Originally Posted by cheryl1121
My pressure runs very high at home but both times at the drs. it seems to be close to normal. When I get up in the mornings it usually has been around 150/100 and stays around 140/95 or so the rest of the day. But both times at the drs. it has been around 135/88 or so.
I've had the same problem over the past seven years. I have advanced heart disease along with my high blood pressure, but every time I go to the cardiologist (which is many times per year) my blood pressure is always MUCH lower than at home.
I've found out that many things that I eat, and many things that touch my skin, and many things that I breath in, will add to my blood pressure problems. I assumed that my blood pressure was higher at home because there were irritants at home that were not present in the doctor's office.
I've made MANY changes to my home environment, my lifestyle, what I wear, what and when I eat, how and when I take my heart meds, etc., and finally I've been able to reduce my blood pressure at home also. It took me several years, and about 14,000 blood pressure readings, but it was worth the effort.
Do you think that there may be irritants in your home environment that could be adding to your blood pressure problems?