5 quick and easy ways to lower your blood pressure

Fluctuations in blood pressure throughout the day is a normal thing. However, if the fluctuations are too high and uncontrolled, it could be threatening to your health. Therefore, it is important that you always keep your blood pressure in check. You do not have to always take medication to control your blood pressure. There are a few quick and easy tips for lowering your blood pressure.

 

Relaxation

Your blood pressure tends to spike up when you are under stress. Therefore, by practicising relaxation, through means such as meditation, you significantly lower your blood pressure. Relaxation helps to calm your nerves and hence reduce the production of epinephrine. Epinephrine is the hormone responsible for raising blood pressure.

Listen to Music

Music is known to have a calming effect on people. Listening to music is one of the easiest and fastest ways to reduce blood pressure. Research indicates that music triggers the production of dopamine. The result of this is lowered blood pressure. Therefore, instead of seating in silence and allowing thoughts to overcome you, listen to some music.

Drink Some Water

One of the simplest ways to keep your blood pressure in check is by keeping yourself hydrated. Water is a natural cure for blood pressure. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday will lead to an excessive amount of sodium held in the body so as to protect the body from losing water. Additionally, keeping hydrated tends to keep the capillary beds open. This eases pressure on the pipes, meaning that blood pressure will normalize.

Eat Healthy

Eating healthy is a great way for normalizing your blood pressure. Try to regulate the amount of your daily salt intake. Salt contains a high level of sodium which triggers high blood pressure. Also, ensure that you incorporate a huge portion of fruits and vegetables in your diet. They contain a high amount of magnesium and potassium. According to researchers, these two minerals can significantly lower the diastolic and systolic blood pressure

Take a Walk

Walking can help you regulate your blood pressure level. Walking is a simple form of exercise. According to researchers, walking encourages blood flow into different parts of the body. This is very important in keeping your blood pressure level normalized. Additionally, walking can help you ward off stress which is a very important aspect of lowering your blood pressure.

296 thoughts on “5 quick and easy ways to lower your blood pressure

    • I have the same question! I’m supposed to travel next month for work and I’m scared and don’t think I should fly. Anyone have an answer to this question? My BP just now was 193/103. I’ve never in my life had BP problems before and I’m petrified I’m going to drop dead, or worse, with a stroke or heart attack. Help…
      ..

      • Drink lemon juice & more water.. add fresh garlic to food intake.. have brisk walk.. seek early GP attention.. they help.

        I experienced fluctuating BP as high as 200/110 this year and luckily it has stabilised.

        You will be fine.. provided you do not procastinate. Stay safe and good luck !

      • From what I know if you’re blood pressure is near 200 your looking for a heart attack especially if you’re lower number is 150 get to the doctor fast I get worried when mine is 150/94

      • Hi MJ,
        I am a flight attendant and I am on medication for high blood pressure/hypertension. a week a go my BP went up to 190/100. Every hour it dropped to 180/90, then 170/60 and finally to 150/70. I called my doctor and he put me on this wonder drug called Losartan, which dropped it extensibly, something my Metoporol drug did not do. You have to be very careful with blood pressure. With me it’s partially genetic and of course I love salt. When you fly, your blood pressure automatically climbs to 10 more points. I would definitely go see a doctor and get some medication and let him tell you if you can fly. You should get a entire cardiological work up. I just had my yearly stress test, echocardiogram and ultrasound of bilateral carotid arteries. I would not fly until I saw a doctor and he had you on a BP stabilizer. Keep your cuff with you, but do not obsess over it. Good Luck. You will be fine.

        • Hi, I never suffered from high blood pressure, but just 2 weeks ago, I randomly checked it and it was at 201/160.Quite drastic. As I’ve researched over the years , for friends and family, I immediately ate some bananas,some pistachio nuts , drank green tea and mixed soda water with 2 juiced lemons, and within 15 min it came down to 160/110 and 15 min after that to 143/81.With continuing that regimen , And staying away from lots of red meat and sugar, it remained constant.Regular walking is essential as well.

      • Blood pressure issues are nothing too kid around about and can be at times life threatening. People come here for help and advice and not for idiotic unnecessary remarks… Just saying …

          • What is idiotic is looking here for answers related to your specific BP instead of consulting a Dr who will check your history and run tests to determine cause and what to do about it.

          • Gee Jim, you’re on here too-ever talk to your dr at 12:00 or 1:00 AM like these people? Of course you have! You probably act like you’re his only patient and call no matter what time.

          • Jim, I am here reading all this to compare comments from people with same simptoms, many times your GP does not pay due attention, chucks a prescription and never check again unless you ask, but when you have many other issues, that are bothering you and need attention, your blood pressure check can easily be put at the bottom of the list, as high blood pressure doesn’t hurt (unless there is a huge headache) Doctors Only want to address one or two issues at a time, and we have to make more appointments for the rest. When you work full time, and run a household, there is little time left to spend going to appointments, especially when, even though you get to the app on time you have to wait hours to see your doc.

        • It is a real thing to just go from being ok to a spike in your blood pressure. I was ok till I felt funny like I wanted to throw up and my vision along with shortness of breath..I checked my b/p and I was 177over 64.. I’m at er now it’s Sunday night it sucks but I only got one ticker and when it goes well u get the idea

      • Simon you are a complete Arse- please stay in your trailer and tell your cousin, oh I mean wife to go purchase a heart from the local piggley wiggley..

      • Do you really have no life. That all you do is go online and look for stupid things to say. This is a serious issue for some people. Get a life.

      • The current blood pressure is 115/75.
        When in doubt what your blood pressure means just put your pressure readings in google and it will tell you if you have high blood pressure or not and what it means. In the mean time cut out salt, red meat, smoking, lose weight and drink lots of water.

    • Just went to the doc today and he told me mine was 138/90. He wanted to put me on water pills but I chose not to. I guess it’s low salt diet time.

      • Get to a doctor and get a treatment plan going at this point don’t worry about a heart attack yet, just get regulated, make sure you start taking 81 mg asprin

        • Hi just checking, will it be ok to take aspirin w/o Rx coz i really tried and stopped. I tried becoz i hv read..mine is 135/98.thanks

          • Where did you hear this from? Aspirin is a blood thinner and is an accepted treatment to reduce risk of strokes. Strokes are caused by blood thickening, not because it’s too thin.

          • Answer to Jay Palmquist: Actually Shiela is correct regarding stroke risk. Aspirin is a blood thinner / Anti Coagulant which “can” cause more problems after a stroke since the brain bleeding will be more severe. I take Plavix duo which is a mixture of aspirin and Chlopodregel after 2 bypass ops and one of the warnings my doc gave was of that possibility. In my case it’s all about risk management. See a doctor before taking anything.

          • Not true. I’m a heart patient and I’ve had carotid artery surgery. I’ve taken aspirin daily (dr.ordered) daily through it all. He tells me DO MOT MISS A DOSE. Along with other medicines

      • My pressure is 152/112, I ordered some Chinese food; fried rice, fried chicken fingers, fried crab Rangoon, egg rolls, fried, fried, fried I was drinking berry juices but I think I’d turn into a berry or turn blue. Cut out all fried food, drink juices, and buy a rabbit so you can go shopping together.

        • Smoke a pack or two of unfiltered Pall Mall or Camel cigarettes as well. Works real good. Follow with quart of Wild Turkey chased with Bud Light.

