Hypertension Stage 3

At hypertension stage 3 your systolic value is over 180 and your diastolic value is over 110 mmHg. This is the classification set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Black tonometer and heart isolated on white

Hypertension stage 3 is the most severe form of high blood pressure. If you experience values in hypertension stage 3 multiple time a day immediately consult a doctor. If hypertension stage 3 is detected early there is a good chance that a therapy and changes in nutrition help you stabilize your blood pressure to normal values and damages to the vessels and organs are avoided.

Dangers of hypertension stage 3

Hypertension means that the heart has to work hard too to ensure a supply of the entire tissue in the body. The blood pressure increases because more blood must be pumped into the body, or because an increased resistance of the arterial walls is present. As part of the heart muscle grows due to this continuous load on and on and therefore needs more oxygen. Then step sequelae such as arteriosclerosis (vascular calcification) on the oxygen required is only supplied insufficient. Therefore, it is considered a normal blood pressure at an early stage in order to stabilize their own life expectancy to the maximum.

Unfortunately, when your blood pressure is too high, you generally will not notice any symptoms of the problem. This is why the disease is often referred to as a silent killer. While you may not feel any of the symptoms, they are still quite severe. Some of the medical problems caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure are heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and blindness.

In most situations, a doctor will be able to prescribe medications to help in reducing your blood pressure. There are a number of medication types, which can be used. Some of the most common are diuretics, alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, and ace inhibitors. Since each person will react differently to these types of medications, it can take a bit of time for your doctor to find the right medication or medications to help you lower your blood pressure.

In addition to medications, you can make a number of lifestyle changes help reduce your blood pressure. If you are overweight, you should work to bring your weight down to a healthy number. Increasing the amount of physical activity you partake in on a daily basis can help with this. Improving your diet so it is more balanced and healthy can aid your weight loss and overall health as well. This includes reducing your intake of salt and saturated fats.

Dealing with Stage 3 hypertension or high blood pressure can be difficult. However, if you follow your doctor’s instructions, take medications as prescribed and make needed lifestyle changes you should be able to bring your blood pressure readings down substantially.

167 thoughts on “Hypertension Stage 3

    • I was painting all day in an indoor swimming pool, and in the evening I started to get a higher blood pressure than normal.I was diagnosed with high blood pressure but ignored it. At midnight my blood pressure was 245 over 145. I was taken to hospital where I spent two days getting readjusted. With medication, some physical training,and an attempt to reorganize my diet, I am trying to bring it down so that I don’t need medication. I am 60 year old mail, with a professional mountaineering background, but through a severe depression of 6 years and almost no physical exercise, I now find myself in this situation. My heart took no apparent damage, but none the less, I will now monitor and get myself together. If you have hypertension, do not underestimate it! I hope that this helps somebody.

          • Another James Brown sang, and it applies too you, Get Up Offa That Thing.

            I are a mail who loves two get male from the malemen and I have premature mail baldness. Before I go and check my voicemale, I just want you to no I feel know maileficence against you.

          • I know right ! like spell checker never misspeled words befor . take the plank out of your eye befor judgeing

        • Who cares! You know what he means!! Come on, didn’t your parents teach you to respect your elders! I suffer from high blood pressure and I am a 29 year old FEMAIL. It runs in my family and is hard to keep it under control. We are here to help one another! Thanks for letting me share!

          • Amen sista! Thanks, I am smiling now due to experiencing 6 months of stage 3 hypertensive crisis episodes . 4 meds and 6 docs later, it still occurs. Let’s all keep up the fight!

          • Same here I just turned 29 and I have prehypertension stage 3 I’m on all kinds of med’s and that sucks I have a fam and I’m all good and just out of no where it sucks ..

        • That was rude. Spell correct does it all the time. For example, if I were to text you are a ducking idiot ! You would know exactly what I meant.

          • Now that’s the best one yet!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚
            We’re all on here, I would hope, because we have a common problem. Aren’t we here to support each other and share knowledge?!? I’d say someone that has to point out type-o’s on a site like this is probably a bully in real life and is a ducking idiot!!!!

          • 47 yo female. 5 previous ha. 1 stroke. My head has been hurting constantly for 1 week if not longer. Bp is 249/146.

          • LOL….I am a great speller but why did he veer off the subject at hand and everyone “follow”….(I include myself)….
            Head hurting 24 hrs. went to ER (206/94)….duh…water, resting and may take a walk and go out for dinner>…

        • I guess all the good information given by K2 is of no value because he made a spelling mistake. It’s a question all doctors, consultants and A and E departments ask right up front, ‘…can you spell correctly as it could adversely affect your health if you cannot…’. IDIOT.

