Heart Disease Community
ccordray
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

ccordray

i am 6'1", 64 yrs old, 240 lbs and my bp is normally, with meds, 145/70. i have been riding a bicycle seriously for a year now, and just completed the seattle to portland ride, which covered 200 miles in two days. for 3 or 4 days after this exercise, my bp was in the 120/60 range w/out meds. now, for the last two mornings, i have woke up with bp  153/85, then 170/100. i am taking capoten twice a day and a felodipine long lasting once a day. whats up with this? i rode 25 miles the other night, and average about a 100 miles a week-shouldn't the exercise help. i have gone from 283 to 240 lbs over the last year.

thank you

cole
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
221937_tn?1189759427
Have you thought about your electrolyte intake? You could have consumed too much sodium during the ride if you were pushing sports drinks. Eat low sodium a few days and push the liquids and you should go down over a few days. If you do eat lower than usual amounts of salt be sure and eat high potassium like bananas, but being a bike rider I am sure you are very aware a cramps. Avoid liquorice and I think that the enzyme in grapefruit juice (OATP) that you need to avoid because of your felodipine is also present in grape juice as well.

Thatch
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
About a minute ago, i drank a bottle of grape juice. my bp is now 128/82, so maybe you are right. i did push electrolytes during the ride, and sweated more than usual because of the heat/humidity. i am from eastern oregon and unused to the high humidity on the western side. i will ease the sodium, which i watch anyway, and eat my bananas.

thank you

cole
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
kimmyro hello Comment
Jul 31
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
facts About Meat
Jul 31 by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
CARBS!
Jul 30 by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1431627317
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
1124887_tn?1313758491
Blank
is_something_wrong
Oslo, Norway
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL