Originally posted by Yank: |
[B]I'm currently taking Advicor(cholesterol), Plavix (blood thinner), aspirin and Altace (blood presure) following an angioplasty 2 weeks ago. . . . I've read that alcohol and the cholesterol and BP meds are a no-no. . . .[B]
At the risk of stating the obvious solution, which for most people is far more repugnant than giving up alcohol, try a tiny change in diet and a significant change in physical exercise. Believe it or not with a small modification in the food menu and a significant daily exercise program in walking, you can get rid of the blood pressure medication and most likely the cholesterol medication. The exercise will work wonders on reducing your weight, increasing your physical endurance, improving your mental outlook and reducing the plaque in your arteries. In fact, as between diet and exercise--exercise. Exercise will increase the good cholestrol and build collateral arteries.