          • 190 is bad. In the HIGH hypertension category. Worth giving your Dr. a call and at least talking to his nurse about it!!
            I’m no expert bt any means, but my husband has hypertension so I’m going by what I’ve learned from his experiences. Don’t just ignore it. Take it again in 2 to 3 hours and see if it’s still that high. Good luck and good health to you

        • When people, especially publicly, correct othersโ€™ mistakes, a lot of that has to do with signaling to other people,โ€ says Robert Kurzban, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose work focuses on the nature of evolved cognitive adaptations for social life. โ€œPeople are trying to signal their expertise, because being able to identify mistakes indicates that you know more about something than the person who committed the error.โ€

          Those who engage in public corrections of this sort often are looking to feel good about themselves, and, according to Benoรฎt Monin, a psychology professor at Stanford University, displays of language all-knowing-ness provide a ready-made, two-pronged opportunity to do so. โ€œThe way we evaluate our competence is relative to other people,โ€ he says. โ€œIf I need to feel good about my language skills, one way that I could do that would be to give myself evidence that my language skills are awesome. Another is to give myself evidence that other peopleโ€™s language skills suck. So by putting down other people, I can feel better about myself.

          • You are absolutely correct. But I’m sitting in the emergency room now with pressure of 203/86, not feeling too well, and laughter is medicine for the soul. To think that people would just jump on the bandwagon about spelling and forget the issue at hand, was hilarious.

          • Your language is awesome don’t let no one take that from you.. como todos siempre quieres chingar is nice to know other languages keep hating assholes. Lol don’t get mad because you can’t

        • What an awful person you must be making inane comments like that! I suggest you look in the mirror & make some changes and add something to the human race.

        • May you have my latest blood pressure reading, for as long as it takes for your heart and brain to start leaking… 204/172
          aren’t there enough places for such as yourself to troll???

        • Seriously , your talking about a life and death situation that will come in handy hopefully not yours -and all you can say is (that he didn’t spell the word male correctly).

        • Prob his phone autocorrecting … and intelligence is not based on ability to spell which is master low level memorization … how does a person misspelling give u the right to belittle him … you are a bully and you should seek help for that . You projected an image of yourself that made you look really mean !!!

        • Oh how I wish I had perfect spelling as you appear to have, I make so many mistakes thanks to my spell checking application. Unfortunately due to my poor understanding of reading and writing I do not spot any spelling mistakes if I can be arsed to read it through before I hit snd

        • Who cares that male was spelt wrong. The time was taken by this person to give helpful info for other people. Pull your head in and you just think yourself lucky that your life doesn’t ever rely on correct spelling to save you. Get a life. More things out there more important than knocking someone’s spelling

      • Thank you so much for sharing your condition with us, my blood pressure right now is 187/110 and I also have severe chest pain, and I’m trying to fund information about what to do? I’m tired of going to the hospital for chest pain and high blood pressure, they always keep me in there to monitor my heart and after is under control they send me home, right now I decided to stay home, the hope I make the right decision, I’m going to keep monitoring my blood pressure, thank you! God bless you, and I pray that you are doing better.

        • mine was also high , just change your diet NO SALT and NO NO NO NO SUGAR !!! i got my numbers way down off my meds, and feel great im 56 yo male

    • Omg that really high,

      Bp stage 3 do you feel ill, cause wat I get on daily base is sever headaches , stiff neck and nose bleeds and eyes being fulled and lump in throat

      • The article reads that most people don’t even know their blood pressure is high, last night I was seeing spots around the edges of my eyes and I felt shaky and weird, I took my bp and it was 174/112, I forgot to take my meds which I have two for high bp. About two hours before that, I started sweating and just thought it was warm in the house. So sweating and seeing dots or blurred vision and being shaky is how I knew my bp must be high. The meds seemed to work pretty fast as I was feeling better after about 15 minutes of taking them. A slice of bread with peanut butter on it also seems to help me at times.

    • My doctor told me months ago my blood pressure what’s been high lately and advised me to check it everyday. I am 53 years old and always had perfect blood pressure so I thought it was just an acute situation. Now month later it is still high and I just bought one of those electron machines to check my own blood pressure. I just checked it and got a reading of 176/115. How serious if at all is this?

    • my husband usually has high blood pressure , he has been taking cardioval . this morning is reading is 205/115 wondering if he should take the cardioval or isos something new med given . his heart rate is low but that blood pressure is high . what should I do

