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Old 05-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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blood pressure

is it normal that your bloodpressure is the highest in the morning,
lower in the afternoon and the lowest before you go to bed??
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Re: blood pressure

Yes, as we wake up after sleeping our blood pressure reaches its highest level. As we work and move during the day, it gets lower (different from one to the other). About bedtime, I don't know it gets to the lowest.

 
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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Re: blood pressure

This might shed some light on changes on blood pressure during the day. It is, of course, representative of just one person, me, but I think that these blood pressure statistics would pertain to many others.

I've recorded my blood pressure over 27,000 times since 1998, or an average of 7 times per day. I ran a report, comparing my current, healthy blood pressure, over the past 12 months (2008-2009), with a previous 12 month's (2002-2003) unhealthy 12 months.

From the following table, it can be seen that in 2002, when my blood pressure was at unhealthy levels, my lowest hourly averages of the day were at 9am (141/90), 10am (142/91) and 12pm (145/93); and the highest hours were at 10pm (163/102), 9pm (161/102) and 8pm (160/101).

Currently, with very healthy blood pressure levels, my lowest hourly averages are at 7am (112/66), 8am (115/69) and 9am (120/71); and the highest are at 5pm (131/77), 7pm (131/77) and 3pm (131/76).

The times are military, so you need to subtract 12 from hours 13 through 24, for 1pm through 12am.

------- (2008-2009) ------------- (2002-2003)
  • Hour=7- 112/66; -------- Hour=9- 141/90
  • Hour=8- 115/69; -------- Hour=10- 142/91
  • Hour=9- 120/71; -------- Hour=12- 145/93
  • Hour=10- 121/71; ------ Hour=3- 145/96
  • Hour=3- 121/70; -------- Hour=2- 147/92
  • Hour=5- 122/71; -------- Hour=8- 147/93
  • Hour=6- 123/70; -------- Hour=11- 147/94
  • Hour=4- 123/71; -------- Hour=4- 148/96
  • Hour=2- 123/70; -------- Hour=17- 149/94
  • Hour=21- 124/72; ------ Hour=13- 149/97
  • Hour=11- 124/73; ------ Hour=18- 149/94
  • Hour=23- 124/71; ------ Hour=14- 150/96
  • Hour=24- 125/71; ------ Hour=16- 150/94
  • Hour=1- 125/70; -------- Hour=24- 151/98
  • Hour=20- 125/73; ------ Hour=1- 153/98
  • Hour=22- 125/72; ------ Hour=19- 153/96
  • Hour=12- 126/74; ------ Hour=15- 153/95
  • Hour=14- 127/75; ------ Hour=6- 153/100
  • Hour=13- 128/75; ------ Hour=23- 156/99
  • Hour=18- 128/76; ------ Hour=5- 157/102
  • Hour=16- 129/77; ------ Hour=7- 160/102
  • Hour=15- 131/76; ------ Hour=20- 160/101
  • Hour=19- 131/77; ------ Hour=21- 161/102
  • Hour=17- 131/77; ------ Hour=22- 163/102

* Table starts with lowest hourly averages and ends with the highest hourly averages. The bp readings on the left are from the 2008 time period, the readings on the right are from the 2002 time period.

If you look closely at my data...... When my blood pressure was at unhealthy levels, my 5am through 7am readings were among my highest of the day. Now that my blood pressure is at healthy levels, my 5am through 7am readings are among the lowest of the day.
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Re: blood pressure

I think macmaon needs a sticky thread with his BP readings.

 
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Re: blood pressure

Here is a little more blood pressure "trivia" about the fluctuations of blood pressure during the average 24 hour day, with minimum, maximum and average blood pressure.

My blood pressure average for ALL of 2008, based on 2,543 readings was 122/72. Even though that is an extremely healthy blood pressure average, especially considering my level of heart and immune disease, if you look at the data, all kinds of interesting blood pressure swings are apparent.

