... There aren't enough medications to counteract the harm that you are doing to your own body and metabolism. Being overweight puts you at great risk for being Insulin Resistant (ref: Metabolic Syndrome). Smoking introduces over 100 different, possibly harmful chemicals into your metabolism. Not exercising? :nono: Plus... if I drank 4-5 cans of Iced Coffee daily, I would be... (6 replies)
... maglib, I am sorry that your son is faced with health issues. I'm sure it is not only stressful for him, but also for your entire family. If your untiring determination to help him was medication, he would have been cured by now!
I had difficult to treat, chronically high blood pressure. I also had Heart Failure. As I got progressively worse, and was very sickly, I knew if... (13 replies)
... deep breathing exercises and meditation. I doubt that I'd have been able to avoid the meds completely, but based upon the reduction in my BP when I've tried those techniques, it is possible that I'd have at least been able to reduce the dosage. ... (9 replies)
... Blood Pressure and heartrate varies all day long. You can take three bp readings in a row and get three different bp readings and three different hr readings. ... (10 replies)
... Ace-the support here is unbelievable--especially from you! I truly appreciate it! Having always been an "in-charge" kind of guy and never having had to deal with this type of emotional stress--it hit me like a sucker punch, but thanks to my wife who did deal with panic attacks in the past and was there for me, and my personal belief that I could overcome anything, I was able... (67 replies)
... I've taken my blood pressure over 26,000 times, since 1998, or about seven times per day. To answer your question, I went to my reports showing my average hourly readings for 2003 and for 2008.
My average BP for 2003 was 151/96 based on 1032 readings. Pretty awful for having worked hard on lowering my blood pressure for FIVE years! :( Thousands of readings, many medicine... (2 replies)
... Well...... I've been on 6.25 mg Coreg, more or less, for 34 days.
I first took 3.125mg for five days and had a bp average of 127/72, 57 readings
I then took 6.25mg for two days and had a bp average of 129/75, 26 readings
I then stopped Coreg for nine days and had a bp average of 125/71, 90 readings
I stopped Coreg because it was increasing my blood pressure,... (51 replies)
... This Oxegen BP is natural. ... (2 replies)
... digital BP reader from Walgreens yesterday. I of course took readings throughout the day and nighttime. ... (3 replies)
... Thank you zuzu for the answers to my questions. About a year ago i bought a welby automatic monitor. everytime i took it i got a different reading. Not knowing how normal that was , i drove myself crazy taking it everytime i thought of it, trying to get a stable number. Eventually i just threw it away thinking there was something wrong with it.
Using your method my bp... (3 replies)
... I had my bp taken at one of those things at Sam's Club. ... (2 replies)
... e meds and the beginning was just terrible with my previous doctor with at one time having me on several medications at once with zero results except to raise my BP from anxiety due to side effects. ... (27 replies)
... Thanks for your post and research, Machaon!
I was wondering....could you please share with us the specifics of your low cal / low carb / high frequency eating diet?
Thanks! (16 replies)
... based on 33 bp readings. One thing to keep in mind is that the fewer the number of readings, the less reliable the average at that hour. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks Ace! worked out again last night and took HR up to 111 for 20 mins. No adverse reactions or feelings. I know the mfg suggests "no strenuous activity" while tapering off, my guess it is more for people with corinary heart disease than someone like me who has high exercise tolerance. Also, while on the 5mg of Bystolic as well as Atenolol prior to that, I worked out hard... (67 replies)
... ne in the docs office, i wig out and start getting extremely anxious. I mentioned my concern and that I was interested in sorting out whether or not my elevated bp levels were caused by anxiety or something else. He referred me to a Hypertension and Kidney specialist. ... (8 replies)
... Table starts with lowest hourly averages and ends with the highest hourly averages. The bp readings on the left are from the 2008 time period, the readings on the right are from the 2002 time period. ... (5 replies)
... Table starts with lowest hourly averages and ends with the highest hourly averages. The bp readings on the left are from the 2008 time period, the readings on the right are from the 2002 time period. ... (20 replies)
... One common cause of chronic, difficult to treat high blood pressure is Insulin Resistance.
I went for years with chronically high blood pressure. It was only after I figured out that I was Insulin Resistant and went on a very demanding diet of frequent, low calorie, high fiber, small meals that I was able to get my blood pressure down to healthier levels, and lose weight.... (8 replies)
... Zekat i been taking my BP though cause my neprhologist wanted me to take it, LOL trust me i haven't been wanting to take it. I just been taking it randomly though throughout the day. ... (86 replies)