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What should my blood pressure be?
  • 2004/05/25, 02:27 PM
    I have no idea what I should be at for being 36 years old, 6 feet and about 185lbs... but I was in the drug store the other day and gave one of those machines a whirl... dunno how accurate it is, but it's a good gauge I guess... it said my BP was 104/84.... now, it's been a long time since I took anything to do with blood pressure in high school, so I'm not sure if that's good or not.... I can't find anything on the net that gives me any sort of guide...

    Thanks!
    t

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    Tim

    I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

    Aristotle

    GO FLAMES

    TimDay@freetrainers.com
  • 2004/05/25, 02:44 PM
    Yes, that is a great BP. If I remember from my last visit to the clinic, 120/90 is considered "average" So your's is doing fine!
  • 2004/05/25, 02:47 PM
    Dandy-doodlilie! Figured it was okay, just kinda curious.... kinda funny though, thought it would be higher since I was in the car with the kids... know what I mean?

    :laugh:

    t

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    Tim

    I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

    Aristotle

    GO FLAMES

    TimDay@freetrainers.com
  • 2004/05/25, 03:14 PM
    Those BP machines in the drugstore are as useless as breasts on a bull. Have your Dr check it or buy a cuff. If it is 104/84, the top number is a teeny bit low and the bottom is a teeny bit high. Both numbers are within what the docs consider "normal"

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    Foolish consistancies are the hobgoblins of small minds.

    Charlie
  • 2004/05/25, 03:22 PM
    hahahaha... next time I give blood or go to the doc I'll make sure I remember what the measurments are...

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    Tim

    I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

    Aristotle

    GO FLAMES

    TimDay@freetrainers.com
  • 2004/05/25, 03:35 PM
    I don't know about your side of the pond but over here below 130/85 is normal 130-140/85-90 is borderline 140-160/90-100 is slightly high 160-180/100-110 is moderately high and >180/110 is very high.
    Your blood pressure should be measured twice at one sitting and should be taken on three seperate occasions before hypertension is diagnosed as normally BP will drop with successive measurements.
  • 2004/05/25, 03:37 PM
    Last time I had mine checked, it was 120/87 and she told me it was a little high. I remember when that was considered low
  • 2004/05/25, 03:42 PM
    Used to be 140 over 90 was the high cutoff. Now my doc says 130 over 80. I was 129 over 75 the other day at the doc and he gave me the Judge Judy "PERFECT"
  • 2004/05/25, 07:03 PM
    Like Charlie said...forget the drugstore machines! Almost as bad as instant coffee! Buy a cuff, and check it against your doctor's machine. The best time to check your own bp is when you wake up.
    My bp is usually around 120/70 and is considered ok.

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    "A will finds a way, failure is not an option"
    Ivan
    carivan@freetrainers.com
    Montreal Canada
  • 2004/05/25, 07:10 PM
    The drugstore machine was more of a curiosity thing than anything else... the guys in the white lab coats should know more accurately... haha...

    t

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    Tim

    I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

    Aristotle

    GO FLAMES

    TimDay@freetrainers.com
 
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