      • Yes, high blood pressure can cause you to be dizzy. Cut down on your salt intake and drink a lot of water. I use lemon in mine and I drink it all day. My BP even taking my meds. It is 145/86. I have five grandkids living with me and they push me to the limit sometimes. Find a quiet place to relax with music it really helps. Good luck and I pray you get it lower.

        • Ronald, I don’t understand your response to Vicki.
          Her blood pressure is 96/72, which is LOW so WHY WOULD YOU GIVE HER ADVICE FOR A PERSON WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?????

        • Careful with drinking lemon water all day as you could rot your teeth with all the lemon consumption. I’ve seen it happen numerous times to my dental patients. You are bathing your teeth in acid all day long doing this. It’s OK if you have full dentures but other than that don’t do it and just drink water only instead. You can drink lemon water once daily and drink it quickly.

      • It’s not uncommon to experience dizziness if you have low blood pressure. My BP is currently 117/75 and I do experience dizzy spells sometimes, but mainly when I get up too fast. Until recently, my BP was 110/60 and I used to experience dizziness more frequently then. The same situation with my father.

      • I do when it is that high I went to the ER they did nothing they say go see your primary baby aspirin every morning.

    • You should really go to the emergency right then really when the top number is 180 or above and when the bottom number is over 130 but your risk of a lot of things are increased when it’s above 120/90 I got this from online and always drink lots of water I would call 911 if mine was that high and grab 5 or 6 bottles of water and start drinking them down til the ambulance got there water always helps me and try to listen to music but don’t fall out trying to turn the music on but I would really try to get some water tho try to get someone to bring you some water from inside your house or get a neighbor to do it

      • One should go to the emergency when one’s top figure is 180 or above? Is that what the pharmaceutical companies say? I’d be popping in and out of the emergency all the time like a blue arsed fly!

        It’ll come down in an hour or so (my average systolic over 600 readings is 128). Or, if one is really concerned, then drinking a couple of pints of beer will very quickly bring it down.

    • My blood pressure is 149/86 I have been getting bad migraine an it feels like my chest is burning? Is my blood pressure high.

    • My blood pressure today was 145/109 and I am concerned. I am seeing a cardiologist and taking tests. I plan to go back to exercise and pescatarian diet, and lower my salt and sugar intake. Also, drinking more water daily. I hope I can lose at least 10 pounds and this will help me also.

    • On reading some of the messages posted here I can see some alarming readings being recorded. A couple of years ago my doctor randomly took my blood pressure during an unrelated visit and suggested my pressure was a little high and that I should monitor my own blood pressure at home for the next fortnight and report back. That got alarm bells ringing and I read up about it. My weight was alarming in the obese category although I didn’t consider myself overly large. So, following further reading I embarked on a two year plan to reduce salt, reduce alcohol (which was never excessive anyway), reduce coffee intake, reduce stress, increase exercise by gym visits, fast cycling, and adopt a sensible eating plan to reduce my weight. I am now 63 years old. I reduced my stress levels by retiring. My changed eating habits have enabled me to lose two and a half stones, and still losing, bringing my weight down to 14st. 7lbs. My blood pressure is an amazing and regular 107 over 69 a second reading was 111 over 71. I think the weight loss and retirement contributed significantly to these figures. Incidentally there is an awful lot of information out there about how to achieve weight loss but until I had read the book, ‘The Obesity Code’ a lot of it didn’t make sense. This book was believable and basically boils down to eating 3 sensible square meals per day and no eating snacks between meals. Avoid Fructose in your diet, by reducing starches and sugars. This has worked for me. I then ensured when I take my blood pressure I have no tight clothing on, am relaxed and have sat myself still for at least 5 to 10 minutes, have not recently eaten and have not recently had a coffee or caffeine drink. this gives me the best opportunity to record my lowest readings for blood pressure. I’m sure some of you reading this will already be aware of what I’m saying but hopefully this will reinforce the fact that these ideas work, in my case at least.

    • I would suggest to make your journey to your DOCTOR!. Your blood pressure is far beyond Risk. It is CRITICAL!

    • If not drinking water and having high bp readings (188/118) it could be from the not drinking water? So if I dehydrate myself it would help the bp lower itself?

      • No. You need to hydrate yourself. Drink as much water as possible. 8 – 8 oz glasses are suggested, but anything close to that would be good.

      • Linda, go see a doctor asap! Don’t be casual about your health. If you don’t have health care, there are clinics or state hospitals that you can go to that go by your income. Please go asap! Best of luck..

    • You say that but if it is heart failure,drinking more water could be VERY bad,i got put straight onto a water restriction as my lungs were filling with water. Be Safe always see your Doctor. If you are on here asking you already have the answer go see a health professional.

      • My mother’s lung was filling up with fluid and it turned out to be the amiodarone medication.I researched this medicine and learned of the danger.It was quite an ordeal.My Mom was so in discomfort coughing nonstop and water in lung .It was removed at the bedside at 2 different hospitals in our area. When I and my sister insisted we give her a break ..she healed and water fluid in lung miraculously disappeared ..The doctors are not very enthused about the improvement.I just thought as I was scrolling down here that I would comment
        .sorry so long.lol

      • Debz, That is very good advice!! I am living proof of what happens if you ignore the signs. I have a severe case of CHF, I Ignored all the signs and even had heart attacks that I was not aware of!!Now parts of my heart that are so enlarged that it could explode at any minute! My heart works at less than 10% and I am out of breath just walking across my living room. I am on the transplant list hoping for a heart, otherwise, doctors don’t expect me to survive for 2 more years, I am also severely diabetic and about a hundred pounds overweight. So I have to live like I have a gun to my head, every minute of my life! Please don’t let this happen to you just because you don’t want or can’t afford to go to the doctor, Doctors have insurance for patients who cannot pay, you are not hurting the doctors or contributing to higher healthcare costs, It’s our politicians who do that to line their own pockets. It is selfish of you to ignore these things and it is not fair to your children!

  1. Why are you charging people for this? Did the Dr. who sent it to you charge you for his plan? Are you sending him part of the money you are making from his work and research?

  2. I drink 3litres of water a day follow a healthy diets which is controlled and scanned into my fitness pal and I walk on average 15000-20000 steps a day. My calorie burn is on average 3000 a day.
    I don’t have time to relax that’s the only thing I’m going wrong and my blood pressure is always high?????

    • It depends on when you check your blood pressure. Blood pressure is adaptive meaning it goes up and down depending on what your body needs.

      The best time to check your blood pressure is in the morning or evening just before bed at the same time on an empty stomach and no liquid meaning go ahead and urinate by checking it.

      Also, stressing about your blood pressure will make it worst. I am learning how to relax with deep breathing meditating exercise.

    • Sometimes the underlying cause is genetic. Have you been diagnosed with a heart, kidney, or thyroid problem?

      • Blood pressure is 215/115 checked it twice hr 111 can i do anything at home or should i just go to the hospital

          • Hey my bp is 127/ 92 I’m dealing with anxiety at the moment should I go to the er and I’m on anxiety meds

        • Stop eating red meat or any type of meat for now until your BP goes down. Also crush some garlic and soak it in to apple cider vinegar for one hour then drink it. Drink a glass of water after to get rid of the taste of garlic or vinegar in your mouth. Do this before you sleep also .

          • Jasmine: you are fine, 127/92 is in the normal range! 120/70 is ideal for most people. Just sit and relax and drink a nice glass of water

  3. I’m on bp medication but today my bp is high. My normal bp is 127/72. Now it’s 148/88. My medication has not brought it down

    • When you get a high reading: sit down, relax, get some water. Try taking your blood pressure again. If it’s still high, call your doctor. However, this website is a good one to use; if your bp is in hypertensive crisis range, call your dr immediately.

