Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Why is My Blood Pressure High?

By    |   Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 09:45 AM

Question: My cholesterol is low, only 125, but I still have high blood pressure. Why?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Cardiac and stroke risks include multiple variables. The fact that your cholesterol and metabolism levels are good unfortunately does not protect you from high blood pressure (hypertension).
 
Having a high level of HDL "good" cholesterol (you want this to be over 60), and low levels of triglycerides (under 150) are important factors to considering when evaluating your cardiovascular risks. Do not rely on total cholesterol levels alone; they are only screening tools for statistical risks.
 
Much hypertension is related to a faulty signal released from our heart, brain, blood vessels, or kidneys as an response to a perceived lack of circulation, and sometimes from excessive salt or hormone use. The onset of hypertension should generate some evaluation of these areas.
 
Your blood pressure may be the body's way of warning you of a potential stroke, aneurism, heart attack, or hormonal disorder. So it is important for you to see your doctor for a checkup
 

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