By Cardtn Latest Reply 2013-04-21 14:53:36 -0500
Started 2013-04-09 20:40:02 -0500

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is doing good! Besides diabetes, does anyone have HBP?, I do not want to take meds! What can help me with this? Remember 6 days a week of exercise, water, eating properly. Im doing what Im suppose to do. Went to Dr. and since being diagnosed a month ago, pressure was 144/82. He said it will get better, my thyroid is on key, he checked the A1C and it was 9.7 down to 7.8!!!!! Wow! In one month! I am very overweight and I lost 19 pounds!!! I still get fearful of everything and I dont want to die! I need help to understand still what to do about food, meds, exercise, etc. I do apperciate all of your words of wisdom and support! WE ARE STRONG. COURAGOUS, WINNERS in this battle!!!! Thanks guys!

5 replies

Scarlet03 2013-04-21 14:53:36 -0500 Report

I take HBP meds, Thyroid meds, from what I understand, HBP meds protect your kidneys from damage, even a low dose, and I didn't take BP meds for about a year, and I really didn't feel good, I exercise too. I noticed one thing, once I started taking them again. my legs weren't as swollen…

So Protect your kidney's from damage, blood pressure and diabetes isn't fun I know… But I would want to live a healthy life inside and out

PetiePal 2013-04-11 09:17:45 -0500 Report

I have slight HBP, and I take Rampiril daily once to combat that. I'm losing weight slowly, 12.9 lbs down in 2013 so far. The idea is to get off those meds soon. Cutting sodium in your diet can help as well.

Nick1962 2013-04-10 10:38:37 -0500 Report

I'll agree with jayabee52, losing the weight can help tremendously, but for me even after 100 lbs lost, I'm still on a low "maintenance/preventative" dose due to age and genetic pre-disposition. It's actually a combo drug for HBP and cholesterol and has no side effects I've noticed.

jayabee52 2013-04-09 22:48:44 -0500 Report

Losing the weight will do a lot to reduce your HBP. I know when I lost my 65 lbs my BP eased up quite a bit. congratulations on Your good progress!

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