Fitness Minutes: (31,337)
6/28/14 9:07 P
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6/28/14 5:37 P
I use a Omron blood pressure monitor almost every day. You can connect it to a computer and it will very quickly download your readings to your computer to a pdf file where they can be saved or printed. Whenever I go to the doctor I print out the year to date readings for her to look at and keep in my file. The other day I took my machine with me to a checkup to compare the readings from my machine to the professional machine at the the doctor's office with readings from both machines taken just seconds apart. The readings my machine gave were almost identical to the readings taken with the doctor's machine.
Fitness Minutes: (51,507)
4,579 6/28/14 5:09 P
Twice per day for about 6.5 years. I am one of those people whose BP spikes as I wake up in the morning. That phenomenon has been linked to higher risk, probably as part of the same phenomenon described in the article.
However, during the day when I am up and active, my BP is a little lower. So I check it before dinner to see how low it gets. Having both readings (highest and lowest of the day) has given me and my doctor the best information upon which to base my BP meds -- much better than basing decisions on an occasional reading in the middle of the day.
Over time, as I have lost weight and gotten more physically fit ... we have been able to cut my BP meds by 50% as we watched those afternoon low readings get too low and the morning readings be not-so-high.
Fitness Minutes: (12,862)
1,176 6/27/14 10:54 A
I have started checking mine once a week because it has gotten high. Have a DR appointment for late July and if I can't get it down by then I told my husband that I will go on medicine since it is such a dangerous thing.
I have started taking CoQ10 and it has helped drop it but it does make me a little sick every day.
Fitness Minutes: (226,343)
12,764 6/27/14 10:20 A
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