Thank you Mariax11 for sharing this with everyone and congratulations on taking control of your blood pressure! I feel that you are right it can be done as long as you take the time to research what cause blood pressure to elevate and working on taking the measure needed to get the pressure readings down. Whether it's taking in less sodium, losing weight, managing stress better, etc. or a combination of these you can bring down your pressure naturally!
Thank you for your input it helped me think yes my stress-level is way down .. however i did have a family upset and that did drain me so maybe it effected my blood pressure and health more than i realized .. i am going in on Tue to have my blood work done
I used to have to check my blood pressure every day, and before I lost weight, it always stayed in the higher ranges. My weight loss has been yo-yoing up and down for the past 4 years. This time I want it to be for good. Most recently, I've lost 8 lbs in the past 10 weeks. Before, I would gain and then lose 10 and then gain 8 or 10 back and on and on like that. The difference this time is that I have been consistent with exercise. The other major adjustment I've done is reducing stress. I have had some friends and family members that caused me a lot of stress, with their own problems, and always looking to me to help solve them, and I decided that I won't do it anymore.
I think the key is mental, physical and emotional balance. I would advise you check with your doctor before stopping any prescriptions, I had discussed with my doctor before I stopped.
Edited by: MARIAX11 at: 8/3/2012 (01:35)
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Congratulations to you .. may i ask you .. mine was much higher and all of a sudden it has come down to normal .. than dropped some more to below .. today i was so weak at 100 over 78 i just slept for hours .. now it is 114 over 78 which is good ,, the doctor has half my pills .. i lost 30 lps in one year slowly .. did this happen to you .. is it part of becoming balanced I think i should not take my pills tonight
I posted this earlier today on the "success" forum, but wanted to also share my good news here:
After struggling with my blood pressure being up and down ever since my 20's, I had a check-up this morning at the clinic, and it measured at 120/82, the lowest it's been in years..after struggling not to be on meds for it since 2008. I had asked my doctor to let me try to lower it on my own thru a healthy eating plan and exercise and let me quit the meds. No more prescription meds for anything now, after being on 7 at once for different things in 2008.
So, after my reading, the doctor saw that it was as normal as can be, kept saying again and again that my blood pressure is "wonderful". Anyone else who is struggling with this, it can be done! Mine stayed as high as 141/103 for a long time. Losing weight really helps, as well as watching sodium intake and drinking lots and lots of water...and don't forget exercise!
I'm 42, going on 43 this month, so it's never too late to get this monster under control. If I can do it, anyone can! Just keep up the good work! =)
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