  4. Well my blood pressure was 147/125 one day and I take medication for it, along with having servere sleep apnea. I’m a smoker I really don’t drink much alcohol any more. I smoke pot here and there to relax. I also smoke cigarettes I also take Abilify 30mg along with taking vitiaman d supplements. And now I’m having problems when ever I run up and down stairs I have a real difficult time catching my breath. I’m seeing my new GP in the morning but I’m really scared of having a heart attack or a stroke I will let him know but I like to get a second opinion above all that I have blurred vision can’t really see to much at night. And on top of that my new Doctor says my lung compasity is at 80% from smoking. I also suffer from extreme fatigue I don’t believe the lung test was accurate what can I do to improve my life . Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      • Why ask for help if you’re smoking? It’s like poking yourself with a fork and asking the Doctor to make it stop hurting. The best help you can get is to help yourself. My Mom quit smoking when diagnosed with stage four Lung Cancer. If she can quit, you can too. But quit now, today! She died a month after her cancer diagnosis. Take charge of your life Randy. Until you do it will take charge of you. Good luck!

        • I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. Wish i could tell you that it gets easier. Lost mine to the same disease. My heart breaks for you.

        • I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. Wish i could tell you that it gets easier. Lost mine to the same disease. My heart breaks for you.

    • Randy, The best things you can do for your health is quit smoking If I had not quit 5 years ago I would not be here today you will feel better smell better taste better and breathe better for sure Oh and save money! 2gs a year for me

    • Weed lowers bp, but smoking is not good on the lungs. Get a vaporizer. It heats the weed to the point of almost burning but not. It vaporizes the THC you inhale. No smoke, no crap, no smell, great taste.

      • Hi Terri Vaporizers have been blowing up in people’s faces. Last one I saw was a hole in his cheek! He was in a right state. Please research. My bp is 174/111

        • I didn’t have room on my screen to see what I was doing lol.
          About my bp I’ve taken some of your tips thank you. I’ve taken aspirin too. My ex who did ambulance training for first aid. They give an aspiring under tongue. It’s saved lives from heart attacks. Ive had a massive headache since yesterday evening too. I’ll try to keep up water. Goodnight Much love to you allxxx

          • Ugh… The intranet and crazy people can provide bad information please be careful before doing anything such as smoking weed, plant based diets and verify information with a doctor to suit your needs for your cardio system. If you want to try things, definitely try breathing methods like wim hoff method, meditation or even yoga. For supplements try Hawthorne, aspirin, b12, fish oil, coq10, St John’s Wort, fish oil. If you have blood pressure issues combined with breathing complications this could be a irregular heartbeat, leaky aorta, atrial affibulation, or blood clot. You need to find the cause to diagnose the right issue. Money issues or live? Not a hard choice. I’m 38 with a repaired aorta dissection and heart arythmia. I’m lucky to be alive, I’m in better shape now than I was in college. Active life style changes combined with knowledge from cardiologist and doctors will lead to be the best you can. High blood pressure is not something that’s fixed immediately, you have to really want to live and create a change in your life. There’s no simple cure or elixer. The deepest wounds are self inflicted. Make the right choices, talk to the right people, and support forums like this are a added bonus. But be prepared to change your habits and choices if you want to live.

        • There are plenty of reputable vaporizer makers, do your research! Hysteria around cannabis , and its safety is ignorant, and only through legalization can we regulate and ensure all products are safety tested, but to infer someone should be wary of vaporizing because of it blowing up in your face is pure ignorance , so maybe you should do some research. I run a charity for children’s causes and we help serious and critically ill kids find relief and remission from cannabis and yes sometimes vaping.

          • Thank you for what you believe in and do !
            Children are so “clean” and when a ” plant” in whatever form can relieve pain and stress and also cure its the ONLY way to go. Chemicals only complicate things further. 😊

          • With all the stuff they spray on weed, nothing is safe. I just recently stop smoking three days ago because my heart started to race. I could feel it in my back and neck. Today I checked my blood pressure and it was 230/117, I used some braggs vinegar and took a nap, now it’s 215/113. Me being stressed and scaredover my health along with stressing regular life issues isn’t making it any better. I’m trying to change my diet; I’m definitely way over weight. I just want to live.

      • Weed IS NOT GOOD FOR THE HEART. It lowers the no too much and it makes you eat more junk. My cardiologist and my research show that weed is so good for some things but heart disease is not one of them. !%*&#$@

    • HI, just been to the doctors and my BP is 144/84 I’m new to the site but upon reading your comment I was wondering how are you ?

      • That number is okay. Just make sure that first number doesn’t get any higher. Then you’ll be hitting hypertensive crises.

      • Really? Stop smoking stupid??? That’s your answer? So intelligent, I wonder why you waste time.
        All adult smokers know how bad it is, I have been a smoker since I was 12-I’m 46. I know it’s bad, I hate the taste and smell and cost. Common sense people.
        If someone could just say oh yeah they’re bad for me and put them down they would. Common sense.
        Basic people are Infuriating.

        • Craig, your response was informative. I stopped smoking when I got sick. That was it. Switched to the e-cigarettes, and then the vaps, and now nothing. Took a while and should have bought stock in costco 2mg nico-gum.

        • Hey there – I thought the same thing. I started smoking at 15 and quit one year ago at 53. Finally!!

          I had purchased several ecigs and didn’t like any of them. Then I had major dental surgery to replace my 4 top front teeth with a bridge prior to my nephew’s wedding. At the same time they bleached my bottom teeth to match the bridge and said you can’t smoke for 24 hours. I was in a panic. However, I turned to my ecigs and worked with them learning about adjusting the vape level and taste etc. I made it 24 hours and just kept going. Starting on year 2 now and I do NOT miss smoking at all. I still have the nicotine, the inhalation/throat hit and taste without the bad health side affects or mess in my car and home.

          I encourage everyone to try this option. It will take some trial and error to find the right device/mg/juice for you, but you will find it and you will never go back!

          Two that I use:
          KangerTech
          Endura T18

          Good luck all!!

          • I also started smoking at 12 and at 53 I had a heart attack a quit smoking in a week how and why with the help of the gp stop smoking clinic and why because I wanted to live to see if my son would give me a grandson I’m still waiting but I’m also still a non smoker .

          • I quit smoking 8 years ago by a book, “Easy Way” By Allen Carr. It is the only way to quit smoking while smoking. I went from 2 packs of cigs a day to zero once i finished the book. No joke. I tried every other method out there: gums, patches, Rx, ect. Nothing worked. But the book was amazing. If your looking to quit smoking check it out.

        • I smoked for 25+ years and I just put them down. HELL yea I wanted one but I chose life! My mom, dad, mother-in-law and husband all died and left me here because of smoking. Hear attacks, heart disease, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, those were their cause of death but we have to make a choice. 17 years later I still want to smoke but I don’t because I still am fighting to live. Best of health to you. I’m off to the gym.

    • You need to remember that your body is the temple of God, the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ needs to dwell in your heart. You have only one body and it is a gift from God and you need to take care of it so it can take care of you. What you put in your mouth can either harm you or help you. You have to make better decisions and start caring more about yourself.

