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Old 01-14-2005, 06:53 AM   #9
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Re: Early hyper tension -- any suggestions

And, there are some people, like my wife, who never exercise, eat total junk and are overweight. Her BP is typically around 105/65. And, even at the Dr., it doesn't change. In fact, her BP while waiting for a medical procedure (which she was scared to death of) was something like 108/68.

While I can admire her BP, I wouldn't necessarily trade shoes with her. Her family history includes a dad who had bypass surgery in his early 40's and to this day has constant angina problems. Her father also never had problems with BP.

Remember, BP is only a statistical risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). And, the relationship between BP and CVD only shows up in large studies. There are many folks with high blood pressure who can live a very long life with no problems. And, there are many folks with low blood pressure who can die from CVD.

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