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    Help me with my blood pressure monitor readings


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    My last three readings durring the day were


    127/56
    130/69
    123/57



    The Diastolic seems kindof low... Maybe I'm doing this wrong?


    This was spread equally throughtout the day ..



    Edit: What I am using the BP monitor for: I started Clen again, and wanted to see if my pre workout supplement ( which contains caffeine) is raising my BP, so Im checking before clen, after clen, then after clen and the pre workout.
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    was it an electronic monitor or manual?

    if you got it three different times its probably correct. even though your systolic is normal your low diastolic would still mean that youre hypotensive but if you really were you'd proabably have some symptoms of that (mainly dizziness). most likely thats just a normal reading for you.

    the reason i might be a little worried is that you have an elevated pulse pressure (the difference between your systolic and diastolic). the average pulse pressure for a guy your age is 40 but the average you had between those three readings was 66. its something that could put you at risk for cardiac issues. usually older people have high blood pressure but thats because their arteries are stiffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
    was it an electronic monitor or manual?

    if you got it three different times its probably correct. even though your systolic is normal your low diastolic would still mean that youre hypotensive but if you really were you'd proabably have some symptoms of that (mainly dizziness). most likely thats just a normal reading for you.

    the reason i might be a little worried is that you have an elevated pulse pressure (the difference between your systolic and diastolic). the average pulse pressure for a guy your age is 40 but the average you had between those three readings was 66. its something that could put you at risk for cardiac issues. usually older people have high blood pressure but thats because their arteries are stiffer.

    It was a manual, Yeah the low disatolic is what worries me. Im currently on clen and the first was taken in the morning before the clen dosage. Also, cliffs on "elevated pulse"? After the measurements it shows a pulse thing that is usually around 90

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    Is the cuff being placed tightly around your left arm around 1" from your elbow? A loose cuff can result in low diastolic readings.

    Overall, the readings aren't very worrisome. In the weightlifting population in general, it's common to see elevated systolic and low-moderate diastolic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gelatine View Post
    Is the cuff being placed tightly around your left arm around 1" from your elbow? A loose cuff can result in low diastolic readings.

    Overall, the readings aren't very worrisome. In the weightlifting population in general, it's common to see elevated systolic and low-moderate diastolic.
    Thanks for the input.




    If I am monitoring my pressure for clen. Should I monitor it before I eat, right after I take my clen, and and right after I workout?


    I am trying to decide if using Caffeine while on clen is causing my BP to rise

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryHill View Post
    Thanks for the input.




    If I am monitoring my pressure for clen. Should I monitor it before I eat, right after I take my clen, and and right after I workout?


    I am trying to decide if using Caffeine while on clen is causing my BP to rise
    I monitor right when I wake up and before I go to sleep. Just make sure you're relaxed and your arm is at the level of your heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryHill View Post
    My last three readings durring the day were


    127/56
    130/69
    123/57



    The Diastolic seems kindof low... Maybe I'm doing this wrong?


    This was spread equally throughtout the day ..
    All of your readings (systolic/diastolic) are well within a normal variant. Blood pressure will fluctuate throughout the day due to a myriad of factors (i.e. activity, stress factors, medications/supplementation, etc).

    Manual readings are far more accurate than digital overall. Just make sure you're always taking baseline readings in a relaxed state while seated, and at the same time everyday if possible. Some factors that can influence false readings include improper placement of the cuff, wrong size cuff (a cuff too big will give a false low, and a cuff to small a false high), and the experience of the person taking the reading.
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    Most of the time a wide pulse pressure is usually due to an increase in the systolic with little change in the diastolic. This is seen mostly in the elderly.

    The pulse pressure has to be looked at in context to both of the values. A 120/80 isn't so much of a problem compared to 160/120. Unless you're experiencing orthostatic hypotension (where you feel faint or pass out when you stand up quickly) I would just keep an eye on it and speak with your doctor the next time you see him/her.

    Diastolic pressure increases for until you're in your 50's then it slowly declines. Systolic pressure on the other hand just keeps increasing as you age.

    I don't trust machines either, but they are pretty consistent. If you have a nurse take a manual BPM and the doc take it as well, I am positive there will be a good bit of difference (especially in the diastolic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvd051000 View Post
    Most of the time a wide pulse pressure is usually due to an increase in the systolic with little change in the diastolic. This is seen mostly in the elderly.

    The pulse pressure has to be looked at in context to both of the values. A 120/80 isn't so much of a problem compared to 160/120. Unless you're experiencing orthostatic hypotension (where you feel faint or pass out when you stand up quickly) I would just keep an eye on it and speak with your doctor the next time you see him/her.

    Diastolic pressure increases for until you're in your 50's then it slowly declines. Systolic pressure on the other hand just keeps increasing as you age.

    I don't trust machines either, but they are pretty consistent. If you have a nurse take a manual BPM and the doc take it as well, I am positive there will be a good bit of difference (especially in the diastolic).

    Now that i think about it I've always gotten very faint when I stand up quickly/suddenly. I've always been like this. I remember one time when i was younger i stood up quickly then lost vision for a few minutes... Maybe I should see a doctor about this. Thanks for the input everyone.

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    Over the years I have taken BP at all different times, before exercise, after stimulatns and activity, when stressed out etc etc etc. Maybe the 'right way' is all relaxed, but is that how your 'normal' life is, all relaxed? If you take it often enough you'll see where your 'normal range' is and notice highs or lows from that range. Just saying.

    Now that i think about it I've always gotten very faint when I stand up quickly/suddenly. I've always been like this. I remember one time when i was younger i stood up quickly then lost vision for a few minutes... Maybe I should see a doctor about this.
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    What is your NORMAL BP?

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    seems fine to me.

    i kept on getting dizzy when i would stand up, so i checked my BP today (we have a machine) and i was 120/59, and a 61 heart rate. no hijack but should i do anything about my ##'s? i get dizzy a few times a day when i stand up too fast.

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