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Old 05-16-2014, 07:55 AM   #11
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

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Be careful to still hit enough salt/sodium daily. Getting electrolite deficient can be very bad for your body.
This is not typically a problem in the US...
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:33 AM   #12
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

I have high blood pressure. Actually my meds had to be reduced after 9 months of CrossFit b/c my bp started to bottom out (scary). My bp still isn't great, but it is better than it was. I do have the white coat syndrome also. I take my bp at home and it is much less than it is at the doctor's office.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:29 PM   #13
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thanks! i'm hoping doing more metcon style work instead of oly-style power work will bring my BP down. i was just a bit shocked that my BP was so high, i wouldn't have expected that with all the exercise i do.
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #14
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

Ken... Read this. Too much to re type and some applies to you..

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=33794. Wfs


http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...t=37725&page=2.
More food for thought.



The other thing is. What's your hydration like?
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:26 PM   #15
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Ken... Read this. Too much to re type and some applies to you..

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=33794. Wfs


http://www.board.crossfit.com/showth...t=37725&page=2.
More food for thought.



The other thing is. What's your hydration like?

thanks, very informative! i try and drink about 3 protein shakes worth of water during the day, i then end up drinking about another 3/4 protein shakes worth on the days i go to the box (which is around 5-7 times a week), one of those would be an actual protein shake.

i try and avoid caffeine and any drinks that are stimulating (coke, redbull, coffee) - aside from being crap, they seem to give me heart palpitations...linked to HBP perhaps?
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:01 AM   #16
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

I trully believe you need to check with your doctor. Ask for a heart load test or look for an option and pay for it. Thats actually something that each of us should test every few years.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:59 PM   #17
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

Dare, You noticed that the op is in china? Western medicine in Shanghai is well known in expatriate circles that health care is near sub par.
Many people, go to Hong Kong, Singapore or even Bangkok for ongoing medical care.


Kenneth. Eat clean.... And try to drink some green tea.... The caffeine is near low end but it's the diuretic effects your looking for.
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:34 AM   #18
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

Everyone is different but ...

There's a transient reduction of BP from aerobic training for 20-30 minutes afterwards. The longer term decrease is mostly from weight loss as well as a lot from stroke volume increase and relaxation of blood vessels. HR slows over time which reflects the body's better utilization of available oxygen and greater carrying capacity. These specific adaptations are associated with aerobic training. if you can bike or jog for 20-30 minutes 3x week at a recovery pace in addition to WOD I would think it would be generally helpful.

But as mentioned you can not diagnose BP from a single reading. If there is a concern you should get a monitor which will keep track of it over 24 hours. It will fluctuate quite a lot obviously.

Generally lowering body weight will lower BP the most. There is obviously less volume that needs blood pushed through. You may be 10-15% bf now but if you can get there it would help. Any idea where you stand? You may not want to lose muscle however depending on your background you may have an amount that you don't really "need". Salt effect varies.

BP is only one CV risk factor of many and your health picture needs to take into account the other factors as well. This is not meant as a diagnosis or medical advice. However, you are young and can likely deal with this using lifestyle modifications - if any are actually required.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:39 PM   #19
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Maybe it was just the visit to the doctors or just general stress you had that day. Get yourself a tester and check yourself at different times related to working out, your job and after eating. Mine usually runs close to 140 when I go to the doctor or dentist and much lower after. I've had many EKG tests and I have no heart issues but I would like to do a nuclear stress test.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #20
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Re: Blood pressure over 140

Get your sodium below 1500. works well for me.
It will be challenging eating out most of the time.
Cant say enough about lowering sodium for BP

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