Well, I am pretty healthy. I do exercise five days a week and love to cook so I'm usually eating healthy meals. And I agree with you about
patients doing anything the doc says. I am very proactive in all my doc appts. I also like to make changes if possible before med's. I was able to manage my diabetes for almost four years before needing medicaiton. I knew it was time to start that med. I was shocked when the cardiologist mentioned the bp. It's been about
the same each time I've gone to see her (three times in a couple months) which is very unusual for me. In all my life (44 years), my bp is typically 120/80 or 117/80...something like that. So I'm not exactly sure what the deal is. The one thing I did change immediately after my first visit was replacing my table salt with "light" salt. I'm not heavy handed at all with salt but I thought it couldn't hurt. So yes, I am
open to making necessary changes to my lifestyle to prevent what may be unnecessary medicating. It's like having an ailment and jumping right to surgery. No thanks! I am confident that I'll walk into her office rested and relaxed on monday and have a normal bp reading. I could understand my first visit was for a exercise stress test, my second was to see her and my third was for a nuclear stress test and echo. I was VERY nervous and I honestly believe that is why I had the elevated readings. Since those tests, I've read my results and know my heart is happy and healthy so........
I appreciate your feedback and hope you have a good day.