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Gyno Rhino
07-12-2001, 01:29 PM
My blood pressure was measured at 130 / 60. Is this good or bad? I understand the normal ranges, but someone told me that if you're systolic is 2x your diastolic, you're in trouble. Anyone help with this?

gino
07-12-2001, 02:28 PM
Potassium(I'd suggest from food, not pill) and garlic(pill - ok) supplements should help.

At one time, when I was 20 lbs heavier, I had 150/75 blood pressure.

MWB
07-12-2001, 03:12 PM
For potassium you can get a product called "No Salt". Use it on your food instead of salt. It has 690mg of potassium per 1/4 tsp.

the doc
07-12-2001, 03:41 PM
i wouldn't worry, you need to take many measurements to accurately diagnose hypertension. Many variables effect bp over the course of the day.

Gyno Rhino
07-12-2001, 07:56 PM
130 / 60 is not hypertension. My systolic is in the normal range, but by diastolic is in the very low range. I'm wondering why on earth I would have such a low diastolic? I've felt on the brink of passing out all day long!

Taras
07-12-2001, 08:20 PM
If you're young and otherwise healthy, having a diastolic pressure of 60 isn't uncommon. Did you start to feel on the brink of passing out before or after you found out what your blood pressure was? Could it just be the power of suggestion? If you continue to feel like you're going to pass out, you should see your family physician regardless of your blood pressure, because it could be something totally unrelated to your blood pressure.

SweatHawg
07-13-2001, 11:15 PM
I agree with Taras & Doc. You are fine-whoever told you that crap about "2x your diastolic" needs to get educated on the subject before he starts giving advice. I wish my diastolic would get down to 60, I am on 3 meds for my BP & it still stays around 144-150 over 90-94 . I need help to break my chips & picante sauce adiction!:p