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About High Blood Pressure
Millions of people worldwide have been suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension. There are several factors that can trigger this health condition. Many of them are still unaware about some essential details about this. The tendency is that they eventually experience a severe condition which causes death. For this reason, everybody should be knowledge about taking good care of the blood pressure levels at all time.
Joseph Anderson I develop High BP when I was 18. My whole family have high blood pressure, but anyway. I was running 2.5 miles daily, but was eating anyting that I wanted. So I want some opinions why I develop High BP in the first place.
Amber Brown Well my blood pressure was high at the doctors the other day and because im pregnant my doctor started me on meds 100mg labatalol supposed to take it twice a day but i only take it once and my blood pressure has leveled out.
Peg Asus I had high blood pressure when I was heavier and less active. I started getting more active, eating better, stressing less, and lost weight and the day my blood pressure hit a NORMAL level I was so happy - it was a funny thing to be happy about, but it was a sign that I was on the right track
Marcy Machen I had high blood pressure and was taking lisprinol to control it. Now I have low blood pressure, go figure...and now taking a lower dose of lisprinol. The thing to watch for that doctors don't tell you is that this medication can cause kidney problems.
Donna Follin I have High Blood Pressure. It runs in my family. I was diagnosed with it about fourteen years ago. And am now taking 30 MG of Lisprinol. I am not much of a pill person so I wish I could naturally find a way to over come it.
Christi Harris I take propranolol 80 MG for my high blood pressure/migraines/ anxiety all in one. I have to take it twice a day. I don't use any salt in my food, I seldom cook anything fried but I do love spicy foods. I love hot sauce.
Joy N I have a friend who has high blood pressure. They put him on pills for it about a week or so ago by doubling the dosage when they saw a pattern of around 150/85 or so... How long does it take for the meds to really take effect as he is really not seeing much of a difference?
Jennifer Singleton I have had low blood pressure most of my life until yesterday. My bp is normally 100/60 and yesterday it was 144/92 and I noticed I have severe swelling in my right foot. I am quite concerned about this but with 5 teens (most in college) I have no money or insurance. Looks like I might have to go to the ER
Vicki Brown Eating differently and making changes allowed me to lose the blood pressure pills and lose weight. Here is where I started. Learn what to eat and when to eat it. All natural changes that help you for a lifetime. No mailed meals (high in sodium) no permanent programs. Just learning the basics and how your body works . link
Vicki Brown Some pharmacies offer free blood pressure and antibiotic meds for FREE. I know people out there don't have the extra money or maybe don't have insurance to pay for these and this page is worth checking out. Even if you do have the money why pay if you don't have to. link
Theresa Dreyer I have high blood pressure t00!! My doctor has me on what is called the DASH diet. I have been overweight all of my life and I thought "Here we go again diet"! But I have been on it for about a month now and it really works! I did my research and last week I received a Booklet from The Dept. of Human services.You can order a free one from NIH Publication No. 06-4083 I hope it helps you too!!!
Edward Mason I have had high blood pressure since age 19. Am now 67. It deferred me from the Viet-Nam era Selective Service draft so having it has not been all bad. I have "labile" hypertension so it varies dramatically on a daily basis even on meds.
Sarah Moore I have had high blood pressure on and off since I was in high school. The med I am on now seems to be keeping it down. They had to take me off the first meds I was on cause it was messing with my potassium levels
Angel Sharum I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure for almost four years now. Before that, my BP would go up and down. Turns out I have several heart conditions, some of which I was born with, that was causing the problem.
When diagnosed my blood pressure was 160/110. The doc said I was a stroke waiting to happen. I have been on numerous medications and we've finally found a combo that works. I take metoprolol, 2 in the morning and one in the evening, and HCTZ one in the morning. So far it is controlling things.
I have also reduced the added salt in my diet and try to exercise more.