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2008/02/06 17:08:23 (permalink)

Blood Pressure Question

Been keeping an eye on my blood pressure recently and have noticed the 2nd value seems quite low!

If I take my blood pressure say just as I get in from work it's around 135/65 but then if I've been sitting down for a while and then take it, it has been as low as 115/42 and regularly around 120/low 50's - is this anything to be concerned about? I can take it and it will be 130/65 and then 3-4 mins later if I take it having sat there relaxing it's down to 120/50.

I'm currently taking superdrol, have noticed the 2nd value is always usually low for me but have never had it as low as 42 before! Cheers.
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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/06 18:29:10 (permalink)
    Just took some readings over 15mins sitting down and had the following results -

    133/65 62
    126/57 65
    131/55 69
    132/60 71
    131/53 62
    124/54 61
    126/52 61

    Is the difference in the two numbers cause for concern? (pulse pressure) And is the lower value too low? Cheers.
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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/06 19:33:24 (permalink)
    Also just took some readings after food and then walking up the stairs -

    145/51 61
    142/61 64
    139/56 63


    Seems the lower value is always quite low whereas the upper one is normal - high depending how long I been resting and what I have been doing.
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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/06 23:01:40 (permalink)
    60 is is very normal for people who train often, dont worry mate, Normally things like that can be sorted by adjusting your diet mate. Do you ever feel tired or dizzy when your diastolic readings low?

    Wouldnt think the juice is affecting it. Maybe try taking a little bit more caffein this can help increase it although not too great for training.

    I find that you sometimes get one off low results i.e. your 42. when using home kits aswell. Im no doc but the difference is normally irrelevant, there just measurement for the pressure is goin in/comin out of your heart.

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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/07 00:57:09 (permalink)
    bro, mine runs about 140/95, and im clean at the moment, your fine imo
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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/07 08:29:46 (permalink)
    Cheers for the imput. Wasn't too worried about the value's individually but more the difference between them really. Only recently heard of the term "pulse pressure". Which is the systolic pressure minus the diastolic pressure - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse_pressure

    Apparently a high value can be a sign of a problem, has anyone else got such a high pulse pressure, maybe it's not so relevant in bodybuilding, I'm not sure?

    edit - don't feel any dizziness or faint whilst going from standing to sitting etc
    post edited by L1ThIuM - 2008/02/07 08:30:26
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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/07 15:07:26 (permalink)
    Bump for anymore input!
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    RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/02/07 19:54:34 (permalink)
    A friend of mine who is a nurse said that there is always a difference with standing & seated readings. She told me this when I told her about my low BP and the 1st thing she asked was if I had had a reading both standing and seated! I was in hospital about 10 months ago and after realising my 'normal' BP was low the nurse said that if mine went up to a 'normal' level then it was cause for concern as it wasn't 'normal' for me. Oh yeah....treatment from my Doc for low BP....live with it lol!
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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/27 20:36:17 (permalink)
    Bump for any more opinions on the difference between the two values (i.e diastolic low and systolic normal-high)

    Got an appointment tomorrow down the docs for a blood pressure reading and was wondering if anyone could shed any more light on it before I go!

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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/27 21:14:14 (permalink)
    Your BP is absolutley fine mate, nothing to worry about at all, if anything it's actually very healthy indeed.  I work in the the public health care sector so have a bit of knowledge and experience (although im not a doctor!).

    Your BP is governed by your brain because, obviously your brain needs a good blood and oxygen supply.  If your lying or sitting, your blood doesnt need to be under as much pressure for it to be 'pushed up' into your brain compared to when you are standing.  This is a VERY simple broken-down explanation of the difference between standing and lying BP's.  Make sence?
    There are obviously other factors that affect BP,  Stress, exercise and so on.

    The difference your seeing between your sitting/standing BP's is what I would expect to see.

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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/27 21:29:43 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reply mate, sorry I should have explained a bit better in my original post!  I'm not concerned about the difference between laying down, resting etc as I know blood pressure varies alot throughout the day and different activities.

    What I was concerned about though is the pulse pressure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulse_pressure) which is the difference between the top and bottom number.

    My bottom number (diastolic) always seems to be quite low (50-65) whereas my higher number (systolic) is always normal - slightly high resulting in my pulse pressure always being quite high (around 60-80+).  I've read in quite a few places that a normal pulse pressure should be 40 (120/80) and that a high pulse pressure could be a cause for concern?  When speaking with my doctor she didn't know anything about it, said she had never heard of the term pulse pressure so I'm a bit confused really!

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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/27 21:34:45 (permalink)
    Posted from Wiki -

    If the usual resting pulse pressure is consistently greater than 40 mmHg, e.g. 60 or 80 mmHg, the most likely basis is stiffness of the major arteries, aortic regurgitation (a leak in the aortic valve), arteriovenous malformation (an extra path for blood to travel from a high pressure artery to a low pressure vein without the gradient of a capillary bed), hyperthyroidism or some combination. (A chronically increased stroke volume is also a technical possibility, but very rare in practice.) While some drugs for hypertension have the side effect of increasing resting pulse pressure irreversibly, other hypertension drugs, such as ACE Inhibitors, have been shown to lower pulse pressure. A high resting pulse pressure is harmful and tends to accelerate the normal ageing of body organs, particularly the heart, the brain and kidneysIf the usual resting pulse pressure is consistently greater than 40 mmHg, e.g. 60 or 80 mmHg, the most likely basis is stiffness of the major arteries, aortic regurgitation (a leak in the aortic valve), arteriovenous malformation (an extra path for blood to travel from a high pressure artery to a low pressure vein without the gradient of a capillary bed), hyperthyroidism or some combination. (A chronically increased stroke volume is also a technical possibility, but very rare in practice.) While some drugs for hypertension have the side effect of increasing resting pulse pressure irreversibly, other hypertension drugs, such as ACE Inhibitors, have been shown to lower pulse pressure. A high resting pulse pressure is harmful and tends to accelerate the normal ageing of body organs, particularly the heart, the brain and kidneys.


    My resting pulse pressure is always greater than 40, usually 60 at best.  Not sure if it's any different for us bodybuilders?

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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/27 22:17:52 (permalink)
    My pulse pressure is also around 60, always has been...

    In the morning my BP is around 135/75 and drops off to around 120/65 in the evening.

    The only time it has been 50 or less is when I dropped a couple of stone through not training for 3 months or so. (due to dislocated shoulder...ouch!!!)
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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/27 22:35:33 (permalink)
    At the moment mine's around 115/50 in the morning and around 130/55 in the evenings.

    Original readings were back at the begining of the yaer when I was doing a small SD cycle.  Just wondering if anyone else has any opinions on the pulse pressure?

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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/28 11:33:34 (permalink)
    Bump for any more opinions!

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    Re: RE: Blood Pressure Question 2008/08/28 14:32:10 (permalink)
    Just had the reading at the docs and nice and healthy, 130/80 - not bad 2 weeks into a Test E (600mg/week) cycle!

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