        • Can anyone help me?
          I hage had a excruciating headache since about 3:30am it woke me out of a dead sleep. I have taken about 3 execedrine miagraine tablets 4 tylenol 1 goodypowder and 3 hydrocodone 10 325’s in the almost 22 hour period.
          My Dr took me off my BP medicine Amlodipine 5mg Monday will be a week ago because my BP was low i believe it was 92\56.
          I am a 34 yo female that has lupus. 3 years ago i went into the hospital with a severe lupus flair and i complained for over 18 straight hours with the worse pain ive ever had. I honestly believed my head was literally going to explode. The nurse called the admitting Dr and every hour they were rotating Morphine and didlaudid anf NOTHING Except walking relieved the pain. Even a year earlier when i went through cancer treatments for stage 3 ovarian and peritoneum cancer Id never experienced such gut wrenching nonstop pain. My husband finally got across to the head nurse that something was very wrong after i stood in the middle of my hospital room with my underwear and hospital gown on and urinated in the center of the floor and acted “out of it”. The nurse told my husband she would hqve the head medical doctor on duty stop in shortly to evaluate me. Before she made it to the door of my room to leave I went into a massive seizure and completely quit breathing. I ended up having 2 massive strokes because if thesaulumedrol (sp?) steroid Drip they had me on for the lupus flair sent ny BP skyhigh and the nurse i continued complaing to all night not once checked my BP or order it checked by the LPN although Id complained and cried about a severe headache for so long and received NO relief. Despite receiving two of the strongest forms of IV pain meds every single hour. Someone should have done something before I ended up having 2 strokes a massive seizure and a unknown number of smaller scale seizures that led to me being on life support and in a full blown coma for 13 days. My BP had NEVER been called hypertension before that night/day. Yes my BP has been above my norm before usually when I was extremely uncomfortable or in pretty bad pain but NEVER was it high enough to cause concerns to my team of doctors treating my lupus and cancer. I had never taken a medication for BP before that stent in the hospital. Honestly my BP had normally been a bit on the lower end maybe in the neighborhood of 110/60. The highest my oncologist had recorded it in her records was 121/84 and that was during my very first chemotherapy treatment.
          Needless to say once I came around after waking up from the coma Ive been on medicines to control my high BP until this past Monday.
          So should I call my Dr first thing in the Am or do i need to swallow my pride and tread with extreme caution and get my not so lucky self to the ER now? My BP is at 177/117 right this second.
          Should I be OK to wait till morning or have my husband make the dreaded 911 call now to be on the safe side?

          • Hi Hun
            I’m in the uk ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง and my bp reading is 167/114 is was 187/107 I have been hypertension most of my life I had my son 18 years go, I had high bp then in my pregnancy, and since then it’s been high. They say hypertension is silent killer, but y is it I have had sever headaches and stiff neck and as my eyes ball feel as there being pulled back, my hips right and left side are painful and I have such pain in my back and wen I move my buttocks hurt and I start to walk with limp. I know I’m really ill cause I know my body better then the drs. Last few month I went for test after pushing my dr. The hospital told me I have
            medical condition which is

            Microvesscalur disease
            Lacunar infract
            Cervical spine disc multilevel osteophytes C5/6
            TIA stroke

            I have gave my 24 hour urine samples for three days still waiting on results on them.
            And also loads of blood test still awaiting results on them to.

            So Hun if u thing u need to call the dr or 911 pls don’t delay as u know ur body better then anyone else. Hope this helps u x

          • I’d get yourself checked for clotting factors “Activated protein C, S, and others”. While not definitive,, blood clots tend to strike infants, and then again in the early thirties, then arbitrarily as we get older. I’ve had a family history of them,, and the symptoms you describe (right down to the walking, coma, etc) is scary similar to a Venus Sinus Thrombosis I had in my early thirties, that I spent two months for in the hospital (and as a younger male,, typically only ever found in the morgue).
            Just food for thought,, not a diagnosis.

    • Um, yes immediately. You are in the stroke range. Is this normal for you, or do you know?
      I just brought my husband home from the hospital after having 7 strokes in the cerebellum. He’s 43 I’m 37 his was 230/120 in the ER. He’s had untreated high blood pressure for a while around 180/100.

    • My brother his blood pressure is 170/145, sometimes stress cause this type of problem stage III hypertension . With me reading the comments on a few people, some are very rude to the lady with hypertension . Hasn’t your parents ever talk to Jude the word respect especially when people don’t feel good. There’s a lot of cold hearted people in this world, Karma is a bitch .

    • Tracy, I an not trained in anything medical. However my husband has stage 3 hypertension . With numbers like you have you really need to do something. One thing is retake it and record it every 2 to 3 hours. And call your doctor’s office and talk to his nurse. If that’s not a possibility I’d definitely suggest going to the ER. It’s nothing to mess with. Your talking about the possibility of a stroke, a heart attack among others. Good luck to you.

  1. My Blood pressure was 174/135. My doctor just sent me home with out medication and said to just take it calm. I experienced high blood pressure every now and then since 2005. Why does it happen?

    • Hi I experiance the samt bloodpressure 235/145 that is only when I come close to waterbased paint, schampoo, conditioner, wallpaperglue, pesticids on grapes, citrusfruite etc. The preservative is metylisothiazolinon also called Kathon CG
      As I am very sensitive to It is very hard to exclude from anybodys living space.
      Maybe it can help U? google………

      • That is interesting. My BP was just 200/134. Out of nowhere just felt a little dizzy. Due to chronic hypertension, I checked it. I went straight to nitrate, trying to keep calm and printing my legal documents. It went back to normal but again, this is why they call it the silent killer.

  2. So is it possible that a person could run a 180’s over 120’s and it just be that high of a reading without being stage 3? I was seeing my doctor and his nurse made the comment that she too runs high and she always has…..

    • Please, see a Dr. And if you are prescribed BP medication,. Take it. Untreated high blood pressure leads to congestive heart failure! I am a 50 yr young woman, who had already has a quadruple bypass! And Chf. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure!!!

    • I am a 41 year old female,and I have had my b.p taken 3 days in a row, and it hasn’t lowered below 185/135 and pulse rate is 108, I’m not sure what to do about it,and my doc seems unconcerned…any comments or suggestions would be great!

