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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah(sjc) View Post
    Sooo... does this turn the ‘heart age’ calculator we looked at a while back on its head? And if so, how do you check your heart health? Or do I just assume that because I have high blood pressure, there’s a significant problem developing elsewhere?
    Do you have high blood pressure though? See also part 57:

    https://drmalcolmkendrick.org/2018/1...sease-part-57/

    The linear relationship between increasing blood pressure and heart disease is in fact not established, until you get past a certain point.

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    According to my docs - though I strongly suspect white coat syndrome accounts for part of it. They won't take much notice of any requests for different measurements until such time as my weight is in a healthy range, I don't expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah(sjc) View Post
    According to my docs - though I strongly suspect white coat syndrome accounts for part of it. They won't take much notice of any requests for different measurements until such time as my weight is in a healthy range, I don't expect.
    It came up at my recent medical - the doctor advised me to buy my own blood pressure checker and take readings at home over the course of a week. Amazon prime provided the same one he was using for 24. Every single reading has been significantly lower than the ones he took on the day, and well within normal parameters. So white coat syndrome is real, not that there was any doubt!

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    May give it a go. Was under investigation for anaemia, but tests all came back normal...

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    I was diagnosed with elevated BP as a slim, active late teenager, and final went on BP meds at 34 as a slim, fit person. Only one beart specialist hypothesized narrowing of the arteries in the kidney but he said at 62 I was "too old" for a stent to be of any use. Now when I think about it that's weird as they put stents in arteries elsewhere in much older people.
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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    62 too old - scary. What they probably mean is it’s in their favour, financially to keep you on meds.

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    According to the NICE guidelines, you are entitled to take your own readings in to the surgery, especially if you suspect white coat syndrome. Merv's can be 220/200 at the hospital and usually 135/85, and they're quite happy to take his spreadsheet (he's a dab hand at the spread sheets ...)

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    and here is part 59 from Dr Malcolm Kendrick.
    Gilli - DLTBGYD but more importantly KCHO

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    Thanks Gilli - it’s helpful to have a summary of all he’s been saying.

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    Always a good read from the good Dr.


    Cheers Gilli.

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