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  • Posted On: 04-26-18, 11:37 pm (EDT) #1

    Question regarding blood pressure.

    April 26, 2018, 11:37 pm
    Posted by: LoadingCosta

    Whats up everyone, 

    I should first start off by saying that I understand this is by no means a place to come for when it comes to medical diagonses and this should always above all be between the patient and the doctor but I did want want to ask a question regarding my blood pressure. 

    Before when I used to take my blood about a year ago I would always get really good readings such as a systolic reading of less than 120 but now recently my systolic has been hovering in the range of 130's which it has never done before and this is a bit alarming to me since this is is not considered a reading to be hypertensive crisis one. I never had issues with my diastolic and still dont have any. Im usually firmly in the 50's and 60's range and sometimes 70's but that is not alarming too me compared to my systolic number. 

    The reason why I am a but concerned about my systolic is I am doing everything right in regards to training and nurtrition. I havent ate processed foods in god knows how long. All I eat is vegtables, lean meats mainly just chicken, oatmeal, a couple eggs daily, black beans, lentils, egg whites, avocado, green peas, corn, mixed vegtables and salmon. I also workout 5 days a week consisting of strength training and 2-3 times a week of cardio of my choice. I also consumer very minimal sodium since Ive noticed that sodium raises my blood pressure. The only thing I supplement with is Vitamin D3 2,000 Iu once daily and I am not sure if I should go back on fish oil since I am consuming salmon once a day. 

    My heart rate is always really good when resting. usually ranges from 48-66 but its the systolic blood presure that is concerning me because I am worried that since it is a bit high I am damaging my vessels. 

    Anyone have any ideas of what I should do? I am only 24 and this is just confusing to me since I dont see anything else I could do with my lifestyle in order to lower it. Thanks!

    When you have bradycardia (a slow resting heart rate less than 60 BPM), your body compensates for the decrease in beats-per-minute with larger stroke volume by the heart. In healthy individuals, bradycardia is termed "athlete's heart" and is the left ventrical's normal adaptation to the stresses of exercise - especially weight training - by growing thicker and pumping stronger with each stroke. In unhealthy individuals, this leads to cardio-myopathy and eventually death.

     

    As systolic is the pressure in your arteries when the heart pumps, healthy endothelium (interior lining of arteries) will suffer no ill effects as log as it is not too high. The consortium that sets blood pressure standards is the JNC (Joint National Committee). The biggest change to BP recommendations came in 2003 with JNC 7 where they said anything over 120/80 is "pre-hypertensive". However in 2014, the JNC 8 revised these guidelines and did away with the "pre-hypertension" classification and stated blood pressure of 140/90 or less is normal. They also recognized that as people age their blood pressure naturally increases due to the aging of the cardio-vascular system. Monitoring is still highly recommended for all individuals. A high diastolic pressure combined with high systolic is more troublesome as your diastolic reading is the pressure in the arteries in-between heart beats. The main damagers of the endothelium are high blood sugar, high blood triglycerides, and oxidized LDL cholesterol. 95% of these problems are diet related.

     

    As long as your kidney function is normal and your blood cholesterol and triglyceride profiles are fine, I would not worry. The kidneys produce hormones that control blood pressure - Renin which then controls the production of angiotensin and aldosterone. Some people produce more angiotensin than others. Angiotensin constricts the endothelium. Aldosterone causes the kidneys to retain water. This is why alcohol makes you urinate so much as it blocks aldosterone.

     

    John

  • Posted On: 01-25-21, 2:07 pm (EST) #2

    Question regarding blood pressure.

    January 25, 2021, 2:07 pm

    Mine will occasionally read high. There is something to that lab coat thing. Traffic, coffee, all kinds of stuff gets the motor running. Probably nothing to worry about at your age but it would be important to know if you do indeed have elevated blood pressure. If it’s high at your age you’ve got no room to “grow” with https://www.revampsalonspa.com/body_treatment.html. The meds for blood pressure are only a couple bucks by the way. It can be a high consequence condition. Heart attack, stroke, etc. loss of only a few pounds can reduce it quite a bit. My wife, an avid runner (marathons, half’s, tris etc) had elevated blood pressure and it went back to normal with the loss of only 15 pounds. Don’t ignore it!

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