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Still no idea what is going on. Today when I awoke my readings were (last reading first) 117/85 84, 116/82 87, 119/81 87 at lunchtime they were 119/83 93, 118/84 94, 118/85 94 and yet at 3pm they go sky high again 134/97 91, 137/96 93, 139/98 91, 136/100 91, 138/100 93, 144/101 90.

Going back to the doctors Thursday and hopefully he will suggest echocardiogram, stress test etc. Anyone with any clue?
Machaon. Thanks for that. It's interesting because all my GP's and consultants keep telling me that they are more interested in systolic these days rather than the diastolic. So many conflicting opinions.

Well it's certainly interesting today. At 1.30 my readings were 134/98 87, 129/95 89, 131/94 90.

I was then feeling hungry and as I work from home quite often I bypass lunch. Today I had some toast with a glass of water rather than my usual endless amounts of coffee. So after eating at 3pm which is a time that quite often my BP is at its highest it was

121/84 94, 125/82 92, 124/79 95, which I am quite happy with.

So can hunger and possibly a bit of dehydration increase blood pressure?
[QUOTE=NewbieChris;5436534] ... all my GP's and consultants keep telling me that they are more interested in systolic these days rather than the diastolic. [/QUOTE]

I am more concerned about if the resting pressure within my veins, arteries, organs, etc., is high or unhealthy; especially if it is constantly high. But, high Systolic is also unhealthy.

[QUOTE]Well it's certainly interesting today. At 1.30 my readings were 134/98 87, 129/95 89, 131/94 90.[/QUOTE]

In between beats, the pressure within your body ranged from 94 to 98 during the time you were testing.

[QUOTE]Today I had some toast with a glass of water rather than my usual endless amounts of coffee.[/QUOTE]

The caffeine in coffee can definitely raise the blood pressure and can also raise the heart rate or make it jumpy.

You might want to test coffee's effect on your blood pressure for a day or two.

In my case, even decaf coffee raises my blood pressure.

[QUOTE]So can hunger and possibly a bit of dehydration increase blood pressure?[/QUOTE]

I guess, if there is less fluid in the veins and arteries, then the blood pressure would be lower. That is one reason why water pills (diuretics) lower blood pressure.

Watcha think? Can you go without coffee, or chocolate, or tea, or energy drinks, for a day or two?





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