... 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)
... 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)
... Smoking introduces over 100 different, possibly harmful chemicals into your metabolism. Not exercising? ... (6 replies)
... So, as you can see, my average diastolic reading for 1998 was close to 100 ALL THE TIME! For 1999 thru 2003, my diastolic was consistently 95 or higher. ... (14 replies)
... I looked back at your posts to refresh my aged memory, and was quite appreciative of your prior support and encouragement, and also with your own story of determination and success!
Good hearing from you again! :wave:
To me, diet is the absolute, most important "must" to treat any health problem, PERIOD! There are 300+ hormones in the body, plus a bunch of... (21 replies)
... I am also insulin resistant. Since that time I have lost 100 lbs. Although I am still on BP meds, my overall health is so much better. ... (21 replies)
... ake it, do you just go about your merry business, like coming up the stairs with laundry, then doing some stuff in the kitchen, then sitting down and taking your BP right away? ... (5 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 26,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. To answer your question, I went to my reports showing my average hourly readings for 2003 and for 2008.
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... (2 replies)
... and that is without taking any bp meds. ... (2 replies)
... So, a retrospective on taking my BP for 1/2 year:
Home readings: Systolic Diastolic
Hypertensive 156-160 1 90-95 4
Prehypertensive 136-139 10 86-89 1
130-135 17 ... (19 replies)
... Could I rely on a few BP readings per year in the doctor's office, or would I have to track and evaluate my own blood pressure readings? ... (21 replies)
... I don't check my BP during the day during the week so How do I know if it is under control? ... (2 replies)
... i was wearing a sweatshirt and a long sleeve and rolled them up and that they were tight around my arm so i relaxed my shirt took the sweatshirt off and took the BP over my longsleeve shirt..... ... (9 replies)
... related. But if my BP is up like this when I go for my physical, my doctor is going to want me back on meds. ... (45 replies)
... I had a similar experience. I would go to the doctors and the nurse would take my blood pressure and walk away. I asked her what it was and she said 140/92. I saw the doctor and mentioned it to him. I asked him if I had hypertension. He just looked at me and his response was he would be treating everyone for it and that I was fine. I felt more relaxed about it and he took it... (14 replies)
... My BP at Dr. ... (36 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)
I just started taking hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure. My doctor did not prescribe anything else with it.
I noticed most people take 2 medications to control bp. Will hydrochlorothiazide lower my blood pressure by itself? Or do I need other drugs?
I started 3 days ago taking 12.5mg to see if I would have side effects and I have absolutely no side effects.... (2 replies)
... Hi I'm a 42 year old female I had a stroke 4 months ago I'm taking medication n taking my blood pressure at home. My dr had told me to watch the numbers on top dosent go low than 100. So far so good.. This morning I took my bp and I was stressed out I was fighting with my ex husband my bp was 145/126. And the bottom number never been that high before and I took my bp 5 minutes... (0 replies)
... this is normal pressure. I strongly suggest you go to another doc for another opinion before you overload on three meds. If you are getting older (meaning middle age or so) your blood vessels get stiffer which can narrow them. When you sit and rest the pressure goes down when you stand your body requires more blood to drive the large muscles in your legs your pressure goes up... (7 replies)