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BP -too low! #606050
03/12/19 12:22 PM
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I`ve just got back from my blood pressure check-up at the GP surgery & had a lovely chat with the nurse sorting out the world.
When I asked why I was seen every 6 months now, instead of the previous annual check. She looked surprised and looked it up on the computer - apparently I am on 6 month watch because my blood pressure is "below target" for someone over 64! - It is 121 over 71. I asked should I stop taking the tablets to which she said it was up to me - but if I did to monitor my BP at home - which I do at sporadic intervals. As I am not overweight, don`t smoke and drink very little, in addition to running 20 miles+ each week - I would have expected my BP to be low. Anyway at least I get a 6 monthly check that my heart is still beating- and the nurse is pleasant enough to raise the BP a little!
Strange how we are ruled by "targets"!


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606057
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Originally Posted by PhilRoyle
I`ve just got back from my blood pressure check-up at the GP surgery & had a lovely chat with the nurse sorting out the world.
When I asked why I was seen every 6 months now, instead of the previous annual check. She looked surprised and looked it up on the computer - apparently I am on 6 month watch because my blood pressure is "below target" for someone over 64! - It is 121 over 71. I asked should I stop taking the tablets to which she said it was up to me - but if I did to monitor my BP at home - which I do at sporadic intervals. As I am not overweight, don`t smoke and drink very little, in addition to running 20 miles+ each week - I would have expected my BP to be low. Anyway at least I get a 6 monthly check that my heart is still beating- and the nurse is pleasant enough to raise the BP a little!
Strange how we are ruled by "targets"!



Phil , you are doing well with the running ! Crickey ! I stick to cycling and walking at present . notworthy


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606059
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Likewise Phil, I keep getting told that my rating pulse rate is too low. It is only 53 to 55, but that does seem to "concern" the medics.


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606066
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Same here 120/74 no reduction in tablets, never ever run 97Kg at 1.87Mtrs. Bell Ringing for 3 hrs a week for the last 20 years keeps things right mentally and physically.

We do have a big blip on a Ringing Outing when considerable amounts of Ale and cloudy Cider is consumed, we draw straws for the nominated driver.

p.s. There was quite a blip on our recent TM trip out to Haynes and Yeovilton too with great company both days cheers thumbs


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606069
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When I had my medical for what was the TA back in the day my blood pressure and pulse were low, they suggested that was a good basis for being a proficient marksman . Indeed it proved correct I won the shooting competition for the next 3 years in a row!

Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606079
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Originally Posted by PhilRoyle
I`ve just got back from my blood pressure check-up at the GP surgery & had a lovely chat with the nurse sorting out the world.
When I asked why I was seen every 6 months now, instead of the previous annual check. She looked surprised and looked it up on the computer - apparently I am on 6 month watch because my blood pressure is "below target" for someone over 64! - It is 121 over 71. I asked should I stop taking the tablets to which she said it was up to me - but if I did to monitor my BP at home - which I do at sporadic intervals. As I am not overweight, don`t smoke and drink very little, in addition to running 20 miles+ each week - I would have expected my BP to be low. Anyway at least I get a 6 monthly check that my heart is still beating- and the nurse is pleasant enough to raise the BP a little!
Strange how we are ruled by "targets"!


More full fat McDonalds with BIG chips required, that will sort you out!!!


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606090
03/12/19 04:08 PM
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MY BP measures from 130 to 150 over 50. All sorts of pills. Daily BP measurement using a Device that sends the measurement to a Nurse at the Veterans Hospital in Seattle. Watch out for sodieum She keeps telling Me and get fruit and vegatables into My Diet.


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606104
03/12/19 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by PhilRoyle
I`ve just got back from my blood pressure check-up at the GP surgery & had a lovely chat with the nurse sorting out the world.
When I asked why I was seen every 6 months now, instead of the previous annual check. She looked surprised and looked it up on the computer - apparently I am on 6 month watch because my blood pressure is "below target" for someone over 64! - It is 121 over 71. I asked should I stop taking the tablets to which she said it was up to me - but if I did to monitor my BP at home - which I do at sporadic intervals. As I am not overweight, don`t smoke and drink very little, in addition to running 20 miles+ each week - I would have expected my BP to be low. Anyway at least I get a 6 monthly check that my heart is still beating- and the nurse is pleasant enough to raise the BP a little!
Strange how we are ruled by "targets"!


Wish my systolic was that low. Although I've always had a low diastolic, systolic is always around 150 despite beta blockers. I wouldn't be taking them if mine was as low as yours.

l always understood 120/80 was the target ideal although that may only apply to younger folk. I was told in the USA they put you on them when systolic hits 130.


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606108
03/12/19 05:43 PM
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I've had medication to control BP for about 30 years, presently just Amlodipine 10mg and Bendroflumethazide 2.5mg.
My BP is between 140 and 160 over 80 to 90. Pulse runs around 78, resting.
I walk 5 to 6km a day, in the evenings drink red wine regularly.
I think it is time to discuss medication with my GP as since retiring it has crept up a bit. The American Heart Association states that BP should only be treated in the over 60s when it is more than 150/90.
BUT data from a recent US study showed clearly that getting it down from 150 to 120 had a significant impact on the incidence of stroke and heart attacks.


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Re: BP -too low! [Re: PhilRoyle] #606153
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121/71 is not low... it's good!


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