    • Stop smoking; drink 8 cups (1cup is 8 oz.) water a day; exercise every day; do some deep breating, yoga or tai chi; do something you really enjoy every day, like a hobby; be around people you enjoy; and, last but not least, eat nutrient-dense food, i. e., fruits, veggies, low-fat meat and dairy, grains, nuts, preferably Organic. If you can’t eat all Organic, eat what you can, as even a little organic food will help your body start to repair itself. All other foods are full of pesticides, irradiated, genetically modified, contain additives, etc. Air, water, good food, movement and resting each day are the keys to good health. Good luck in your journey to a better, healthier life. PS

    • Seriously, stop smoking immediately, eat less, nothing fried, drink grape, pomegranate, blueberry juices, eat as much fruit and vegs as possible, no salt, drink more water, listen to music for dopamine, no pot, get better sleep with a pillow/ head adjustment, take an organic gummy multivitamin

    • Sleep apnea should be addressed by your physician since your body isn’t getting enough oxygen. My brother n law would be sotired and drowsy he would doze off standing up! You should be the equipment that you use at night that gives you oxygen. That may help you feel better since your lungs are struggling too.

  5. i understand that cannabis will help with high BP.so how about you doctors start telling us to use it .isnt it about time we stop this silly game of corruption with goverment and Doctors and big pharm.we all know cannabis has been used for 6000yrs and works.we just need every one to wake up and smell the cannabis.Mr. Ttrump wants to drain the swamp soooooo lets start with big pharm and goverment corruption and let us grow our own meds and make america great again.thank you S.D.

  6. I’m an alcoholic ,in the middle of a drinking.. My blood pressure Is153 over 89. Is this dangerously. High? My heart rate is 105 do I need to go to the hospital ? I’m very worried. What can I do?

    • Jesse, hopefully you have made some changes since the last comment posted. Alcohol has all kinds of issues, afib, blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, vertigo and more. Finding help is not easy I get it. But in the end you have to look at what kind of person you want to be, healthy, alive or dead and forgotten and only remembered for drunken stupid memories. Asking for help is saying you want to change, I hope you get the right kind of help.

    • Hi Jesse, I am currently sober (6 months) but when I do drink my BP shoots up and my pulse rate goes over 100 very quickly. Please do your body a favour and stop drinking. Along with BP problems, many of your vital organs are being irreparably damaged – trust me, I’ve been there! Take care, P

      • When I drink my BP goes way down. My average BP over 600 readings on first getting up in the morning is 128/90. After a few pints it can get as low as 105/65. My pulse stays the same at 50 odd.

  7. If high blood pressure is dangerous, (which i know it is) why would I be allowed home from a ‘pre-opp’ assessment with a BP of 216/84……197/84……195/103. Surely they should of kept me in for some kind of treatment? I have since had a doctors appt and my BP was 169/91….157/95. Still too high, have another appointment booked for 5das time

  8. just went to drs office nurse took my bp 146/98 asked me if it was high for me i just shook my head cause i dont know i take 3 bp medicines dr comes in its still that high but never said anything im confused cause nothing else was said

    • I am learning that 5 things help to keep my blood pressure regulated or at least reduce or keep it to pre-hypertension level 120/80 – 140/90. The lowest I have seen it with this practice below is 124/73 It is Still a working progress… I hope what I share help someone who is reading this.

      1. Sleep – lack of sleep keeps pressure high. Get a ice pack or shower in hot water to calm your body for about 5 to 10 minutes. Use epsom salt (1 cup) and soak to bring your body to a calm so you can sleep or take a natural extract from black tea call L-theanine from GNC (one capsule per day on a empty stomach or as prescribed by your doctor)

      2. Lack of oxygen – do deep breathing techniques. Breathe in for 4 seconds and exhale for 4 seconds 20 times and it should bring your heart rate and pressure down. Do either Exercise or deep breathing when you sense that your pressure is rising (walking, cardio, strength lifting for 20 mins)

      3. Eat food High in magnesium and potassium (banana, avocado, celery, parsley, celery seed, beets, watermelon, apples, ginger, green tea etc) include with your regular diet) reduce your salt to about 2300 to 1500 gram. This can be accomplished by eating more fruits ,vegetable, and protein. Reduce carbs like bread, pasta, and process or fast food etc. drink half your body weight of water daily. Drink 16.9 oz on a empty stomach every morning.

      4. Try to remain positive. Find things that keep your mind off your blood pressure (smile, recreation, fun things you like to do, think positive even when you don’t feel positive) train your mind to overcome through faith

      5. Continue to search for the root cause of the symptoms via your physician. Chronic Pain via accidents causes pressure to go up, some medication cause pressure to go up, some supplement cause pressure to go up, chronic stress causes pressure to go up, anxiety and worrying causes your pressure to go up and so on..

      I pray everyone on this blog get to feeling better soon. This blog brings comfort to many thousand suffering with this condition because it helps all of us to know that many are suffering the same or worst and we are not alone in this process and can find comfort in each other comments.

      • Wow I’ve been reading all these and well I helped me alot thanks so much!!!! I’ve been going to get my no checked and it seems that every time I go to the Dr my tension and anxiety is up… I can tell i always get worried bc of my health.. today the nurse called bc last week I went in to get it checked and it was 138/91 nurse said I don’t think they will give u meds bc it’s going down.. I feel it’s my anxiety and I received a call from my Drs nurse and she said he is gonna give me meds a very low dosage I don’t want it.. but the other nurse had told me to recheck in 2 weeks but I get this call and I started feeling anxiety

        • Did they not get you to check yours at home? you can for sure have anxiety and it pushes it up. try to get an calm average reading at home. 139 /91 does not seem that high to me. Mine is sometimes higher or lower depending on time of day,
          I am 62 so maybe age has something to do with it. They say our BP is higher as we get older. My doctor didnt put me on any meds,which i am glad about i have never taken any meds in my life.

      • Thank you. I can relate to all that. Especially the sleep bit. My BP readings went from 188/109 down to 130 / 82 on average, as soon as I cut back on my drinking and dealt with my insomnia. I also noted that drinking water brought it down. This took just over a month. So the outlook is good. Find the cause and BP will go down. I am 62 and was quite a heavy drinker so I know what caused mine to be high. Probably was like that for years, I never knew till I had it taken during a routine eye test. Before that I never had my BP taken. As I never need to go to the doctor.

      • Cheers Kev I just checked mine it was 159/99 had two beers two large red wines massive spag boll mars bar and a snicker bar I just can’t stop being a pig. But thanks for the tips. I’m going to take it again tomorrow and will try too be stricked with the booze and food.

      • 100% correct! I will add to your comments, stop listening/watching negative news and do some yoga can help you bp.

      • Ty kev for that I just tried the breathing seems to be working I love music last time I took my pressure it was 147/98/88 much better headache is gone I thank you what a relief so far I believe it’s my thyroid went for ekg physical stress test all normal

      • Your salt figures_I think you mean milligrams.
        Water….Drink half your body weight each day ? 2litres should be enough not 50 !

      • THANK YOU,im going to try this.today my bp was 158/89 feeling light headed and very sleepy and in a fog with a bad headache AND NECK PAIN.I HAD A TICK ON ME 3WEEKS AGO .They gv me medcine FOR LYME WHICH WAS A 2DAY PILL.
        IM not sure if it stress related or from lyme.IM GOING TO FOLLOW these steps will be in touch with results

        • I think mine is related to a high protein diet I’ve been on. Mine was High my last 2 dr visits – I didn’t realize how high. I looked it up online. He never said a word about it.

