Hey Im 21 years old and am in the normal range for weight and am also relativly fit, on average i ride twice a week run twice a week and swim once a week. I used to be a national level swimmer but recently gave that up. my diet is not the best as no students are but i have been getting constant readings of 130 - 150 over 60 - 80 when i have been both taking my own blood pressure or the machine has taken it. why would this be so? and will diet be enough to control it for now?
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replied September 25th, 2007
Try the Natural Approach to Lowering Your Pressure
Will I found out about my high blood pressure in my early 20s as well and i really didn't want to get on meds . With all of the side affects who needs it? So I had a talk with my doc , and she hooked be up with info about resperate, it has help me to lower my pressure, and even helps me to relaxs its hot! maybe u should try it out ....good luck
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replied September 26th, 2007
Accuracy Is Key
What type of device are you using for your measurment? Aneroid, electronic, or mercurial?

I am in a similar situation, but I am only 15. I was at 146/93 (average) when I decided to not run on a daily basis, or run at all for the months of April to June. Even after exercise, it was still high (136/87). I would try a better diet (low sodium) and if they are still fairly high, get a measurement done by a doctor or yourself with a mercury sphyg. I am only saying this because electronic monitors, even when properly calibrated, can be off by more than 8mmHg. Mercury never fails, and is the most accurate that you can ever get.
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replied October 6th, 2007
Health Is Wealth
Even if your BP reading is 8mmHg higher at the doctor's office than at home or with an electronic monitor vs a mercury one, blakey's BP reading is still over 120/80! Det & exercise are great. I can not stress that enough. Unless you want to live on meds your whole life, you'd better get a thorough exam and check out what could be the potential causes of your HBP. I would strongly recommend the resperate to help control your blood pressure. It's a breathing unit that lowers your BP naturally and SAFELY! Above all, stay active!!!
Veronicca
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