High diastolic BP, high bpm, high triglycerides

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deltaforce
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   Posted 9/7/2017 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello folks,

I am not new to HealingWell, but new to this board.

I have Ulcerative colitis. After to the hell and back, I am doing very well in that area. My lifestyle is sedentary. During recent GI consult, my BP came up high, 118/92 with 89bpm. She ran some tests and triglycerides came high too, 421.

I have not talked to my PCP on how to approach this, in addition to physical work out. I would like to hear what folks here would like to suggest so that I can talk to my PCP accordingly. I am already on Verapamil for my migraine.

Not too sure what other information would be useful. So pls feel free to ask if that helps with the recommendation.

Many thanks in advance.
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC. Currently in remission
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm 4X a day, Vit. B12, 1mg, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Butyrate 2-3 caps, Vit D 5000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Mesalamine Enema,

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive
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straydog
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   Posted 9/7/2017 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi DeltaForce, I have looked at your BP numbers & honestly that is not high. The top number is great, the 92 could have been just a fluke thing to kick it up. The best way to get an accurate BP reading is make 3 visits to your PCP & compare the readings. You should be able to arrange this with the drs permission to run by & have these reading done by his nurse. If he see's anything to be concerned with you will be told about it. Normal range on bpm is 60-100, so you are good there too. Your dr I am sure will be more than happy to work with you on this. You should be concerned about your triglycerides being so high. Typically we are told its lose weight, cut back on calories, avoid surgery & refined foods, eat healthier fats, limit alcohol because it is high in calories & sugar. A lot of people take the Omega3 fish oil too. Or your dr may put you on a statin. I would make my appt & let him know what the gi said & let him take it from there.

I have been going down this road since I was 28 & am now 64. I would kill to have your BP reading, lol. I take 3 different BP meds a day. I also come from the bad gene pool with heart issues in the family. Please let us know what your dr says.

Take care.
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Post Edited (straydog) : 9/7/2017 5:15:31 PM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 9/7/2017 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
me too straydog, bad heart gene pool!! and diabetic!! bad genes all round. sounds like ya need a statin deltaforce. and everything already mentioned.

deltaforce
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   Posted 9/12/2017 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
straydog said...
Hi DeltaForce, I have looked at your BP numbers & honestly that is not high. The top number is great, the 92 could have been just a fluke thing to kick it up.

Actually, I have migraine too. Lately, its very well controlled since I addressed the eyesight issue. But since it started cropping up with a different headache than my migraine, I started getting suspicious of BP and I have been tracking it for a month. It is consistently above 90. Sometimes, it does go below till 85 but never below than that.

straydog said...

You should be concerned about your triglycerides being so high. Typically we are told its lose weight, cut back on calories, avoid surgery & refined foods, eat healthier fats, limit alcohol because it is high in calories & sugar. A lot of people take the Omega3 fish oil too. Or your dr may put you on a statin.

I AM worried about triglycerides. My lifestyle is very healthy, other than exercise part. My diet is well controlled. SAD is not part of my diet at all. Hence, I am more surprised about triglycerides. I do take fish oil but probably not the amount I should be taking. Is anyone here taking Lovaza or something similar. I would like to give a try to that instead of statins right away. I also started taking Slo-Niacin to see how it will work out before jumping on statins.
Dx 03/2007, left sided UC. Currently in remission
Sulfasalazine 1.5gm 4X a day, Vit. B12, 1mg, 1 tablet, Fish oil 2400mg , Butyrate 2-3 caps, Vit D 5000 IU, Benebiotics 2caps, Mesalamine Enema,

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive
uBiome discount 15% off any kit http://bit.ly/1xYWjbG

IamCurious
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   Posted 9/14/2017 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Taking fish oil will PLUNGE your triglycerides. Cutting back on sugar will help too.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.

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Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.

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