      • Thank you! I ace used some of your points and it really helps.
        Re: Cardio. I went to my daughter when she had a baby and stayed at her friend, who lived 2 1/2 blocks away. 87 steps up to her friend, 55 steps up to her. First time up, I needed to stop 3x. (My BP was regularly 145/97 to 160/110 on a bad day) . I went up and down those steps 3x a day, total, 852 steps half up, half down. After a week, I was able to do the 87 steps without heavy breathing!) After 18 days, I left. 10 days later, I went to Dr. My BP: 114/69. I asked: “could that have been the steps?” His response: “oh, yeah, I forgot to tell you that exercise could help…”

      • The American Heart Association is not the best source either. Visit Dr. SINATRA’s website. He is an interventionist cardiologist. Take C0Q10 made as ubiquione will work at the cellular level and bring oxygen to the heart and all parts of the body to help it heal. The heart is a muscle and CAN BE REPAIRED ON ITS OWN if fed properly. Research for yourself but work with a local cardiologist preferably an interventional cardiologist. I found mine in the hospital while 5 doctors are telling me I have heart disease. I took it slow, listened to them but I with them made the decision that I thought was best for me. It’s been 1 year, 3 surgeries later and I am doing so much better. It is still a balancing act and food, medications, supplements and exercise are all part of my regimens as well as regular doctor visits. It was scary, I had 2 stents, a heart attack, two mini strokes and then carotid artery surgery all in 6 months. I continued to work because I had been so sick I had no sick time. The doctors said ok. After the last surgery I took one week off and then worked half days for 6 weeks. My original symptoms were I threw up for a year before I realized my chest was mildly hurting around 4 am in the mornings. I went to the doctor and told them and they still missed it on an EKG and stress test. I finally had a heart cath performed and they finally found the heart disease. They wanted to fix it then and because of all the throwing up and them missing the heart disease I wanted to research this myself so I took a little longer to do what I thought was best for me. Listen to your body and your GOD because I am here to serve him. Telling my story as a woman is my way of serving him! Blessings to all.

    • They probably had your medical history and checked it to see if that was normal for you. What’s considered normal for one person is not necessarily the same as normal for another person.

    • If your pressure remains that way for 3 consistent days I would. Blood pressure is adaptive and change at any time. What many people don’t understand is the purpose of pressure. Pressure sends oxygen where it is needed.. but resting pressure is what is dangerous. When you are doing absolutely nothing and it is high.

    • I went to doctors as my blood pressure was high according to my friends machine.
      At the doctors I was 155/123 doctor said it’s high but nothing to be concerned about. Said will b slightly higher as in surgery but told me he not worried?!
      He said it’s the bottom figure they go by and my oxygen levels were good 99 never gave me pills just said if I was concerned to buy a machine and keep an eye on it!!

  9. Have been having high blood pressure for the last 3 days ranging from 237/103,214/99 and my other arm reads lower #s like 170/94-169/84

  10. My b/p is 134/66
    H/R 83.. My pressure is lowering with the help of eating healthier following a military diet an drinking apple cider vinegar with mother mixed with lemon juice an raw honey an a Little cyane pepper.. It’s helping me tremendously

  11. My blood pressure today is 144/80. However, I feel it’s high. I have slowly changed my diet and have started walking more. I hope this helps.

  12. My blood pressure is 183 over 171 I feel really dizzy and weak I can’t afford to go to the emergency room or to buy medicines right now is there anything I could do at home?

    • Yes, please switch to a whole plant based diet immediately. STOP eating meat, fish and dairy. And leave added sugars alone meaning no juice, honey, sodas, coffee, or processed carbs. Your favorite drink should be Water. If you desire butter on your vegetables use clarified butter (Ghee) it’s very good and healthy for your body.
      After a week or so if you desire more information please let me know.

      • I just left the Dr’s BP 158/86..was told to get CT Conorary Calcium Scan..he said i had a little ‘plaque..and try plant based diet,allways thought i was extremely healthy so it scared me,and to take an sparin every day,is this a good think,never ever took Medication,not even aspirin

    • Hope you went to the emergency room! Contact churches and charities, sometimes they can help with medical bills.

  13. BP reading from 90 to 100 over 140 to 160 is a cause for concern . It should be dealt with immediately through lifestyle changes and or meds . If your blood pressure is in this range . STOP SMOKING . This is the single most important thing you can do . Exercise and weight (diet ) are the second .If your doctor ignores this blood pressure reading see another doctor .
    BP readings over 100 /180 immediately go to emerg .or your doctor . If you have had a virus that hangs around pay particular attention to your BP . Anything in the 140/80 range or under can be handled with exercise and diet . Hopefully . Make sure that you get 3-4 readings at a time . The first can be misleading .

  14. Is a b/p of 194/101 and pulse 99 too high for a male aged 77? on the 17th of November 2016 it was 186/112 pulse 101, so it really hasn’t changed much in2 months, I do not take blood pressure tablets and I am on cortisone tablets for bad back pain.

    • Check and record those BP reading daily. Make an appointment with Saw Bones and show them your home readings. They’ll treat you from there. But don’t let that BP do what it wants, go get checked out!

    • The root can be your back pain.. since I suffer with back pain and stiffness I would recommend that you do physical therapy with a foam roller like I do to eliminate the inflammation which should reduce your pressure. Your pressure being that high for this long is a concern, but until you share more detail I can’t say. When mines was high at those levels I did the deep breathing like a mentioned to others which is one of the 5 step approach and the deep breathing reduced it.. I think my anxiety about the pain I was having and then seeing my pressure being high made my pressure worst. I started including 8 oz of coconut water in my diet daily and I did brisk walk for 20-30 minutes and my pressure started to regulate. Your pressure could be the result of back pain mix with stress..if you don’t find the root cause of why your pressure stay high I would recommend seeing a physician or a nutritionalist if you don’t want to take medication and get it regulated while you research to find the root cause of your pressure remaining high. Unfortunately, doctors are too busy to provide such information so you will have to take accountability for your health like I did and search blogs like this to see if you can be guided in the right direction. I don’t believing in patching a condition I believe in fixing it, but often time if we wait too long and the condition is not reversible and medication will be the only method keep the condition under control. I hope this help and pray that you pressure gets back to normal soon

  15. hi
    i’m 34 and currently om meds for high BP and have been for 18 months
    my BP i 179 over 129
    i”m starting to worry (i know that worrying dosnt help)
    i”m on perindopral 5 mg and amloc 5 mg
    the last week or so iv’e been feeling dizzy when i stand or move from a sitting position!
    shuold i be worried??
    please reply if you can help

    • Yes, you should be worried. I’m not going to tell you to stop taking your MEDS, but what I will tell you is that if you immediately switch to a whole plant based diet, your body will begin to heal itself. I left a young lady on this page and few guidelines to follow and you can follow it too and if you desire more information please feel free to contact me. By the way information is free.

      • Yes please more info ,im a healthy individual woman a vegatarian,but told today I might need to get a Scan for CT Coronary Calcium Scan ,and tested me said I had a small amount of plaque…and BP 158/86
        love to hear from you please

  16. MY BP is190/ 85/ 63. I have CLL white blood count *29.8 and I have Myasthenia Gravis Congenital, is this causing my high blood pressure. I am 2 stone over weight, how can I get my BP down without medication the Medication makes me ill and unable to move.

  17. One day I felt extremely bad, as if I was checking out. I went to the ER where they said my BP was off the charts (high). They gave me meds to bring it down. They monitored me and after a while they had to give another round of meds to bring it down again. They then took me for a full body scan where it was discovered I had a cancer on a Kidney. Don’t let BP go, get checked out head to toe, inside and out.

