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    Old 06-23-2016, 06:57 AM   #1
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    blood pressure monitors

    Just some quick advice. I own 2 blood pressure monitors to ensure I get peace of mind. My constant monthly pressure average is 122/75 which both machines show. This really helps as 1 device can't always be trusted. Having 2 devices just puts the mind at better ease.

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    Old 07-02-2016, 06:37 AM   #2
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    Re: blood pressure monitors

    Mark, what brand monitors do you use? I am looking to get new ones. I have Omron but they are reading rather low to me. Thanks

     
    Old 07-04-2016, 11:07 PM   #3
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    Mark, what brand monitors do you use? I am looking to get new ones. I have Omron but they are reading rather low to me. Thanks



    Hi Cute. I use BRAUN. Now just a short note: When you get your new device I suggest you take a friends pressure over a few days too. Then the two of you go off to different clinics and get a reading from a foreign device. Go back to your device and test again the two of you. The few devices SHOULD basically match your device otherwise there is a problem. But its all about TRENDING. You need to know your trend or AVERAGE otherwise you will be frustrated at apparent different readings. At the end of the day its the TREND/AVERAGE that counts.

     
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    Thank you very much! Appreciate your suggestions. I had never tried a Braun monitor. I had always bought Omron. Laura

     
    Old 07-06-2016, 11:11 AM   #5
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    Re: blood pressure monitors

    You have an interesting and novel approach to taking your blood pressure. Sounds like it is working very well! Thanks for sharing!

    In my case, I've used the same Omron HEM-711 blood pressure monitor for many moons. Since 1998, I've taken my blood pressure around 31,000 times. I've run many statistics and averages and charts on my blood pressure, which has allowed me to get my blood pressure down to healthy levels all the time, 24 hours around the clock!

    I sit down, take a deep breath, and then take my blood pressure.

    The following table represents my unhealthy blood pressure during 1999 and the number of times I took my blood pressure. Note that, during 1999, my bp averaged 146/92 based on 3599 readings. Not very good!

    I've separated the averages into 6 hour time periods throughout each day. As can be seen, my blood pressure was lower during the earlier part of the day.

    BP 1999
    • 1am thru 6am 142/92 33
    • 7am thru 12pm 144/92 174
    • 1pm thru 6pm 146/91 179
    • 7pm thru 12am 150/95 215

      Entire year: 1999 146/92 3599

    The following table represents my unhealthy blood pressure during 2002 and the number of times I took my blood pressure. Note that, during 2002, my bp averaged 150/96 based on 1423 readings! Four years after making medication changes, and other assorted attempts at lowering my blood pressure, my blood pressure just got worse! I'm lucky that I did not suffer a stroke or heart attack during these long, unhealthy, dangerous years.

    BP 2002
    • 1am thru 6am 149/97 12
    • 7am thru 12pm 145/93 89
    • 1pm thru 6pm 152/96 63
    • 7pm thru 12am 158/100 73

      Entire year: 2002 150/96 1423

    The following table represents my healthy blood pressure during 2009 and the number of times I took my blood pressure. Note that, during 2009, my bp averaged 123/72 based on 2682 readings. Much better!

    BP 2009
    • 1am thru 6am 120/70 106
    • 7am thru 12pm 120/71 124
    • 1pm thru 6pm 132/77 122
    • 7pm thru 12am 125/73 96

      Entire year: 2009 123/72 2682

    What I learned wasn't rocket science, it was just that, in my case, diet has a huge effect on blood pressure. The healthier the diet, the better the blood pressure. The unhealthier the diet, the worse the blood pressure! The medical industry pushes all kinds of expensive medications on doctors and their patients. Some of these medications are quite good and in fact really wondrous drug discoveries. But... the most powerful medication, of all, IMHO, is a healthy diet, and it costs a lot less than certain bp medications, and makes the patient feel a lot better than most medications!

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