      • That’s very high. I was also very high last week 180/117 and he called it a hypertension crisis. Your numbers are recognized as a hyphenation emergency. Call 911 or get to emerg right away.

      • I have had high blood pressure for 20 yrsI’m now 43.so because of my age Ive been put on blood pressure pills.

        It’s considered dangerous when over 40 so go back your doctors to be safe .

      • WOW! s.miller, I certainly hope you have found a new doctor.
        Those are very dangerous high readings. That is crazy! I hope all of you over the last couple of years have seen a better doctor with those high numbers.??!

  3. 63 year old woman on blood pressure meds and still has a BP rating of 214 over 104 is that bad what does that signafy

  4. I am taking Ramipril and Felodipine for high blood pressure.
    My readings have been 180/120. – 190/130
    Do I need to go to the doctor.

  5. My father, age 60, just got out of ER last night. his bp was 205/130 when he went in, and they gave him injections to bring it back down to 145 hours later. He was released, 2 hours after we got home, it went back up to 185/123. He was prescribed Metoprolol 100mg, Hydralizine 25mg, and enalapril 20mg. His bp right now on meds is 193/116 and heart rate 66, and it fluctuates to over 203/136 different hours of the day. Should I take him back to ER? His primary care will not be back from vacation until next week, or should I take him to see another doctor?

      • My wife has never had high blood pressure she gave birth to are beautiful son five days ago the doc told her that her blood pressure was high so I got a monitor and her blood pressure is been running about 212 over 185 is that dangerously high

  6. I’m 23 and having 24hr monitoring and past few have come up around 197/117 is this a worry or shall I wait for results after Xmas


  8. I’m 32 and I’m worried about my bp. What should I do its always high I just checked it and it was 182/114 and I’m on bp meds but I keep having chest pains and I can feel my heart beating to fast. Seen doc today and says I’m fine but I got a lot of fluid on me. Can that cause your bp to go up to.

    • I’m 32 extremely worried tonight. Have been prone to migraine but what I we nth through tonight for an hour or so makes a migraine feel like a joke!!! Checked my b/p & ended up getting 209/130 & 204/127! Woried to say the lease going to take a trip in the the Dr. tomorrow I guess. I think it’s a must with that bp that high & the horrible headache that came with it I see no other option honestly! Not to mention the pulse rates were in the 50’s-60’s….weird & scary! My dad has had 2 heartattaches & he is only 59 so I think I better trust my gut on this one!!!

      Any advice would be appreciated!

    • You could have a blockage in your artery. I did or you could just need fluid pills to remove excess fluid as that can lead to congestive heart failure which is fluid built up around your heart. Probably need xray. I have both of these promblems,they are controlable

  9. Last year I was admitted to the hospital with a bp of 238/124. I had to stay the entire weekend until they could get it under control. I know high bp runs rapid in my family and even my mom, who was thin, had it. I take 4 different meds now to control it and bp is finally in the normal range.

  10. 165/121 is my blood pressure.I am 46 cholesterol over 300 .No meds Almost passed out twice this morning.Surreal feeling all day.Extremely bad headache. Nervous feeling and wore out all at the same time.Been real stresses lately.Something to worry about?

    • Bottom number is very high, you will need medication to bring that down. I’m on Ramipril 10MG daily, mine was 210/130 in A&E and meds helped to bring it down. Still having problems with it but yes, 165/121 is very high and you will definitely benefit from medication.

    • to me it sounds like you might have heart failure. i would go to a good hospital and get checked out. teaching hospitals are the best. im 47 and have had 10 heart attacks and am in stage 4 heart failure.

    • Get to a cardiologist. I know this was January I hope you got help. I had the same symptoms had severe blockages now I have stents. Dizziness, tired all the time.

  11. Im 37 female diabetic with severe high bp my averages readings are 190/115 currentlybits 228/118. I been in the hospital and yet it has not come down. Imnretain fluids especially from my back to my feet… I take clonidine 3times a day and metropolol twice a day aling with hctz.. But i do not see anybreaults. Should i go back to the ER

    • I was prescribed metropolol. that med sent me to the hospital. I went back to Labetolol and the problem was solved. I guess metropolol, for me, has too many side effects.

  12. My wife is 43, she has been seeing the same doctor for 6 years and her blood pressure slowly went up over that time. 2010 it was 122/89. 2013 it was 171/110. January 13, 2016 she had a check up and it was 210/111 and the doctor passed it off and had her do a sleep study. Less than a month later she had a stroke. We relied on the doctor to know what was good or bad, it almost killed her and she will pay for it for the rest her life. Her new doctor was appalled that he let her leave the office with it that high. Slightly over weight and lack of exercise, never smoked. Doctor says if she changes her diet and exercises it can go away may not have to take the medication she is now on. If we would have known that a while ago she may have never had a stroke.

