Normal blood pressure and overweight???

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 15:22
I am just wondering how people who are around 100lbs or more overweight range on the blood pressure scale high normal etc.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 15:41
What exactly do you mean? Whether it contributes to high blood pressure?

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 15:50
Snuggles I have been from 150 to 285 lbs my blood pressure is always 120/80 never changes even preggers it stayed the same!
Oct 31 180 - Not reached Sad 183.6
Nov 30 175 ~ Reached on Dec 2 174.6 Smile
Dec 31 175 - No WI
Jan 31 170
Feb 28 165
March 31 160

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 16:01
Not sure I understand the question either, but while weight may play some role in blood pressure, it's definitely not across the board. I think a lot has to do with genetics - both my parents have low to normal blood pressures. I think that physical activity and stress play a bigger role than weight. Many people have higher than normal blood pressure when they go to the doctor - simply b/c of the stress factor. Many people have high blood pressure that are not overweight.
I have been close to 100 lbs above what I should weigh for about the past 4 years with no affect on my blood pressure. Mine is usually below 110/70. I guess you could say that if you add exercise - which helps with stress and weight loss, then you would possibly see a lower blood pressure. Also, some people are more salt sensitive which can affect your blood pressure. Kidney problems also affect blood pressure - and the opposite is true too - if you have high blood pressure and don't treat it, you can damage your kidneys.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 16:34
It has a lot to do with where you carry the weight. If you carry it in your belly and core area you are at a higher risk than if you carry in the hip and buttocks area. It also depends on salt retention and how your body reacts/overreacts to salt intake. Being overweight can trigger salt sensitivity. You can have normal blood pressure and be overweight. It just raises your risk factor for having hypertension in the future. Age plays a part too.

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 18:47
I agree i worded that very poorly, but you answer my question very well. Smile My bp is great but i was wondering if that was the norm. Guess for the most part it is. thanks

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Posted: 29 Oct 2011, 19:46
I always had good blood pressure too, even when I weighed 285 lbs. I found though as I got older that started to change. I went through my 20's and 30's always thinking, I'm fine, not taking any meds, not in any pain, etc... But it did start to catch up with me.

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