  18. I just delivered my baby 2 weeks ago and never had high bp. Ive had a terrible headache for the last week and my bp has been 161/ 98. 165/110 and now 175/100.

    • I hope you went to the doctor headaches after childbirth could be a sign of a blood clot get to a doctor and check it out better safe than sorry.

  19. Y’day i had by chance checked my BP and found it to be 155/105. If it is very high will it come down if i exercise 30 mins and diet on vegetables and fruits more and cut down on non-vegetarian food. I am also always feeling sleepy and now and then feel pain near heart area.Any advise.

  20. I’m 17 years old and i have been checking my blood pressure with the nurse every morning at school for a week. it hasn’t been under 160/80 and the highest has been 172/88 but i’m a wrestler and i only weigh 150, i don’t drink or do drugs and i eat a fairly healthy diet. i also get dizzy during hard practices, for my physical stature and lifestyle why is my BP so high.

  21. My blood pressure was 179/123 at 1130am,. It is now 3:00 I went for a two mile walk and my blood pressure is now 134/92

    • Exercise promotes general cardiovascular health. It takes time, just like weightlifting takes time to build muscles, and is very beneficial. However, during a hypertensive crisis is not a good time to exercise, rest would be better.

  22. i am 21 year old a healthy looking guy,today checked my BP three times, it was 177/124 168/127 179/123 these readings are shocking for me,i am also facing constipation from few days,what should i do

  23. I am taking zoloft100mg and xanax multiple times a day at 0.25mg but still feel anxcious… my blood pressure was 154/90 in the morning around 4 hours later took another 0.25 tablet but didnt calm me down then took another 0.25 then after taking blood pressure was 164/95 i took another 0.25…
    I take cholesterol and triglyceride medications too ( lipontyl and zocor)…. OH YEAH AND PARIET FOR MY STOMACH…

    The funny thing iam only 36 years old and my blood pressure now is 150/90 and they told me in the hospital i can go home but should keep monitoring every 2 hours… is that normal or should i go to another F…… doctor cause iam just fed up of doctors and medications…. anyone out their can suggest anything i should do??????

    • You could try as many healthy habits as you can. Eat healthy with raw fruits and veggies, low-fat, low-sugar, plenty of water. Exercise, especially outside to get sunlight. Rest well with at least 8 hours of sleep at night. These things go a long way to reducing (maybe even eliminating) many health problems.

    • Online research ways to lower blood pressure. The best ways will involve establishing healthy habits. It takes work and self-control, but it is much less expensive than blood pressure medicine.
      You might also try a Primary Care Physician in a fee-for-service clinic, it tends to cost less than regular clinics.

  24. I am 49 years old and had my blood pressure taken last week for the 1st time in 5 years. The reading was 152/98 which I was told was high I have been having dizzy spells and feel constantly exhausted. I have to have my blood pressure checked again in 2 weeks time should I be concerned

    • Check it periodically. Hypertension isn’t diagnosed on just one reading. If you’re having any other problems, it might be a good idea to keep a symptom journal too, so you’ll have all the information you need if you have to go to the dr.

  25. Im 36 yrs old 265 lbs i just donated blood today n they check my blood presure n it was 144/88 im not sure if this is good or bad…

  26. Actually i mire have a question,, im too scared to go the er and know i should go.. but at this point i cant even stand up crom the intense pain on the left side of my head mostly my left temple area but over the last 24hrs it has become so severe ive never felt a pain like this before could it be an aneurysm how long do you even have once one ruptures and IF AN
    ANEURYSM RUPTURES IF SUDDENLY THE PSIN SUBSIDIES IS THAT A BAD SIGN OR WHAT… i dont like hospitals im so afraid to go and that once im there i wont be leaving to come back home!!!!!! But im in such intense pain right now and its makig me extremely nauseous

    • Go to the E.R, asap, don’t play Russian roulette like that, my sister died from a anurisem, please go get it checked

  27. My bp this morning 149/103 I’m concerned I feel great I have no pain I’ve never been diagnosed with BP what I don’t understand is just I’m just getting out of bed in my region is so high

  28. To the 17 yr old: I hope you went to the doctor. I have a family member who is considered healthy but has been taking bp med since she was 18. They said its genetics, but just as dangerous. Pls go see your doctor. In case you do not have insurance coverage, the Dept of Public Social Services in your county may be able to assist you.
    Take care, everyone.

  29. My BP reading was 155 / 111. Suffered a pinched nerve that’s triggered additional discomfort and pain. Swelling has not gone down however, stopped the pain meds prescribed as I’m left groggy and need to drive to work.

    Is this reading excessive and what course of action should be taken?

  30. I have been taken diovan for many years without any side effects however my bp went up and I was hospitalised and while in hospital I was put on co diovan that brought down my bp however while taking these tablets my mood changed completely so at present I am back on the diovan again and my bp has gone back up again. I am going to the doctor to day and hopefully he will put me right. Has any one come across this type symptom with taking co diovan ?

  31. Confused. I have edema and take lasix to get rid of fluid. Yet I’m supposed to drink a lot of water? Isn’t that canceling the other out?

  32. My blood pressure is morning is 136/93, evening it is goes to 151/101 and night it will be 140/93. i dont take any med. i do daily exercise 30min.

  33. I have a question for everyone. My blood pressure is 160 over 71. Is this considered high blood pressure? My nurse just glanced and said good and walked away. When I did my one research I was told having blood pressure 160/71 is hypertension stage II. Is this something I should be worried about and possibly question? I’m 22 yr old F.

  34. I was playing the Xbox and I felt different. So I got my blood pressure machine and the sys was 189 and the dia was 82 and heart rate was 56. I checked my blood pressure again and went down to 154 dia then 132. I feel so much better now. I think it is due to eating slot of unhealthy foods and salty foods and smoking and drinking alcohol.

  35. My blood pressure was 167/102 last night and this morning it is 159/98. I am 69 years no other symptoms. Should I go to the doctor?

    • Go straight away its is critical and im sure your family would feel better having you around longer also good luck x

  36. My boyfriend has been Dx with hypertension and hes been on meds for it. he didn’t take his meds this morning and its reading 165/88 should he be seen by someone

  37. My egfr was 53 last week from 60 three years ago, my BP readings fluctuates from 130/81 to 117/74 then back to 145/85 any one any ideas pleas

  38. My lower blood pressure number is always very low and the upper number always high, like 169/45, is this unhealthy?

  39. I im 21 years old and my blood pressure goes on 164/94 today .but I have typhoid seems last 45 days and its quare and I’m fine now but when on night I’m getting warmer I don’t no what is going on with me I sawed doctor all about this they give me some medicine .if you have any solutions so plz reply me

  40. i have started taking my BP after sitting for an hour or more. makes a huge difference in getting a “normal” or “ideal” reading

  41. I’m a 48 year old male. My usual blood pressure is about 128 over 75. I’ve had a pounding headache for days and decided to check my BP. It is 151 over 101 also my hands seem sweaty for no reason. Don’t want to be a hypochondriac but don’t want to be pushing up daisies either. Any help?

  42. Please all high blood pressure people go see your doctor,drinking gallons of water could have killed me my blood pressure was high my breathing wasn’t great. I thought i had asthma turned out to be heart failure. Please go see a doctor,what works for one may harm another,there are to many things it could be & each of you probably have different things causing it. Hope everyone see’s a doc & gets sorted.

  43. I just checked my BP it was 197/108 …..I checked it 1 week ago it was 138/83 ..what should it do about this 197/108 ?

