... 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)
... fall in pulse pressure to 18 mm Hg or lower. ... (8 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... He seems to think I have white coat syndrome. Does any one else talk whilst they have their blood pressure taken? ... (5 replies)
... I have been on blood pressure med's for about 8 months. My job is very high stress and I a full commision. ... (0 replies)
... at or over 90 to be considered hypertensive. ... (3 replies)
... for one to be considered hypertensive. I take my blood pressure regularly because I have a bicuspid aortic valve and I want to make sure my pressure is not consistently high. ... (3 replies)
... chest pains. I had a stress test today. He said the heart looked good. HE said my blood pressure is high. ... (2 replies)
... My BP is normally between 134/72 down to 104/63 at home (on a variety of clinically certified monitors), and up to 140/90 ("borderline") in most doctor's offices. I was sent to another doctor for a decision about whether I should start treatment, and in his office I am minimum 170/70 up to 210/180 *only with that one doctor*.
It could be an idea to make sure your wife has... (12 replies)
... I'm getting so sick of this. Today my BP felt high, i just have that feeling in me that tells me. I took it earlier and it was 147/90... Took it again a few minutes later and it was 134/81. Why does it spike so bad? other days i take it and it's like 115/65! How can i even be anxious right now though when taking it? I'm at my house! and even so, it shouldn't spike that high... (86 replies)
... yes that was me on the thyriod boards and my tsh was 845 .i have never had high b/p before but i was scared of driving out of town for the first time in about a yr i have agraphobia my b/p at the dr was 160/106 then the next day it was 140/124 then went back later to cvs and it was 134/118 then on sun i checked it was 140/117 i checked yesterday it was 129/96 today its 117/69... (3 replies)
... And, the focus was more on diastolic blood pressure. And, this was because the systolic can vary so much. ... (7 replies)
... If the cuff is too tight, then you will see higher readings as well. 109/70 last time I checked mine. I felt relaxed & good. When I feel stressed, it elevates. After 1 year of measuring 2-3 times a week, I think that I know what my range is..... 109-122 over 63-75 on meds. 160-170 over 80-90 at the Doc. Really don't think that I belong on meds. at 33 & in excellent shape. At... (5 replies)
... Funny, just saw a previous post about nosebleeds - I've just had my nose cauterised -I got about 9 nosebleeds in a week. And yes it was stress related but my BP wasn't all that high at the time as I was monitoring it. About 134-150/90-104. So I just upped my meds to a whole tablet.
Now - diet. If you are becoming diabetic all you have to do is go for complex carbs and... (22 replies)
... Beewee, you might find something interesting in my daily, hourly blood pressure patterns. ... (8 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure almost 31,000 times since 1998. ... (6 replies)