Blood Pressure Throws a Curve: Lower May Not Be Better!

HeartHawk Health Guide May 12, 2009
  • For the past several years, cardiologists have been beating the drum for lower blood pressure.  We have all seen the studies and/or articles that have challenged the notion that the old cut-off of 140/90mmHg is too high for diagnosing high blood pressure.  The medical community even went so...

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  • Robert Bowrosen
    Dec. 29, 2011

    I have had hig blood pressure my whole life and I have been on a variety of different blood pressure throughout and all of them never really lowered my blood pressure. So many years ago it had me thinking, that perhaps there isn't one uniform blood pressure for all humans. Perhaps each individual is different. What may be "high" for one person is actually normal...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have had hig blood pressure my whole life and I have been on a variety of different blood pressure throughout and all of them never really lowered my blood pressure. So many years ago it had me thinking, that perhaps there isn't one uniform blood pressure for all humans. Perhaps each individual is different. What may be "high" for one person is actually normal and what is low. I also noticticed that when your heartbeat is higher your blood pressure lowers just like the article said and I didn't need a fancy test to "study" that.

     

    An interesting though that they might even come to a conclusion that everybody's blood pressure is different.

    • HeartHawk
      Health Guide
      Dec. 29, 2011

      Robert,

       

      You are correct in that we are all different and will both produce and respond differently to blood pressure.  The best medical science can do is provide averages and guidelines like a BP of 120/80 as healthy.

       

      I was 120/80 for most of my life but lowerd my BP without drugs via diet, exercise and high-dose fish-oil.  Now, I am...

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      Robert,

       

      You are correct in that we are all different and will both produce and respond differently to blood pressure.  The best medical science can do is provide averages and guidelines like a BP of 120/80 as healthy.

       

      I was 120/80 for most of my life but lowerd my BP without drugs via diet, exercise and high-dose fish-oil.  Now, I am often at 100/70.  However, not everyone can control BP with just diet, supplements, and exercise.

       

      BP meds also work wildly differently in each person.  You may have to work with your doc to find the right combination of all of the above.  Yeah, I know, it is a lot of work. Unfortunately, we are all "custom genetic codes" that require custom health solutions.

       

      HH

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    Mike Hooper
    May. 24, 2009

    Matthew Kennedy spoke at the BYU Wilkinson Center last week and addressed a room of health students at BYU.  There are several industry leaders who are looking at creating a company family health union that gives families lifetime benefits after they retire. LDS Living magazine was featured at BYU as a leader in creating long-term family health...

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    Matthew Kennedy spoke at the BYU Wilkinson Center last week and addressed a room of health students at BYU.  There are several industry leaders who are looking at creating a company family health union that gives families lifetime benefits after they retire. LDS Living magazine was featured at BYU as a leader in creating long-term family health solutions.

    • HeartHawk
      Health Guide
      May. 24, 2009

      Mike:

       

      A little off the subject of this post but I am always interested in what is happening with health care.  Send me the particulars and perhaps I can blog about it.  You can e-mail me directly at hearthawk@wi.rr.com

       

      Regards,

       

       

      HH