The Same Blood Pressure Each Day ?

@SIMPLYD (79773)
Philippines
March 7, 2016 10:09pm CST
My blood pressure is always on the normal level. Usually , it’s 100 / 70 or 110 /80 or 120/80 . If ever it goes up , like 120 /90 , which is a bit of a high blood since the diastolic is at 90 , it would go down the next day . The other Monday , the nurse who takes our BP everyday , would tell me that it’s 110 / 90 and that was until Wednesday . I was worried . so I had my BP taken at the Pharmacy Wednesday night when I passed by there and it was 110 / 80 . So the next days, I had my BP taken by a nurse but working at the accounting Dept. and it’s at 100 /80 or 110 /70 or 110 / 80 . But then the regular nurse says it's still at 110/90 when i let him take it. Because of that , I don’t have my BP taken by him anymore the next days. Would you be worried if your BP is always the same and it’s a bit of high blood , yet others would take it as in normal levels ?
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@ridingbet (53252)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
my normal BP should be and always at 90/60 or 90/50, and not reach 120/80 because that is hypertension for me. my BP should always be that low because it does not create a cardiac problem, unfortunately, as I have RHD
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Oh is that so . So , you really have to monitor your BP always?
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@ridingbet (53252)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD I taught my sister the proper way of taking one's BP when I was dazzled on the night of 2nd of March before I was brought to the hospital. even when I was confined, i told my son and sister to observe the nurses how they read the BP apparatus; they are both afraid though, so it is only I who knows how to take BP. I do not take my own BP my lady. I have a maintenance medication Carvedilol 6.25mgs -1/2 tablet twice a day. it is for my heart and it has antihypertensive action too. I also take a diuretic before lunch at 1/2 tablet of Spironolactone, so I expect my BP to be low; errr, normal for me.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
@ridingbet Indeed , they can err taking your right BP . So it's understandable that they don't want to take it . Oh that's a lot for your maintenance medication . So take care .
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@yalul070 (1753)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Mar 16
I have the same blood pressure and it's my normal. i'm not really worried about my BP yet because i don't feel any symptom of hypertension.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
Yes, same here . That's why i was doubtful of the nurse's reading for the past 3 days , i decided to have another one taken by a nursing graduate at the office everytime he says that . And sure enough , it is on the normal . I hate to admit it but from time on , i don't want my BP taken by that nurse anymore . Most of his readings for my officemates are too high when they don't even feel unusual .
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@yalul070 (1753)
• Manila, Philippines
9 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD i have a different case with my husband. I can also read BP and everytime he asks me to get his BP i usually read 120/80 or 110/70 or within that range. he doesn't believe me because he said his BP is higher when their company nurse takes it. I said maybe because he was tired or he just had a physical activity. Everytime I take his, he's just lying in bed. Anyway, he still doesn't believe my readings, he accuses me of tempering it so he wouldn't be alarmed (like, why would I do that?) but he still asks me from time to time to do it. Husbands!
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@yalul070 So the nurse in their company has a high reading . Maybe he gets excited seeing the nurse . Hmm , so real nurses reads BP conservatively , meaning a bit higher .
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@Missmwngi (10111)
• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Mar 16
I have such an issue with weight machines;they give different figures and i wonder what to believe
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
So you experience similar situations . And when that happens we keep checking it through another reliable person , which is the right thing to do when in doubt , right ?
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@Missmwngi (10111)
• Nairobi, Kenya
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD The funny thing is when i went to the hospital and checked and complained they told me theirs is right and the other person also claimed theirs is right lol
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
@Missmwngi You might as well get a third one then , to confirm their claims .
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@birjudanak (7246)
• India
8 Mar 16
While someone tell that your BP not in control then it rise more because you feel to much worried for it so everytime show to only one regular doctor about it and dont feel worried becsuse sometime it rise if you run or walk or come from stairs so just take it easy my friend...
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
Yes, i realized that so i stopped having my BP taken . Anyway , they are always on the normal level and i understand there are factors that can sometimes make it above the normal level.
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• India
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD yes and only for sometime it go high otherwise you are good nature person so i dont think your BP go high...
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
@birjudanak It's only my cholesterol that sometimes go up beyond the normal level that i have a problem sometimes.
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@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
nurses, when i was in the hospital, do get it at least once a day for over a year and it has been at a normal level. but theres this one time, i asked the nurse to do it on my left arm due to my IV on the right. she was a bit worried cause it was a bit high so she did it on my right and it was normal. i find it weird that both sides of my body has 2 different BP
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
Ha, is that so ? So didn't you ask her why it was so ?
