BP measured really high

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  1. TenSteel

    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    Measured my BP on an electronic cuff today at my clinical internship site and it was 160/90 :ugh:

    I got the same numbers from a diff machine a week ago ... no clue what's going on. I have been taking caffiene and ALCAR and creatine as supps, but those should only have short term effects on BP. I haven't done any cardio for a while since I've been trying to bulk lately, but even so, that high just sounds way ot of wack.

    Next week when I go back I'm gonna have a nurse measure it a few times with a manual cuff to hopefully get a more accurate reading.
     
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    I have ahd the same problem and also the Doctor saw it read high to. But then he measured it a different way and it was almost normal. Sometimes the doctor says that your muscle in your arm will get in the way of an accurate reading.
     
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    Mine today was 149/78 :ugh: Ah well
     
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    remember that the diastolic is the more important number. the systolic is more "situational" and has a tendency to fluctuate a lot. a diastolic over 90 indicates hypertension, hence why i freaked out. your diastolic of is in a normal range (60-90).

    def going to get it checked the right way by someone who knows what they're doing.
     
  5. SteveO

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    160 does sound very high, how old are you? do you have any bad headaches?
     
  6. SteveO

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    while we're on the subject, any reason why my diastolic would be so damn low, I was 140/50 last time I checked...
     
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    The more fat you have on your body the higher its going to be. So if youre bulking I would expect it to go up.
     
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    are those BP things in grocery stores accurate? I got high readings in all 3 things it took, can't remember what they were though
     
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    If you have been working out very hard that can raise your blood pressure for awhile. I'd suggest taking a few days off before you get it checked again.

    Might want to eat a banana or two a day also. The potassium can help.
    And yeah, cutting back on the caffiene might help also.
     
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