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Ironically I ride to help me stay active. It is a way for me to enjoy a workout without being stationary.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be helping me with my blood pressure as it is a little high.

Is it dangerous for me to ride or race with HBP? Are there some things I can do with out going on medication to lower it? I have been trying to watch my salt intake, and generally eating healthier.

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I think everyone is different, and the only thing would be to talk to your doctor or specialist to find out what they recommend and then do some follow ups.

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This is what some of my research has come up with:

Get a complete calcium/magnesium suppliment. (And take it)

Take celery seed extract.

Take bonito peptide.

Increase consumption of potassium rich foods like aspergas (sorry sp?), apricots, bananas etc.

Get AT LEAST an hour of cardio a day. Lose whatever extra weight you're carrying around.

Get off the processed foods. Get off caffeine, alcohol and sugar.

And last but not least: Get a blood pressure monitor. My doc freaked the last time I went in. It was an ob/gyn visit. My blood pressure was 161/100. They took it again after (I was still naked and on the table) it was 148/85. I bought a blood pressure monitor and when I'm at home and happy it's usually somewhere around 125/75 to 116/59 range. Let's just say I'm glad I didn't start taking the high blood pressure meds I was prescribed....

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What exactly is "a little high"?

When I first got back into riding 5 years ago, I still smoked more than a pack of menthiols a day. BP was reaching 180/140.:censored::ride::lol:

Quit smoking, lost some weight, and now I'm 120/80

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Ironically I ride to help me stay active. It is a way for me to enjoy a workout without being stationary.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be helping me with my blood pressure as it is a little high.

Is it dangerous for me to ride or race with HBP? Are there some things I can do with out going on medication to lower it? I have been trying to watch my salt intake, and generally eating healthier.

buddy, check this! my family has a history of HBP. so i have it, my physican started me on meds when i was 26, that's 3 years ago!

dieting helps, if your overwieght. stress is a HUGE factor., even sleep. if your body's not getting proper rest it can effect it., hypertension... the list is big.

im taking 5 mg Norvasic, it helps control / regulate my BP.

doc said control it now, cause it can cause damage later.

but about your question, you fine to ride

get yourself checked out. and keep riding!!

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BTW, I'm not saying you shouldn't take meds, I'm saying the only sure way to tell what your blood pressure is on a regular basis is to get a blood pressure monitor and check it yourself several times a day.

Oh, and what he said!

I got a wrist type.

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Ive been taking my 3 times a day since my heart attack,they put a stent in me and Im on meds,no side effects,now my BP is 120's over 80's usually!!!

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BTW, I'm not saying you shouldn't take meds, I'm saying the only sure way to tell what your blood pressure is on a regular basis is to get a blood pressure monitor and check it yourself several times a day.

Oh, and what he said!

I got a wrist type.

i have a monitor at home, and a few times a month i check my BP, it's always the same, and sometimes ranges too, don't forget BP goes up and down during the course of the day, that's normal. the main factor is when you re relaxed and calm, that s when it matters. watch what you drink too, soda, coffee, sport drinks... gatorade has a ton of sodium, powerade is better.

start check labels, exercise... try power walking

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