Blood pressure difference

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by arauca, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    That's what we taught at Uni, its also uncomfortable for the patient to have this thing go up and down on there arm time and again, we were always told do it once, can check it once but after that you switch arms
     
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  3. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    It is important to remeber that your blood pressure and heart rate decrease when you are laughing, which seems funny to me, hey, I feel better already.
     
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  5. Rita Registered Member

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    Fraggle Rocker:

    Hey I can understand that explanation. Thanks
     
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  7. arauca Banned Banned

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    Is it because as you laugh you are not expelling as much CO2 , since Co2 is a vaso dilator ?
     
  8. Rita Registered Member

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    Oh great, so when I get my blood pressure checked, I should begin with funny joke, so no one says my blood pressure is too high and I need meds to keep it down.
     
  9. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    my blood pressure drops to 128/81, down from 150/100,
    after I took vegetarian food.

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  10. arauca Banned Banned

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    That is great How long are you on vegetarian food ?
     
  11. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I'm on it every time I eat a salad or some other fruits and vegetables. That's got to help right?

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  12. arauca Banned Banned

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    Were do you get your essential fatty acid and proteins ?
     
  13. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    Well today I'm having fish with my salad, and I still like chicken, beef and pork.
     
  14. arauca Banned Banned

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    I see you are a true Kosher vegetarian
     
  15. KilljoyKlown Whatever Valued Senior Member

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    I do like veggies and most types of fruit and I should cut back more on the meats. I will say that I eat a lot less red meat than I used to. Right now I'm concentrating on cutting out the sugar and carbs, but finding that to be a challenge.
     
  16. arauca Banned Banned

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    If you reduce your sugar and carb. what would your system do for quick energy ? As long you get the essential amino acid and essential fatty acids your system can produce nonessential amino acids from sugars
     
  17. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    I also reduce chicken and egg by 90%.
    It is 3 months, now I see the improvement in my blood pressure.
     
  18. arauca Banned Banned

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    Apparently there is an other factor for systolic pressure " the viscosity of the blood "?
     
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    Hypertension research has traditionally focused on the kidney, blood vessels and brain," said Titze, associate professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University. "But despite massive research efforts, we still do not understand in more than 90 percent of our patients why their blood pressure is elevated. We thought a different approach might be useful." In a series of studies, Titze and his colleagues found evidence that another organ system – the skin – was important for blood pressure control. They discovered that the body stores sodium in the skin and that immune system cells and lymph capillaries (vessels of the lymphatic system) regulate sodium balance and blood pressure. But their work has been controversial. "I've had the impression that not many scientists or clinicians really believed it – or that it was neglected because this area of research was so different from conventional wisdom," Titze said. Now, in findings published June 3 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the investigators use genetic and molecular approaches in mice to demonstrate that salt metabolism in the skin is important for systemic blood pressure control. In mice fed a high-salt diet, large amounts of salt accumulate in the skin. Immune system cells (mononuclear phagocyte system, MPS) sense the sodium accumulation and activate a protein called TONEBP. This protein increases expression of the growth factor VEGFC in immune cells, which builds cutaneous lymph vessel capacity and enhances sodium and chloride clearance. The current study shows that elimination of the TONEBP gene in MPS cells prevented the VEGFC response to a high-salt diet and increased blood pressure. Likewise, blocking signaling through the lymph vessel VEGFC receptor inhibited the changes in lymph vessel density and resulted in salt-sensitive hypertension. - The findings support the idea that the immune and lymphatic systems in the skin work together to regulate electrolyte (sodium, chloride) composition and blood pressure. Defects in this regulatory system may be associated with salt-sensitive hypertension, Titze said. To study the clinical relevance of sodium storage in humans, the investigators implemented special magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies to detect sodium. They reported earlier this year that sodium is stored in muscle and skin in human beings, and that sodium storage increases with age and is associated with hypertension. Next, they will explore what the sodium storage means – for example, does it impact a person's risk for cardiovascular disease. They plan to follow 2000 individuals for five years, measuring tissue sodium twice per year and assessing whether individuals with elevated tissue sodium are more likely to have heart attacks, strokes or other artery disease. "If sodium storage is a disease, then we will need to focus on preventing sodium storage in tissues, on facilitating sodium removal from tissues, or on both," Titze said. The researchers will also study whether lifestyle changes or medical treatments influence sodium storage and blood pressure. And they will continue to explore the immune/lymphatic regulatory system in the skin – and in other organ systems. Titze said that their findings suggest that immune system cells function as physiological regulators of metabolism. "Perhaps there is an additional category of immune function – homeostatic immune function – which ensures normal electrolyte or metabolite levels and is as important as immune cell-driven defense against pathogens," he said.

    Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-06-role-skin-sodium-blood-pressure.html#jCp
     
  20. Steve100 O͓͍̯̬̯̙͈̟̥̳̩͒̆̿ͬ̑̀̓̿͋ͬ ̙̳ͅ ̫̪̳͔O Valued Senior Member

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    My blood pressure is around 144/77 and heart rate of 52.
    Have a slightly dodgy ticker at the moment though.
     
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    When you are hospitalized, it is very common for automatic blood pressure cuffs that are hooked up to a wall monitor to be set to inflate every 5 minutes during some procedures. Blood pressures are taken on the same arm all the time.
     
  22. brucep Valued Senior Member

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    All the comments in this thread have been interesting for me. 6 months ago I was diagnosed type 2 diabetic. I let it get pretty ridiculous before I went for a checkup and found out by blood sugar was over 400. Over my insulin therapy my doctor said I needed to get my resting systolic mmhg into the normal normal range < 130 on systolic. The reason being liver and kidneys are subject to microscopic damage associated with the higher systolic mmhg complicated with diabetes. My normal resting systolic was in the low to mid 140mmhg. I needed to get it below 130mmhg. The blood pressure med was useless since taking it made me feel sick and I couldn't even walk straight. In the end I've got my resting systolic under the control suggested by my doctor with two different natural medications. Since you have similar normal systolic pressure I thought I'd mention my situation. My doctor said when I get my blood sugar indicators completely under control the higher normal systolic mmhg won't be an issue anymore. I feel sorry for folks who have seriously high to high/unstable and have to take the evil pharmaceutical crap. During my search for my med solution I was checking my resting mmhg about 10 times a day.
     
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    What were the natural medications that you found useful?
     

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