I have been feeling out of sorts lately, so I figured I should go and see what my blood pressure was because I hadn't for awhile.
To my amazement, the machine read 158/100, which I basically did not expect.
I am 21 years of age and categorized as overweight, not anywhere near obese.
I have had some very strange health issues over the years that the doctors could never find the cause of, so by this point my family doctor thinks that I am a hypochondriac. Various issues related to weakness, chest pains etc. if you are curious.
And so, I figured "well gee, lets do as the machine recommends and get a bunch of readings so that I can get an accurate number, because 158/100 is rather redonculus"
And so I am currently doing so, at about 5 of the 8 readings I need before I can go to my doctor and show him what's up.
The average so far is around 155/99.
So, my question basically is: If my doctor has no reaction to this news and says I am fine, Is he crazy or is it actually acceptable for a young adult to have this blood pressure?
I should mention that he has taken my blood pressure various times over the past 24 months and at no time did he remark to me anything out of the ordinary.