The veredict is in! I went to the to my uncle's office today and showed him the results of the ABPM. At first, he took a look at it and said that it was fine.. Actually the average of blood pressure was pretty close to a normal blood pressure, and that's why he said that... Then, he checked in more details (and I also told him to check on that part) he noticed that my beats per minute were high... The normal beats per minute for an adult is between 70-90, and out of the 50 succesful readings that the machine did, only 4 were bellow 90 and that was while I was sleeping. Then, all the others were between 90 and 123. The average of beats is 101.

So, it looks that the ocassional elevation of blood pressure is because of the high heartbeat frequency.

He also sent me for a thyroid's test, because thyroid's problems is one of the causes of heartbeat frequency...

He prescribed me a beta blocker called Nebilet. Here is an explanation of how it works:
Nebilet tablets contain the active ingredient nebivolol hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine called a beta-blocker.Beta-blockers work by blocking beta receptors that are found in various parts of the body. Blocking beta receptors prevents the action of two chemicals, called noradrenaline and adrenaline, which are produced naturally by the body. These are often referred to as the 'fight or flight' chemicals, because they are responsible for the body's reaction to stressful situations. Beta receptors are found in the heart. When they are blocked by nebivolol, this reduces the effect of adrenaline and noradrenaline on the heart. As a result, the heart beats more slowly and with less force. This reduces the pressure at which the blood is pumped out of the heart and around the body, which in turn reduces the blood pressure. Nebivolol also widens the blood vessels, which lowers the resistance in the blood vessels and also helps to lower the blood pressure. Due to these actions, nebivolol is used mainly to treat high blood pressure.

I will be checking my thyroids tomorrow, and let's wait to see how that goes... I also pray to have enough head to remember to take the med every morning at the same time everyday...
Posted by Anelys Perez On 10:05 PM 6 comments

6 Lovely comments :

Kate said...

Hopefully it will just take medicine to get you back on track and it won't be a forever type of thing. I hope things head in the right direction for you!

Jennie B said...

I bet the medicine will work wonders for you. Coming from a family with genetically misbeating hearts (either to fast or to slow or arthythmia or all) I understand the stress all the tests are doing. I hope they find the reason soon so you can get back on track.

Heather said...

I put my pills on top of my fridge, so in the morning when i go for drinks, i see them. i used to have them in the bathroom but always forget. hope you find a spot that will help you remember them. GL and let me what it is, im just interested.

Pudgy Pencils said...

After my son was born my thyroid went haywire - postpartum thyroiditis I think it's called, where first your thyroid is overactive and your heartbeats are up and it's hard to sleep, then it crashes and underproduces and everything gets too slow. Once they know what it is, they can control it with meds. What did you find out from your tests?

Cindy said...

I hope that's all it is and that they can fix it with some meds. How scary.

Momto3LittleFlowers said...

Kate: So far, the prescription is for 2 months when I need to get the 24 hours ABPM again...

Jennie: I surely hope they find the reason too!! Thanks!

H: I set up my Gmail calendar, and Im receiving an email everyday at 10am to remember me that I have to take it!

Pudgy: Looks like thyroids is not the problem.. I will hear from the Dr. today.

Cindy: I hope too! Thanks!


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