HGH – Day 200 – Blood Pressure
High blood pressure… it’s called the Silent Killer for a reason. In many cases you don’t even know you have it until it’s too late. Blood spots in the eyes, nose bleeds, dizziness… you could get these symptoms or not. You could have a stroke before you knew anything was even wrong with you. The bottom line is blood pressure is nothing to mess around with and when you get over the age of 40, you should monitor it frequently. So the question is… how does Hormone Replacement Therapy affect your blood pressure? Well, let’s see how it affected mine…
When it comes to Hormone Replacement Therapy and health, I don’t want to take anybody’s word for it. There are far too many people on the Internet that have no personal experience about something, yet they pass it off as fact. I want to live it, test it, I want to know it’s a fact from experience. Now as a disclaimer, this is my own personal experience. Everybody’s experience is individualized and your mileage may vary. However, we’re all still 99% the same inside so what happens to me has a good chance of happening to you.
Legal crap out of the way, here’s what we’re looking at. As you can see, on April 15 my blood pressure was 153 over 89 and my pulse was 69 beats per minute. I don’t know if you can see the small lights next to the letters SYS and DIA, but they’re yellow… and yellow, as with traffic lights, means Warning. I was in Stage Two Hypertension; not a place you want to be if you desire a long and fulfilling life. In fact, here’s the Blood Pressure Category Chart showing the values necessary to be in Stage Two Hypertension. That’s the category where you need medication to control your blood pressure… or you could neglect it like an idiot and take your chances.
While both numbers matter in a blood pressure reading, the Diastolic value, or the second value in the reading, is the most important of the two. That’s the pressure in your arteries when the heart is resting between beats. If that’s high, your arteries aren’t only over pressurized when your heart beats, but they’re being stressed when your heart isn’t beating as well. Your arteries never get a break. If I had to summarize this two words, those words would be VERY and BAD.
Now let’s fast forward to August 9, roughly 4 months later. My blood pressure was 129 over 77 and my pulse was 63 beats per minute. While the first number is still listed as Slightly Elevated, the second number… the most important one of the two, is well within the Normal range. To summarize this in two words, I’d use VERY and GOOD.
Let’s also not forget that my heart now beats 6 times less per minute on top of it all. If there are 1,440 minutes in a day, that’s 8,640 less beats per day or 3 Million One Hundred and Fifty Three Thousand, Six Hundred less beats per year. Since I’m still alive, it only stands to reason that my heart is doing less work and getting the same results… I’d possibly argue Better Results.
I always like to give credit where credit is due. So the question is, who gets the credit for taking me from the brink of a stroke back down into normal range? Is it Testosterone or HGH? Let’s look at this scientifically.
I had been taking Testosterone for at least a year before April 15th and my blood pressure was obviously elevated; so it doesn’t seem like Testosterone was helping. HGH was relatively new at that time and it was the only change in my protocol. So while the credit seems to go to HGH, I would like to propose a third option… maybe the synergy between Testosterone and HGH caused the decrease in blood pressure. Even if we attributed my numbers to weight loss, which was happening during that time, we’d still have to give credit to Testosterone and HGH since I wouldn’t have had nearly the same success without them both.
So what’s the conclusion? Who gets credit? I’m calling it a tie between Testosterone and HGH. However, the ultimate winner is me. I feel better, I’m stronger, I’m healthier, and I have more energy. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again… I have no idea why every guy over the age of 40 isn’t on this stuff. Whatever… that’s just my two cents. Take it or leave it.
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