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PEGGYT3 Posts: 3,844
6/19/11 3:21 P

Both my parents plus my brother and sister all had high blood pressure, so when my doctor told me I needed to eat less salt, I quit using salt and bought only low sodium products and have gotten my blood pressure down below 120/80 and hope to keep it that way without medication.

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6/19/11 1:43 P

i have high blood pressure and so does both of my parents? mine came out when i was running 5 miles a day and a vegetarian. Talk about a blow to the ego. sarra sarra;-). last one 136/78

3/18/11 12:28 A

Both of my parents have/had high blood pressure. What I did different than my parents, and my siblings, is to never start smoking cigarettes! emoticon

BTW, my blood pressure was 106/67 last week

Edited by: SONG-OF-DEBORAH at: 3/18/2011 (00:29)
SILVASHAN Posts: 273
3/17/11 8:59 P

neither of my parents have high BP, but i do. im overweight though and they are not.

DEEDEE1102 SparkPoints: (55,679)
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3/12/11 6:43 A

Both my parents had high blood pressure and took medication for years. Both were overweight.

SLINFOOT Posts: 153
3/11/11 12:12 P

You would be amazed at the amount of sodium in things. For example 1,259 mg in a tsp of baking soda or 428 mg in 1 cup of canned peas. High BP runs in families and you need to be careful.

DOOBIE893 SparkPoints: (54,286)
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3/11/11 11:55 A

Both of my parents had high blood pressure and currently I am taking medication also. My goal is to reduce my weight and blood pressure.

BUTTERFLY4411 Posts: 3,525
3/6/11 10:04 A

My parents both had really high blood pressure, and my brother and I do too.

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REDNLOVELY1 Posts: 278
3/3/11 10:43 P

Both my parents have high blood pressure. I have been normal all my life up until about a month ago. Out of nowhere (well from what I know) it just started creeping up. Trying to keep it in check. It means changes for me :-)

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11/14/10 10:36 A

My mother...I developed it at an early age when I was very physically active, had never eaten much salt and was not overweight. It was determined mine was genetic. However, after 20 years of medication, I am close to having the medication dosage lowered. I am now working out 6-7 days a week and watching what I eat. What a difference.

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RICHE38 SparkPoints: (67,289)
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11/13/10 2:06 P

Congratulations on that 100+ pound loss. Quite an accomplishment. I'm sure that helped with your blood pressure, too.

Edited by: RICHE38 at: 11/13/2010 (17:45)
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11/13/10 1:54 P

both of mine do, it tends to run in our family that's why my doctor was concerned I wasn't watching my weight

HELENA260 Posts: 1,083
11/10/10 5:50 P

My mom has it!

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 35,395
11/10/10 2:09 P

Thanks for the feedback, I'll pass it along.

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RICHE38 SparkPoints: (67,289)
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11/10/10 1:54 P

If one or both of your parents had high blood pressure, your risk of developing it...

That's a Trivia question.

Think about it. My risk doesn't change. I do have a higher risk (double) what someone without a family history might have. But, my risk doesn't change, it is what it is.....
Badly worded question.

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