-I eat healthy
-don't drink alcohol
-no family history of hypertension (4 replies)
... It is not chronically at this level but I still get the high readings however it seems to average out at the end of the day. Most of the time I am below 140 but occasionalyl I am above. ... (3 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)
... 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)
... Hi everyone. I am hoping I can get a few comments about my blood pressure situation. ... (1 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)
... 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)
... 140/81 is a good reading for someone who had been so high. I hope that it continues to improve.
Good luck to you and your Mom! (8 replies)
... Thank you guys for your replies.
Her BP is now 140/81 hope to see normal soon.
Doctor asked to revisit clinic on friday lets see what he says.
Thanks alot for this guidelines FB and famnd.
@ famnd - She dont drink or smoke at all. (8 replies)
... I have had high blood pressure all my life that I can remember. Doctors really don't seem to want to spend the time to try and help it. ... (3 replies)
... Just an update to let my very helpful friends here on this site know that I am heeding their advice and trying the dash diet with low salt and it seems to be working. My numbers have come down considerably in only a few days Just hope I can keep it up since I live in cajuncountry with very good food but also very spicy and salty food. My morning numbers have dropped from 130... (10 replies)
... Garlic is wonderful for blood pressure, I take 1,000mg to 2,000mg daily. ... (7 replies)
... yeah its crazy... i think i might be stressing now.. i dunno.. i slept for like 4 hours and i woke up and it was like 130/104 and then minutes later 130/75.. i took about 4-5 more readings and little by little it became 130/90 the last reading.. so last night when i got home it didnt drop below 140/80 and that was my resting BP.. okay and before i could finish this post i... (23 replies)
... Andy, I swear to you that you are fine! I would never take my BP at a store-grocery or pharmacy and you shouldn't either, because half the time they are not right! If you need to, buy a second BP monitor and take it on one and then the other to give you an objective reading. Even the monitors make mistakes. Any movement, or even clothing/cell phone close, can cause it to... (18 replies)
... I didn't ask about asprin. The doctor on call in the emergency unit specializes in high blood pressure caused by things which are not primary causes of high blood pressure. ... (31 replies)
... How long does Side effects suppose to last when is a good time to tell your doctor to change your meds..because since I been on med I been a little light headed my bp still run 140/90 somtime higher like 159/100....I'm going to the doctor on Wed so any good question I should ask please tell me... I'm running out of ideas what going on with me I was fine before all the meds... (19 replies)
... I have still been monitoring my bp. As a teacher, I have been on break for the past 10 days. Until break my bp was erratic. I'd wake up and my bp was around 140/87 then I would take my hydrochlorot and it would go to 176/106. If I took a xnax, it would drop to 136/97. I began reading up on high bp. In the meantime, my bp would fluctuate from 144/91 to 160/90 uusing the... (12 replies)
... An optimal reading at any age is 120/80 or below.
As we age, BP tends to creep up.
Readings of 121-139/81-89 fall into what they call the "prehypertension" range. If BP is in this range, it's still considered "normal" and no medication is required. However, it would be a good idea to make some lifestyle changes, such as consuming much less sodium, stop smoking, get... (7 replies)
... for years and my husband is 81 and he averages the same, neither one of us had a stroke or heart attack from it. ... (31 replies)
... He used to always ask me if I had any chest pain or shortness of breath when I exercised. The answer always was and remains, "No." Not long ago I went in for a blood pressure check and the nurse said that my heart rate was strong and steady. ... (5 replies)