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    104/61 with a pulse rate of 51/bpm. Am I gonna make it, doc?

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    Went to see the heart specialist today I'm am wired for sound for a week might need to render myself unconscious for the period covering the heart monitor test.
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    Good luck with it KT. You are a good sort and the doc says you will soldier on for a few more years. As long as Gert stays happy anyway.

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    Losartan was the answer for me. I was originally put on Lisinopril by my US physician. I developed a dry cough and muscle pain, so I asked for an alternative. The doctor put me on Losartan. No noticeable side effects and it keeps my blood pressure within the acceptable range. Losartan is available right across the counter without a prescription here in Thailand.
    "If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    I've just been diagnosed with dangerously high blood pressure. (160/100).
    Bloody amateur. Try 217/123

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    Impressive. Recent ? Any odd symptoms ?

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    Mine last week was 210/130. I've been getting chest pains, hot flushes, clamminess. Four admissions to A and E forced me to accept doc finally putting me on meds. Five days in. Have kidney function test booked in December.

    no side effects so far except raised libido.

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    from someone who has had or got, a double by-pass,a mechanical aota heart valve,epilespy,nausea,hiatus hernia,tremors,athritus,penicillin allergy oh and not forgetting a worn out cock,i can honestly say ASK H.H. get an OMRON HEM-7130 will give an accurate reading every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    doc finally putting me on meds.
    What meds. did he put you on?


    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    get an OMRON HEM-7130 will give an accurate reading every time.
    Doc told me to take my machine on my second visit so he could check it against his old mercury pump-up one.

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    I bought a OMRON Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7600T for my Dad in the US. Pretty convenient and easy to use. I figured I'd buy one as well to monitor myself from time to time. You can BT into their app and it tracks and trends your BP and you can export and email to your doc if you want.

    Last check my BP was 128/78. I also recommend a smart watch that monitors your vitals. Good tool.

    Lots of options nowadays

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    Don't worry. At your young age (61) the best is yet to come.

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    High blood pressure. Any advice?-70ddae0b-69fd-4678-b276-325f93fe2eec-jpg

    one a day. This is a lower dose according to GP. On NHS prescriprion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    get an OMRON HEM-7130 will give an accurate reading every time.
    Exactly what I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
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    one a day. This is a lower dose according to GP. On NHS prescriprion.
    Ah! Aprovel. That is what the first guy put me on.

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    Pineapple juice is the go to drink for me whenever I feel dizziness and that pain at the back of my head. I have genes for hypertension & Type 2 diabetes. My dad had a serious stroke at 58 - half body paralysis, couldn't walk, needed rehab/PT for many months. I don't want to be like him. (Mom & I were his caregivers - it was a tough time. ) I had a health scare 2 years ago, that's why I took up hiking again and exercising more. I usually eat healthy, but sometimes lapse & eat things which are bad for me, i.e. pork, and that's when I get problems. I don't smoke, drink occasionally / moderately, exercise regularly, so I hope not to have maintenence meds ever.

    I've a colleague who started taking HPN (hypertension) meds in her early 50s. She's a teetotaler, eats healthy, is slim, but has HPN. She also has genes for it - she couldn't escape it even if she had a healthy lifestyle.

    Wish everyone the best of health!

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    Don't come to this forum it should do wonders for your blood pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Ah! Aprovel. That is what the first guy put me on.
    did they work?

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    Hopefully my mega cardio cycling will keep me fit


    Highly recommended btw.

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    7 years ago I was diagnosed with HPB. Extremely high when found 203/153. Went on two tablets a day Loranta which is Losatan already mentioned and Plendil. For 4 years it was good and went down to 125/90. Then I took up jogging and running daily. Since then I only take the tablets every other day and its down to 114/64 with a resting heart rate of 55, which is down from 65. All is well and I concur with Chitty on the exercise as I am living proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    7 years ago I was diagnosed with HPB. Extremely high when found 203/153.
    Jesus Christ you guys throwing numbers like this around must be lucky to be alive! I can easily feel when my BP gets above anything like 150/90 with flushing of the face and headaches escalating to the sensation that the top of my head might blow off, this will coincide with remembering I haven't taken my BP meds (Co Diovan) for a few days. I cannot imagine what something like 200+ over 150+ must feel like!

