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3/30/09 9:48 A

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I know that SunnyArizona is a big proponet of Vitamin D-3. If you search for her name and vitamin D, I'm sure you will get a lot of entries that explain how much that has helped her. I have been taking it for a couple of weeks now and I've hit 80 again for the first time in a long time. I'm still in the 130's but I haven't been exercising as I should. The only other thing I've done besides the Vitamin D-3 is cut down on diet soda. I've never consumed alot of it but I'm probably consuming 3/4 less than I did previously. Good luck to you.

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3/15/09 9:28 A

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When I found out that I had high blood pressure my mom gave me hers to keep an eye on it. So I usually check it every morning and at night. Once it got back to normal I have been checking it every other day because my mom still needs to keep an eye on hers to make sure it doesn't go to high.

But the high blood pressure monitor has been great. Because I do get nervous at the doctors. So that does help I take my blood pressure before i go to the doctors. He then takes what I wrote at home and what he got when i go there. It is always higher at the doctors office than at home.

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3/1/09 9:57 A

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Something that's helped me is that I got a blood pressure monitor. My Dr wanted me sending him reports every couple of weeks after he put me on the meds a couple of years ago. By keeping track of it, a couple of benefits: 1)YOU know where you are, and if what you're doing is having any effect; 2)By keeping written track of it (important), the Dr can see what it's like and what track it's been on & be more helpful to you going forward. You don't have to spend a lot of money on one, but if you can do it, it's well worth the investment. I try to take mine when I get up in the morning, around noon, and at night before going to bed. Also, if you have a cold, or are taking anything for allergies, etc., depending on what you're taking could have an effect as well. Stay the course, keep doing what you're doing, become best friends with your Dr, I can assure you he wants you to succeed.

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3/1/09 9:30 A

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Great job! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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2/28/09 7:51 P

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I am 23 years old, and both of my parents have high blood pressure. I found that I had high blood pressure when I went for a yearly check up. My doctor told me to go on a diet, and make a balance diet. I never learned any of that when growing up. It was always mac and cheese and roman noodles. So I had no idea what a balanced diet was. So he helped me with that with some paper work.

Doctor also said going out to eat won't help the blood pressure, and also already prepared food. You have to read every food label to see how much sodium is in a serving. Then don't add salt to your food that you make.

A month later after doing this diet and watching my salt intake my blood pressure went from 130/100 to 115/80. So that is what helped me. But I still have to be careful. I have to go back to the doctors every three months to see if it has gone back out of whack.

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2/28/09 7:29 P

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Watch your sodium intake as well. You may be salt sensitive.

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2/28/09 6:53 P

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Hello Jeanine,
Make sure your drinking your eight glasses of water. It seems you are doing everything else right. Sometimes it's a matter of your family history which happens to be in my case. I have lost 32 lbs. but still take meds due to family history. Watch your salt intake sometimes you don't realize how much salt your actually eating. Good luck and keep us posted.

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2/28/09 6:44 P

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I need to get my blood pressure down by the time I go to see my doctor in April. I've been exercising, and eating healthy, but how can I make sure I'm doing everything right to get it down? I didn't lose any weight this week actually gained a pound. I'm frustrated with me.

Jeanine

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