  13. I recently took myself up to A&E because of severe headache and bp of 234/119. One Dr was quite dismissive but when she went off shift another Dr took it seriously and prescribed meds and is seeing me again. The whole experience has left me confused

  14. My BP today was 207 over 101. Dr gave me a pill under my tongue. Made me lie down in their little ER. 2 hours later it was 194 over 104. He sent mw home telling me to take my prescription med (Enap 10mg) whrn I got home and ro relax. Should I be worried?

  15. I have high blood pressure & I’m taking 4 pills a day for it. I have been on the medication for almost a year now. I still get high top # readings some times. Last read was 184/86. Should I be worried that it still gets this high on all this medication?

  16. I am 35 years old. Have had high BP since I was 18. It stays under control with meds. But every year or 2 I have to have my meds readjusted because they stop working. I have stopped drinking soda, excise at least 3 times a week and try to watch what I eat. Sometimes you have to learn to watch your bp closely. I get headaches when it’s high and try to lay down. If that doesn’t work I may take a bath. If after that I call my doctor and get recommendations. But it is something that you have to stay on top of. Read up on it and don’t be afraid to ask questions or get second and 3rd opinions.

  17. I am 38 and just took my bp…it is 74/58. I am not sure if I should go in to dr or just call.

  18. I just came home from surgey my blood pressure is 158 over 116 should i head back to the er or just relax amd call my doc on MondayI am male and 65 years old

  19. My bp has been running 180_200 top num120_150 bottom num with severe headach but also have sevr copd and time of yr i have a real bad cough what should i do could alergys be doin this

  20. My normal BP is 118-120/75-80. For the past three days, it has been as high as 187/114. I just had endometriosis surgery two weeks ago, but there are still some major pain issues. Can intense pain cause such a dramatic spike in BP??? It’s crazy because I have a bad headache too with this.

  21. My bp rt now is 164/114 it has been running really high for several days and I’m taking bp meds I’m concerned

  22. I was at work when the blood vessels in my left eye burst. All I saw was red. Went to the emergency room and my blood pressure read 237/125. I had headaches but I thought it was stress. Nowcim on 4 different high blood pressure medications DAILY. I don’t miss a day. Can’t miss a day.

  23. Hi my blood pressure went up to 245 over 115 from a bad head injury a year ago in june they had to clear me for a stroke but my blood pressure has been on the high side for no apparent reason I am on a high blood pressure medicine they had to increase the dosage to 35 mg what stage would this be?

  24. 6:12am. My bp has been 205/107 for hours. Now 172/90. Everything I read says that most people with extra high BP talk to their doctor and wind up being told to go home and change their life style and get more exercise. Combination of advice from all sources results in people who must change their diet, get more exercise, and take drugs of some kind. With me, I find that excess salt takes my bp through the roof. Clam Choder is a particular offender. Salted pretzels, bread, etc. and anything with added salt. Makes sense. Lose weight? I just lost 10 pounds recently to 180. Feel better, look better, But High BP. Take medications like Metropolol Succinate (time delay) Lipitor, Aspirin (325), Effient (heart). Taking them for two years. Perhaps they kept my BP from going to 400. Who knows. Now 155/86. Nite, nite.

  25. I had Surgery last wk for my shoulder my Husband said when I was in Recovery my BP was 250/158, he said the Nurses was giving meds to bring it down …After all was said and done No one acted like it was a big deal…Should I be concerned..I could of had a Stroke right???

  26. I’m 52. Ive been experiencing severe headaches for the past 5 months. Ive also noticed, when at rest such as sitting or laying down, that my heart seems to slow down but the heartbeats become hugely stronger. So much so, that if i relax the beats will actually move my head and body. I had a heartattack back in 2006, ive been noticing the same pains in my left arm and left side of body like i had before. something else ive been noticing is an increased “clumsiness” and uncoordination. for example ill be holding something and then ill just drop it for no reason. Also when im reaching to grab something, i need to reach for it 4 or 5 times before i actually get hold of it.

    thursday i started another headache. continued to get worse as i had no pain pills to take. by friday might it had gotten so severe i couldnt sleep. by early morning saturday, it had gotten so bad it almost made me cry. 4:30 i got pain pills from wife. eased up enough to allow me to fall asleep. woke up at 7:30 with severe headache again. went to pharmacy to get more pain pills. pharmacy doctor gave me migraine pills (didnt help much), told me to rest and come for blood pressure. it was 188/100.

    i looked up blood pressure on internet and it got me scared

  27. I had a burning numbing pain in chest, both arms, neck and jaw. B/P 218/182. Took sublingual asprin and rested. B/P gradually dropped down to 124/64. I have been on blood pressure meds but my B/P drops to 90/56. What am I supposed to do?

  28. I sit with an 85 year old lady at 3.45 pm I took her blood pressure and it was 177/114, pulse was 70. She would not let me write it down or tell her husband. But I thought she should have went to the ER.

  29. I’m 27, with episodes of blood pressure of 180/115 with a high heart rate of 130. Sometimes have heart attack symtoms including chest pain, lower back pain, abdominal pain jaw pain. Went to ER 2 months ago with these symtoms, EKG not a heart attack that time i guess. Prescribed a med for blood pressure. Not sure when to be worried, a lot of it may be anxiety? I do feel pretty lousey sometimes, a lot of my energy dim, over exersion can cause feeling ill.

