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Old 07-27-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was talking to my granddaugher a couple of nights ago: she is an ER nurse and not too far from finishing Nurse Prac school. She said dangerously high would be 170 or higher, even that is life or death. As others have said, anything under 140/90 is considered just fine.
Her thoughts, OP, you might be stressing over this so much you are causing it to go up a little.
Nita
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:35 AM
 
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I have same situation (but i have hypertension disease), after exercises (i go to gym) my blood pressure levels go down. But for me looks like your blood pressure levels in normal range according to [url]http://www.whatisthenormalbloodpressure.com/normal-blood-pressure-by-age.html[/url]

Just limit salt and saturated fats.
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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You can check your blood pressure every 5 minutes and get different readings each time. It all depends on what is going through your mind or what activity you're doing at the time.
Norms are 100 to 140.
Click here for a chart on blood pressure counts and the areas you need to be careful of.
Blood Pressure Chart - Normal Blood Pressure Range

My blood pressure runs normally for me 125-140 over 63-70. When I had cancer surgery done last year it was 195/95 right afterwards and my cardiologist had a fit with the surgeon. He told me if I have another procedure to check with him first.
Thanks for posting that site!

I learned about pulse points and how important they are.

I have been hovering around "borderline" for years now.

I always thought it was better to have 140/80 than 140/90.

I will be looking at my BP readings with a different eye from now on!
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I was at the doctors a few dys ago and my bp was 133/98 pulse 104
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I checked my blood pressure a few weeks ago and it was 120/77 (barely pre-hypertensive)... I am in my late 30s, exercise about 3 or so times a week, 5-6, 139lbs and try to live a healthy lifestyle as much as I can. I don't drink during the week but Fri/Sat/Sun I drink 3-4 drinks a day...trying to cut that down as well.

My question was this... a few days ago, midweek, after my 40 min workout (cardio and 10 mins or resistance training) around 8pm or so (it was about 10 mins after I had finished) I went to the drug store and measured my BP. It was 125/83 which really surprised me.

I thought BP actually falls after exercise..so I have read, is this not true?

How did my BP jump from 120/77 to 125/83? Is this something I should be worried about? How is this reading for my age?
Oy.
First of all, 120/77 to 125/83 is not even statistically significant enough to call a 'jump.'
Just from minute to minute, your bp is fluctuating, and throughout the day, it fluctuates, as well.
Drink caffeine? Pop a cold pill? Fluctuates.

My bp is normally 105/60...one time, they checked it and it was 140/80...right before my pelvic exam. I hate pelvic exams.
Next office visit, back to 105...

So you're kind of freaking out about nothing right now. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, keep your yearly checkups, and chill out.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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High powered executives in the old days all had high blood pressure...the heart is the motor of the body- some are high performance...the World Health Organization insists on a standard pressure...well - I would rather burn out than fade away...high blood pressure means you are a mover and shaker..but you might be taking your chances if you blow a vessel or the kidneys get blown out....I have probably had it since birth...the more they make you worry about it the more it can become a sickness...frankly.....I was better off not knowing that I was high powered...The world wants to make every one the same- a standard engine for all...I say all of us who are high powered should just go for broke and let it rip....
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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When I turned 40 my blood pressure went from a usual 123/60 to 149/83 - so put on meds - I am 50 now and not sure why but I have not been taking my meds for a few weeks - today at the Dr it was 128/60 - so....... wondering if I should fess up with Dr and say it has been many weeks since taking the meds, just not the weekend.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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When I turned 40 my blood pressure went from a usual 123/60 to 149/83 - so put on meds - I am 50 now and not sure why but I have not been taking my meds for a few weeks - today at the Dr it was 128/60 - so....... wondering if I should fess up with Dr and say it has been many weeks since taking the meds, just not the weekend.
Same thing happened to me recently. I started a new topic on it, to see if others have similar experiences. I could not find anything with Dr. Google.
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