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22 years old 150/100 86 HR. should i be worried?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 15, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I just measured my blood pressure with an automatic wrist unit. I've been eating paleo for a month now.

This number has really scared me. Should I be worried right now?

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on June 17, 2013
at 01:47 AM

Yeah... those wrist units are pretty sketchy.

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on June 16, 2013
at 02:06 AM

other things that can raise your blood pressure: crossing your legs, letting your legs dangle, having a full bladder, holding your breath, using too small of a cuff, slouching.

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on June 15, 2013
at 08:32 PM

I vagely recall my bp was normal about 6 months ago or more, with a manual upper arm unit. It's alarmingly high, I agree. It's possible it's not accurate. I'll remeasure at home with a regular unit. Just, wow. I was not expecting it considering both my grandparents used it before me and their reading was normal.

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on June 15, 2013
at 08:28 PM

Adding extra oil of a different type is typically not necessary for bacon. The bacon's own fat melts off well enough such that it quickly is cooking in its own fat. Just add the bacon to the dry pan, turn up the heat to medium-low and watch it go.

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on June 15, 2013
at 08:21 PM

I had a large meal about 2 hrs ago. 3 while regs, bacon cooked in coconut oil, avocado and vrggies

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on June 16, 2013
at 01:56 AM

Thanks for all the responses. Turns out either I used the wrist unit incorrectly (it was below heart level) or my BP simply spiked from the really large high fat meal I had 1.5hrs prior.

I just checked my BP with a manual cuff and it reads 110/60 which seems more inline with my past readings. This is so relieving.

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on June 16, 2013
at 02:06 AM

other things that can raise your blood pressure: crossing your legs, letting your legs dangle, having a full bladder, holding your breath, using too small of a cuff, slouching.

46d2d71df39b4a6336df6d8307b25d87

(278)

on June 17, 2013
at 01:47 AM

Yeah... those wrist units are pretty sketchy.

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on June 16, 2013
at 12:40 AM

Yes, but your blood pressure can vary a lot so check to see if this is an average reading or an outlier. You might want to get tested with another blood pressure unit, they are pretty cheap. Also, I think (but am not sure) that the relevant measure is after you have been sitting down for a few minutes.

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on June 15, 2013
at 08:29 PM

I'm not a doctor but that seems pretty high. I recently scored a 114/78, and I eat lots of bacon, eggs, coconut oil, etc. FWIW I'm 27, male, crossfit 5x per week, been Paleo 5 months, and have a very healthy bodyweight.

Do you know if your blood pressure is better or worse than when you started Paleo?

D99af7bbde1c19b874d1191eabb107e9

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on June 15, 2013
at 08:32 PM

I vagely recall my bp was normal about 6 months ago or more, with a manual upper arm unit. It's alarmingly high, I agree. It's possible it's not accurate. I'll remeasure at home with a regular unit. Just, wow. I was not expecting it considering both my grandparents used it before me and their reading was normal.

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on June 17, 2013
at 08:31 AM

First of all, unless you are checking your BP with a $15000 lifepak monitor, no automatic blood Pressure cuff is accurate! Secondly the wrist is a horrible place to take a blood pressure, and lastly, a high fat meal cannot "spike" your BP. Your blood pressure measures just what it says, blood pressure, only increased/decreased fluids and electrolytes such as sodium can affect your blood pressure in such a short amount of time, unless you have hypertension which would require you to have a blood pressure of 120/80 or higher twice a day every day for at least 2 weeks before being diagnosed.

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on June 16, 2013
at 09:07 PM

There are so many variable that can affect your blood pressure ie your blood pressure often spikes when you exercise or lift weights: best to take multiple readings :)

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on June 16, 2013
at 02:13 AM

I had a similar reading this morn. So I settled down, breathed deeply and slowly for 30 secs or so, and did it again. 140/95. Rinse and repeat a few times. 120/80.

It also seemed to lower the reading if I sat up straighter and kept my head facing directly fw. Does the heart have to pump any harder to get blood to the brain when the head is turned, looking to the side?

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on June 16, 2013
at 12:38 AM

Do you exercise regularly? Do keep in mind that a healthy paleo diet is just a clean diet, combining meats, fruits, and veggies. I definitely don't think it is necessary to cook bacon in oil... seems like way too much fat too me!

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on June 15, 2013
at 09:07 PM

I would definitely recommend seeking the advice of a practicing medical doctor, your primary care physician if you have one. There are simply too many variables to not get the expert advice of a doctor. I say this without implying that there is some definitive problem, this is the only recommendation I feel qualified to make.

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