  44. Hi guys. High bp NEEDS medical attention. If your numbers are up a bit, do try this. It is only a TEMPORARY fix for thos with constantly high numbers. Those who are up a bit, this is a useful tool, articularly if you have anxiety which makes it worse.

    Take a seat, fit your b cuff and take a rsading.

    Now, close your eyes, relax and dont think. Breath in deeply and slowly, when your lungs are full, breath out skowly but force all tbe air out at the end. You are aiming for about 6 breaths (thats in and out) per 10 seconds or 6 per minute. A lityle more is ok if you struggle. It is important that when exhaling it is at a constant rate, including when you force the ladt bit out. This ladt part is a majour key to the exercise as it works on the sinus nerve lowering pulse and bp.

    Do this for approx 3 minutes and take a new reading. You should see a drop. I went from my first reading of 121/82 to 107/77. I have lowered it from 130/90, so it does work. You can do it for longer than 3 minutes, it wont hurt you in any way and will have a better effect for higher numbers.

    Remember, it is a temporay fix but if incorporated into a daily routine it is HIGHLY benificial.

    Give it a try, you can only lose 3 minutes. Leave a reply and let me know your reults.

  45. Ok so I was sitting in a chair by my bed and started feeling dizzy. And then started getting this weird buzzy shock feeling that would make my whole body twitch. Next thing I know I am coming to on the floor with my face in my own drool. I never drool. And my chest hurts. My wife checks my bp and its 202/129 With pulse rate of 102. What just happened?

    • My guess is, you had a ‘mild’ heart attack… if there is such a thing.
      Get to the hospital if you’re still with us.

  46. Checked my blood pressure last night … a whopping 182 over 117, highest it’s ever been. Not to better today. My blood pressure was high before … like 140 over 90 …. never this high. Had headaches last few days …

  47. Am Aikins and when I check my bp it was 160-180 am 25years old so what can I do to lower it l have been thinking about it pls help me.

  48. I have 150/95 for a month and I decided to change my lifestyle and diet..

    I do arm exercise with 2 4lb dumbells..
    I run on the threadmill as fast as I could for 1 minute.. and walk for 10 minutes..
    I cut down my calorie intake especially from carbohydrates and reduced my salt and simple sugar intake.. within a month I lost 4 kg and my bp went down to 118/76.. hope this helps

  49. I was on opiods for almost 2 yrs from a back injury. During this time i developed high bp. So i was on lisiniprol 2.5. I felt i got high bp from the pain meds. Kept feeling toxic to myself. So last friday i quit everything. Detoxing one self is no fun. I have watched my bp and it seemed to be ok. Today i have had a migraine and i never even get headaches. I checked my bp and its 122/89. I don’t know if i should go back on the lisiniprol. That bottom number is prehypertensive and with this migraine im a little concerned. By the way im staying off all and any pain meds. Thank you

  50. Hi
    My husband suffering from high bp from past 9 years recently we came to know the cause that is due to primary hyperaldosteronism now he is under medication of lasilactone 50mg,nicardia r 20mg,prasoprez XL 2.5,moxovas0.3 but still his bp is around 174/135 during morning can u please help me out,how to control the bp?

  51. my fathers bp 142/79 I really don’t understand the beats and in between beats tahat make this up. he drinks a lot of water and usually walks on the treadmill. I kow walking is good .. but would it be better if he loses the incline while alking?

  52. Some essential oils can help with immediate lowering as well as long term lowering of high BP. Do research on this for yourself – if after researching you decide to try this, do NOT purchase oils from stores (Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Wal-Mart, etc.) as these are not pure and should not be inhaled/ingested. Let me know if you are interested in a pure brand and of course check with your GP.

  53. I’m not scared all day my Blood Pressure has been reading 213 over 127. That’s really bad right? I’m up and it’s 3am but. I can’t sleep because I’m afraid I might not wake up? Oh yeah I’m 49

  54. I’m 33 quitting smoking is a huge plus for me!!👍🏻👍🏻 But my BP seems to consistently vary between 139/95 & 120/77 and everything in between. Was in ER last night and had EKG, blood work, X-rays and all that fun stuff. But all results showed no heart issues, no sickness….nothing. I drink on average 8-10 16oz bottles of water daily(gave up almost all caffeine, but still need that early morning coffee and possibly 1 12oz can of Pepsi thru the day) but I can’t seem to get a grip on my mind telling me there is an issue with my body. Possibly my severe anxiety disorder at play? Idk…as I am getting older I see myself wanting to chang my habits and diet without actually seeing a doc and having them tell me to. Family history of heart attacks, diabetes etc etc….but so far I have avoided most of that. Headaches seem to be my biggest problem. Any words of advice on keeping up on my healthy habits while I’m kicking my bad ones?

    • Migraines are huge in the female line of my family as well as high blood pressure. Something that we noticed throughout the years is that they play hand in hand. If we get a migraine/headache our BP goes up, but sometimes it starts with our BP getting higher than getting a migraine/headache.
      Medication for high blood pressure has reduced my migraines drastically.

      I suggest talking to your family doctor to see if blood pressure meds, even a low dose, could help.

  55. I wouldn’t put to much faith in any of the comments
    on this site. Every individual is different, including what is considered high blood pressure or low blood pressure for that person. There are however, numbers that should send you to your cardiologist or the ER. My advice is if you are questioning how you feel or your blood pressure seek advise from a medical professional.

  56. Hi m 35yrs old my Bp was 165/102 but when i stated medication and excesise its 138/90 its been 4 months now since i start medication its still high i feel heat in my head what should i do

  57. My first reading was 253 over 127. I don’t feel really. Just haven’t been getting very much sleep.

    • Your minutes away from a stroke. Believe me, I had one on May 14th. After spending 2 weeks in Neuro ICU, a month in the hospital, 2 more weeks of inpatient rehabilitation and 2 days a week of outpatient therapy to present day, I can barely walk and still can’t use my left arm or hand! Its no joke, seek medical attention immediately.

  58. Hi am 28 years old and yesterday i check my BP and it was 169 / 120 high. Now am having a headache seriously and sometimes my body shakes which is making life miserable for me right now. Please any advise and and help for medication for me? I will be very grateful in any help. Thanks

  59. guys, I used to have my BP goes up around 7-9PM (with meds, it can get up to 140/90, it went up couple of times and I went to the hospital I dont play around with HBP, it was 150/100) , my doctor says it was due to stress, I’m a 37 man overweight. My heartbeat changes over the day room mid 60s, when I wake up, to upper 80s when I’m working on a project or driving back home. I start Orbitrex for 2 months now, and went into a veggie diet. I have lost that much pounds.. around 10-15, I don’t consider that too much, but i can feel the difference. My BP in the morning is in 117 77, in the afternoon goes down to 110 70, at that scary time at night it goes up 120 80 (max, usually a little less). I feel more flexible and I walk a lot more with my dog. I did a Ecocardiogram, and all my functions are OK, I stop smoking cigars, and beer drinking. My VI is not dilated but changed a little bit the cardiologist says it might be due to the weight or uncontrolled HP. it takes 3 to 6 months to get it back to normal. My heart is not bigger than normal. So, my advice, is not to get nervious when you BP goes up, it just make it worst, always have around 50 mg of Captopril and a OMRON measurement, some people dont feel when it goes up. I do. So, try couple of day measure it in diferent hours and when you know what is going on. just do it twice a day. one hour after sleeping and one hour before going to bed. the main thing is to control the stress. Personally, walking calms me down. Please stay safe and god bless you.

