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160 / 100 blood pressure the other day

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Bill H

 

 

I only dream of being that low. With meds I am lucky to get down to 180/120. Without 230/160 is rather normal. I have in the past freaked out some ER doctors rather immensely.

 

Get yourself another Doc and different meds.  That is way, way, way too high!

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CardiacKid

I had been waiting for about 30 min to see my pulmonary doctor after a bout of pneumonia. He took my BP as soon as I entered his office. It was 80/50. I had to explain that my normal BP was 90/60 and I had almost fallen asleep while waiting. My cardiologist adjusted my meds and I now am about 100/70. Sure miss those head rushes though when I stand up quickly. 

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Paul

I'm glad I have a machine to test my BP with. For the record, before I purchased this one, I actually tried three other units. All were pretty close on the results. Close enough for gov'ment work anyway.

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lopburi3

As said the 160/100 was likely due to combination of worry for wife/white coat/no rest time (in addition to not taking meds).  You have be a rest for at least 5 minutes before they take reading and often doctors offices does not do this.  The being in a doctors office is a very real factor for many of us - it has taken me several decades to get calm enough in white coat setting to have a reasonable reading (still 10 or more higher than at home).  Very good to have own unit and check a few times during day but most of us do not need to do more than once or twice a month if on treatment (be sure to provide doctor so that know what you get at home).   For many years I wondered why every unit I used at home was so much lower than outside (even supermarkets in US).  Just stress of being out it seems as have checked units and they were reading right.  I did recently buy a cheap wrist unit to try and it is reading way low so believe the caution on those units is valid (I did take pains to use in various positions without improvement). 

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dc3driver

I take a Cialis every other day or so and my BP runs around 110/70 but when I go a few days without taking any the BP gets up to 130/90, and my GF likes it too.

That is the best fix I have heard of!

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Hy H

I have been using my Omron IW1  bp monitor for about 8-10 years. My weight about 275lb.   I have been on bp medication for about 8 years.

 

 Not working and living in Phils past year n half my bp has stabilised to about average 120-130 / 75-90 so. 

 

 I have stopped taking the pills late last year.    Sometimes I do feel it is going up a bit and I do have some in house in case but have felt no need for a while.

 

I just might be adjusting well to local  conditions and......... challenges living here throws at you..   

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Jim Sibbick

I don't think blood pressure has anything to do with weight.

 

I weigh 140kg which is over 300 pounds. 

 

My normal blood pressure varies between 120/80 and 110/70

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Baywak

I don't think blood pressure has anything to do with weight.

 

I weigh 140kg which is over 300 pounds. 

 

My normal blood pressure varies between 120/80 and 110/70

Thats probably rare Jim.Your Blood Pressure is good most likely because you are very active....

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Bill H

 

 

I take a Cialis every other day or so

 

In the PH?  It seems impossible to find these days.

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Paul

Let's stay on topic here.

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bargeman

You are what you eat !!!!!!

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meylou

I only dream of being that low. With meds I am lucky to get down to 180/120. Without 230/160 is rather normal. I have in the past freaked out some ER doctors rather immensely.

 

Wow! Yes, your bp is rather scary.  You should monitor your creatinine level.

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Canuck Joe

Good to hear Paul...40+ seems like a wake up call and the bells are ringing to warn us to wake the feck up and take care of our bodies.

 

This may be for a thread of its own. 

 

Many health issues and feeling unwell can be attributed to just a hard life. To much stress, traumatic experiences, prolonged abuse....constant high levels of "go time" high anxiety/adrenaline situations.

This leads to so many symptoms of feeling...just so weak.

 

http://www.holistichelp.net/adrenal-fatigue.html

 

Many Veterans on this site....you may already know about burnt out adrenal glands.

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Ronin

Keep in mind that if the doctor used the wrong size cuff, your reading will be inaccurate.

 

My arms ar3 15 1/2 - 16 1/2 inches so I need a large, I'm not sure that the doctors here or in Cambodia will have a large (or even know this)

 

Here's a site...

 

http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/BloodPressureandyou/Homemonitoring/Choosingyourmonitor

 

Make sure you have the right cuff size

An upper-arm blood pressure monitor will come with a cuff that you need to wrap around your arm. If you use a cuff that is the wrong size for you, your blood pressure reading will not be correct. Measure around your upper arm at the midpoint between your shoulder and elbow, and choose your cuff size from the chart below.

 

Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor cuff sizes Measurement (cm) Measurement (inches) Cuff size

18-22 cm

7.1-8.7”

Small

22-32 cm

8.8-12.8”

Medium

32-45 cm

12.8-18”

Large

 

 

 

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Paul

To address some previous posts in this thread:

First, by the time I was seen by a nurse to check my blood pressure, I had been waiting for about fifteen minutes. You can't really think they get in a rush in SE Asia, right? :D

Second, they had a completely automatic machine that had a cuff which wasn't large enough. They did, however, have an older Sphygmomanometer. LOL. A young nurse had NO idea how to use it. A not-so-older nurse, but apparently MUCH more experienced, came over and showed her how to use it. Hell, even I know how to take someone's BP, if I have a Sphygmomanometer and a stethoscope. Anyway, the old manual unit had a cuff that was a perfect fit. 

 

Fortunately, the cuff on the automatic unit I purchased fits fine as well. It is the 22cm - 32cm range.

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