Re: BP Readings during the day....what is your highest
You're on lisinopril, right? Have you tried a low-sodium diet? This is easy to do with home cooking. It's difficult eating out. On an ACE inhibitor or ARB, it can make a world of difference.
This occurs in rats: http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/cgi/content/short/jpet.104.067272v1
And, in people:
The people study was done on diabetics. But, I believe this really applies to all. The dog experiment is particularly interesting because it shows the effects of the ACE inhibitor and sodium depletion each by themselves. But, the real reduction in BP didn't happen till the two were combined. And, to me, this somewhat validates the combination of ACEs or ARBs with diuretics.