... You have an interesting and novel approach to taking your blood pressure. Sounds like it is working very well! Thanks for sharing! ... (4 replies)
... Caffeine and smoking are huge causes of high blood pressure, so your bp medications have to fight twice as hard to get over the effects of the caffeine and the smoking. ... (4 replies)
... As we age, our immune systems, hormonal systems and metabolism age and can become unstable, especially if we don't have sufficient daily exercise and don't have a very healthy diet. So... it is not a complete surprise when someone experiences uncomfortable, troubling symptoms during the aging process.
I've had heart failure since 1987. My left and right atria are... (1 replies)
... My own personal opinion is that "average" diastolic blood pressure is healthiest near 70 and is less healthy as the average increases from 70. That said, an "average" diastolic blood pressure near 80 is still pretty damn good! ... (5 replies)
... How often do you measure your blood pressure? ... (2 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure almost 31,000 times since 1998. I'd like to share some of my blood pressure readings with others, so that others can compare their results with mine. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for your post and research, Machaon!
I was wondering....could you please share with us the specifics of your low cal / low carb / high frequency eating diet?
Thanks! (16 replies)
... So ive been training to find out at which point of the day my pressure is highest. ... (0 replies)
... My blood pressure averages have gone higher since I increased the calories in my diet. For me, it's that simple. Reduce calories to reduce blood pressure. Increase calories to increase blood pressure. ... (6 replies)
... I have found that sometimes a smaller dose of a med works better.
For example, I was on Coreg 25mg twice/day. My bp range from 130-160.
I am now on 3.125 Coreg and bp is 122/71.
I don't know why that happens. (4 replies)
... With any doubt in my mind, a Healthy Diet WILL lower High Blood Pressure levels down to healthier levels. ... (0 replies)
... Anyways, when I last saw my general physician about my anxiety, my blood pressure was elevated. Everytime I even see the blood pressure machine in the docs office, i wig out and start getting extremely anxious. ... (8 replies)
... Here is a little more blood pressure "trivia" about the fluctuations of blood pressure during the average 24 hour day, with minimum, maximum and average blood pressure. ... (5 replies)
... This might shed some light on changes on blood pressure during the day. It is, of course, representative of just one person, me, but I think that these blood pressure statistics would pertain to many others. ... (5 replies)
... I've now recorded my blood pressure over 27,000 times since 1998, or an average of 7 times per day. ... (20 replies)
... A cursory look shows the "normal" trend towards higher afternoon and evening blood pressure than the morning hours. Someone who only takes their blood pressure once in a while, and only in the morning is not getting a true picture of their blood pressure. ... (23 replies)
... Diabetes for over 20 years. About 10 years ago, I was getting a lot weaker and a lot worse. I started taking my blood pressure, at home, and found out, to my great surprise, that I had high blood pressure. I had no idea. ... (23 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 25,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. This morning I ran reports showing my average hourly readings for 2003 and for 2008. ... (16 replies)
... I have to admit that I've become obsessed with taking my blood pressure, especially now that I'm getting mostly healthy readings. I need to get more of a life! ... (22 replies)
... It still blows my mind, though, that it was less than a year ago that my doctor was trying to convince me that I needed to go back on blood pressure lowering meds due to a high office reading. ... (18 replies)