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Old 08-21-2005, 09:24 PM   #1
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Interesting readings after exercise....

I have noticed for the past two nights some interesting readings after I exercise.

This occurred both lastnight and tonight.

- lastnight, probably 30-45mins after exercising my first reading was like 185/99. Then 5 mins later it was back down to 145/98 then eventually 137/98 or high 80s cant remember.

- tonight, hour after exercising and a shower it was 199/99, waited about 5 mins, then it was 137/87. Waiting another 5 mins then 145/98.

The Systolic will continue to go up a bit to 150s then down a bit and back over the course of the next few hours at night usually. (EDIT: it does seem to go down though as the night goes on, readings of 130s/80s can occur, even 120s/80s as I just noticed tonight).

My average lately has been 140s/90s. However all day today it was 130s/80s. Im just wondering if that is normal for the systolic to jump like that? im curious why it does this. The Diastolic seems to stay but those spikes freaked me out at first. My exercising consist of 20min power walk then 15 min jog and 7 min cool down all on a treadmill.


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Old 08-22-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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Re: Interesting readings after exercise....


Perfectly normal.
I think most people show the pattern of very high systolic during and immediately after strenuaous exercise and then a rapid fall in bothe pulse and pressure. These are the main pairs of mechanisms (hart-rate and pressure) to deliver extra nutrients to the muscles when they need it. Even immediately after excercise there's a lot of wastes that have to be removed so the furious pace continues.

I WISH I could get a decent BP reading when I have my heart rate 130-140, my practical maximum, on the stationary bike but the motion or noise or whatever makes my BP tester go rammy and give me truly goofy readings. Best I can do is jump off the bike, lie on the floor, and take my BP immediately. Of course, EVERRYONE in the gym thinks I've just had a heart attack or gone bonkers. That first reading is always a DOOZY but it gets down pretty fast...and within 1/2 hour will go to the lowast readings I ever get.

You aren't taking any BP meds, right?

Old 08-22-2005, 02:04 PM   #3
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Re: Interesting readings after exercise....

Thanks Lenin.

Yes I am actually taking 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide at the moment. He had wanted me to try Prinizide a few weeks ago but I wanted to give the diuretic alone a try as I hadnt been exercising much or trying to improve my diet, which I have been doing both now for almost two weeks and want to keep that going.

Also is it still normal however if it tends to float around 150s/90s for several hours afterwards? not just during or right after.

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Old 08-23-2005, 05:12 AM   #4
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Re: Interesting readings after exercise....

No that's not so normal...that's hypertension...JUST!
If your daily averages over a longish time are below 140/90, your control is ok. IMHO (humble, yeah RIGHT)

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