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25year old female and blood pressure at 150/90! Should I freak out ?

25year old female and blood pressure at 150/90! Should I freak out? Im 5-8 I weigh 156 and am told my blood pressure is whacked. How common is it for people my age to have this. Also, I WALKED up about 20 stairs today slowly and my heart in my chest felt like it was going to explode and I could hear the blood pulsating in my brain. The throbbing has not stopped after six hours and I am going home from work and going to bed. I was short of breath and became pale and had to stop. I may just be that out of shape but i have a physically demanding job so how out of shape could i be. As i said i am not overweight so wtf! Any docs out there.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011
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Hi! by your explanation it seems you are definitely having some problem with your circulatory system,may be in heart or aorta. Better you get your self examined by vascular surgeon,or cardiologist.
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High Blood Pressure before 35 years of age usually have clear etiology mostly it is clogged or narrowed Artery supplying the Kidneys, Heart disease, or Hyperthyroidism go see an Internal Medicine Doctor.
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My doctor gave me norvasc a calcium channel blocker I've been takin it for a week but I'm still sob upon exertion
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You may have an underlying heart problem. You should see a cardiologist to have it checked. Or, you may be so stressed that your BP is up. I had a similar problem during my senior year of college due to stress and no problems since graduation.
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