Blood Pressure Peculiarities

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Trauma1 View Post
    I think you meant cuff, not bladder lol. I'd be more likely to say in my experience the readings are most commonly off 10-15mmhg with improper cuff size. 50mmhg is pretty excessive.
    The crucial part is actually the air bladder that is inside of the arm cuff. The air bladders are designed for a certain range of circumfrence's of arms. That's why you need to read the specifications on the actual cuff (13 inches is only a general rule as their actually isn't an industry standard) because it's really the air bladder that determine's whether or not it's suited for you.

    You're right about the 10-15 mmhg is more likely, but depending on how mis-matched arm is to cuff, it can be a lot more with 50mmhg probably being the highest end of that. I was just trying to make my point about the important of cuff size.


    Quote Originally Posted by goslamacamel View Post
    I mean for some reason my readings must be accurate because I can feel minute fluctuations in blood pressure without a machine anyway. The reason I started checking it in the first place was because I felt it increase in my joints and neck. The cuff is adjustable also so it's probably getting a decent reading even if its a few mm off.
    I guess it's time to see the doc then...

    Joe


  2. would aspirin benefit hypertension?
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by bludevil View Post
    would aspirin benefit hypertension?
    Aspirin doesn't exhibit any vasoactive/diuretic effects that are utilized in b/p management. It's used for it's preventative effects on decreasing platelet aggregation for those with coronary artery disease(CAD).

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  4. Quote Originally Posted by bludevil View Post
    would aspirin benefit hypertension?
    I've heard of it as a temporary alleviating therapeutical treatment at very low doses, but definetely no major help. Also vodka therapy at a shot or less a day can help for temporary relief, but still no long-term benefit I'm pretty sure.

  5. Hey guys i've been following this thread for a little while and I would say that it is crucial that you go get blood work done to see whats going on. I mean you guys have it not so bad. When i say say I have hypertension, i have it real bad. Every time i would have my pressure taken it would be numbers like 200/100 with a pulse of only like 55. As far as my stats go, im only 19 6'1, 205lbs, 12-13%bf. Im extremely active, play college rugby, workout 4 days a week. I've had every test under the sun. It's not pleasant but it needs to be done. I would recommend actually going to a heart specialist. I had an ekg test, stress test, ultrasound (make sure my kidneys were ok because i was told high blood pressure attacks the kidneys) and a few blood tests done. As far as the blood tests went, everything was fine, lipid profiles and cholesterol and everything was fine. Luckily it is only linked to genetics. My mother, grandmother and sister all have hypertension. Anyway the doctor put me on medicine called diovan hct and it seems to have lowered my pressure quite a bit.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by SVCRFC View Post
    Hey guys i've been following this thread for a little while and I would say that it is crucial that you go get blood work done to see whats going on. I mean you guys have it not so bad. When i say say I have hypertension, i have it real bad. Every time i would have my pressure taken it would be numbers like 200/100 with a pulse of only like 55. As far as my stats go, im only 19 6'1, 205lbs, 12-13%bf. Im extremely active, play college rugby, workout 4 days a week. I've had every test under the sun. It's not pleasant but it needs to be done. I would recommend actually going to a heart specialist. I had an ekg test, stress test, ultrasound (make sure my kidneys were ok because i was told high blood pressure attacks the kidneys) and a few blood tests done. As far as the blood tests went, everything was fine, lipid profiles and cholesterol and everything was fine. Luckily it is only linked to genetics. My mother, grandmother and sister all have hypertension. Anyway the doctor put me on medicine called diovan hct and it seems to have lowered my pressure quite a bit.
    Thanks for the heads-up, I got mine down from mid 140/80 to 120/60 just through diet for a couple of weeks but now it seems to be creeping back up to 130-140/70 range. Guess I need to tighten my diet up a little bit.
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