Posted 7/24/2006 2:10 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Sarah

100/55 is much better than 120/55. Your pulse pressure is 45. Stan's pp is 65. I believe that high pp starts around 45 or 50. My pp is around 35, which is normal.

Diastolic pressure less than 60 mmhg is considered low in most of the medical literature that I have read. Normal BP is 120/80 in theory I guess. I wouldn't worry if I were you unless you are experiencing some kind of symptom associated with hypOtension. For instance if your systolic pressure was too low, you might feel faint when you suddenly stand (your brain receives the most blood when your heart contracts).

I do not know any symptoms of low diastolic pressure other than over a long period of time (years), your heart may cause symptoms involved with not being supplied enough blood. This is just a wild guess on my part and is totally theoretical!

We are talking about resting BP here. When you just stand, the BP increases by 10-15 mmhg in normal people. This doesn't happen in people with postural hypotension, and they sometimes faint. When you exercise, your BP goes even higher. Your bodies O2 demand increases so our heart rate and force of contraction increase along with our BP.

If your doc is not worried about your BP, if I were you, I wouldn't either :)

Posted 7/24/2006 5:42 PM (GMT -6)
I just reread my own post.. and made a mistake.. my b/p is usually 100/65, not 55. So I guess I am normal after
Thanks RJ
I'm not procrastinating----I'm still doing yesterday!!!! 
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.

Posted 7/24/2006 7:35 PM (GMT -6)

:-)  hey Aldo, i just got off the treadmill after 30 mins. my heart rate was about 111 fo most of that. i went up immediately to check my bp and heart rate and it was 116/66 heart rate 94. Eo you think my bp stayed so low because i take lisinopril, just 5mg, and is that good or bad? i know you are not a doc, just wondered what you think

scool  It is so hot here in the seattle area. we do not usually suffer the heat so bad


Posted 7/25/2006 7:50 AM (GMT -6)
I hain't no doc, thats fer shore :) I am a plowboy...Your heart rate drops very fast when you stop exercise. The better shape you're in the faster it drops. Did you check your BP and pulse rate about 30 minutes after you stopped? That is an excellent BP you have and yes your lisinopril (ace inhibitor for hypertension) may have kept it down a bit. I wouldn't worry about that at all. You are trying to get your pulse rate up and  sustain it for a period of time (aerobic exercise).
I take beta blockers which limit how fast my heart can beat, and it also limits the force of contraction. My target heart rate for the last stress test I had was 145 bpm and I made it. There is a formula that docs, jocks and fitness freaks use to determine your, or their "target heart rate".
This is an interesting subject to me, that is, what happens to your BP when you exercise.
Aerobic (running,etc) and anaerobic exercise (weight lifting, etc) effects the BP differently. Here is a blurb or two, with some links that might work :) (they call aerobic= dynamic, and anaerobic= static)
"What happens to my blood pressure during exercise?
Although blood pressure goes up during any kind of exercise, the exact changes are different according to whether the exercise is static or dynamic.
Static (or isometric) exercise is defined as a sustained contraction of a muscle group, and is typified by weight lifting.
Dynamic exercise is characterized by intermittent and rhythmical contractions; examples are running, bicycling, and swimming.
During static exercise there is a marked increase of both systolic and diastolic pressure (up to 300/150 mm Hg in champion barbell lifters), whereas with dynamic exercise only the systolic pressure increases.
Many activities involve a mixture of both types of exercise. Using a Nautilus machine produces the same changes as dynamic exercise."
Posted 7/25/2006 12:01 PM (GMT -6)
:-)  aldo, i cannot beleive you got your heart rate up to 145, the best i can do is 120 and that is usually a bit higher than i can go. i do have a monitor on my treadmill and i stay in the 69% of my target heart rate for most of that time. i do a 3.5 pace on a level two incline.  how does that stack up with your numbers. maybe you do not use a treadmill.  thanks in any event for your input.
Posted 7/25/2006 1:08 PM (GMT -6)
I haven't been able to use my treadmill in quite awhile Dgirl. I don't want to damage my joints. I am kind of "crippled up" now. I think I will be ready to start soon though.

That is a great workout you have got going. I have never been able, since my mi, to do 3.5 for 30 minutes, especially at any incline at all. As far as the 145 pulse rate, well I always have asked what the target rate was and was told 145, and then was told that I made it. I haven't had a tmill test in over 2 years.

Keep up the great workout :)


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