Blood Pressure Monitor

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Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by Andrew Shuck » August 10th, 2019, 10:38 am

Hi, I recently bought a Braun ExactFit-3... my b.p. was 104/44 hr 60
Does anyone else check their B.P. ?
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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by Nick » August 10th, 2019, 10:56 am

I check mine about once a week - since I do have mild hypertension - and when I get numbers that I like I send them to my doc (just kidding). How do you like the Braun monitor - I've got an Omron that gets high ratings.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by Andrew Shuck » August 10th, 2019, 11:30 am

Nick wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 10:56 am
I check mine about once a week - since I do have mild hypertension - and when I get numbers that I like I send them to my doc (just kidding). How do you like the Braun monitor - I've got an Omron that gets high ratings.
Hi Nick,
I've got mild hypochondria :lol:
I got mine from Boots got £10 off when you spend £60. I like the easy read display and two cuff sizes also two memories ..I filled the 40 position memory the first day :lol: Cheers.
Male 52 yrs. 6'1"All time P.b's achieved in 2019/20....500m 1:22.91k 3:00.2 2k 6:19.25k 16:50.5 10k 34:57.3 1/2 M 1:17:37.3 60min 16557 full M 2:45:52.7 2018 100k 7:37.27.1
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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by Carl Watts » August 10th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Also got an Omron one here, hardly ever use it. The results are a bit random, I have trouble keeping calm with the pressure that builds up on my arm, hate the feeling.
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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by Nick » August 12th, 2019, 9:56 am

The pressure is annoying. I haven't had any problems with random readings - pretty consistent. I usually take my BP first thing in the morning - before working out or eating - about 4 AM. Supposedly it's recommended to take the BP at about the same time each time and tho take three readings spaced a couple of minutes apart, noting the average as your "final" reading.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by Ombrax » August 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm

This is a trustworthy source of information:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... t-20047889

Measure your blood pressure twice daily.
The first measurement should be in the morning before eating or taking any medications, and the second in the evening. Each time you measure, take two or three readings to make sure your results are accurate. Your doctor might recommend taking your blood pressure at the same times each day.

Don't measure your blood pressure right after you wake up.
You can prepare for the day, but don't eat breakfast or take medications before measuring your blood pressure. If you exercise after waking, take your blood pressure before exercising.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by sekitori » August 12th, 2019, 8:37 pm

Ombrax wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm
This is a trustworthy source of information:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... t-20047889

Measure your blood pressure twice daily.
The first measurement should be in the morning before eating or taking any medications, and the second in the evening. Each time you measure, take two or three readings to make sure your results are accurate. Your doctor might recommend taking your blood pressure at the same times each day.

Don't measure your blood pressure right after you wake up.
You can prepare for the day, but don't eat breakfast or take medications before measuring your blood pressure. If you exercise after waking, take your blood pressure before exercising.
Also be sure take your blood pressure in moderately warm surroundings. Cold temperatues cause arteries and veins to constrict. Because they've become narrower, more pressure is needed to force blood through them. BPs taken under those cirumstances will be elevated (sometimes quite highly) and could be a cause of concern. When taken in more normal, warmer conditions, they should be considerably lower and much more accurate.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by hjs » August 15th, 2019, 3:26 am

sekitori wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Ombrax wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:57 pm
This is a trustworthy source of information:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... t-20047889

Measure your blood pressure twice daily.
The first measurement should be in the morning before eating or taking any medications, and the second in the evening. Each time you measure, take two or three readings to make sure your results are accurate. Your doctor might recommend taking your blood pressure at the same times each day.

Don't measure your blood pressure right after you wake up.
You can prepare for the day, but don't eat breakfast or take medications before measuring your blood pressure. If you exercise after waking, take your blood pressure before exercising.
Also be sure take your blood pressure in moderately warm surroundings. Cold temperatues cause arteries and veins to constrict. Because they've become narrower, more pressure is needed to force blood through them. BPs taken under those cirumstances will be elevated (sometimes quite highly) and could be a cause of concern. When taken in more normal, warmer conditions, they should be considerably lower and much more accurate.
If so, living in colder conditions should be dangerous, sounds not right to me. High blood pressure is mainly a matter of having less flexible arteries. Not a doctor, but still think healthy veins should work well under every condition. Not restricted by temperature.

Ps Did look it up and it seems to exist. Question remains, what effect does it have?
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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by sekitori » August 15th, 2019, 11:51 am

hjs wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 3:26 am
sekitori wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:37 pm


Also be sure take your blood pressure in moderately warm surroundings. Cold temperatues cause arteries and veins to constrict. Because they've become narrower, more pressure is needed to force blood through them. BPs taken under those cirumstances will be elevated (sometimes quite highly) and could be a cause of concern. When taken in more normal, warmer conditions, they should be considerably lower and much more accurate.
If so, living in colder conditions should be dangerous, sounds not right to me. High blood pressure is mainly a matter of having less flexible arteries. Not a doctor, but still think healthy veins should work well under every condition. Not restricted by temperature.

Ps Did look it up and it seems to exist. Question remains, what effect does it have?
This is from the Mayo Clinic, the same reliable source quoted by the original poster. It explains the effect of colder temperatures on blood pressure. Other sources provide the same conclusions as this one.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-con ... q-20058250

This definitely applied to me. I once took my BP in cold weather in a unheated room wearing very little clothing. My body felt quite cold. Instead of my normal 115/60, it was 150/90, a huge increase. I couldn't understand why it was so high. I checked out the above site and learned the reason. I took it at the same time of day the folllowing day, but the room wasn't cold and I was dressed more warmly. It was back to 115/60. I had received a personal lesson concerning the relationship between cold surroundings and their effect on blood pressure.

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Re: Blood Pressure Monitor

Post by hjs » August 15th, 2019, 12:25 pm

Yes, found research also that got the same outcome.

Leaves me with a few questions. If you get used to colder conditions, does bloodpressure come down? If so, when those people get in warmer conditions, will bloodpressure get to low?

And ofcourse how does this effect health?
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