- May 20, 2007
Any supps or foods you guys would recomened to help lower it.
Lowering calories, and eating vegetables come to mind, theres a lot of studies showing an anti-hypertensive effect. You'll find a bunch of herbs and shit which claim an anti-hypertensive effect, but overall their effects probably aren't very profound. Who is this for, and what is the current reading?
Its for me iron slave I had it done at the office I work at and it was 140 over 88
The machines are meant for an average adult arm, size 9-13 inches is what I have seen on the machines, and a larger arm will skew the reading. Unless you have it done by a physician with a normal size cuff I wouldnt take teh results into too serious of consideration. 140 over 88 isnt in need of immediate medical attention or anything (although a healthy range is lower) and could be the result of recent activity as mentioned above or stress/anxiety. The guys above made great suggestions and I would add that you should watch your sodium intake. Water follows Na and high levels of water retention add more pressure and consequently can lead to an increase in blood pressure.
And like IS said, a higher body weight, even if it is massive amount of muscle, will unfortunately cause higher bp almost inevitably. You are not in the disease category yet and I dont think that you will fall into it while eating healthy and exercising (unless of course it is hereditary). I had a machine just the other day clock me at 139/88 and when I was checked by my exercise physiology instructor I was at like 134/85.
i reccomend green tea, drinking 2-3 cups a day,
i used to have high bp, what did what do cardio and drink green tea and just eating healthy and it went down i´m now at 130/70
Effects on blood pressure of drinking green and black tea.
Journal of Hypertension. 17(4):457-463, April 1999.
Results: An acute pressor response to caffeine was observed. Relative to caffeine, there were further acute increases in systolic and diastolic blood pressure at 30 min among those drinking green tea [5.5 mmHg (95%CI -21.4 to 12.4) and 3.1 mmHg (95%CI -0.1 to 6.3)
I was thinking the same thing, since when did something with caffeine lower bp? Even green tea?