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|Mon, 07-26-2010 - 4:01pm|
Hello, I am not sure if I am posting in the right place. I just want somewhere where I can talk to people and get answers.
In April of this year I was diagnosed with hypertension. I am 20 years old, I am not overweight, my normal weight is 8 1/2 stone, my mum also does have hypertension She got it after the age of 40.
My BP readings over time were
160/100(not sure about this one)
I have had a kidney scan, blood tests and was placed on medication(amlopidine mg daily) Bloods and kidney scan came back clear. I have an appointment on 20 Aug for an cardiology appt and an ECG. My twin sister also has it, although hers was only borderline when I was diagnosed with blood pressure, hers is now increasing. Can high BP be hereditary?
Edited 7/26/2010 4:04 pm ET by youngshygal