For instance, look at the stats for 6am. You'll see that the average was an excellent 120/69, based on 171 readings, but the maximum 6am blood pressure during 2008 was 145/98, which is not good at all. If I had only taken my blood pressure once in a great while, and got a reading of 145/98, I would think that my blood pressure was always high at 6am.

For another example, look at 5pm (17). The blood pressure average, based on 86 readings was a respectable 131/78, but at least one time during 2008, at 5pm (17th hour), I got a nasty reading of 160/98. I'd have to look back, on my notes, if I really wanted to remind myself of what caused that nasty spike. There are many, MANY NeuroHormonal and Immune System triggers, that not only cause increases in blood pressure, but also negatively effect other health problems such as MS, Fibro, CFS, MCS, etc.

Blood Pressure Statistics for 2008

Hour (subtract 12 starting with the 13th hour for PM time.)
  1. Readings: 9 Average: 131/73 Minimum: 110/62 Maximum: 141/82
  2. Readings: 10 Average: 122/73 Minimum: 107/63 Maximum: 135/80
  3. Readings: 12 Average: 126/73 Minimum: 109/59 Maximum: 144/85
  4. Readings: 22 Average: 125/73 Minimum: 101/62 Maximum: 148/85
  5. Readings: 52 Average: 123/71 Minimum: 100/56 Maximum: 147/81
  6. Readings: 171 Average: 120/69 Minimum: 85/52 Maximum: 145/98
  7. Readings: 225 Average: 112/66 Minimum: 89/50 Maximum: 145/84
  8. Readings: 180 Average: 110/65 Minimum: 78/45 Maximum: 143/84
  9. Readings: 157 Average: 118/71 Minimum: 85/48 Maximum: 150/92
  10. Readings: 155 Average: 118/70 Minimum: 86/51 Maximum: 159/89
  11. Readings: 118 Average: 120/71 Minimum: 93/51 Maximum: 146/91
  12. Readings: 150 Average: 121/72 Minimum: 80/54 Maximum: 154/90
  13. Readings: 87 Average: 125/74 Minimum: 105/58 Maximum: 149/93
  14. Readings: 172 Average: 126/75 Minimum: 98/52 Maximum: 154/88
  15. Readings: 75 Average: 126/75 Minimum: 101/57 Maximum: 148/94
  16. Readings: 165 Average: 128/75 Minimum: 99/51 Maximum: 150/95
  17. Readings: 86 Average: 131/78 Minimum: 101/52 Maximum: 160/98
  18. Readings: 185 Average: 129/76 Minimum: 98/59 Maximum: 151/96
  19. Readings: 110 Average: 129/76 Minimum: 105/58 Maximum: 152/86
  20. Readings: 185 Average: 126/74 Minimum: 96/56 Maximum: 158/88
  21. Readings: 114 Average: 125/74 Minimum: 100/57 Maximum: 152/88
  22. Readings: 84 Average: 125/72 Minimum: 103/56 Maximum: 148/84
  23. Readings: 12 Average: 127/72 Minimum: 101/54 Maximum: 142/85
  24. Readings: 7 Average: 120/70 Minimum: 108/64 Maximum: 133/76

For all of 2008: Readings: 2543 Average: 122/72 Minimum: 78/45 Maximum: 160/98
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⇒ Coreg!

Last edited by Machaon; 06-01-2009 at 12:56 PM.

 
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Re: blood pressure

I'm impressed Machaon, but could I ask how much time do you spent on all this? I mean getting your blood pressure to a healthy level, learn to eat right, reduce your medications as I remember u told me 1 year ago , WOW dear you have done the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I believe that no doctor can self-medicate himself in the way you did, and when I say self-medicate I don't mean medication in its sense. I mean whatever you did to accomplish all this.

You give me hope that one day, when I get out of here, I can do the same thing. I have what it takes, I guess.
Good luck and thanks for your help you have given me through the last few years.
Michael

 
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