When i said my blood pressure went as high as 230/90 right after exercising i meant within 2 minutes after stopping the exercise itself.that's hypertensive... do not consume any sodium unless you are adding it to food yourself. i notice a drop in blood pressure after working out, that is, an hour or so. when you say "right after" do you literally mean like minutes after you stop or how soon after working out are you taking it? the second reading may not be accurate...
I would suggest most of these heart attacks are due to selenium deficiency, or in the case of ruptured aortic aneurysm, a copper deficiency.If you are regularly getting high raised BP after exercise it is usually a sign of increased artery plaque and stiffening. A lot of Marathon runners getting heart attacks are due to this problem.
The man mentioned in the Heartscan blog had his plaque measured by CT scan and despite running long distances he had extensive plaque build upMarathon runners should not have plaque buildup..
./20/84 – Jim Fixx, author of “The Complete Book of Running”, drops dead of a heart attack at the age of 52. Dr. Eleanor N. McQuillen, Vermont’s chief medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Mr. Fixx, said in an interview that all three of his coronary arteries were damaged by arteriosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attacks.
Long distance running INCREASES coronary plaque buildup
Based on the multitude of treadmills at the average gym, the idea of jogging endlessly gives the impression that you are “getting in some cardio” and that “your heart will thank you”. Two recent studies show that is NOT the case. One study, administered at the West-German Heart Center Essen, focused on male marathoners age 50 and up. Among the study’s findings, while the runners had lower than average cholesterol levels and better blood pressure, they had more measurable coronary calcium buildup or plaque than the general population. In the study, German scientists scanned the hearts of 108 experienced, male distance runners in their 50s, 60s and 70s. The runners had completed a minimum of 5 marathons in the previous 3 years. When the researchers studied the runners’ scan results, they found that more than a third of the men showed evidence of significant calcification or plaque build-up in their heart arteries. Several also had scarring of some of the tissue in their hearts. The researchers stated, “In our study regular marathon running seems not to protect runners (from coronary artery disease). In fact, we even cannot exclude the possibility that exercise to this degree has deleterious effects on coronary arteries.”(3)
A second study of 25 middle-aged male runners, each of whom had completed the Twin Cities Marathon annually for the past 25 consecutive years, demonstrated they had significantly greater mean volumes of coronary calcified plaque than did age-matched sedentary controls. The lead researcher, Dr. Jonathan Schwartz said, “The bottom line here is just because you run a lot of marathons and you’re very active doesn’t mean you’re protected from coronary artery calcification. Benefits to long-term, high-volume endurance training for overall health include favorable body mass index, heart rate, and lipid panel, but these may be counterbalanced by metabolic and mechanical factors that enhance coronary plaque growth.”(4)
I find this quite amazing as it is not logical.The man mentioned in the Heartscan blog had his plaque measured by CT scan and despite running long distances he had extensive plaque build up
Most of the studies I have seen dont bear out the theory that long distance running prevents plaque build up.