    My high BP is hereditary, everyone in my family tree has/had it. Both parents and their siblings, both sets of grandparents, my siblings, everyone.

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    ^I also felt headaches, dizziness, general weakness when I had my episodes. My BP reached ~140/90, which was high for me. Nowadays it's ~120/80 or 110/70. I've also experienced palpitations when I was near the summit of a mountain! That was a bit scary, since it was isolated & far from civilization. It was quite a difficult hike & I didn't relish the prospect of rescuers having to carry me on stretcher. Fortunately the palpitations passed after ~30 minutes rest. I was able to continue the hike & reach the summit. I tried to recall what I ate which caused the beats - I attributed it to coconut milk. Prior to that hike, I ate coco milk dishes 2 days in a row (bought it from my usual seller).

    Nowadays I don't eat much coco milk or pork dishes and try to exercise regularly. I'm still meds free, and I hope it stays that way. I have colleagues in their early or mid 30s who are already on meds. Usually it's a combination of factors - genes, smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise, overweight, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Usually it's a combination of factors - genes, smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise, overweight, etc.
    I'll state the obvious: four out of five of those are personal choices and can be changed. Well done to all the people who have made the changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Jesus Christ you guys throwing numbers like this around must be lucky to be alive! I can easily feel when my BP gets above anything like 150/90 with flushing of the face and headaches escalating to the sensation that the top of my head might blow off,

    I felt it believe me. Started on a Sunday and I felt a headache and simply lethargic, put it down to too much beer the night before. But Monday was the day. First at work my eyes would not focus, then I realized I had eye pain with every heartbeat so straight to the doctors. BP test and the words came out "Soon Mak" very high they told me. They then asked if I had forgotten to take my meds. Replied no I dont have any. Well from there I saw a specialist and got on meds. Took about 4 days to kick in fully and I was better. Just took the pills for 4 years, then my kids asked me to take up exercise as I had always played sport, so I did. From there it just got better and better. On my own I decided to play around with the dosage and just take it every other day. Also cut the beer consumption way down and cut out all hard alcohol.

    Every 3 months I go for a quick check up and to get new meds. The doctor at first did not like the fact that I cut the dosage in half, but when I told him I was doing a lot of jogging and had my read outs on my phone of calories, HB, and distance he took a look. Big smile came over his face and told me to keep up with what was working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    smoking, alcohol, lack of exercise, overweight
    Those are the 4 top causes for sure Katie, we can throw in diet which goes hand and hand with overweight usually. Now I am a drinker but up to this point it seems to have virtually no impact on my BP. That may be because I have never smoked cigarettes, I am very active, exercise everyday, my diet is OK and my weight is middle of the road for my height. So I guess if keeping 3 of the 4 or 4 of the 5 in good check, it allows me to drink... .

    Funny though, I have had cases of "White Coat hypertension" as the doc called it. I hate hospitals and always have. The smell makes me woozy coupled with seeing sickly people being carted around so my BP goes up from hidden anxiety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post

    Funny though, I have had cases of "White Coat hypertension" as the doc called it. I hate hospitals and always have. The smell makes me woozy coupled with seeing sickly people being carted around so my BP goes up from hidden anxiety.
    I'm the same. Having a medical is a nightmare because my BP will start off at 180 over 90 or so before starting to drop. I was there 30 minutes once with the doc repeatedly coming back to check until it got to below 140.

    The pump freaks me out too. I used to be ok, but then I just decided I was gonna panic and I've never been the same since. I've bought my own monitor now to try and get used to it, but I'm still not comfortable.

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