Managing Stress, High BP & Aneurysms: What can we do & not do?
Hi, I was recently diagnosed with aortic aneurism after a CT Cardiac Scoring test. Both my parents had premature CAD and died in their 50s. I had a DNA test provided through work that showed I was at greater risk, so I decided to see a cardiologist.
My arteries aren't bad (overall risk at 44th percentile) and my cholesterol and triglycerides are excellent. But, my aneurism is 4.5. My primary care dr. increased my BP meds and that is helping get it back into control. My cardiologist doubled my statin to 20 and will follow up with blood tests and possibly an echocardiogram, to decide next steps. Like @mustangsally67, I want to know what I can do/should not do.
I'd love to know your views and experience with stress management. I am hoping to start up a discussion about this topic 🙂