ELEVATED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2014-05-15 20:58:21 -0500
Started 2014-05-10 11:01:40 -0500

HEYS GUYS THE LAST FEW DAYS BEN DEALING WITH BLOOD PRESSURE BEING HIGH TRIED TO CHECK FOOD WITH A LOT OF SALT WHEN I COME BACK FROM EXCERCISING STILL LITTLE HIGH I TAKE INSILIN SHOT AM AND PM AND ALSO BLOOD PRESSURE PILLS THANK YOU ALL HAVE GREAT MOTHERS DAY!!!


18 replies

Hops
Hops 2014-05-15 20:02:20 -0500 Report

Tazo Passion tea helps lower my blood pressure. It is hibiscus with cinnamon and designed to help you relax. Otherwise a great comedy lowers the BP. Laughter is heathy. In my case all that's required to lower my BP is watching a hilarious hour of Northern Exposure or any segment of Allan Cumming as Eli Gold in The Good Wife makes me laugh out loud. Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn made several wonderful comedies. The Philadelphia Story, and Holiday are two favorites. I agree that a good long walk helps lift my spirits while lowering my BP.

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-05-15 20:58:21 -0500 Report

I think we often forget about the value of laughter, and i'ts great that you're making sure to laugh regularly. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Ronp
Ronp 2014-05-15 14:16:34 -0500 Report

Please keep checking, exercising and consult with your Dr. Proverbs 14:30, the first part of the verse, is good advice for all of us. :<)

artqween
artqween 2014-05-14 04:41:59 -0500 Report

msann yea I have elv. high blood pressure…high blood pressure means ur activety is elv. Consider calming down and ur blood pressure will calm down also??when u get in a stressed situation that is a blood pressure/ stroke possible moment.. blood pressure and mood go together ;) FYI
I weigh 260, high cholesterol, high blood pressure,.. :-/ hummm

Hugs to alllll :)

SeaBeagle
SeaBeagle 2014-05-11 21:51:57 -0500 Report

Check with ur doc. But make sure when u get in and before u take ur blood pressure sit for ten minutes. Are u drinking enough water and keeping hydrated?? Keep us posted!!

Laurene
Laurene 2014-05-10 22:03:18 -0500 Report

ALWAYS ask your doctor if you need more potassium. Too much can be as harmful as too little!

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-05-10 18:30:09 -0500 Report

I'm glad you're testing your blood pressure, exercising, and paying attention to your diet. Please talk with your doctor about your blood pressure readings to get his input. ~Lynn @Glucerna

tomecom
tomecom 2014-05-10 14:07:15 -0500 Report

msann: was your systolic pressure high, or both? Most diabetics experience an elevated systolic pressure. When the systolic pressure is high and the diastolic remains low it can be too much salt, electrolytes out of balance, dehydration, or it can be atherosclerosis (plaque buildup) in the arteries. If both are high it is due to other causes.
As we age your systolic pressure tends to rise slowly over time. Diabetes tends to cause a gradual increase in systolic pressure, because it promotes atherosclerosis. High blood sugars damage the walls of the arteries, which sets up atherosclerosis, neuropathy, and other conditions.
If you determine that you are developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), you can fix it by taking serrapeptase (an enzyme) that will breakdown, digest, and remove arterial plaque. If you tend to be at risk of blood clotting you can take another product called Veganzyme, which contains serrapeptase, along with other enzymes that digest excess fibrin; a problem common to diabetics, blood types A and AB, African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians.

bayridgevet
bayridgevet 2014-05-10 12:48:20 -0500 Report

Msann, keep track of your blood pressure and bring the chart to your doctor. You've got to make adjustments, because the combo of diabetes and HBP is very bad on the kidneys, eyes and just about all your veins. I learned the hard way, going on dialysis at 36. In my day the combo you mentioned was called double dynamite, please address this immediatley. Not trying to be scary, just being real…Gregg PS Type 2 is much easier to control

CaliKo
CaliKo 2014-05-10 12:03:08 -0500 Report

Happy Mother's Day, MSANN,
Processed foods do contain way too much salt, but sometimes salt substitutes are worse for you, depending on what drugs you take or conditions you have. My blood pressure medicine carries a warning against using a potassium substitute. Research your medicines or ask your doctor or pharmacist before using a salt substitute.

unfit
unfit 2014-05-10 11:57:07 -0500 Report

I WILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYER TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE.HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO YOU,AND GOD BLESSYOU.

HPei
HPei 2014-05-10 11:45:20 -0500 Report

If you're cooking more often, look for some potassium salt. I find it in most grocery stores, but it's easier to find at health food stores.
Potassium helps lower blood pressure, and by substituting it for regular salt you help maintain your BP.
My BP usually runs around 115/75, but my heart is running at a constant 100+ bpm. Doc never knows what to do about me.

hamhock62
hamhock62 2014-05-10 11:20:42 -0500 Report

Check your BP in the AM, before breakfast and after sitting quietly for a few minutes. It is not surprising or of concern if your BP is high after exercise or eating but if it is high in the AM then you are right to be concerned. I've started taking my BP meds at night before bedtime instead of in the AM - this AM I was at 89/65 a little low but better than too high.

camerashy
camerashy 2014-05-10 11:38:01 -0500 Report

Your blood pressure is much like mine. My doctor tends to smirk. The only thing about blood pressure being that low for me is always feeling tired.