... 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)
... Hi there!
I am new to board and am hoping for some advice. My dad is 71 and has HBP. He has been on Verapamil 240mg for years, he was taken off lisinopril 20/25 after his kidney functions became elevated. Now his kidney functions are back to normal.He also takes Lasix 20 mg. His BP runs 152/68,147/70,etc..in the AM, then by afternoon its 125/60,128/65 etc. After a very high... (0 replies)
... reading of 152 systolic and a few diastolics above 90 in an entire 24 hour period does not sound at all worrisome, flutterbye. Trust your doc on this one! ... (7 replies)
... Your diastolic readings also seem to fluctuate widely. You wrote that your blood pressure is 106/59 at night, and then 152/81 the next morning. Is this what you meant to say?
Have you talked to your doctor about this? It seems that either your blood pressure monitor is giving you inaccurate readings or that you need to discuss these readings with your doctor to see whether... (7 replies)
... Last night my B/P was 106/59 and this morning, upon arising, 152/81. This is typical of my B/P over the past six (6) months, the only difference being this recent diastolic is the highest ever. My B/P continues going down during the day and then high again the next morning. I do not want to go on B/P medicine and wonder what I can do to change my readings? (7 replies)
... That is, is a peak to 150 systolic dangerous? ... (25 replies)
... During 1998, my worst year for blood pressure, my average Systolic blood pressure for the year, based on 1000 readings was 152.2 with a standard deviation of 15. ... (6 replies)
... Nothing can really be learned from BP readings taken during hard resistance exercise. There simply are NO standards for comparison. A systolic over 150 seems perfectly reasonable. ... (4 replies)
... Diphenhydramine which is Benadryl really should be used with caution (if at all) by anyone with with narrow-angle glaucoma, enlarged prostate gland, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and asthma unless cleared by your doctor.
It's pretty sedating which can carry over to the next day, so it's possible that could be making you feel tired and weak while... (4 replies)
... Even so... when my blood pressure started getting better, both systolic and diastolic got better in lockstep. ... (5 replies)
... Emergency room left me waiting for over 4 hours, so BP had dropped a little over that time and systolic had dropped from 220 to 190. They just gave me another pill and monitored me for a couple of hours. BP dropped a little more and they released me. ... (10 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)
... So im a little bit worried, just recently my insurance company refused to continue covering my Benicar HCTZ 40, finally after days of making calls etc they have decided to give me Lisinopril 20/25 hctz.
I have some positives and negatives to report, the positives are that I am able to exercise much easier and I am not getting as many anxiety attacks from the Lisinopril.... (0 replies)
... Well my BP is not in good control these days - 140s/80. The spike brought the systolic to 152-4, diastolic didnt really change. The meds side effects are a real issue for me, so Im just taking the dose of betaxolol that once controlled my BP.
Just had my salad 30 min ago without the cheese, and BP did not change. So, I suppose its the cheese :( A real bummer because I... (15 replies)
... Spiked to 125??? 125/50's is considered a very healthy level. Most High Blood Pressure Patient's health would benefit greatly from being able to get an average blood pressure down at that level.
When I first started taking my blood pressure at home, back in 1998, I found out that I had nasty, high blood pressure at ALL times during the day except in the morning for an hour... (12 replies)
... and I exercise an hour a day. Still, in the morning when I get up, my blood pressure is 149 to 152 over 80. ... (1 replies)
... During those very nasty years, from 1998 through 2004, with my health deteriorating, my Systolic was as high as 207 and my Diastolic went as high as 126. ... (21 replies)
... I've recorded over 26,000 bp readings since 1998.
So... I ran a report showing my average BP for each year, including the minimums and maximums. I know that you didn't ask for this much detail, but I figured that my results might prove interesting.
1998 avg: 152/97 Systolic: 98-197, Diastolic 63-126, bps: 1,016
1999 avg: 146/92 Systolic: 101- 207, Diastolic 64-124,... (35 replies)
... You are doing the right thing. If you want to fix a problem, whether it is with your body and health, or in your work, you first have to identify the problem and then be able to analyze and verify the solution.
The human body is amazingly resilient and, in most cases, can put up with quite a lot.
I am near 70 and have had Congestive Heart Failure, Persistent Atrial... (8 replies)