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Posts: 147 10/13/08 9:02 P
Thanks for the great information. I have been struggling with high BP for over a year and the Dr. is still trying to get the right combination of medicine. Very discouraging.
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Posts: 14,920 10/12/08 3:00 P
Thanks Ruthiebear, I've got several people to pass that along to. We all need to remain calm in these trying days.
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Posts: 79 10/12/08 12:12 P
My pressres was up about two weeks ago and it seems to be staying more at the mid range rather than low as when I was first on the BP meds. SO, I found this book at the local vitimin store call The Blood Pressure HOAX writitng by a medical doctor Sherry A. Roers, MD. She points out that we do not have a drug deficiency but other vitimin and mineral dificiency so I'm doing to try her suggestions, which are higher doses of certain vitimins and minerals along with a more strict diet. In todays world it's harder to do the strick diet, but I'm going to try. I really don't want to keep adjusting the med. up every three months. Try reading this book it will give you a good look into how our bodies work in terms we can understand. I will probably keep doing the meds untill I feel comfortable to try and get off of them if I ever can, but I do feel more comfortable building up my vascular system more with better food and vitimins.
Fitness Minutes: (183,981) Posts: 20,338 10/12/08 11:29 A
Glad people are getting good ideas from the article - glad to share it.
Fitness Minutes: (49,460) Posts: 5,028 10/12/08 2:53 A
Excellent article, Ruthie! Thanks. I get my chocolate by making a cup of cocoa w/2 tbs cocoa and 2 tbs Splenda and 1 cup of water (no milk--it negates the effect). A cup every day helps my BP.
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Posts: 12,382 10/11/08 7:18 P
Very good article. My blood pressure was higher at the Red Cross this AM than it has been at home. 134/94, pulse 80. I had gone for my walk, but not taken my Vitamins. Pressure right now at 4:15 pm is 110/70, pulse 78.
I remained VERY convince of the advantage of exercising.
MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)
"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."
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Fitness Minutes: (195,077) Posts: 51,137 10/11/08 6:40 P
Thanks for the link RUTHIEBEAR, I will be checking this one out.... I do a lot of the same thing, always looking for some kind idea's to help with my health..
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