... 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)
... The diastolic reading of 121 is pretty high. That's your resting pressure. You want that reading, especially, to be as low as possible.
Do you feel nervous/anxious during your taking your blood pressure reading?
If so, that's probably what's causing the high 146/121 reading. As for the 126/99. 126 for a systolic reading is just above optimal and not so much of a concern... (7 replies)
... I have to have an IVP and go back in 10 days for her to check my bp. (7 replies)
... I am 31, 5'2, 130 lbs. Today at the doctor my bp was 140/97, heart rate 115 and blood in my urine. I, too, am looking for answers. (7 replies)
... These are my BP values. I am a 20 year old female. Is this normal? ... (3 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)
... 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)
... According to the internet, a 1st reading that's high is quite common with people with anxiety and you need to keep taking it until your BP evens out. ... (10 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)
... 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)
... My bp has risen steadily over the past several months. 5 years ago when I was 35 and 30 lbs overweight, I had my first experience with bp. ... (2 replies)
... Following is the summery of symptoms by a doctor :-
• Uncontrolled hypertension with some form of membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis with predominant IgA and complement staining ? IgA nephropathy (UNUSUAL – absence of significant microscopic haematuria)
• Small-vessel leukocytoclastic vasculitis – clinically rather typical Henoch-Schönlein’s purpura (of adult age).... (0 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)
... 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. ... (10 replies)
... Bell BP Formulation on the 17th at 11pm. On the 2nd day I added CoQ10. ... (17 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)
... Table starts with lowest hourly averages and ends with the highest hourly averages. The bp readings on the left are from the 2008 time period, the readings on the right are from the 2002 time period. ... (5 replies)
... Table starts with lowest hourly averages and ends with the highest hourly averages. The bp readings on the left are from the 2008 time period, the readings on the right are from the 2002 time period. ... (20 replies)
... I've recorded over 26,000 bp readings since 1998. ... (35 replies)