I am a 29 year old male, I eat very well, I exercise regularly, and still have high blood pressure (regularly around 150/85) - it's been elevated for about a year, but only this high as of the past couple of months. I've cut out almost all sodium in my diet, I don't smoke, and I drink only occasionally. Medication is not an option for me at this point, unless nothing else works. Has anyone had a similar experience, and found a natural way to lower their BP? I'm considering yoga, and some natural supplements, but would like to hear some success stories before I try everything under the sun. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
I'm a 32 year old male that is healthy as well. B/P soars when I go to the doc., so he put me on meds. Now b/p is under control at 116/66 on average. Get ready for what is next... they will want to test for secondary reasons for hypertension. Don't fear the meds. Sometimes high b/p is genetic. The cause of mine is drinking & smoking...
I don't think you should panic and start meds at this point. I would try and lose a few pounds if you need to and make sure you exercise for at least 30mins a day. Also try relaxing breathing exercises. There are several natural supplements like Michaels Blood Pressure Factors and also smileherb.com has a tea but you must be sure and drink 3 cups a day for it to help. Cut out all sodium and eat lots of raw fruit and vegetables and drink raw veggie juices (I use a GreenStar juicer they are great tho expensive). Good luck, mine has been on the high side like yours for a couple of years but mine is mostly white coat hypertension so I try and practice deep breathing and relaxation techniques.
Originally posted by myid96: I am a 29 year old male, I eat very well, I exercise regularly, and still have high blood pressure (regularly around 150/85) - it's been elevated for about a year, but only this high as of the past couple of months. I've cut out almost all sodium in my diet, I don't smoke, and I drink only occasionally. Medication is not an option for me at this point, unless nothing else works. Has anyone had a similar experience, and found a natural way to lower their BP? I'm considering yoga, and some natural supplements, but would like to hear some success stories before I try everything under the sun. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks to everyone for their responses.
I'll confirm this next week, but I think that my high BP is due to kidney problems - i.e. blockage of a renal artery. I just discovered that my father recently had this. I discovered my high BP from a routine physical, and have been monitoring it every day for about 2 months. I've also had "back" pain for about a year, which no doctor ever mentioned kidney problems about. So, I've had to self-diagnose, suggesting which blood tests and imaging to have done. So...for anyone else out there in my boat...get your kidney function checked!
I hear you. I'm 32, male, 5 11" 153. I excercise, eat right+++ & have the same issues. Mine might be white coat, because without meds it was usually 140/80 or so. On the meds, it's 116-120/70 after about 50 readings at different pharmacies over 3-4 months. At the doc. it is tends to be really elevated. White coat. I agree. I have friends that do coc, are fat, & drink like fishes & don't have high b/p. Don't get it.
Try pure garlic cloves , one a day to regulate your BP. I am 31/female who dos not drink and works out five times a week. My bp has been as high as 190/ 80. I am taking meds but try to cut out sodium and I drink at least 80 oz of water daily. I try the garlic but am not too consistent with taking it. So far though ewveryone I speek to about my bp tells me about the garlic. I think my bp rose during the time I worked two jobs, both teaching jobs, day and evening.
I too have the same problem. Im a healthy 26 yr old male, who's trying so hard to get into the military. I passed everything in the physical, except for the Bp. It seems that everytime I take my Bp, I start to get nervous, my heart races, which then makes my Bp soar to 190/80. When I take it at home relaxed, its a normal 120/70. I lift weights, do intense cardio, and watch my diet. Im very positive I do not have HighBp.
But everytime I take it in the hospital, its always a different story. It seem I developed a phobia of some sort during Bp tests. IS there any natural rememdies to help me calm dowm during this frightful experience.
My panic attacks during Bp's are intense.... Help!!
topic author here again: I've been taking garlic, CoQ 10, and omega 3 fatty acids, doing a little yoga and deep breathing exercises in the morning and evening, and SOMETHING is working. my BP has been around 125/70 lately, although it still spikes now and again. so, i've been taking my BP twice each time...the second one about 10 minutes later, after trying to breathe deeply for at least 5 minutes. i dismissed the possibility of my high BP being whitecoat hypertension (high BP due to anxiety of doctor's office), because i take my BP on my own. but it still could be happening. Try some relaxation techniques 2-3 times/day...keep them up for at least a couple of weeks to see a difference. and try the supplements i've tried. beyond that...i'm still searching and researching for answers.
Hi Howie! You are not alone in your panic attacks at the doctors. Ever since I was told my bp was elevated, I have absolutly freaked out! I left one doctor who wouldnt help me with the anxiety. I was told to monitor my bp everyday, but every time I pass by the machines, I panic! Last time I was at the doc(July) bp was 148/90. My heart was racing! I hate doctors! Especially GPs. I think I will take a xanax everytime I go to the drs.(42 yr female)