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Old 11-24-2010, 09:28 AM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by Whatsthenews View Post
I would get it checked out.
Last time it was checked - about a month or so ago it was 140/80. Under the OLD guidelines (before Big Pharma decided to get everybody on BP meds), that would have been considered fine for my age (55). So I am not the least bit worried. I can tell you though, some days at work - it is CONSIDERABLY higher than that! LOL

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Old 11-24-2010, 12:15 PM
Location: 38°14′45″N 122°37′53″W
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100 over 62
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:03 AM
Location: Western Cary, NC
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It is like I tell my Doctor. The Stock Market is down and up like a roller coaster, oil it up, gold and metals are down, cost of living is up, college tuition is up, our political system is dead locked and has not worked for the last 30 years, and you are asking what our BP is. I think any more bad numbers might just push us all over the “edge”. He still takes it, and than we have to live, or die with one more bad number.

136 over 88 last week
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:18 AM
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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BP should be controlled but on the other hand I have an in law who has really low BP and had open heart surgery and my Dad said before every heart attack (he has had 3 heart attacks and 4 open heart surgeries) He had the best BP in his whole life.

What I have seen is I know many people including myself who are thin and active and suffer from hypertesnion, I have seen people who are obese and inactive with normal blood pressure. Yet obese and inactive people don't seem to live as long and have other health issues.

My cardiologist told me not to obess over BP numbers, mine is always in the normal range and sometimes goes up. Where as people with low to normal BP you have to look at the whole picture. People who are overweight have a shorter life span. plain and simple
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Old 12-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Location: Meggett, SC
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Mine is consistently 80/50. At times, it has gotten down to 70/40. According to the OP's chart, I should be about dead.

Doctor did tell me to eat more salt. I do have some issues with passing out but I can't seem to get my pressure to rise no matter what. When I get really nervous or having been working out or something, I can get it up to 90/60.
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