... 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)
... There aren't enough medications to counteract the harm that you are doing to your own body and metabolism. Being overweight puts you at great risk for being Insulin Resistant (ref: Metabolic Syndrome). Smoking introduces over 100 different, possibly harmful chemicals into your metabolism. Not exercising? :nono: Plus... if I drank 4-5 cans of Iced Coffee daily, I would be... (6 replies)
... maglib, I am sorry that your son is faced with health issues. I'm sure it is not only stressful for him, but also for your entire family. If your untiring determination to help him was medication, he would have been cured by now!
I had difficult to treat, chronically high blood pressure. I also had Heart Failure. As I got progressively worse, and was very sickly, I knew if... (14 replies)
... deep breathing exercises and meditation. I doubt that I'd have been able to avoid the meds completely, but based upon the reduction in my BP when I've tried those techniques, it is possible that I'd have at least been able to reduce the dosage. ... (9 replies)
... My nasty, scary Blood Pressure averages, for each hour (1 thru 24 or 1am thru 12 midnight), Jan 2002 thru Dec 2003 (24 months, 2455 readings).
Hr Sys Dia Nbr
1 153 93 10
2 143 93 20
3 144 94 19
4 146 97 17
5 152 98 17
6 153 100 34 (0 replies)
... Blood Pressure and heartrate varies all day long. You can take three bp readings in a row and get three different bp readings and three different hr readings. ... (10 replies)
... Ace-the support here is unbelievable--especially from you! I truly appreciate it! Having always been an "in-charge" kind of guy and never having had to deal with this type of emotional stress--it hit me like a sucker punch, but thanks to my wife who did deal with panic attacks in the past and was there for me, and my personal belief that I could overcome anything, I was able... (67 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 26,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. To answer your question, I went to my reports showing my average hourly readings for 2003 and for 2008.
My average BP for 2003 was 151/96 based on 1032 readings. Pretty awful for having worked hard on lowering my blood pressure for FIVE years! :( Thousands of readings, many medicine... (2 replies)
... Well...... I've been on 6.25 mg Coreg, more or less, for 34 days.
I first took 3.125mg for five days and had a bp average of 127/72, 57 readings
I then took 6.25mg for two days and had a bp average of 129/75, 26 readings
I then stopped Coreg for nine days and had a bp average of 125/71, 90 readings
I stopped Coreg because it was increasing my blood pressure,... (51 replies)
... This Oxegen BP is natural. ... (2 replies)
... digital BP reader from Walgreens yesterday. I of course took readings throughout the day and nighttime. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you zuzu for the answers to my questions. About a year ago i bought a welby automatic monitor. everytime i took it i got a different reading. Not knowing how normal that was , i drove myself crazy taking it everytime i thought of it, trying to get a stable number. Eventually i just threw it away thinking there was something wrong with it.
Using your method my bp... (3 replies)
... I had my bp taken at one of those things at Sam's Club. ... (2 replies)
... Beewee, you might find something interesting in my daily, hourly blood pressure patterns.
My average BP for 2003 was 151/96 based on 1032 readings. Pretty awful for having worked hard on lowering my blood pressure for FIVE years! :( Thousands of readings, many medicine changes, diet changes, environment changes, and yet, the net fruit of my labor was an average blood... (8 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! :)
The reason why I focus on diastolic is because diastolic pressure is when the circulatory system is at rest, or between beating. The higher the... (5 replies)
... Lately, knock on wood, my daytime BP and pulse has been very good, even a bit low, but I'll take that over the spikes. ... (0 replies)
... why she didn't give me clonidine, since it seemed to work well, and I have read that hydralazine is not recommended for hypertensive crisis because it can lower BP too rapidly. ... (0 replies)
... I had chronic, untreatable high blood pressure for many years, until I finally started getting a handle on it in 2004. I had to take my blood pressure almost 31000 times from 1998 thru 2010. I was able to gradually and slowly reduce my blood pressure as I learned what was causing my high blood pressure.
I realize that everyone is different, but, I figured that it might... (10 replies)
... e meds and the beginning was just terrible with my previous doctor with at one time having me on several medications at once with zero results except to raise my BP from anxiety due to side effects. ... (27 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)