Question about high blood pressure

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enocramt
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   Posted 1/28/2011 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
After a recent annual examination my doctor advised me that my blood pressure was high.  This was the first time it has been diagnosed.  I am a 41 yo male, 5'11", 200 lbs.  I exercise regularly and eat pretty healthy.  I was shocked to hear his news to say the least.
 
I immediately purcashed a blood pressure monitor, cut salt almost completely from my diet at home and when dining out, lost 5 lbs and limited my alcolhol consumption to 2 drinks a day totally 6-7 drinks in a week.  Still, the numbers are not going down.  It has only been 3 weeks since my lifestyle adjustment, my question is how long until I see a change in my pressure?  I am currently averageing 140/86.  Anything else I am missing here?

dencha
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   Posted 1/28/2011 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi emocramt,
Welcome to Healing Well! I'm not a usual poster here at the H&C forum, but am helping out the wonderful moderator who usually covers this site. High blood pressure is very disconcerting, and I certainly understand your concern.

It sounds as if you're doing a lot of good things to help improve your health already. Although I can't tell you just how long it takes for that type of lifestyle change be reflected in blood pressure reduction, I did find the following websites. Although you may have already found them, I thought they might provide you with information that might find helpful.

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/heartdisease/risk/092.html

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3057636

Hopefully, very soon someone with experience with high blood pressure will be by to respond to your post. Good luck with your quest to lower that pressure!

Take care
Denise

CrohnieToo
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   Posted 1/29/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you snore? Are you sleeping well? Are you unusually tired? Do you have trouble staying awake whilst watching TV? Obstructive sleep apnea can cause high BP. Many w/high BP and OSA find their BP goes down, even allowing many to discontinue BP medications once they are successfully treated for OSA.
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enocramt
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   Posted 1/31/2011 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
CrohnieToo- thank you.

zufus
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   Posted 2/10/2011 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I know this sounds hokey or questionable but my brother has done this with proven tests results to verify thereafter. He had high blood pressure and cholestoral too high, gloucose was little hight too. He did the Dr. Hulga Clark home remedy liver and kidney flush programs, (easy to do) and might have also used her zapper contraption found from various sources. Anyway I did the liver flush also just to see whay may come out of ones system and into the toliet....it was interesting. The websites can show you photos and results in people doing such. Anyway my brothers blood work within 3 weeks dramatically changed and numbers all in the normal ranges for like everything. His used no drugs at all, I am going to find out if his diet was changed during this testing he just finished.

It would cost you maybe very little to do such a thing and see if it works for you. Maybe???
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 2/10/2011 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Chronic pain also tends to increase blood pressure. My hubby needed 2 BP meds to control his BP until after his back surgery at Mayo. Now just the one BP med keeps his BP well under control.
My computer says I need to upgrade my brain to be compatible with its new software.
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