I got 6 out of 8. I enjoyed the article. I got my two prescriptions out to see what they did. I think I'll talk to my doctor about side effects, since I have trouble getting enough oxygen while exercising hard. I won't change the dosage myself, though!
current weight: 144.0
Fitness Minutes: (49,590) Posts: 462 4/17/13 1:46 P
I found it interesting to read the HOW of the damage HBP does... for example that it is the damaged weakened arteries in the kidneys (and eyes) that negatively affect their function. If my doctor had told me HOW long-term damage happens, rather than just rattling off a list of effects, I might have paid attention sooner!
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29
Pounds lost: 91.8
Fitness Minutes: (94,345) Posts: 20,272 4/17/13 1:19 P
Got 6 or the 8. Learned that the beta blockers I'm taking now are the reason I have a hard time getting my heart rate up and keeping it there during exercise. I also didn't know isometric exercise was good for those of us with high blood pressure.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.--Socrates ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*~*~*~*~ The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (171,326) Posts: 7,782 4/17/13 10:22 A
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