Hypertension

elaine52
By elaine52 Latest Reply 2012-02-17 00:03:54 -0600
Started 2012-02-01 13:50:59 -0600

I really didn't associate high blood pressure as being heart disease until I joined this site. Then I started reading that people with my health problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestrol were considered to be as much of a risk for a heart attack as some one who had already had one. I try to watch my diet since I am a diabetic, but then when I went into the hospital with my BG being 798 I was sent home on a diabetic diet, of course, but also a cardiac diet as well. Just never really sunk in till then, I guess. Just wanted to share…


6 replies

lebarron1
lebarron1 2012-02-16 23:33:15 -0600 Report

I have high blood pressure too,but i take vitamins and i try to eat right and exercize more. I do not like taking the pills because they all have side effects.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-17 00:03:54 -0600 Report

lebarron1,

I swear by exercise, relaxation, and fish oil! It dropped my BP 20 points with no meds.

HH

AuntieBear
AuntieBear 2012-02-16 02:33:23 -0600 Report

Elaine,
Glad you are home from the hospital. I too never thought of high blood pressure as a heart problem. I also did not know all the havoc it could cause to my body and my health. I am also a diabetic and have high tryglicerides. I am trying to eat healthier, but it is not that easy when bad habits refuse to go away wihtout a fight. I amtrying and I am glad you are too. Take care.
Bear

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-02-11 22:51:02 -0600 Report

elaine,

Good to hear from you!

It is starting to become common knowledge that diabetes, high BP, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, and even depression and obesity are all rooted in common root causes. Understandably, they tend to occur together.

Even though they are separate communities at Alliance Health, I really try to find strategies that attack the big three, heart disease, diabetes, and hypothyroidism. Anything that helps fix one tends to help fix the others.

HH

re1ndeer
re1ndeer 2012-02-11 19:43:40 -0600 Report

I too, have all of your problems, and am now waking up to a healthier eating style. Isn't it nice to know that there are sites that can help us with our problems.

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