I’m 48 yrs, male, and run consistently high pressures, both diastolic and systolic: 160/100 is average.
When I go to the MD, most recently a cardiologist, it spikes to 190/115. I know I have ‘white coat’ issues, but this is dangerously high. I’m on just about every anti-hypertensive agent out there, except Minoxidil. I stopped some of the meds, simply because they’re not working.
I’d be curious to hear (or get reading suggestions) about the mind/body connection and what role anxiety plays in consistently dangerously high pressures. I have yet to meet an MD who addresses the mind when treating HTN.