Who else has high blood pressure? How do you control it?
Been on meds for hypertension for several years now.
Just got back from the doc's and my bp was 128/80.
The meds are doing their job, and I was told that my attitude is also helpful.
I try to avoid stress as much as possible. If it's not my problem, I'm not going
to worry about it. If it IS my problem, I work to find a solution.
Sress will kill you, if you let it.
Find your Zen.
Dear pretty young lady, it is all about what and when you eat. Go to your library and check out or request three DVDs: Cow-spiracy, Earthlings, and Forks over Knives. You must educate yourself in this matter because the government does not want you to know.
At times I do, hypertension and heart disease run in the family. I practice karate often to relieve stress and tension...and another activity that in this case would include a special lady friend...but I will leave the rest to the viewer's imagination.
I simply take my meds and eat and drink what I want to. That's it. I don't let high BP worry me. In 1980 I was told my BP was 140 over 80 and that it was the BP of a teenager. Today they sell more meds by bringing that number down. At home my machine reads me more like 128 over 80 today, but my recent doctor visit had the nurse reading me at 110 over 70. They just love that. I take 30m of lisinopril and eat and drink what I want to. No worries.
I hope to eliminate my Propanolol if I improve lifestyle factors enough. I'm also on Lisinopril HCTZ. Those ACE inhibitors that cross the blood-brain barrier (Lisinopril and Captopril are two common ones), not all do, have been shown to reduce the incidence of Alzheimers. And HCTZ is one of the few BP meds actually shown to decrease mortality and/or cardiac events. That cannot be said of many BP medications despite their lowering of BP.
Be aware that no 2 people get the same results, taking BP is very touchy-feely.
Be sure if you have larger upper arms, that they are using the Larger cuff on you.
Avoid coffee before your appointment!
SIT quietly for at least 5 minutes before BP is taken
If overweight, losing just 10% can make a huge difference!
Lowering salt intake is key
I do not have high blood pressure,
I did a lot of meditation when I was very much younger, I am also a free diver, so got to the point of being able to stay under water for 2 minutes and a bit. I can raise and lower heart beat, body temperature and blood pressure at will. So I really recommend meditation. I am overweight and have had a high stress lifestyle in the past, suffered anxiety, yet never issues re blood pressure. All of my siblings as well as both parents have high blood pressure.