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    My blood pressure has being do odd thing as of late but I'm told it has to do with meds I take for a lung issue I have. Anyway, while I was investigating my blood pressure issue I read that the new standard for taking blood pressure medication is 140/90.
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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post
    Your blood pressure is high
    Your blood pressure is high
    Your blood pressure is high
    Your blood pressure is high
    Your blood pressure is high
    Your blood pressure is high
    Your blood pressure is high

    Now.. has this helped your blood pressure?
    I'm sure there was nothing wrong with your blood pressure with that systolic reading, 122
    You're in a docs office FFS (hardly relaxing), but after being told it was high????
    a self fulfilling prophecy, if the doc says "don't worry, but..." then what's going to happen
    Well, I knew my BP was fine, the doctor did, as well. It was the paperwork on my exam that had "high" on it.

    Originally Posted by shootmike View Post
    My blood pressure has being do odd thing as of late but I'm told it has to do with meds I take for a lung issue I have. Anyway, while I was investigating my blood pressure issue I read that the new standard for taking blood pressure medication is 140/90.
    I believe that anti-inflammatory steroids if that is what you are taking for your lung issue, may affect BP. I hope it's not too serious.
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    Originally Posted by Mark1T View Post
    I went to my General Physician this morning for a check-up and went through the normal routine with the nurse, i.e. blood pressure check and weight and height.

    Doc gave me the ok and when I got home, I looked at the print-out they gave me.

    My blood pressure was: 122/74 No meds at all.

    I thought my blood pressure was really good, but the print-out says that I have elevated blood pressure, according to the government. Wat?

    I weighed 192 with clothes on this morning, 187 no clothes earlier this morning and my height is 5'11".

    My Body Mass Index is 25-29, which according to the government, I am overweight. Wat?

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    To me, this information is deceptive because for people who workout regularly, it has the potential to be dangerous, as a doctor might prescribe medication when you don't really need it. My doc didn't bring it up, but the print-out did.

    If my doctor had brought it up, I would have told him that I workout religiously, so please take that into consideration.

    This isn't shocking information except that it is probably safe to say that some people can be over-prescribed if they don't do a little research and IMO it is always a good idea to question a doctor on any prescriptions that have the potential to negatively affect your health.

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    Cool story bro.

    Would read again.

    And why would you worry what the gubmint says regarding your health? Gubmint is evil. It wants to make you sick to depend on big pharma.

    At any rate, the last time I was at the doctor he grabbed my ballz and told me to cough.

    So I ran my fingers through his hair and whispered

    “Doc. Taxation is theft.”
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    Originally Posted by NorwichGrad View Post
    Cool story bro.

    Would read again.

    And why would you worry what the gubmint says regarding your health? Gubmint is evil. It wants to make you sick to depend on big pharma.

    At any rate, the last time I was at the doctor he grabbed my ballz and told me to cough.

    So I ran my fingers through his hair and whispered

    “Doc. Taxation is theft.”
    G, I was making a comment about the government. I was not worried

    You need another doc, G
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    Many years ago I had to pass a Norwegian Seamens medical (that's oilrigs/ships not semen, watch the spelling). I had bp reading during it which I passed, but next to the examination couch was a trolley with several boxes of surgical gloves and the biggest tube of lubricant I've ever seen, it was like a tube of mastic for building work. I'm still amazed my BP was normal, it certainly didn't make me feel relaxed about what might be in store. Thankfully the gloves and lube never figured in my medical exam.
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    Originally Posted by NorwichGrad View Post
    Gubmint is evil. It wants to make you sick to depend on big pharma.

    It seems they are preaching easier more affordable prescription meds, yet they use the doctors to take the fall when the drugs phuck them up?
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    Mark, you're not overweight.
    Your weight to height ratio is off.

    You need to work on your height.
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    Originally Posted by Karl_Hungus View Post
    Still too soon. This would've been more appropriate.

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    I have a hard time thinking that any doctor would prescribe a medicine for your blood pressure. These values are for the general public and the general public isn't as physically fitness oriented as you.

    For most Americans, they are going to get fatter with age, and their corresponding blood pressure needs to be addressed earlier than it has been in the days of yor. Obesity and it's associated comorbidities is at least 70% of my business.

    You probably got the scare treatment because you didn't bring him flowers before the prostate exam. Doctors have feeling too! lol
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    Originally Posted by JediRN View Post
    I have a hard time thinking that any doctor would prescribe a medicine for your blood pressure. These values are for the general public and the general public isn't as physically fitness oriented as you.

    For most Americans, they are going to get fatter with age, and their corresponding blood pressure needs to be addressed earlier than it has been in the days of yor. Obesity and it's associated comorbidities is at least 70% of my business.

    You probably got the scare treatment because you didn't bring him flowers before the prostate exam. Doctors have feeling too! lol
    I agree with you, but it was the paperwork and not the doctor that stated I was over-weight. No prescription was discussed.

    Lots of fatties, though.
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