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... My 16 year old sons blood pressure is 144/88. It was checked the day before this reading, and read 138/86. The next day both times it read 144/88. We thought it was the accutane he was on, but Dr. said no. Told us to watch it, that we may want to go to family Dr. He's 5'8" and weighs 148 lbs. Is this something we should be concerned about, and what is a "normal" reading?... (8 replies)
... As already stated you need to know that you are optimizing your nutrition to control BP. That means knowing how many mg of potassium-magnesium-calcium-salt that you are taking in. Vitamin D (a hormone) plays a role in BP control as do many other nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and hormones....even simple water hydration plays a big role. Ingestion of various toxins,... (6 replies)
... I am on bp medication. I've become a little obsessed with my bp since I got diagnosed with chronic hypertension...I take it almost every hour...I know I'm only supposed to take it max three times a day, but recently something weird has been happening.The past few days I have been getting this tight feeling on the left side of my throat...kind of feels like I just can't take a... (2 replies)

... Update on my 17 year old son. Our doctor now wants us to take his blood pressure readings at home as he believes his high numbers were due to white coat syndrome. I had him bring the home monitor in to school nurse to calibrate and both machines read equal numbers. So far, his bp numbers have been very good, except for a reading of 144/88 today. Now, given my husbands... (12 replies)
... i check my pressure alot sometimes it is high 144/88 & most times its normal 129/80 should i medicate for the sometimes its high ??? when its high its usually during the day .. (2 replies)
Jul 27, 2005
... Hi, I'm new to this board. I have been treated for hbp for 19 years. For the past 10 years, I was taking lisinopril. I was getting good results all those years until the past 9 months. I started developing edemas on my neck, arms, and feet. My new dr. fresh out of med school (old dr. retired) told me it was from being on an ace inhibitor. He took me off it when I went to see... (6 replies)
... Beerzoids, My doc has a way of looking at the sodium in the blood and knows if one is getting to much. I THINK (don't hold me to this) that the number that is acceptable for sodium in the blood is 145. When I went in 1-1/2 week or so ago mine was 137. I asked him and he said that I was still getting to much sodium. Was I? Yep, at that time I was not watching as close. It... (53 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)
... Hi Zuzu, Thanks for the advice. I have just spoken to the nurse at my medical centre, she is requesting the doctor consider me for 24hr urine test, so i very happy with that, some headway at last. Do you feel i should try requesting some of these other tests (Ultrasound, CT Scan MRI) or would i be pushing mt luck? Is the 24 hr test for PLASMA METANEPHRINES the same as... (20 replies)
... Yes, the side effects from bp meds are just horrible. What just really pisses me off is the Drs. or at least my Dr. didn't even tell me the possible side effects before I started taking them. I really think that my high bp is just white coat. All of my readings done at home are always low taken today(100/68, 112/70) but at the Dr. office they are usually 140s/90s. ... (14 replies)
... Hi- Well! Normal potassium levels...good!   Three endocrine diseases cause hypertension in the majority of patients who have them:  primary hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma and Cushing’s syndrome.  Each of these is a rare cause of hypertension, accounting for <1%. Renal artery stenosis also causes hypertension. Although increased angiotensin II and secondary... (8 replies)
... Well, my labs came back normal this time - with potassium being a respectable 3.8. It was the emergency room at the hospital that had come up with 3.0 Saturday, just three days after my doctor's lab had gotten 3.7. My doctor thought the results the hospital gave me just had to be inaccurate. I guess I will never know - I still think the Triamterene is messing with my... (8 replies)
... Blood pressure medications lower the blood pressure by an average of 6-7 points systolic and 4-5 points diastolic. You are on two medications, which could lower your blood pressure down to around 185/110 at the highest and down to 145/80's on average. Caffeine and smoking are huge causes of high blood pressure, so your bp medications have to fight twice as hard to get over... (4 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)
... 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)
... I have a question. Things have been a little stressful around here, with my mom passing away and getting everything settled. I went in to see a doctor for a check-up. It was not my regular doctor. I was nervous and my blood pressure was 147/88. She gave me bp meds (Amlodipine) which made me feel nauseous, light headed, dizzy, and lethargic. After 5 days I went back to my... (0 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)
... blackiesheep, hi! :wave: 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. All three of your readings seem very healthy and normal, IMHO, although your heartrate is at the lower of the normal range. Are you on any medication which is known to slow the heart... (10 replies)
... So currently I am taking only 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide for my blood pressure. I would just like to get opinions on exactly how to proceed etc. Ive discovered through my doctor that a majority of my readings in office are attributable to "White-Coat Hypertension" however, I am by no means out of the woods yet. I decided to forego my exercise routing for a day which... (3 replies)

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