I'm 27 and have a high blood pressure I don't have regular physician. What can I do to get my BP down? And at age 27 can I really get a heart attack?

Yes, can have MI. Depends on high your blood pressure, but lowering salt from diet, exercising regularly (aerobic), and weight loss can lower your bp.
Cut the salt. First thing you should try is to limit the amount of salt in your diet. This may help keep your blood pressure under control. If you're worried about heart disease, there are things you can do to help prevent it. One would be to control your pressure. Others would be check your cholesterol, treat diabetes, don't smoke, cardio exercise to name a few.

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Can it take many years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Yes. High blood pressure along with high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, family history all contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. It is the rupture of these plaques in coronary arteries that causes heart attacks. It takes years to develop significant atherosclerotic plaques. Read more...

Recently blood pressure gets high sometime. Does it take years for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Blood pressure. No one know how long. Clearly longer periods are more harmful. Read more...
Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis and hypertension are common and together. Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain but does not specifically block the coronary arteries. Blood pressure control non smoking cholesterol control exercize are important in prevention. Read more...

Please tell me how long it takes for high blood pressure to cause heart attack?

Risk factor. High blood pressure contributes to atherosclerosis and plaque in the coronary arteries along with high cholesterol, and if left untreated it takes several years for it to cause heart attack when eventually there is instability in the plaque and prduces a clot that causes blockage to blood supply to the heart muscle causing heart attack. Read more...
Not specific. Atherosclerosis develops over time and can occur without hypertension= high blood pressure! heart attacks frequently occur without hypertension history. Read more...

I'm 17 and I have high blood pressure. I'm working on it, but I keep worrying that I'm going to have a heart attack at any moment. Overreacting?

Blood pressure. Yes and no. It is good to be concerned because high blood pressure can cause a lot of problems with your heart and blood vessels, but usually this takes many years if neglected. Also it may depend on how high the blood pressure is. . Read more...
High blood pressure. if uncontrolled is a risk factor for heart disease. If you keep it well controlled the risk is minimal, Exercise, eat a well balanced diet, control blood sugar and cholesterol and don't smoke to reduce your heart risks, Read more...

For high blood pressure to cause heart attack how long must it be high?

Impossible to answer. Believe it or not, htn, while a risk factor, is a relatively weak risk factor for heart attack. It's a big risk factor for stroke and congestive heart failure. (also kidney failure). Generally, risk factors must be present for decades to cause a heart attack, thus the "coronary prone age" is usually considered to be >55 for men and >65 for women (with many younger exceptions!). Read more...
Years. High blood pressure contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries. This process takes years to develop. Read more...