[quote]Mr. Walkway wrote:
hematocrit and blood pressure are two of the most important health indicators to keep an eye on… having said that, I would imagine that there is a correlation between the two.
it’s standard procedure to donate blood/have therapeutic phlebotomy about every 2 months… if you could buy a blood pressure cuff like the one they have at the hospital and test your BP a few times a week that would be optimal…but hematocrit takes a while to creep up IIRC
PS. you were probably banned from donating blood…but im sure you could get a prescription for routine therapeutic phlebotomy [/quote]
Thanks for the reply walkaway, glad to see you still around.
I tried the therapeutic phlebotomy route but my dumbass doc just doesn’t seem to understand, and he’s an endo. Big surprise right? He even told me, you don’t want to do that, there are side effects from donating blood, haha!
I do have an omron bp wrist cuff monitor. If I take two baby asprin it will lower my bp within minutes to around 135/80 ish. If I don’t take any baby asprin it is slightly higher, higher than id like it to be anyway.
I have also noticed the lower my pulse, the higher my bp and the higher my pulse the lower my bp. I guess that has to do with my blood getting circulated faster?