@MGjhaud (20737)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD she doesnt know why either. it didnt worry me that much cause i know i always have the same BP
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@MGjhaud That was a weird BP .
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 16
Until and unless the blood pressure readings are abnormally high/low, there should be no cause for worry, in my view.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
That is good . Unlike me , i get frantic when my BP gets borderline . So, my daughter told me that i should have my BP taken only when i don't feel well , because anyway it's always normal. And she said BP readings depend on what time of the day it is taken . Thus, i don't have my BP taken anymore by that nurse , because i have the feeling he just wants me to get scared because he knows i get frantic when it's borderline .
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD - You should not worry when your don't feel any abnormality in your health conditions such as headache or heaviness etc. In that case you need to get your BP measured.
@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Mar 16
Yes. I was running into that problem with an electronic cuff. It was always higher than what it normally is. The doctor is thinking I might have high blood pressure because it's higher than normal. So I might end up on another medication in the near future. I hope not.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
It is said that those electronic one reveals a higher BP . Well, unless that they are not dangerously high , we should not worry . Just do what we should do to maintain them on the normal level .
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@just4him (117471)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD They always showed me to have a very high blood pressure compared to a regular cuff which was much lower.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@just4him I think those cuffs are just playing safe , so they do it conservatively , so that the wearer will be cautioned to do some more movements to lower down their BP .
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• United States
8 Mar 16
The less stressing I do over how low it normally is, I enjoy a little healthy spike every now and then but rest assure myself, I am good each time I take it, and I amaze myself
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
That's good to know . As long as you are feeling good , i think there's no need to know how's our BP are . I realized it can go up a ;little when you are a bit tired .
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• United States
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD or stressed or hungry or satiated intimately--- all sorts of things bad and good affect BP ! Have a super duper Tuesday dear one
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 But would you not get your BP taken by another when it is for 3 consecutive days the same ? They are supposed to vary . Congratulations for having a super duper Tuesday . I had an awesome one too , yesterday .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
my BP is now normal but I still take my maintenance medication of Amlodipine
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
My husband takes that also for his medication . Although he has a normal BP already but he is afraid it might shot up if he doesn't take the medication because high BP runs in their family .
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD I think as we grow older, we must be aware of our BP and take the doctor's advises.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
21 Mar 16
@Yar_Joey Correct ! We better watch our health always , to live longer .
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@rina110383 (24134)
10 Mar 16
From what I remember my blood pressure is only taken when I visit the doctor which seldom happens. I don't even monitor it.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Yes, when you visit a doctor they do that first . You don't have to monitor it if you know that you have a normal BP all the time .
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@rina110383 (24134)
11 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD I hope you don't have problems anymore with your BP.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@rina110383 Actually , i don't have a problem with my BP . It's always normal . That's why i get doubtful of that nurse's reading , that i have to get a second reading by another nursing graduate at the office.
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• Philippines
10 Mar 16
The mercury one still is the most effective way of determining the BP. if you ran out of batteries or it gets lowbat, the accuracy completely lessens and deteriorates. I still have my old mercury thermometer, i guess no one makes these anymore. I hope you don't experience another highblood pressure.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Yes, the old manual style if indeed the most reliable . However , it also depends on how the nurse is able to read it . That's why , they can err too in their reading , as what happened to me . I actually don't have a high BP . It's always normal . And if it would go borderline , the diastolic , the next day it would go down .
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD oh I see. maybe in that case, the digital is more advance, just have back up batteries.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@Letranknight2015 The digital one (we have that at home before ) is a bit conservative . It's a bit higher that your real BP from the manual BP . We discovered that and have read about it .
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
I haven't really been conscious about my blood pressure until I went to the dentist. They took my blood pressure and they said I have high blood pressure and that I need to be careful now since I'm still young and I already am high blood. I definitely need to get more exercise and change my lifestyl. I hope your blood pressure is stagnant all throughout your life. Kudos~!
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Really you are already experiencing high blood at your young age . Then , have you seen a doctor about it , so you can curb it from going up beyond normal ? As of me, i am always on the normal level . So that reading of the nurse for 3 consecutive days that has a diastolic that is on bordeline , was refuted when i would have another nursing graduate take my BP after a while that nurse took my BP . And i was correct , it was normal. So, now i don't have my BP taken because my daughter said i have a normal BP and no need to have it taken everyday . Only, when i don't feel well , she said.
