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Old 02-22-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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24 hour Blood Pressure averages, when too high, and then finally when healthy!

I've taken my blood pressure almost 31,000 times since 1998. I'd like to share some of my blood pressure readings with others, so that others can compare their results with mine. Although we are all different, the data will, at least, reflect what one of us went through in dealing with our high blood pressure. I hope that this unusual and unique information can be helpful to others who have struggled with difficult to treat, chronically high blood pressure.

My first set of blood pressure readings are from the year 2003, summarized by hour. Hour 1 represents 1am and hour 24 represents 12 midnight.

I've listed the hour, the number of blood pressure readings, the average blood pressure for each hour, the minimum blood pressure, and the maximum blood pressure for each hour.

To read the data, let's look at hour 22, which is 10pm, the 22nd hour of the day. The readings show that for the entire year of 2003, there were 60 blood pressure readings at 10pm and the average blood pressure of all of the 10pm blood pressure readings during 2003 was 163/103, and the minimum blood pressure for all of the 60 blood pressure readings at 10pm during 2003 was 134/83 and the maximum blood pressure that I had during the entire year of 2003, at 10pm was 188/119.

My average blood pressure for all of 2003 was 151/96. As can been seen, my problem was not with extremely high blood pressure, in the 200s, but with constantly high blood pressure all day long for the entire year. This, by the way, continued until 2006, when I was finally able to get my blood pressure down to much healthier levels. I am extremely lucky that I survived all those years of high blood pressure, heart failure and permanent Atrial Fibrillation!

In contrast, the close monitoring of my Blood Pressure, and the reduced spending on my health care has resulted in significantly reduced blood pressure and much better health. My Blood Pressure average for all of 2008 was 122/72, based on 2543 readings.

Average blood pressure readings for 2003: (when too high!)

Hour (subtract 12 starting with the 13th hour for PM time.)
  1. Readings 3 Average 141/86 Minimum 125/74 Maximum 157/101
  2. Readings 6 Average 144/90 Minimum 133/75 Maximum 154/100
  3. Readings 7 Average 143/93 Minimum 128/84 Maximum 159/101
  4. Readings 7 Average 151/98 Minimum 140/82 Maximum 162/106
  5. Readings 8 Average 150/97 Minimum 117/76 Maximum 177/110
  6. Readings 16 Average 153/100 Minimum 141/88 Maximum 172/108
  7. Readings 54 Average 158/102 Minimum 127/83 Maximum 182/112
  8. Readings 83 Average 147/93 Minimum 109/68 Maximum 180/108
  9. Readings 80 Average 139/88 Minimum 108/70 Maximum 168/106
  10. Readings 88 Average 143/90 Minimum 108/73 Maximum 167/107
  11. Readings 71 Average 147/94 Minimum 128/78 Maximum 184/110
  12. Readings 73 Average 148/95 Minimum 120/71 Maximum 172/119
  13. Readings 39 Average 151/96 Minimum 135/84 Maximum 178/114
  14. Readings 21 Average 148/92 Minimum 130/78 Maximum 175/102
  15. Readings 41 Average 152/94 Minimum 126/83 Maximum 176/111
  16. Readings 59 Average 146/92 Minimum 122/74 Maximum 179/114
  17. Readings 37 Average 147/93 Minimum 130/78 Maximum 164/102
  18. Readings 46 Average 152/95 Minimum 132/76 Maximum 174/110
  19. Readings 64 Average 155/99 Minimum 111/76 Maximum 179/115
  20. Readings 71 Average 162/101 Minimum 128/89 Maximum 185/116
  21. Readings 75 Average 163/102 Minimum 135/81 Maximum 187/118
  22. Readings 60 Average 163/103 Minimum 134/83 Maximum 188/119
  23. Readings 19 Average 156/98 Minimum 135/81 Maximum 179/114
  24. Readings 4 Average 145/97 Minimum 128/87 Maximum 153/103

All of 2003: Readings=1032; Average=151/96; Minimum=108/68; Maximum=188/119

Average blood pressure readings for 2008: (when healthy)

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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Re: 24 hour Blood Pressure averages, when too high, and then finally when healthy!

I'm amazed and inspired by your detailed readings! I believe you said what finally brought it down was carefull attention to diet, and eating smaller meals but more frequently? Also, did you take BP meds then, and do you take any now?

 
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Re: 24 hour Blood Pressure averages, when too high, and then finally when healthy!

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I'm amazed and inspired by your detailed readings!
Thanks! I hope that the blood pressure data can be of some use to you.

When I post data like that I think back to the time when I was much younger, and I used to go to the doctor and get a reading of 120/80. I used to think that the 120/80 blood pressure was my blood pressure, period!, and that it stayed the same all day long. Wrong! (Of course, that was before the Internet and before we could actually look things up for ourselves! )

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I believe you said what finally brought it down was carefull attention to diet, and eating smaller meals but more frequently?
The very first major breakthrough in getting my nasty, high blood pressure down was by eating small, healthy, low calorie, low glycemic, frequent meals. I started dieting in 2004 and went to a small meal diet in December 2004. Buts.... that was just the beginning of my struggle to get my blood pressure, heartbeat and health under control.

The following is a rather clumsy chart of my average diastolic blood pressures from 1998 thru 2010. As can be seen, from 2004 thru 2008 there was a gradual reduction in average yearly blood pressure. As I isolated foods and drinks that negatively effected my health and blood pressure; and then I isolated things around my home that negatively effected my health and blood pressure; and then I increased my exercise, my blood pressure kept getting gradually lower and lower and lower.

yr 60_______70________80________90_______10 0

1998 ____________________________________*
1999 _______________________________*
2000 _______________________________*
2001 _______________________________*
2002 __________________________________*
2003 __________________________________*
2004 ____________________________*
2005 ________________________*
2006 ________________*
2007 ___________*
2008 _________*
2009 _________*
2010 ________*

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Also, did you take BP meds then, and do you take any now?
I've been on an assortment of heart and blood pressure medications for over 25 years. The most dramatic change to my blood pressure and health came when I switched over to 25mg Coreg (Carvedilol), 25mg bid. For me, it has been a GREAT medication. I LOVE it and HATE it. I LOVE how it has improved my health, but I HATE how it bogs me down!
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CHF, A-Fib, HBP, Diabetes, Asthma doing great

⇒ Avoid allergic & non-allergic irritants/triggers
⇒ Low calorie ovo-vegetarian diet
⇒ Power walk, weight lifts, pushups
⇒ Coreg 25mg bid

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