should have high blood pressure!
My doc suggested that heavy lifting may be the cause … I don’t know what to say!