I'm 35 years old. For as long as I can remember, I always have elevated blood pressure; average around 142/78. My pulse at rest is mostly lower than 50 bpm.
I'm very active, running 8 miles/day. I eat healthy but can't get the blood pressure down.
I notice that immediately after running when my heart beat is still around 70 bpm, my blood pressure measures much lower 125/76 or better. It rises again as my pulse lowers. My doctor has sent me to a cardiologist and never anything was found.... I want to avoid medication but I'm not sure what else I can do in a natural way. is there a proven relationship between low pulse and high blood pressure?
Here is some information:
Low Blood Pressure After Exercise
The Connection Between Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
Dr. Mark Houston Answers Your Top Heart Health Questions - About question #5 discusses blood pressure and heart rate
Also, I recommend learning more and implementing the DASH Diet.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure