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high bp while exercising
Justhealthier posted:
Hi I had a cardio stress test the other day and of course they don't say any thing - but my bp always runs low (95/60) but 5 mins into the treadmill test my bp shot up to 189/110. Is it suppose to do that?

I couldn't breathe at all through the mask I wanted to quit they kept telling me just one more minute I did quit at 7 mins I had enough.
Justhealthier responded:
I wish this site had an edit button -

Forgot that I am do not smoke or drink and do not have heart disease. I am a 56, 150lb, 5'6" female.

the test I had done was actually a Cardiopulmonary stress test.
cardiostarusa1 replied to Justhealthier's response:

......"but 5 mins into the treadmill test my bp shot up to 189/110. Is it suppose to do that?"


Blood pressure (as well as heart rate) should rise gradually/accordingly to the intensity of the activity/exercise.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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Justhealthier replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
Thank you for your help - I will post more when I get the answers.

Also I want to thank you and Dr. Beckerman for staying with the heart people here - it seems like all the other staffers have left. thank you again.

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