Hypertension and sports
Is sport good for high blood pressure? Or dangerous? More about this in this chapter on hypertension and sports.
Normally sport is good for blood pressure. With one exception: If the blood pressure is already very high at rest (diastolic over 115 mmHg and systolic over 180 mmHg), a further increase of the pressure due to exercise can lead to problems. Therefore, first the blood pressure should be lowered.
Whether mountaineering or mountain biking: If you are already practiced in a sport and your blood pressure is well adjusted, the potentially dangerous sport can usually be continued.
This is possible on a case-by-case basis, but when the upper limit for hypertension has been reached, it is always necessary to consult the attending physician.
These sports focus less on the physical than the psychological burden. Stress reactions can increase blood pressure. In head over jumps it also leads to pressure increases in the head area.