  60. BTW, I’m on Benicar Amlo 40/10 once a day in the morning and thats that.. always at the same time. Very good stuff. I haven’t feel any secundary effects. Before I used to have losartan and amliodipine (100 and 10) and it made me feel very anxious!

  61. I’m 42 years old and my resent had surgery and lost a lot of weight and I was on meds for high blood pressure but then when I came home after surgery my blood pressure was low 110 79 and now I’d 140 over 89 is that something I need to be consern

  62. Hello, I am a 40 year old female and have recently been having trouble with my blood pressure going to high. I just took my blood pressure and it is 174/121. My normal blood pressure prior to the last month was usually right around 105/85 so I’m a little worried. Also, over the last month I have been experiencing a lit of pains in my chest which actually feel like my back is hurting and have pain in my left arm with the pinky and ring finger having some numbness. I’ve been feeling nauseous and have had a bad headache every single day. . I wake up with the headache and go to sleep with it…. Everyday! My question is….. Anyone else been through this that found any natural homeopathic remedies for this that actually work? I’m not a fan of the whole medical profession and would like to stick to getting through this in the most natural way I can as I also am a single mamma of 3 little beauties!
    Thanks for any help you can give and ask for no rude comments as I wouldn’t give those to anyone else…. Thanks

    • You are at a an extremely high risk of having a stroke. Believe me, I had one on May 14th. After spending 2 weeks in Neuro ICU, a month in the hospital, 2 more weeks of inpatient rehabilitation and 2 days a week of outpatient therapy to present day, I can barely walk and still can’t use my left arm or hand! Its no joke, seek medical attention immediately!

  63. Hello I’m 26 190 lbs and lately I’ve been on blood pressure medicine but have been having way too hi bp levels. I’ve done the sitting, standing, and laying down to check the difference. The highest one was standing and it was 155/116. The others had top numbers within 5pts different and bottom number lowest of the three was 108. Should I go to the ER? I have been drinking about 60oz of water so far and took a walk and have tried relaxation techniques but can’t calm down and I feel really dizzy.

  64. Hello my blood pressure is 125/84 with pulse 55 at 30 years with weight 79kg is that normal i go for sauna/gym every 2 days per week

  65. I’m 43 female and usually have low blood pressure, today it is 109/84 puls 92
    Is this ok? I am under lots of stress right now.

  66. My blood pressure is 139/ 89 it changes very quickly it goes up and down in a matter if 5 minutes .yesterday morning my teprature was 34.9 I was feeling very tired kind of fainting I have pain in my legs mostly in the right it comes and goes I go toilet for wee very quickly between every 3 to 5 minutes when I drink a bottle of water night time I get cold swet I have seen GP many times but its not helping .please can somebody gave me advices .thanks iam worried of stroke

    • I wish my bp was that… those numbers are slightly elevated but not bad at all…. considering the average bp for everybody is 120/80…. that’s just an average though for every adult on the planet…. 120-130 / 80-90 is the range that’s usually ok… also if you’re sick or not feeling well your bp will usually run high…. you’re not really at risk for stroking it’s not too high and the numbers aren’t too close together…. I work on an ambulance and we get some crazy numbers that are more concerning

  67. My BP today is 203/133 which I’ve read it a serious health crisis. I’ve been put on a 10 day monitoring period and I’m taking Razics and Phedipine which I’m taking 1 tablet each per day

  68. As someone whose had hypertension since i was 13, im 27 now, I would just like to point out a few things first, if your blood pressure is high the best thing to do would be to call your doctor and schedule an appointment however if you’re experiencing chest pain nausea vomiting tingling in your chest and left arm or Jaw or the sensationof an elephant on your chest go to the nearest emergency room don’t go to an urgent care because Theyll just call an ambulance and have You sent over. I will just start keeping a log at home and take your blood pressure 2 to 3 times a day that way you and your doctor can see if there’s a trend. My blood pressure ranges from 130 to 190/80 to 110. Also if the average blood pressure to be give is an average for every adult on this planet and peoples bodies are different so it’s normal for one person is an always normal for the next.

  69. I have a question,
    Since december of 2016 my blood pressure haz been a little high..lately over the past 5days not onky has it been high but its been the cause of my SEVERE HEADACHES and then yesterday morning i got up and blopd pressure was a little high alomg with this god AWFUL headache and out of no where my nose starts bleeding with clots in in it. Ive never had a nose bleed in my life im 33 urs old normal weight and never get sick but maybe once every 3-4yrs but just curious do the three issues go hand in hand or does someone think something worse please let me know
    Thank you
    Tiffany

  70. Omg my I just checked mine 191/103 what can I do to get down blood pressure down now I’ve had a headache since I woke up

  71. I’ve been dealing with High Blood Pressure for couple years.
    Can’t get my med..because I don’t have no insurance..and I hate going to the ER.
    But I just checked it this morning it was 179/105 now tonight its 210/115.
    What should I do?

  72. My BP is 173/118 and this is normal, it always runs that high. Everything I have read says I need to go to dr asap. I can’t tell you how many dr’s know that its that high. None of them seem to be too worried about it so I just feel “if their aren’t too worried then I’m not going to be either.

    • I have the same issue….no doctors care. Yet, all I read is stroke or heart attack for blood pressure in those ranges.

  73. Hi everyone….been having severe blood pressure problems, doctor just raised my medicine from 25 mg to 50 mg of Metoporol….not working. Today my machine climbed to 266…I almost fell out of my chair, but I had to sit through the horribly painful slow count down with my arm cuff squeezing my arm to death, it finally finished and I was given a reading of 183/101….This is what I’m experiencing up and down, the lowest readings I can get is 151/80. Doctor is aware of my problem. But I also have kidney issues with stones, been trying to pass them from both kidney’s for close to two years now, as the hospital tells me “there is nothing we can do for you”. The stress and sickness I’m going through has worn me out. I finally filed a complaint with my insurance carrier of the neglect I’m receiving on my health, and have finally got a referral to see the kidney doctor. But the process still takes months to get it all fixed. So I think this way of life I have been forced to live by has caused my blood pressure to spike up and down. I have also lost my quality of life…with bladder and kidney I self medicate every month with Hydrocodone for severe pain, and pills for bladder pain…if I didn’t have that, I would curl up and die. Due to inactivity in my life, because I can’t really go any where long term, I have also gained weight about 55 lbs, blood work shows I’m now Prediabetic borderline….I’m in big trouble now. My age is 62…and boy I feel much older than that. Can anyone tell me if you think the problem may be the blood pressure medication not helping me? Can you suggest a new blood pressure that works? Sorry for some of the spelling errors….

  74. My blood pressure this morning was 245/ 143 i tale lisinopril but my blood pressure seems to go way high when im stressed.. I’ve got it down now to 181/133. Advice?

  75. I had my 1st Afib atttack and went to the ER> Scary when you have half the ER standing over you hands full of equipment watching the monitor.
    2 days later a Heart doctor gave me Metoporol but I delayed in taking it being afraid of all the side effects. And a couple weeks later I saw my primary care doctor and he threw the bottle away and told me NOT to take that. huh?
    Now I AM CONFUSED, WHICH doctor is right?

  76. I recommend not using the machines in the store. My last few readings were HIGH went to the DR an was back to average. Cuff size makes a difference.

  77. Hi i use an omron M3 automatic upper arm blood pressure monitor to take my bp 6 times and took the average which read 134/86. how best can i get this back to 118/70?

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