Diagnosed wih High Blood Pressure

Monday, November 03, 2008

Well where should I begin! A few weeks ago I went to the doctor for my yearly physical. And my blood pressure was borderline high. I went back this morning and it was still high so I was put on meds to help it out. I believe that there are several things that are influencing this.

1. Overweight (speaks for itself)
2. Birth Control pills (taking those to help another condition that I have)
3. Genes (dad has it)

So now I'm back in the sattle trying to figure all of this out. I also need to lower my bad cholesterol and up my good cholesterol. I also have to factor in my acid reflux which of course will leave once I loss weight. I was down this morning when he told me that I had to take meds for it but better safe than sorry. I know what I need to do in order to get this in check. I refuse to a walking CVS pharmacy like I was 4 years! emoticon

Time to go do research regarding eating emoticon
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  • CAGIRL1961
    i too have high blood pressure. try to watch your salt intake, exercise and eat more fruits and veggies. take care and God bless, carla
    4598 days ago
    Sorry about the high blood pressure news, but you seem to have a handle on the causes, and you know what you need to fix the problem. Now it's a matter of applying what you know to your daily choices and you'll be off those meds in no time. Good luck.
    4601 days ago
    Sorry to hear of your diagnoses. I've been on and off BP for a while now. I also take fish oil tablets which really helps. I waiver between borderline and HBP. I've reduced my mg to 20 per day from 40. I know once I lose another 10#s I'll be taken off like I was before I gained. Just hang in there, take care of yourself and make the necessary adjustments. You'll be back to healthy in no time.
    4603 days ago
    I too have high blood pressure, I believe by me adding more fruits & veggies & drinking more water, I am doing better. I know that if I get down to my goal of 155lbs that I would be taken off meds. My cholesterol isn't bad yet but I am trying to keep it all under control. Getting away from salt was believed to be a major part but new studies show tat even if you take sodium out of then equation, you could still have high blood pressure. Good luck in your studies!


    4603 days ago
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