... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... I had some canned soup earlier that was very high in sodium. Could this cause the spike in my blood pressure? ... (4 replies)
I took my BP this am like I usually do - 139/77. About 1 & 1/2 hours later, after working around the house I sat down and took it again, 139/79 then I remembered the breathing experiment so I did deep breathing for 5min and got 117/74. WOW that impressed me. I did the same thing at 2pm today and got 112/70.
I do have a problem with concentration but I am working... (29 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 been taking Inderal for Migraine headaches for about 4 years now. I used to have mildly higher blood pressure too. Now that they have come out with the new blood pressure standards that is. I used to be about 139 over 90 or 100. ... (4 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)
... is considered borderline high. Your not in those categories so continue to exercise eat a healthful diet and continue to monitor your blood pressure for any changes. ... (3 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)
... months ago my dad had a bleeding stroke at age 53 due to undiagnosed high blood pressure, and I do have a family history of high BP on my dad's side. ... (2 replies)
... ot very good in my opinion, but unfortunately I can't switch over until I get this sorted out, well anyway, he had to personally call for my ultra sound, and for blood test results which were just basic... ... (2 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 26,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. ... (2 replies)
... is new medication for about 2 weeks, and sometimes as you mentioned in your post, I have been despondent when my numbers were not good. I sometimes just take my pressure over and over again. I like this medication though, no bad side effects so far. ... (3 replies)
... I am 22, 5'9", 135 pounds, male, and currently in graduate school. I have been having problems with elevated systolic blood pressure for about the past year. I recently bought a home blood pressure monitor to see how I do at home, results below. ... (8 replies)