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TSA Hypertension
stevewalk posted:
I am a 52 year old man, I don't smoke, drink, have a 60 % veg. diet. and weigh about 170 lbs and 5'10" tall. My cholesterol is good. I have run 4 full 26 mile marathons in the past 2 years and have always been active. I lost most of the vision in one eye 2 months ago and an MRI revealed that I have have several mini strokes (hemorrhagic) over the years due to being a hypertension. B.P. meds. and Aspirin have brought my B.P. from 150/95 to 115/70. Is it safe to still train and run marathons? I also like to bike ride and do 40 - 60 miles on a run. Will a demanding sport cause more TSA's or strokes?

Thanks STEVE
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear Stever (stevewalk),

Your questions are excellent ones, but no one here is qualified to answer them. Please contact your doctor (s) and ask for his/her advice. Your doctor has the training, expertise, and knowledge of your medical history to ive you an informed answer.

Best wishes,


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