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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
  • TERRIEJO53
    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
  • LILSHINE
    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
  • BABY_GIRL69
    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!

    Blessings,

    D
    ee
    4603 days ago
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