  30. I thought I was having a heart attack several weeks ago and was admitted to the hospital. Afyer a series of tests I was cleared of heart disease and diagnosed with severe anxiety. I went to visit my doctor today and my BP was 157/93. I was seen by a male PA that was a condescending jerk. I had never dealt with him before. I went in with chest pains, again and instead of helping me, he sent me into a full blown panic attack. Someone had to come in the room and make him leave. Hedid not check my BP before leaving. When I checked it at the pharmacy it was 197/110. I’m surprised I didn’t keel over right there.

  31. Wrote this a few years ago after (more) blood pressure problems arising myself, will be off some interest to those with high blood pressure concerns. Mine’s down to kidney problem a few years ago and even with treatment are currently at high 156/99 @95 It has been over 185/145 – something I never want to experience again! Untreated severe hypertensive like that can be a fast track to an aneurism and/or a stroke.


  32. My BP has been high all day. Right now I”m Stage 3. My current reading is: 192/105.
    At 4:45pm it was: 161/91.
    At 9:30am: 169/92.
    At 8:46am: 179/98.
    At 8:00am: 166/90.
    It has been consistently high all day. I take 3 different meds. I take one 2 times a day. I took an extra Norvasc around 5:30pm (EST). However, it doesn’t appear to be very effective. My endocrinologist told me yesterday that it’s very likely that I can have a stroke with these BP readings, my medical problems combined with a couple of my medications. A family member told me nothing is going to happen; sit down relax and calm down. He was so sarcastic about it. I know that I’m in Hypertension Crisis mode right now and should probably seek medical treatment but this person thinks I overreact and that I always want to run to the doctor for the least little problem. I hate this. One day, he might wish he had believed me and shared in my concern.

  33. After some advice. My uncle (61) died last Tuesday of a massive heart attack, I took my mum (59) to the Drs yesterday as she isn’t coping with losing her brother, he took her blood pressure and said he would expect it to be a little high due to recent circumstances and it was 190/80, he said this is very high and looking through her notes that the last time she visited the dr (around 6 months ago) that her blood pressure was high then too but it was a different doctor and they didn’t tell my mum her blood pressure was high. She has now been put on blood pressure tablets but I am going out of my mind with worry. My grandad died of a heart attack at 61 and then my uncle last week also at 61 so there is a very strong family history of heart problems. I have just ordered a blood pressure monitor to use at home so we can check it more regularly. Please can someone explain how high this is (sorry I don’t understand all the different figures) thanks

  34. Samantha, the second number of 80 is her diastolic and is pre-hypertension “high normal” yet is a healthy BP reading, anything under 80 is normal,. no need for concern over an 80 diastolic. The first number of 190 is her systolic reading, and is considered very high, but could have been due to the emotional stress of losing a loved one. Any systolic reading over 180 is a Hypertensive Crisis and Emergency Care Is Needed. There are several causes to high blood pressure, including poor diet with too much salt and caffeine, lack of exercise, and also a common cause of temporary high readings is stress. Her doctor can evaluate the situation and prescribe medications if needed.

  35. Im 32 with a disability called cerebellum degeneration. I also have high bp. My bp is very high today 183/128 but the bp meds prescribed to me interfere with my disability making it more of a danger for me…should i go to the er?

  36. I’m a 36 yr old female with polycystic kidney disease . my blood pressure today was 168/121. my day was spent rather calmly . should I go to the er?

  37. I’m 48 y.o. female. A sudden jump of blood pressure. Was taken to hospital with 157/125 pulse 150, short of breath, shuddering, nasal bleeding and strong heart palpitations. Was stabilized within 2 days.My test results showed no abnormality. Keeping an eye on my diastolic bp. and pulse.

  38. A lot of times, high blood pressure is caused by excess fluids. Drinking a lot of water or fluids raises blood pressure.

    I have autonomic dysfunction and when my blood pressure gets to high (Doctor decided for me too high is 160 over 100 for this) I have to self cath and empty my bladder and it does the trick. Usually goes down into acceptable range.

    I wonder if many of you on here have urinary issues. As we get to our 50’s they develop. Urge to go, little output when going, etc.

    Since several are on here asking for info instead of going to doc or er on the high numbers, I wonder if you take your BP just prior to a high volume urination, and then after, if the after number will be lower. If so, after a few times recording these numbers you have a basis for an informed discussion with your doctor.

  39. I went to the hospital because I have a frozen should so I had my pre op asssessment my blood pressure was 197 over 103 I think they won’t operate until my blood pressure is much lower

  40. Just took mine, it’s 182/119. I am currently on meds, but it doesn’t appear to be working anymore. Murphy’s Law, my insurance expired last month. Attempting to get into the free clinics.

  41. My bp was 235/120 last year. Doc put me on candersaten 32 mg and lercandipine 20 mg both daily. Gone down to average of 132/78 feel better can see better. Plus I gave up added salt in diet. Just the diabetes to deal with now. Good luck all. Sean. England. UK.

