blood pressure

  1. L

    Best Supplement(s) for Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure?

    Over the past 1-2 months, I've taken over 100 BP readings and the average I'm getting is like 129-131/73. So, I get some decent readings like 123/73 which aren't bad, but then other times I get a 135/78 reading and it offsets it. My bottom number is always below 80, but I would like to get the...
  2. R

    TRT with insomnia

    I have been on TRT for two years now. !00mg/week. Low SHBG 18-22. I am on low dose of Anastrozole .25mg/week say day I take Test cypionate. But I suffer from insomnia, never measured my growth hormone other than IGF-1 which was in normal range. I am not diabetic. I have great energy but I get...
  3. J

    High BP on new protocol. Any suggestions?

    I just restarted TRT after stopping for fertility reasons. My new protocol is: weekly, two 60ml subq shots of test enanthate. 2 shots of HCG at 250. DHEA 25 mg daily. I was feeling great on this protocol! However, my blood pressure seemed to be pretty high each time I checked it (150/100.)...
  4. S

    Blood pressure issues

    I’ve been on trt over 11 years and within the last couple years drastically lowered my dose to 60mg per week. I feel much better in all areas at this dose. Having said that my BP has steadily risen and now sits at 138/95 sometimes higher. I’m very active, not overweight, and only take one...
  5. J

    Sudden increase in BP

    I just came back from donating blood and had two BP readings – the first was 140/90, the second was 180/60. This is higher than I have ever had in my entire life My protocol is 100 mg per week testosterone divided into every other day doses (but just switched to 2x wk) and added a total of 80...
  6. D

    How long does it take BP to lower after reducing HCT?

    My hgb was at 17 and it raised my BP high. I dropped the hgb down to 13.5, and been like that for 2 weeks, BP still the same. Why is BP not lowering?
  7. L

    Hematocrit Increasing Blood Pressure

    Pre TRT my blood pressure was 130/80 with HCT of like 47 (top range 51.0) and hemoglobin of 16.8 (top range 17.7). My last labs have my HCT now at 51.8 (top range 51.0) and hemoglobin at 17.6 (top range 17.7) and I've been having some BP issues with spike readings of 160/90. I have anxiety as...
  8. M

    Tadalafil for Blood Pressure Management

    Has anyone been able to use in conjunction with or as a replacement for BP meds? I don't have ED, so would only use it for reducing BP and other purported health benefits>
  9. B

    Isolated Systolic Hypertension

    Can isolated systolic hypertension be caused by high e2, water retention etc? I’m on Valsartan 320mg and amlodipine 5mg. AM BP 144/64, PM BP 153/60. It’s pretty frustrating that much medication isn’t bringing it down. I’m getting labs soon but wondering if anyone else has had low diastolic and...
  10. Vince

    Carbohydrates & Cardiovascular disease

    The researchers answered this argument by analysing the 60 foods/food groups and health markers for all 158 countries together adjusted for health expenditure per capita. (They also adjusted for smoking). This is an ideal way to adjust for any ‘affluence = health’ confounder. The researchers...
  11. R

    High blood pressure question.

    So 7 days ago I returned from spring break. That was week 4 of trt for me. I drank about 12 beers a day for six days. Put on 5-6 pounds returned to normal diet this last week. Lost 1# water weight. Well now my blood pressure is 160-170/80-90. Which is high for me. Upon return...
  12. J

    Age/blood pressure/blood flow

    I'm in my early 60's, and have worked hard to keep my BP under control. But it just kept creeping up and once I hit the 150/90 mark I asked for BP meds. So I started on 5mg daily of ampolidine. That was one month ago. I could see the pattern as my BP dropped gradually from 150/90 to...
  13. G

    Best at home blood pressure monitor

    Good morning I am looking for recommendations for an at home blood pressure monitor. Large upper arm so a model with extra large wrap around sleeve would be ideal. Thanks.
  14. DragonBits

    Blood pressure If it’s not one thing, it’s another

    Blood pressure If it’s not one thing, it’s another, but this does seem to be some sort of side effect related in one way or another to TRT. Recently, my BP rose suddenly, like one week it was 120/76 or lower, the next week it was 132/92 measured in a clinic. Not sure if it rose in 1 day or...
  15. K

    High BLood Pressure, Can’t figure it out. Help

    Hello all, Having an issue with high BP and trying to figure this about. I have been on TRT for about 14 months now. I’m on 80mg of Test cypionate twice per week (160mg total) and 500IU of HCG twice per week (1,000IU total). Blood work shows normal Hemoglobin (15.6g/dL), Hematocrit (47.6%)...
  16. M

    BiMix and Blood Pressure

    I had some issues with high BP. I'm currently taking BP meds. I am trying to find out if BiMix would cause my BP to rise or fall. I know its not like taking viagra or cialis and how those can lower your BP. I'd like to get back to having sex. I would appreciate any help.
  17. keithc2485

    HELP! crazy heart palpitations and raise in BP after last injection...been on TRT for 2 years.