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• Philippines
12 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD Yeah, I went to the doctor and she recommended that I alter my lifestyle so that I could be more healthier and that my BP will go down. But if not, then I would have to take my medication, I'll see her again in a couple of weeks to see if my BP went down. It's great that your BP is normal, with all the temptations of food we have right now it's kinda hard to maintain it. Ha ha. But I hope you be well for a long time. Kudos~!
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
@GopherDanny And i hope you can abide to what your doctor advised you . Here's to a virtual toast to our being healthy !
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
8 Mar 16
Sometimes I think it's the dang machinery @SIMPLYD . Either that, or the tech's have different hearing and eyeball levels.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
That's what i am thinking , the latter , so i has it checked by another . And it's indeed on the normal level as i have suspected , since i always have a normal one.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD They say that 'supposedly' because you're at the doctors office you become more stressed and that's the reason for the elevation. Which I think is a crock. Do you have availability to purchase a BP monitor that goes around your wrist? It's put out by a company called Citizen. It's easy to use and you can take your BP any time.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
@nanette64 I don't have that , because i have a normal BP . If ever i need to have my BP taken , i can have it from the pharmacy or at the office .
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@cacay1 (32968)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Mar 16
Better know to be safe.Just eat foods that reduce blood pressure.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
I am always on the normal level. That's why when the nurse said that my diastolic is at 90 , i know that it's on borderline . Usually when it's that , the next day it's back to normal . So the consecutive reading that it's that, i got doubtful so i always would have it double checked by another nursing graduate , And i was right, it is always normal .
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@cacay1 (32968)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD Glad to know you always have a normal blood pressure.My bp is 120/80 ever since.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@cacay1 We should be proud to have a normal BP . Some , even my officemate who is just 22 year old has a BP of 150 / 100 . I told him to consult a doctor so it can be prevented while he is still young . It runs in their family .
@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
I will be. But before i get worrieness eats me..i will have another person check it too
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
Precisely that's what i am doing whenever he reads my BP as that . And the other one who takes it would always say it's on the normal level. But now , i don't have it taken anymore , unless i am feeling ill already .
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@Lucky15 (33382)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD like...second.opinion
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
@Lucky15 Yes . That's how to check actually .
@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
Yes i would be so worried of course but what could be the reason why her BP reading is not accurate? Where is the problem, on her sphygmomanometer or she does not really know how to use it?
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
I really can't tell because he (he is a gay ) is a former nurse at a private hospital . Maybe he hears differently . Or maybe he takes reading conservatively . But anyway , i don't say yes anymore when he asks me if i want my BP taken . If ever i would want to have my BP checked i could let my officemate who is a nursing graduate take it or the pharmacist at Generika where i always buy my vitamins.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD That's the best thing you could do.
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@garymarsh6 (14134)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 16
There are so many factors that affect blood pressure. Your blood pressure is one I would not worry about at all. If it were consistently higher than 90 then I would be concerned. You should not be worried with that. Perhaps you find the man interesting which has caused a slight elevation!
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Yes, i know that . But then , since i am always on the normal level a diastolic of 90 for the consecutive days would be doubtful to me . I don't have it taken anymore by that nurse . Yes, he is a man , a gay one though , so i won't be attracted to cause my BP to elevate .
@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 16
My blood pressure is always at normal level, so I don't worry too much about it. I actually don't remember my readings, whenever the nurse told me it's normal, then I am fine with it. Hope your BP is fine.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Just like you my BP is always normal . If ever it go up it is only on borderline , but that would eventually go down the next day . I am glad, there are some nursing graduate who can take my BP for second opinion . And it's normal . See , the nurse erred .
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
9 Mar 16
The older I got the higher it got so I take meds to keep mine in a normal place.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
That's inevitable to some people as they grow old . Sometimes it runs in the blood , like my husband . It runs in their family , so he is very cautious and has a medication for high blood .
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@Teep11 (7069)
• United States
9 Mar 16
When there's a normal blood pressure reading. There should be a smile. Hypertension is no joke. I'm glad you're having your blood pressure checked. Take care.
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@SIMPLYD (79773)
• Philippines
9 Mar 16
That is true . A normal BP reading makes us smile , but a not normal makes us worry instead . Actually , since the company nurse always makes her rounds for BP reading of employees , i also would have my BP taken . It's always normal , except for that past days , which i doubly checked by another nursing graduate and they don't have same reading . So, i just don't have my BP taken anymore , because i know that it's always on the normal level anyway .