  42. I’m a 31 yrs old male, military and in decent shape, I’ve gotten headaches and migraines before and have rizotriptan to help with the symptoms. Last night I got a sudden feeling in my body, an instant migraine. The rizotriptan didn’t help. Went to the ER and BP was 193 / 111.. hospital didn’t tell me much. Thoughts??

  43. BP is 191/122 pulse of 109. I emailed my Doc who just put me on Lisinopril, 10mg. My BP Has continously increased. Awaiting an answer, I have no insurance , my GFR a also at 51 but neprologist says Isn’t bad enough for an appt. I have also just been diagnosed with birads 4 and a CEA of 12.9. I have a partial blockage of abdominal aorta as well.
    a bit concerned, my dad dropped dead at 51.
    Any thoughts or ideas?

    • Go to your local hospital! Most hospitals will treat someone with medical symptoms and no insurance! Get help sweetie!

  44. Six weeks ago i didnt have a care in the world, went to the gym 3/4 times a week, ate healthy, was normal weight for my height, then one day while at work my eyesight in my right eye started to go black, almost no vision in my right eye within hrs, was driven to hospital for a check and was told i had papilledema in my eye, my blood preasure was 250 /150, apart from headaches sometimes and my vision i didnt know a thing. I spent 6 days in hospital while doctors battled to get my BP down. I have to take 7 tablets a day now, i never ever expected at 47yrs old to have to take all these meds just to stay alive… But here i am 6 weeks later with my BP down to a respectable average of 135/88.. I am very lucky, high BP can happen to anyone..

  45. I’m in the hospital and my wife is with me and worried.
    She had a migraine headache so when they took me to install a pic-line she went to the er to be checked out. She informs me when we meet back in my room that her bp was 184 over 109! Stage 3 hypertension! That was 2 days ago and I’m worried to say the least!! She is such a strong lady that takes care of everyone but pay’s no attention to herself with high bp… What should I do to let her know how important she is to me? I love her so much and want her to realize how important it is to take her bp meds and eat right… Thanks

  46. Wow! There are some mean spirited folks on here. A person just wanted to offer advise or get feedback on their health and someone starts criticizing grammar. Chill and have some respect.

  47. We are walkn stokes as the nurse says its. Headaches, pain in chest, arms legs,blurred vision are all signs it high

  48. I’ve always had low blood pressue but now latley its been really high. I just took it and its 204/110.
    I was recently put on medication for nightmares that is actually medication to lower blood pressure could me taking that at night cause it to be high during the day?

  49. What is there to say about blood pressure 192/88its so strange because I read these things online and I don’t know what’s what really I get major head aches through my day and this is the range it stays in

  50. I had low blood pressure until my late 30’s. It became high so I was put on Diovan. A few years later Diovan HCL. A few years later Dovan HCL twice a day. I am now 50, 5’4 weighing 118 lbs. I exercise 3-5 days a week-running hills, sprinting etc. I eat a mostly vegetarian diet, I have never smoked and a the most, I will have 1-3 alcoholic drinks a day. About a year ago, I could feel my BP rising. Fast forward and I have now added an ace inhibitor to round out my meds. Beta Blockers made things worse. I was in the ER two weeks ago with a BP of 201/119 and my sodium and potassium were alarmingly low. My EGS’s have been fine all along. I did add Adderall in September but my BP was was way too high prior to this. I’ve since reduced the Adderall and only have a half a cup of coffee a day. No other caffeine. I am having am Echocardiogram w/Colorflow Spectral Doppler and a Vascular Ultrasound later this week. The headaches that come with high blood pressure is horrible. I’ve been told even with a 170/95 average (with 3 bp meds) I won’t stroke out but they are concerned about renal artery disease… anyone else had similar problems ?

  51. Copperas Cove Walmart is having this Health Wellness promotion to check Glucose, blood pressure, and BMI. My 10 y/o son had a blood pressure of 198/168. He’s 5’4″ and 200lbs. He is also has asthma. My husband says it’s due to him running around and wandering about. I work in the medical field and know that his vitals are too high. I’ve checked his blood pressure 3 more times since then and both pulse & blood pressure are still high even at rest. Now he’s being checked by the doctor.

  52. I have Ventricle tachycardia which caused Hypertension 3. I’ve had this problem for around 20 yrs now. My blood pressure gets so out of whack from 1 minute to the next. I’m a 47 yr old female. My blood pressure has been as high as 159/119. Very scary.

  53. My Blood Pressure has apparently been high the last four times it has been checked. I went to the doctir last week and she put me on one Tablet of Ciazapril 2.5mg a day. Today I had my Blood Pressure checked again at the Gym I go to and it was 148/110 and was told it is still high but let the tablets kick in. I have to get it checked in about one or two weeks time.

  54. Man I started freaking out when I checked my BP ans it was 141/105. That is awful but I’m seeing is not the highest, I also have graves disease so my thyroid plays with my heart rate and other things. Checked it again after reading this blog and I’m 131/86. So much better, I think I was having a panic attack, can that raise blood pressure?

