... Hi all
I am 64 and was diagnosed with syndrome X 3 years ago and have always had high/ish BP, So decided would get stuck into a life change.
For the last year I train 3/4 days per week at the gym with a structured and varied weight training program.
I have gone from a 39 waist to 34/35, and muscled up a little, not too much, but, my BP is still high 145 and 70,... (5 replies)
This is my first post. I'm a man, 58 years old, overweight (BMI is 34). Before you advise me to loose some weight, let me tell you I'm working on that. I've been practicing Pilates 2 times a week for about a year and last month I've increased my Pilates sessions frequency to 3 times a week. I do know I have to work also on aerobic exercises, but I currently don't have... (0 replies)
... I had to have some dental work done a week before thanksgiving 2013. When my blood pressure was taken it was 203/133!!!! they did some of the dental work and was to come back on December 2 , 2013 for the rest. At that time my BP was still high but a little lower 179/130. the dental work was finished but I was very disturbed over the BP for I had not had BP this high before but... (1 replies)
... Wondering if I should seek a 2nd opinion before starting meds (Lisinopril 10mgs/day).
Visited nurse prac. this week for various issues. I do not currently have a family doc.
Stopped smoking 10 months ago and about 6 months in I started feeling worse! I could breath easier, coughing fits ceased to exist and exercise was do-able again but then my progression stopped.
The... (1 replies)
... Moldova, thank you for your reply! I understand about wanting a stress test. Not long ago I told my doctor (when he was still practicing) that I did 90 minutes non-stop on the stepper and quit because I became bored. He said, "Well, there is your stress test!" He used to always ask me if I had any chest pain or shortness of breath when I exercised. The answer always was and... (5 replies)
... No you do not. You need to monitor it and do what you can to normalize it. generally a good doctor will give you 6-12 months to bring your BP down. This means all the "usual suspects."
1. Lose weight
2. Stop smoking
3. Cut back drinking
4. Get 30-60 minutes of exercise a day
5. Examine your diet; try the DASH diet
6. restrict sodium
7. Check your sleep pattern for... (11 replies)
... do you require medicine at 130/90 bp (11 replies)
... GLORIA: P.S. I just re-read your post. Your systolic #s are good (120 is obviously better than 130). Monitor your BP at home for a while. 120-130/90 is not alarming. Used to be that doctors worried more about diastolic, but now agree that a high systolic is a greater predictor of furture problems. I don't know if you have other health concerns with heart or kidney but at this... (2 replies)
... Up to 140 over 90 is considered 'high normal'. 140 over 90 or higher, is regarded as HBP. See you doctor anyway. ... (11 replies)
... Mine was 130/86. I'm 5'7" and 159 lbs. Would you say that this is normal range? (5 replies)
I'm with Rick, I wouldn't treat it and just try some salt restriction. (Obviously weight reduction isn't necessary.)
I don't know your age, but the older you are the better your numbers look.
If you start fiddling up into the 90's regualrly, then maybe rethink the drug picture! (5 replies)
... Hi there :wave: just a quick question. I am 5'8" 115 lbs and my bp is always 130ish/90. Should I be concerned? Thanks (5 replies)
... Hi Theresa
I understand you wanting to vent, I feel my concerns landed on deaf ears (where the doctors were concerned) they were just so eager to get those meds down me.
I had a girl 27/11 - number 2. I found during this pregnancy I got heart palpations whenever I had caffiene - like you heart pounding through my chest so hard it was frightening - so I cut out coffee and... (10 replies)
... A diastolic of 90 or over is considered too high if sustained over time. An occasional reading of 90 happens to a lot of people if anxious or stressed or having just eaten a big meal etc. BP "spikes" are normal... ... (2 replies)
... is diastolic 90 normal? ... (2 replies)
... If all the basic causes (low hemoglobin, hyperthyroidism, lung problems, pain, medications that cause elevated pulse) of increased pulse have been ruled out, then it is quite possible that this is the result of increased sympathetic "tone"; an abnormality not uncommonly seen in hypertensives.
If your HR hasn't always been elevated, you might be sure that your blood pressure... (1 replies)
... I had been taking Diovan 80 since 2 years now and the blood pressure is still at 130/90..Recently my heart rate has been observed to climb and showing 95-100..I did a check on thyroid and found to be normal, ECG normal, Cholesterol normal..what else could be the reason for this increased pulse rate? (1 replies)
... Hello there!
No you are NOT a freak.
I envy you your readings, even what you consider high, on a day to day basis would be a bonus for many, including me. Not a day goes by that I dont hit the 150/90 mark. It was just a few years ago that "normal" was 130/90 so again your higher readings would have been considered ok. Its easy for us to say don't panic and try not to worry... (9 replies)
... felodopine is similar to amlodopine and has less cardiac response like amlodopine so you can try that. You could also add a small dose of a thiazide, arb or ace to the ccb to augment amlodopines effect. Or try some non pharmaceutical products like coq10 or hawthorn supplements. You would need to see a knowledgeable nutritionist holistic professional who can manage both... (8 replies)
... I will take this to the pharmacist and ask their opinion and then the Doctor. My Doctor is also a family friend, but frankly the pharmacist knows way more about what we have to take. I lost count of the different meds I have taken, most worked and all have had some side effects, some worse than others. The Amlodipine does work. Its just that I need to top up the dose every... (8 replies)