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Fluctuating blood pressure levels. Family history of congestive heart failure. Worried

Yesterday at my neurosurgeon's office, my blood pressure was 155/70. In late December, my blood pressure was about the same in my G.P.'s office. My normal pressure is @ 110/40. Even when my weight was extremely high, my pressure was still low. My father died of congestive heart failure, my uncle and paternal grandfather also died of heart disease.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This could be from Anxiety at seeing the doctor - "White Coat" hypertension.
Make sure it is normal at other times - Ambulatory monitoring may be useful.
Even this elevation is not very high...

You should get investigated for other possible risk factors...

You must make serious efforts to reduce your weight...

You have not stated your personal habits, family history or co-morbidities, even age, gender...they could have an influence on the diagnosis and outcome...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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