... 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)
... 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)
... Just wanted to throw some more bp data your way. From 1998 thru 2010, I took my blood pressure 31,000 times, trying to learn all I could learn about blood pressure. I know that everyone is different, but I don't think that I am the only one whose blood pressure acts like mine does. ... (4 replies)
... Think you might want to consider a new BP monitor. The last one I had used to give wildly fluctuating readings taken seconds apart. I replaced it with a basic Omron monitor for about $15 and now consecutive readings are only 2-3 points different (and that's includes readjusting the cuff). (9 replies)
... I am wondering if I have high blood pressure and if I should go to my GP? ... (9 replies)
... From 1999 thru 2004 my blood pressure was too high and very unhealthy. My health and heart failure was getting progressively worse. So....... ... (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)
... 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)
... 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)
... years, I've accumulated over 25,000 blood pressure readings in my database. ... (3 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)
... My doc has a way of looking at the sodium in the blood and knows if one is getting to much. ... (53 replies)
... I have had an ablation for AF. I noticed my BP readings different for both arms - for example
BP L P BP R P
138/82 82 156/93 73
136/74 66 143/88 68
139/82 67 153/89 70
134/78 73 151/88 77
124/83 69 149/82 73
141/81 73 148/84 82 (2 replies)
... I looked back randomly over my bp log and found the following:
On 10/25/1999, my average bp for the day was 145/90.
On 10/26/1999, I ate a large dinner of Chinese food, which is very salty. After the meal, my BPs were 133/79 at 7:52pm, 129/81 at 9:29pm and 143/87 at 11:10pm. My average bp for the day was 136/84.
On 10/27/1999, the next day, my readings were 143/90... (53 replies)
... Beewee, you might find something interesting in my daily, hourly blood pressure patterns. ... (8 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. ... (10 replies)
... These were my blood pressure readings during 2002 and 2003, by hour of day. ... (0 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure almost 31,000 times since 1998. ... (6 replies)