Re: Dealing with hbp early in life
I agree with Cassiebel. I was 25 when i was dx'd w/ hbp. I went on/off meds. Bcuz of my carelessness, i now have other diseases. Cass is right, there are alot bp meds on the market to choose. If you need to make lifestyle changes, then i would try that first though. When we're young we think hbp and the likes are for older ppl. My mom was a diabetic when i was 25 yrs old and she warned me. I wouldn't listen (i thought i live reasonably healthy) now im diabetic, wth hbp, high cholesterol and thyroid problems.
My son is 30 (almost 31) and just learned he has high glucose. It was a shock to me bcuz he doesn't drink, eat sweets nor is he obese. Maybe it is truly heredity.
p.s. I would try lifestyle choices first, but if you need to take hbp med i suggest you research first. Some of these bp meds can cause alot of unpleasant side effects. I know, i've suffered alot with them.
Last edited by jtu91952; 02-14-2005 at 08:15 PM.
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