How many of you have your own blood pressure monitor?

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  1. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit!

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    I bought one this week at the urging of a docor I saw in the hospital. I am well within the norms with a pretty consistanT 130/75~80 AND A 65bpm heart rate.:)
     
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    sgarnett Senior Stratmaster

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    I have two of the Omron BP652 automatic wrist cuffs (office and home). I’ve found them to correlate well with sphygmomanometer / stethoscope results.
     
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    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I don't have a monitor but I've been on blood pressure medication since I was 29:). Doctors like to check me pretty regular anyway :D:eek:
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have one.

    Is that with or without meds @LPBlue ?
     
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  5. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit!

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    With5mg amlodipine.
     
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  6. WireLine

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    Got one...kind of a requirement as I have to track that stuff daily
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's outstanding
     
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    Me. I have one of those battery operated cuff things I picked up at CVS. I've found that it varies a lot throughout the day. Generally first thing in the AM is one of the highest times so I check it as soon as I get up. I run anywhere from 130/75 to 145/85. This with no meds (doc took me off 'em) and instead on a hard exercise regimen, 100+ miles on the bike and three hours of either spinclasses or treadmill running at a sub-10 minute pace each week. Resting pulse runs anywhere from 45 to 50 bpm. I was pushing 200+ when I started this so yeah it can be done. Ya gotta want it though.
     
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    Omron HEM-609. Had it about 10 years. Don't use it often. Surprisingly accurate. Took it to the Dr to test against theirs.

    Back in August, the Doc said, "you're blood pressure sucks!". Prescribed a Mediterranean style diet. I leaned it more towards whole plant based diet, whenever possible. Tried to go Vegan, that lasted two weeks. I could do it, but I can't force the rest of the household to do it. So I added birds and fish. No cow. No pig.

    Anyway, long story short, through diet, I went from 150/100 to 130/87ish. Keeping on, keeping on.

    Basically, I cut out the salt, sugar and cheese burgers. Cut caffeine and nicotine in half or more. Added more fruit and salads. Beans and rice. No Little Debbie's or Hostess pies. No soda, no energy drinks. Only coffee or tea, no sugar, no additives.

    If I could let go of the nicotine and alcohol, add some exercise, I think I could get down to 120/80.
     
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    I have one because of congestive heart failure but since I started a very strict diet I keep it under control and haven't used it for quite awhile.
     
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    Mrs. Has high BP in the family...
    We Gotts one...
    Not
    The new fangled wrist thing...
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    Just cuff N Stuff...
     
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    jeez how old are you? 130 is “time to make changes in your lifestyle” territory
     
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  13. LPBlue

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    new fangled wrist thing...
    But
    Just cuff N Stuff...[/QUOTE]
    Better safe...:whistling:
     
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    The Mizz was told to get one last year when being checked out for HBP.
    My BP has always been low, even now is low-normal for my age.
     
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    Are you kidding. Ive seen mine at 210/110. Now that's some blood pressure to worry about. Mine is usually 130/140 over 75 to 80. The doctor is happy with this. Im not over weight and take 4 blood pressure pills daily.
     
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    We keep two of the wrist type in the house as well as a pulsox monitor. Like to keep track of how bad my COPD is getting.
     
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    Before I retired over 12 years ago I had high blood pressure and took meds for that. I bought one back then. Since I retired I do a lot of walking, walk my dogs about 2 1/2 miles every morning no matter the weather. Rain, sleet, snow, sub zero, we go. Haven't missed a day since I retired other than a week or so after hernia surgery. Actually I walk far, far more miles a year than I drive I walk over 3,000 miles a year and I bought a new car in July of 2017, it has only 2,800 miles on it now.

    I also do a lot more walking every day, average about 9 miles a day. Since I have been doing that my blood pressure is back to normal without meds. Haven't been to a doctor in nearly twelve years, other than for that hernia surgery a few years ago. He did a lot of tests due to that and found nothing wrong. He said I was in better shape that most half my age.
     
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    I have one but I don’t like the readings.
     
  19. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit!

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    You only get so many heartbeats!:eek:
     
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    Doesn't everyone have one? ENJOY!!!
     
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