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Old 11-09-2004, 09:10 AM   #1
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BP Readings during the day....what is your highest

Hi again. I was doing a measurement of my BP throughout a normal day at work. This is my typical day give or take a few points:

Morning before breakfast - 145/95
After Breakfast, taking meds and showering - 135/87
9:00 am at work - 145/104
12:00 before breakfast - 135/98
After lunch - 138/98
3:00 pm - 135/101
5:30 Home cooking dinner 140/102
After dinner 140/99
9:00 pm 130/95
Before bed 140/101

I am still running high! What can I do to naturally lower it?

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Old 11-09-2004, 11:03 AM   #2
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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

In dogs:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid= 659580

And, in people:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_u ids=11919122&dopt=Abstract

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.

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Old 11-09-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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Re: BP Readings during the day....what is your highest

Usually....

10:30 A.M.- Anywhere from 108-128 over 64-74 on the meds.

6:00 P.M. 108-123 over 62-70 on the meds.

 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:18 PM   #4
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Re: BP Readings during the day....what is your highest

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Originally Posted by Lillians Axe
Usually....

10:30 A.M.- Anywhere from 108-128 over 64-74 on the meds.

6:00 P.M. 108-123 over 62-70 on the meds.

GOSH!! I wish I can get readings like that!!! Maybe I'm freaking out too much with that BP reading. Maybe I'll always be this high with meds!!

I'm Getting so frustrated!!!

 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:25 PM   #5
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Re: BP Readings during the day....what is your highest

My highest 195/102 w/verapamil only but 140/72 w/ verapamil & zestoretic 1/2 a pill. 113/6oish with whole zestoretic (lisinopril & hctz)

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Old 11-10-2004, 01:04 PM   #6
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Re: BP Readings during the day....what is your highest

Hi girl,

I appears to me that your numbers are high. If you are on lisinopril, how much do you take? If attempts at diet and exercise do not help, perhaps you need to up the dosage. Check with your doctor about your numbers.
He may even want to change to something else.

 
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