    :confused: I am starting this to see if anybody has any of these symptoms , or can give me some answers . the doctors sure cant. read below to hear whats happening to me. hello again.....i cant believe im back here... after 2 amazing years on TRT , i have hit a really rough patch, also with...
  18. Nelson Vergel

    Anabolic effect of blood pressure drug losartan due to myostatin inhibition

    Sometimes people who use blood pressure drugs become a little fitter and stronger. Some - not all - blood pressure drugs seem to inhibit the break down of muscle tissue as well. Danish researchers, who studied the effect of blood pressure medication losartan on the muscles in healthy men, have...
  19. Nelson Vergel

    The most common error in blood pressure measurement

    The most common error in blood pressure measurement is use of inappropriate cuff size. Considerable overestimation can occur if the cuff is too small. The bladder length recommended by the AHA is 80 percent of the patient’s arm circumference, and the ideal width is at least 40 percent. Error is...
  20. Nelson Vergel

    Marijuana use triples risk of death from hypertension

    My blood pressure goes up with edibles or Marinol for sure (I don't smoke) "Overall, marijuana users had a 3.42 times greater risk of death from hypertension than did nonusers (95% confidence interval, 1.20-9.79), and the risk increased by 1.04 for each year of use (95% CI, 1.00-1.07). The...
  21. T

    High blood pressure after half a year

    Hey searched for some answers in the forum, but couldnt really find a specific one. The thing is that my blood pressure was fine around half a year after I started TRT but the last 1-2 months my blood pressure is often around 130-145 systol and 80 dia, pulse 65. That is quite scary. When I...
  22. Z

    Blood Pressure Med

    So about a year ago I started Losartan. First it was 50mg then up to 100MG. It really never lowered my BP. I averaged about 130/85 while on losartan. I did notice it helped out with erections with a slight increase in firmness. Anyways my doc switched me to telmisartan 40mg ...about 30 days...
  23. M

    Blood Pressure Med and Beta Blocker causing ED . The P shot? for improvement

    Hi Guys I have recently experienced low libido and unable to climax when I do get an erection. I suspect it is my Lisinopril and Carvedilol for my heart that is causing this because my Test levels are good. Went to a doc today who is adding hcg to my TRT and also mentioned something called the P...
  24. H

    Rejected from blood donation because of white coat syndrome

    Hi guys. i have been on TRT for less than 1 year and recently my hematocrit was slightly elevated (51.2). I was told to donate blood or perform a Therapeutic Phlebotomy. My blood pressure is normal at home (ranging from 110-70 to 120-80) but i have white coat syndrome and my BP at the doctor...
  25. Nelson Vergel

    Higher hematocrit is associated with higher blood pressure

    Hematocrit, blood pressure, and hypertension. The Gubbio Population Study. Abstract Baseline data from the Gubbio Population Study in north central Italy were used to investigate the relation of hematocrit to blood pressure and hypertension...
  26. Nelson Vergel

    Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

    The evidence review focused on adults aged 18 years or older with hypertension and included studies with the following prespecified subgroups: diabetes, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, heart failure, previous stroke, chronic kidney disease (CKD), proteinuria, older adults...
  27. Nelson Vergel

    Study Finds Evidence that Keeping Systolic Blood Pressure Under 120 Decreases Risk of Death

    The study by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found that patients who reached a systolic blood pressure below 120 saw their risk of heart attacks and strokes lowered by a third, while their risk of death was lowered by about one-fourth. Currently people with high blood pressure...
  28. Nelson Vergel

    Can Improved Sleep Lower Blood Pressure?

    Source: Am J Hypertens A Review of Evidence for the Link Between Sleep Duration and Hypertension; Gangwisch J; American Journal of Hypertension (Apr 2014) There are lines of evidence from experimental sleep deprivation studies, population-based epidemiological studies, and an...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    Could Getting Sunlight Improve Sexual Function in Men?

    Research carried out at the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh shows that sunlight alters levels of the small messenger molecule, nitric oxide (NO) in the skin and blood, reducing blood pressure. Nitric oxide has been found to be important for the dilation of blood vessels needed to...
  30. Nelson Vergel

    Large Breakfast Linked to Lower Blood Pressure- Not So With Large Dinner

    [h=2]Time-of-day of energy intake: association with hypertension and blood pressure 10 years later in the 1946 British Birth Cohort.[/b][h=3]Authors[/b]Almoosawi S,et al[h=3]Journal[/b]J Hypertens. 2013 May;31(5):882-92. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32835ecc06. [h=3]Affiliation[/b][h=3]Comment in[/b]J...
  31. Nelson Vergel

    Acute ingestion of beetroot bread increases NO and decreases blood pressure

    Another study that shows the benefits of the nitric oxide generation properties of beetroot (spinach, celery and other vegetables also have a lot of nitrites and nitrates) Interesting idea of making bread with beetroot. Nitric oxide is also very important in preserving healthy erectile...