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[QUOTE=DHerald;5491713] ... Then beginning in the evening my BP seems to go way up ( 155/101).[/QUOTE]

Normal blood pressure begins low and goes up gradually during the day, staying at healthy levels. BP then dips or lowers during evening hours.

Blood pressure that does not dip during the evening hours is called [U]non-dipping[/U] blood pressure. Non dipping blood pressure, or blood pressure that goes up into unhealthy levels during the evening, might be a sign of Insulin Resistance, a pre-Diabetic condition.

I suffered from chronically high blood pressure for many years, and also had heart failure. I was very fortunate that I did not suffer a stroke too!

I wanted to see how my blood pressure acted every hour of the day, and what caused my blood pressure to either go up or down. As a result I've taken my blood pressure over 31,000 times, since 1998.

You might be interested in seeing how my blood pressure varied throughout the day, when I suffered from unhealthy high blood pressure and then when my blood pressure was at healthy levels all the time, hour after hour, day after day, month after month. I ran reports showing my average hourly readings for my high blood pressure of 2003 and for my great blood pressure of 2008.

My average BP for 2003 was [B][COLOR="Red"]151/96[/COLOR][/B] based on 1032 readings. :eek: 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 pressure of [COLOR="red"][B]151/96[/B][/COLOR]! Good grief.

The following were my hourly blood pressure readings for the entire year of 2003. If anything, it will give you an idea of how one person's blood pressure varies throughout the day. The averages are listed via the 24 hour clock. So you need to subtract 12 from any time after noon, in order to get the afternoon times. Thus 16 is actually 4pm. At 4pm (16) my readings were 146/92 based on 59 readings. At 10pm (22) my readings were 163/103 based on 60 readings.

Hour Systolic/Diastolic and Readings; --- for Jan 1, 2003 through Dec 31, 2003

Year/Blood Pressure/number of readings

1 141/86 # 3
2 144/90 # 6
3 143/93 # 7
4 151/98 # 7
5 150/97 # 8
6 153/100 # 16
7 158/102 # 54
8 147/93 # 83
9 139/88 # 80
10 143/90 # 88
11 147/94 # 71
12 148/95 # 73
13 151/96 # 39
14 148/92 # 21
15 152/94 # 41
16 146/92 # 59
17 147/93 # 37
18 152/95 # 46
19 155/99 # 64
20 162/101 # 71
21 163/102 # 75
22 163/103 # 60
23 156/98 # 19
24 145/97 # 4


I started a strict, frequent feeding, low calorie, low carb diet in December, 2004. The effects of the diet were almost immediate, and resulted in a lowering of my blood pressure. For 2008, my average was [COLOR="MediumTurquoise"][B]121/72[/B][/COLOR], based on 1968 readings, but when I look at the hourly averages, I notice that my morning readings, from 6am through noon are now my lows for the day, whereas when my blood pressure was at very unhealthy levels, in 2003, the blood pressure levels were always bad, but the worst from 8pm to 10pm.

My afternoon average blood pressure readings were somewhat higher than I would have liked, but acceptable since my health was improving at these levels. Interesting huh? The readings for the early morning and late night are somewhat faulty because of the low number of readings. The reason I was up at that time was probably because I wasn't feeling good, or was having problems with my heart, so I would expect higher readings during those times of illness and stress.

I also notice that I take more readings in the morning, when my blood pressure is at it's best, so that my average blood pressure of 121/72 for all of 2008, is not as good as it seems, and should probably be about 124/73, all things being equal.

The following are my hourly averages for 2008.

Hour Systolic/Diastolic and Readings; --- for Jan 1, 2008 through Nov 9, 2008

1 134/75 # 8
2 125/75 # 6
3 128/73 # 6
4 128/74 # 14
5 123/71 # 43
6 119/69 # 140
7 112/67 # 180
8 109/64 # 145
9 118/71 # 127
10 115/69 # 124
11 118/70 # 98
12 119/71 # 121
13 123/73 # 67
14 125/74 # 142
15 122/73 # 53
16 126/74 # 131
17 129/76 # 60
18 128/76 # 142
19 128/76 # 77
20 125/75 # 137
21 125/74 # 85
22 125/73 # 74
23 131/75 # 9
24 125/71 # 3


If anything, you can compare my results with your own results, or your own perceptions of your own blood pressure patterns and averages.

Just to show that blood pressure can be maintained at very healthy levels mostly thru diet and exercise and using very little unpleasant blood pressure medication; here are my results from 1998 thru 2016:

Year/Blood Pressure/number of readings

1998 152/97 1016
1999 146/92 3599
2000 145/91 3322
2001 146/92 2375
2002 150/96 1423
2003 151/95 1032
2004 145/90 2065
2005 138/85 2526
2006 135/78 3269
2007 125/73 2720
2008 122/72 2543
2009 123 72 2682
2010 121/70 1431
2011 121/71 723
2013 115/67 46
2015 111/64 16
2016 113/66 25

Best of luck and health! Bob





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