  55. I had a baby 8 weeks ago I’m a 33 year old female when I went for post natal check up my bp was 143/101 the doctor didn’t seem too concerned and said to go back in 4 weeks to get rechecked but should I be worried I’m a mum of 4 I get a pounding ache constantly in my head but I put that down too lack of sleep

    • You are right to be concerned. While it could be chalked up to stress with 4 little ones, you need to see your family doctor soon!

  56. A paramedic took me to A and E as my bpd was 230/190. The hospital said I was wasting their time. Any thoughts?


  58. I live and quietly suffer from manic depression, bipolar (that’s when I’m not quite anymore anymore! Lol), and severe anxiety… Terrible anxiety! I am in the 13th year of caretaking for my husband what originally had been told to us was a diagnosis of one year left to live from congestive heart failure, stage 4 renal cancer, diabetes, dialysis 3 times a week and chronic high blood pressure. I am a nurse at this point without the actual diploma to prove it!!! I learned to live off the insane schedule that his diseases incorporated into our lives including my 3 children. I found myself functioning on no sleep no food and had trouble it when there wasnt crisis happening but all that time I never had problems with my blood pressure I couldn’t believe.I just truly couldn’t believe it…
    I just attributed it to me, always being a dork, I would laugh at anything or just try to make. A joke? No matter how bad something was I would have to cap it off with a bad joke. Sometimes I made the doctors groan and shake their head – they were pretty bad! But then I’d see a grin and hear a chuckle as they’d exit the room.๐Ÿ˜ I think laughter really does play a big part in healing and helping. I had a couple of emotionally crippling things happen to me that involved my pastor/closing of my church/loss of my home(parsonage)/being homeless sleeping in my car with my husband & son. I’ve since found us a home it’s just a matter a months before I fall behind in rent because it was not within our budget but after months, it was all I was able to find in the same school district. To give my son whatever bit of stability i could because he will be losing his father soon. Keep him with a good group of freinds he’s known his whole life. I have been having thoughts of suicidal ideation which I can’t really talk to anybody about because I don’t trust anybody and I see what it’s done to my kid because here I am trying to give him stability the best I can and yet he can hear me crying and sobbing for hours in my room and screaming into my pillow that I hate my life and then I have to come and apologize to him for that because no kid should have to hear their parent be like that and also the things that I’m saying that he can hear I don’t mean! I sold never give up and I know that I’m perfect but I would never kill myself my children are what for and I plan to around to meet my grandkids… I was diagnosed with severe migraines. When I was a child, I’ve had them my whole life. But 2 months before we lost our home, I started having a head pain that was different in the back of my head. It seemed to bother me. When I was doing gardening, if I bent over, it seemed to pound more. I usually do the gardening when I get stressed out when reserve, something really bothered me, I’d go out and pull weeds that’s how I dealt with my stress too. The last time I was doing my gardening, I thought I had a runny nose and I looked down and I was bleeding. That was hard, but I was really upset that day, and maybe that had something to do with it, so I went in house. Relaxed. And stayed in my room for a couple of days, just. Obviously, I needed to get some rest and. Then. It seemed like my head. Would the pain never went away? It was always there, but after that and I talked to my doctor about it, she said that it sounded like. You know a different type of stress migraine? And I told her no I didn’t feel the same way so she said take this pill and wait. No change still pain, bloody nose 1x week, my neck extremely stiff now. Take a different pill. Now. 2,3,4,5months nothing but head pain bloody noses neck stiffness… I was so stressed out I thought I had a brain tumor. Then I got to see a different doctor one day because mine doctor was out ill. She said my blood pressure was a little high. I couldn’t believe my blood pressure was high. I never had a problem with it. And I started monitoring my blood pressure as well as my husbands.I found when I was upset over the littlest of things my blood pressure started to go up. My head pain it never went away, but it would increase with stress, but nothing would take that pain away. No pill that they gave me, nothing. So I started thinking maybe I had a tumor. That’s not the case. Thank God, I just got MRI result back. Clear! But the bloody noses? Just yesterday, I got one 3 times check my BP 142/107 that my son almost called an ambulance. that’s high for me, that’s it’s so abnormal. So I just took one of my pills that I take for my anxiety and forced myself to get some sleep and rest which I needed , I obviously am under and have been under so much stress. IT WILL KILL YOU IF IT!๐Ÿ‘ฟ The beginning of this forum made me laugh for the first time in weeks. Thank you all from my heart. THANK YOU K2 & AIRMALE BOB! LAUGH & LIVE LONGER!๐Ÿ˜‚โค
    I take care of myself now.
    I hope this helps somebody. One thing…. DON’T Ever Apologize For For thinking you’ve told a bad joke! Let It out & Let It go!๐Ÿ˜‚ I did that once and the doctor said, “Oh No! Don’t Apologize, No Worries. Actually… It Was Pretty Funny!๐Ÿ˜‰โœŒ

  59. 248/88. On cozatan comp50mg/12.5mg. Had forgotten to takemy tablet this mornig as feel very under the weather with sore throat and cough. Thought at first headache was because of throat. Pressure back down 2 hrs later to 149/82. Was this just that i didnt take my tablet on time (was about 3 hrs later taking than normal)

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