High Blood Pressure!

By sodium Latest Reply 2011-09-15 00:23:27 -0500
Started 2010-10-31 12:03:20 -0500

Hello every, I need help on getting my blood pressure back in control. If any one have any advice on that please share it, because I hate taking medical.



7 replies

shoulders 2011-09-15 00:23:27 -0500 Report

I totally agree!!!!! Need to get bp under control(due to stress- right know) and my bs's are over the top( due to stress and not enough sleep, and strangley not eatting) and seems like all my health problems are crashing around me,but, (HH will like this)…I'm not going to let them keep me down!!!! So after I finish on the computor its off to the exercise room for this "Old Lady". Keep up the good thoughts…Some times its "MIND OVER MATTER". Take Good Care of Yourself.

lebarron1 2011-09-14 18:53:35 -0500 Report

I do not like taking medication but i only take two pills,i guess you have to sometimes and i execixe too alot.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-07-04 22:53:50 -0500 Report

I agree with everything pnps said, but would add if you have any stress. I know for me personally stress has kept mine very high. Just a thought.

lebarron1 2011-07-04 20:14:04 -0500 Report

I have a monitor at home that i take my readings on and it is always much lower than the doctor's,she said that i could do that and show her the results.

pnps 2011-01-31 19:09:44 -0600 Report

I had high blood pressure for years and refused to go to the doctor. Read article after article, took omega 3's, garlic, cayenne pepper, reduced my salt intake, quite drinking soft drinks, and walked 3-5 miles a day…had a heart attack at age 47 and now am on several meds. My advise is to change your diet, include exercise, but don't be afraid to get treated. If you cannot reduce it and maintain through diet and exercise, get some help…I wish I had!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-11-20 22:13:39 -0600 Report

Hi sodium,

I am not a physician, but I hope that you working closely with one. It's important to stay on top of this to avoid further complications. Just had to say that.

But you might also want to work on stress management. Body-mind-spirit practices like medication and yoga, which has already been suggested, can help. Doing things you enjoy, by yourself or with others, can increase your sense of well-being.

I would also recommend having someone to talk to -- or to ventilate to -- when the need arises. Some who can listen objectively, without judgment. A freind, family member, or mental health professiional. Don't keep your feelings locked up inside.

Practice compassion, starting with yourself. Go easy on yourself and you will also be able to go easier on others. We're all doing the best we can.

I hope this helps. Stay in touch!

cookieis49 2010-11-02 10:42:36 -0500 Report

yoga, for beginners is very beneficial in keeping my blood pressure down , as is walking a mile or two , five days a week