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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:37 PM

1. I have been managing it for several years

Glad my insurance covers it.
I am overweight but I try to avoid added salt. I never touch the salt shaker and so far the medicine is keeping it in check.

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:40 PM

2. I started getting HBP readings in mid40s....

125+/ 90-100 or so. On the advice of my GP, I dropped about 35 pounds from 200 to 165, and Ive maintained 165-170 ever since. I watch carbs mostly. I havent had a high reading in over five years. Dr said dropping even just a few pounds can make a big difference.

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Response to VarryOn (Reply #2)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. Thanks.. My work outs for several years..

have had allowed me to carry an ideal weight for at least 20 yrs..

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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:42 PM

4. You BP reading cannot be over 800. There are two values the systolic and diastolic, represented

by numbers such as 120/80

where the top number is systolic and the bottom number is diastolic



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Response to busterbrown (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 08:43 PM

5. Buster, talk to your doc. Even if you do everything "right," it might never drop

without medication. But it should improve. If they didnít give you any meds, thatís probably a good sign.

Actually, too much working out could keep it elevated, at least in short run.

Again, talk to your doc because most of us here are only posting based on personal experience. And remember, well controled hypertension is not usually a big deal if you keep it controlled and monitored. Youíd be surprised how many people are on BP meds, including me.

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