I want to know how many people on here with high blood pressure are overweight and did any of you start to get high blood pressure just in months when you never had it before? I had always been thin eating tons of fattening foods and doing no exercise at all until at age 34 I had to go on a diet for the first time in my life and I've been struggling with my weight going on 20 years this new year.I gain weight right away in the same day even when I only had a cup of fat or low fat yogurt all day and my pants are fitting good,then later in the evening I'll eat two really fattening things and my pants are literally so tight they are digging into my waist and leave marks,and it takes me 5 days to a week to get my weight somewhat back down again.
Also I never had high blood pressure before,even last year when I was in a complete panic and terror that I would never walk again because I couldn't walk without a walker and a cane for two months due to a piece of my lower back disc breaking off from bad degenerative disc disease and this caused extremely painful sciatica which I never had before,I hadn't even ever heard of it,and I really wish that I hadn't! That lasted only a week,but thigh pain and weakness wasn't gone until two months.
Anyway it wasn't until October of this year that I learned in the cardiologist office which I have been going to for years because I used to get premature ventricular contractions,which is scary premature heart beat often,and my cholesterol is slightly high,so are my triglycerides ,and my good cholesterol has always been low,so I'm on 10 mg of Zetia and Pravastatin for this.
Anyway if anyone can let me know I really would appreciate it,