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24 hour Blood Pressure averages, when too high, and then finally when healthy, due to healthy diet, exercise and avoiding unhealthy chemicals and irritants.
posted at March 31, 2012 10:16 AM EDT
First: October 26, 2009
Last: March 31, 2012
I've taken my blood pressure almost 32,000 times since 1998. I'd like to share some of my blood pressure readings with others, so that others can compare their results with mine. Although we are all different, the data will, at least, reflect what one of us went through in dealing with our high blood pressure. I hope that this unusual andcan be helpful to others who have struggled with difficult to treat, chronically high blood pressure.
My first set of blood pressure readings are from the year 2003, summarized by hour.
I've listed the hour, the number of blood pressure readings, the average blood pressure for each hour, the minimum blood pressure, and the maximum blood pressure for each hour.
To read the data, let's look at 10pm. The readings show that for the entire year of 2003, there were 60 blood pressure readings at 10pm and the average blood pressure of all of the 10pm blood pressure readings during 2003 was 163/103, and the minimum blood pressure for all of the 60 blood pressure readings at 10pm during 2003 was 134/83 and the maximum blood pressure that I had during the entire year of 2003, at 10pm was 188/119.
My average blood pressure for all of 2003 was 151/96. As can been seen, my problem was not with extremely high blood pressure, in the 200s, but with constantly high blood pressure all day long for the entire year. This, by the way, continued until 2006, when I was finally able to get my blood pressure down to much healthier levels. I am extremely lucky that I survived all those years of high blood pressure, heart failure and permanent Atrial Fibrillation!
In contrast, the close monitoring of my Blood Pressure, and the reduced spending on my health care has resulted in significantly reduced blood pressure and much better health. My Blood Pressure average for all of 2008 was 122/72, based on 2543 readings.
Average blood pressure readings for 2003: (when too high!)
All of 2003: Readings=1032; Average=151/96; Minimum=108/68; Maximum=188/119
Average blood pressure readings for 2008: (when healthy)
1am- Readings 9 Average 131/73 Minimum 110/62 Maximum 141/82