Friday, August 20, 2010

This just in - doctors cause hypertension

What is it about a doctors surgery that makes my blood pressure rise?

Having recently had my class one medical delayed due to abnormally high blood pressure (151/105) I have been punishing myself with a strict regime of eating foods that are good for hypertension (which I quite enjoyed) denying myself foods bad for hypertension (which I didn't quite enjoyed) measuring myself for weight, waist size and blood pressure (which I kind of liked) and getting at least 30 minutes of daily cardio workout (which I kind of didn't liked at all.)

I was satisified with my progress. According to my own monitor I dropped from 142/107 (eeek!) to 129/75 (normal, could improve that systolic.)

Except when I sit in a doctors surgery, at which point it shoots back up to 150/103.

Fortunately my doctor took pity on me, regarding my normal cholesterol level and diligent notebook recordings and agreed to give me a clean bill of health as long as I agreed to revisit her in two months time.

Which I heartily did.


At 12:21 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your doctor makes you nervous?

I've noticed when I take mine in the privacy of my own home I usually get:

get 125/80 first time, 121/77 second time, and 118/74 the 3rd time.

Maybe I just need to stop being so nervous when anticipating that first reading.



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