Ive always had normal Blood pressure. I should not be surprised that its high, I guess it was bound to catch up with me. Im 42 and apprx 80-90 lbs overweight. I actually feel really good other than my anxiety and stress is a little high? Before taking my BP I had drank a Grande 16oz Starbucks espresso drink. Im hoping the combination of the caffeine and walking around caused these high readings? Regardless I need to lose weight and this gave me a huge wake up call.
My first reading was 140/91. I started to get a little anxious so I repeated it- it was like 178/96? Major anxiety set in and my heart was racing. I decided to go to a different kiosk across the street to check the reading on a different machine? Readings were still 167/96. Im scared. I know I need to go to the doctor even though Ill pay out of pocket, but Id like to take action and get these lowered. Any suggestions? Thank you