Well...... I've been struggling with some nasty diseases, including Heart Failure and pre-Diabetes for over 20 years. About 10 years ago, I was getting a lot weaker and a lot worse. I started taking my blood pressure, at home, and found out, to my great surprise, that I had high blood pressure. I had no idea. I didn't know much about blood pressure, at that time, so I started to track my blood pressure to see if it remained high all day long, or just once in a while. After all, how does one deal with a problem, if one doesn't know the extent of the problem.
After a few days, it was obvious that my blood pressure was high most of the day, and got especially higher at night. I started to try different things in order to try to reduce my blood pressure, like relaxing, deep breathing, experimenting with my meds, reducing sodium and caffeine, etc.
Anyway........ here I am, ten years later, and because of my close tracking, I've been able to greatly improve my health and my blood pressure and my pre-diabetes, and significantly reduce my health care costs. Despite having Heart Failure, Chronic High Blood Pressure, Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes, Persistent Atrial Fibrillation, Tachycardia and Immune System Dysfunction, I spend very little on health care, mostly because what I have learned by closely monitoring my blood pressure.
I'd like to share some of my data 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 and unique information can be helpful to others, also having to deal with chronically high blood pressure.
The following is my data from the year 2003, summarized by hour of day. Hour 1 represents 1am and hour 24 represents 12 midnight.
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 hour 22, which is 10pm. For the entire year of 2003, I took my blood pressure 60 nights at 10pm, the average blood pressure of all of the 10pm blood pressure readings was 163/103, the minimum blood pressure for all of the 60 blood pressure readings at 10pm 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.
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.
I have significantly recovered from my chronically high blood pressure and from my Heart Failure, and from my Atrial Fibrillation due to Diet, Exercise, Coreg and avoiding bad-health triggers and irritants.
Average blood pressure readings for 2003:
All of 2003: Readings=1032; Average=151/96; Minimum=108/68; Maximum=188/119
I've posted my blood pressure stats for 2008, at the bottom of this post, so that these "now" very healthy blood pressure ranges can be compared against my unhealthy ranges for 2003. Why do this? Well.... these types of blood pressure ranges and patterns are not available anywhere else, and might be helpful to those who suffer from malignant, or difficult to treat High Blood Pressure. After all, I spent seven hours per day, over the past 10 years collecting these readings. No one else would but NUTS enough to do something like that! Plus..... I got the data, why not share it with others.
A cursory look shows the "normal" trend towards higher afternoon and evening blood pressure than the morning hours. Someone who only takes their blood pressure once in a while, and only in the morning is not getting a true picture of their blood pressure.
Hmmmm!? The blood pressure seems to jump at around the 13th hour (1pm), and then peaks at the 17th hour (5pm) and then starts dropping around the 20th hour (8pm). I take my Coreg at 6pm at night, so that might explain the lowering blood pressure trend around 8pm.
The kicking in of the Coreg, after 2-3 hours, and then the trailing off of the effects of the Coreg, several hours later, would certainly have an effect on Blood Pressure. It would be interesting to see someone's blood pressure trends who doesn't take any blood pressure/heart medication. Even so, normal blood pressure increases during the afternoon.
Another point: If I would have taken my blood pressure ONLY around 5pm (average 131/78), I would think that I suffered from high blood pressure, which in fact, is probably just normal, healthy blood pressure at that time.
Blood Pressure Statistics for2008
Hour (subtract 12 starting with the 13th hour for PM time.)
For all of 2008: Readings: 2543 Average: 122/72 Minimum: 78/45 Maximum: 160/98
My blood pressure is still at healthy levels 24 hours per day, day after day, month after month, year after year.
Here is a chart showing my average annual blood pressure from 1998 thru 2011. I stopped recording my blood pressures in 2011 after years of healthy blood pressure.
Should try cayenne pepper tea and als Hawthorne Berry for circulation and heart problems to name a few. For diabetes Iodine And D3 supplementation.
Sounds worth a try! Thanks!
Do you know the success rates of these supplements when dealing with Diastolic Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation?
Do you know if these supplements might interact badly with my meds, Coreg, Digoxin or Coumadin?
You should be able to get off the drug eventually.
Any idea how long I would have to take these supplements to be cured of Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation?
Thanks for taking the time to respond and for any further information you might have on this subject!
I'm an advocate of trying anything in the alternate network to see if it works. I learned about cayenne several years ago through the book "Left for Dead" - a great read. Have tried it off and on up to 1/2 teaspoon of 180,000 heat unit cayenne at a time - for a long time and it never did a thing for either my hypertension or my atrial fibrillation, or my lipid profile. Each person is completely different and each person should try anything they thinks that will work. But if it doesn't work, don't think there is something wrong with you. The other side of that is you can purchase cayenne pills at inflated prices or numerous other herbs and remedies and there are people out there making a load of money off of it. In fact, I sometimes think that the alternative field is almost as bad (not quite) as the pharmaceuticals.
I got my 180,000 HU cayenne in bulk at a reasonable price at a local health food store, still use it because I love the seasoning, but it still doesn't provide me with any benefit that I can see other than the palette.
Johny Apple Bomb, you said: Their are many ways to get well. These videos seems very relevant to your situation. Dr. Shulze puts Cayenne in many of his products.
While I appreciate you taking the time to help me, I think that one of the main points of my thread went un-noticed. My blood pressure extremes, during 2003, when I had very unhealthy high blood pressure, and I was very sickly and dying was:
All of 2003: Readings=1032; Average=151/96; Minimum=108/68; Maximum=188/119
My blood pressure extremes, during 2008, after going on a very healthy diet was:
My Blood Pressure average for all of 2008 was 122/72, based on 2543 readings.
I posted my blood pressure statistics because this type of data cannot be found anywhere else on the Internet and others dealing with blood pressure problems might be able to benefit from the statistics. What I did to get my blood pressure down to very healthy levels was diet, a healthy, low calorie, high fiber, small meal, frequent eating DIET! No supplements! No pills! No additives! Just a basic healthy diet! I found it amazing just how simple it is to have good health, even if you are someone like me suffering from a physically damaged heart.
But...... once again, thank you for taking the time to help me with my health. I appreciate your suggestions!
Take care...... Merry Christmas!!!