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What is going on because my blood pressure is 150/80?

What is going on because my blood pressure is 150/80 and my legs and feet are swollen? Recently I checked my blood pressure because I have felt strange. It was 150/80 and I also have been suffering from dizzy spells as well as my feet and legs are swelling. I am 34 years old and my family comes from a long line of heart problems. I had issues with my blood pressure and swelling of my legs when I was pregnant with both my kids but I had my tubes tied so that shouldn t be the issue. This has been going on for about a year when my menstrual cycle develops monthly. What is wrong and what can I do to fix it? Please help because I am getting scared! Thanks
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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Swelling of the legs and feet indicate a heart problem so I suggest you see a cardiologist. Your systolic BP is also too high. Do you smoke, drink, have too much caffeine or salt in your diet? Are you over weight. All these things will cause your BP to go up as will too much stress. Call your Dr and make an appointment. I don't know your age but it could be your heart. First signs of CHF (congestive heart failure)
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