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Unread 07-19-2012, 09:39 PM
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Default Could low blood pressure be caused by diet?

Hi,

I have been checking my pulse/blood pressure for a while now, and it seams "off".
Mainly because I do allot of things that should cause the opposite.

My routine:
Sleep about 6-7h night, wake up every 2 or 3 hours, no problems falling asleep.
8am: eat ~30g protein, 30g carbs, ~5fat + 1fish oil/multi
9am: Walk 6km, about 1h in the sun
10 to ~2pm: Drink ~5/6cups of coffee with 250ml skimmed milk (half of he 12cup filter coffee maker thing)
2pm: eat ~30g protein, 30g carbs, ~5fat + 1fish oil/multi
4pm: 1 small apple
5pm: gym (4 times per week)
~30g whey protein shake after
6pm: Walk 6km, about 1h in the sun
8/9pm: eat 1k/2k calories, lower fat (today 1 watermelon/500g Greek Yogurt)
(I average ~45/50g fat per day, 200g protein +200 calories or so balance)

I took my pressure before/after a long walk (took it at the pharmacy)
Systolic/Diastolic/Pulse
99 / 62 / 52
89 / 55 / 56
102 / 64 / 51
98 / 60 / 55
98 / 46 / 54
Pulse while walking is about 60bpm (but might be off, since measured with phone/counting...)
I also used to be about ~80lb heavier 3 years ago, if that matters.

I know optimal is <120 / <80 for the pressure, but what the hell is 46??? after 6 cups of coffee, really bad sleep and walking 2h in the sun?

Also, my work colleagues say I'm very energetic (I guess it's the coffee).

Is it something stupid I'm doing, the diet, vitamins, activity? Any ideas?
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Unread 07-19-2012, 10:54 PM
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Blood pressure changes minute to minute in response to about a zillion variables. Your data gathering doesn't tell you much of anything.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 01:19 AM
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What Lyle said. And your BP and pulse are fine. Worry about something else. The economy, maybe. Or zombies.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 07:37 AM
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Worrying about zombies raises my BP like you wouldn't believe.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 07:40 AM
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http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm

Quake in abject terror brain baskets.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by FredBlogg View Post
http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm

Quake in abject terror brain baskets.
You win teh internet. I can't believe that's a real site from the CDC. Thank you for that sir, now I will be thoroughly prepared
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Unread 07-20-2012, 03:34 PM
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My blood pressure has always ran low. I run anywhere from 90/50 to 110/60. My doctor has never been concerned.
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Unread 07-20-2012, 09:18 PM
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Maybe obsess about your protein grams a bit more and that will raise your blood pressure but, I'm kidding.

I have low BP too (it's always measured low, even after exercise) and I've been told by my doctor that as long as you aren't getting symptoms (e.g. blacking out when you stand up fast, or having bad circulation) then it's no big deal.

Of course, if you don't drink enough that could be a factor. dehydration can cause low BP.
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