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Old 06-04-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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erratic blood pressure readings

I have taken serial blood pressure readings after experiencing flush in my face and feeling as if my head is blowing up like a balloon. They were 191/82, 140/104, 116/52, 120/54,125/58, 130/62, 175/73 165/80 from 11pm to 5am. I take 40mg of Liprinosil. I have slight nausea. What should I do?

 
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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Re: erratic blood pressure readings

Do you often have problems with nausea? Any known health problems? Are you over 60? Are you overweight? Do you eat healthy? Do you exercise?

Any breathing problems? Is your heart racing or thumping? Any problems with feeling like you are going to faint?

Do you smoke, do drugs, drink alcohol?

Do you always get blood pressure readings like that? What does your doctor(s) say?
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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Do you often have problems with nausea? Any known health problems? Are you over 60? Are you overweight? Do you eat healthy? Do you exercise?

Any breathing problems? Is your heart racing or thumping? Any problems with feeling like you are going to faint?

Do you smoke, do drugs, drink alcohol?

Do you always get blood pressure readings like that? What does your doctor(s) say?
Nausea only with this symptom - 63 yrs old - 420 lbs 6'4" very large frame (old football palyer and power lifter) Do eat organic - No excerise due to many physical limitations -short of breath due to overweight I think - heart feels like it is racing - do not feel faint just tired - do not smoke, use alcohol or drugs - just began taking readings but have had high readings in the past and with meds has been under control but have had these symptoms for some time now but seem to be with me on and off during the day/night - doctor says to continue what I am doing and lsoe weight and take Bp twice a day and record

 
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Nausea only with this symptom - 63 yrs old ...
Many health problems are caused by metabolic imbalances, which causes production of excessive hormones.

As we age, and our immune system weakens, there is increased risk for metabolic imbalances. Plus...... as we age, our systems have more problems processing calories, causing health problems like Insulin Resistance and Diabetes.

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I am not a medical professional, but, IMHO, 420 libs is way off the charts!

You can try to track down your blood pressure abnormalities till the cows come home. If your system is having problems processing calories and your handling of Insulin is messed up, then you are going to have all kinds of health problems, caused principally by your diet. The first place to start is DIET.

I am just a fellow patient, approaching 70, so if you want to ignore my advice, feel free to do so.

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That's a good step. The healthier we treat our bodies, the healthier it will react, especially as we enter our senior years.

Ze problem is not with the health of your food, it is with the amount of calories in each meal, and for the day.

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No excerise due to many physical limitations -short of breath due to overweight I think - heart feels like it is racing -
Excess weight, and excess body hormones causes a lot of stress on the heart, and along with a metabolic imbalance, results in breathing problems and heartbeat problems.

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do not feel faint just tired -
The excess body chemicals (hormones, etc) will cause tiredness and fatigue, among other problems.

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Shame, isn't it? You do everything right...... live a good life...... do the right things...... and you still have to contend with health problems because of diet, IMHO. Doesn't seem fair does it!?

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just began taking readings but have had high readings in the past and with meds has been under control but have had these symptoms for some time now but seem to be with me on and off during the day/night - doctor says to continue what I am doing and lose weight and take Bp twice a day and record
Welcome to the wonderful world of aging. I keep hearing the phrase "aging gracefully". There's nothing graceful about my trip through my 60's ! Fortunately, through diet, exercise, understanding and the most effective medication, I am doing GREAT, despite having serious heart and other health problems.

Thought I would just throw out some ideas to you. Good luck in the future!

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Old 06-04-2009, 04:29 PM   #5
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Re: erratic blood pressure readings

tks for the advice now on a 800 calorie per day diet. 414 now - down 6 lbs. trouble is I sit on my rear all day long. wish i couild walk or workout but not possible. not even pool

 
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... now on a 800 calorie per day diet. 414 now - down 6 lbs. ...
Wow! That is an extremely low calorie diet. Was that type of extreme diet recommended by your doctor?

I was at 180 lbs in 2004, and at 5'9". I went on a seven meal per day, 1400 calorie diet per day (about 200 calories per meal), and saw significant improvements to my health. I'm at about 125 lbs right now, and with an significantly improved metabolism, I am able to eat around 2500 calories per day.

I really believe in a small meal, low calorie, frequent feeding, high fiber diet for getting metabolism back in better balance. It did wonders for my blood pressure and overall health. It was the turning point in my life.

Do you feel that a 800 calorie diet is safe?
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:48 PM   #7
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doctor put me on it said new info from mayo clinic confirms

 
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