Well apparently I should be concerned about my other health ailments.
My blood presssure is elevated and my heart rate (resting) was over 120 beats per minute. I have to go back next week.
The doctor noted anxiety may be the cause, but my anxiety doc (psychiatrist) even noted a rise in my blood pressure and heart beat a month ago. I’m 99,999% less stressed than I was a year ago this time and my vitals were all normal then.
So...hopefully it’s nothing? They put me on a betablocker for the time being.
Genetics and getting older, unfortunately. Didn't they lower the acceptable range? My mother who is in her 70's had a mini-stroke in her eye due to high blood pressure (can't remember the medical term) so my doctor prescribed lisinopril for me. I'm 50.
I went to see my doctor three years ago about pain in my hip. My blood pressure was so high, they thought the machine was broken. Took it again and sent me straight to the hospital. I had no symptoms and felt perfectly normal. I'm always thankful I went in that day, just as I'm sure you're thankful you went in!