Originally Posted by brebre
I do have Insulin resistance. I know you are very much on diet to treat CHF.
Insulin Resistance results in a Metabolic Imbalance Big-Time! High Blood Pressure is caused, in most cases by Metabolic Imbalance, or Metabolic Dysfunction.
Almost all blood pressure medications try to block or inhibit hormones that are over-produced
by the various body glands and organs.
One of the most damaging, disruptive and dangerous hormones, when over-produced by the body, is Insulin
Excess Insulin causes Metabolic Imbalance Big-Time.
There is only one good way to have one's body effectively handle Insulin, and that is thru DIET! In fact, a diet targeting Insulin Resistance is also excellent in treating many MANY other health problems.
In the past 5 weeks I have lost 12 lbs cause I don't have an appetite. The upset stomach from the Coreg makes me feel like vomiting 24/7 all the time.
As long as one's metabolism is not functioning properly, one's medications can cause all kinds of unexpected and nasty symptoms.
However...... I really am sorry that you are experiencing an upset stomach and are nauseated. I hope that, by now, you are feeling much better.
I ran the gamut of symptoms over the 23 years of struggling with Heart Failure, among other nasty health problems, so I can relate to the misery you have endured.
In my case, going on a small meal, low calorie, frequent eating balanced diet turned my life around and greatly improved my health.
In the beginning I tried green juicing but I couldn't tolerate anything. |
Maybe that is why my blood pressure is not going down.. poor nutrition.
You might even be on an excellent diet right now. Buts...... if you are consuming too many calories in one meal, or for the entire day, for your unique, particular body, then your metabolism will stay messed up.
Each one of us has different calorie limits. What is good for one, is not necessarily good for another. I gauge my calorie limits via my blood pressure charts. If I eat too many calories over the course of a day, it will show up in my blood pressure readings. Buts....... changes in the blood pressure, because of too many calories, doesn't necessarily happen overnight. Sometimes it takes a few days of "excessive" calories for excessive calories to show up in one's blood pressure.
Plus.... there are many MANY triggers of Higher Blood Pressure, so finding the root cause of Higher Blood Pressure can be a complex and difficult task.
Regardless of the triggers, or the meds, or the exercise, a small meal, low calorie, frequent eating, balanced diet WILL improve the Blood Pressure over time, IMHO.
How many calories per meal? How many meals? How many calories over the entire day? What are the percentages of proteins, carbs and fats in your diet?
I used to weigh 312 lbs and I went on a low carb diet. My blood pressure was 220/120. I reduced down to 212 and my blood pressure was 215/118 that was when I was diagnosed with CHF and Cardiomyapathy. I now weight 200lbs and last night my bp read 180/95.
You have had amazing success dieting! Nice going! It shows determination and will power on your part. You should be commended and rewarded for having the courage and determination to diet. Dieting is a very difficult thing for any of us to do! You should feel very proud of yourself!
However...... the rules of the Blood Pressure/Insulin Resistance game dictate that you follow your own unique metabolism's rules
, and no one else's. It is not an easy game to play. However, if one follows a basic diet targeting Insulin Resistance, victory can be had over, not only Higher Blood Pressure, but over many other health problems. What saved my life and health, even at close to 70 years of age, having suffered from Heart Failure for over 23 years, was the diet targeting Insulin Resistance by Sheri Barke, MPH, RD of the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center
Something is wrong. I am on 4 blood pressure pills. |
My friend says maybe it is anxiety preventing the meds from working cause I feel so bad.
You already have a diagnosis of a major health problem, Insulin Resistance. You might consider trying to heal your Insulin Resistance before trying to treat an intangible thing like anxiety.
I do admit being depressed and will cry at the drop of a hat. Mainly because I have a 7 yo and can't do anything with her.
Sorry about your depression. Depression is very difficult to endure. I hate it when I get down and feeling blue, and have the feelings of despair. I hope that you are able to lift yourself out of depression.
I think that anyone in your situation would feel depressed. And.... of course, depression and anxiety can also worsen health problems, like High Blood Pressure. Buts...... depression and anxiety are not the root causes of High Blood Pressure, IMHO.
How do you feel about a diet targeting Insulin Resistance? If you consider trying it, it might be a good idea to check with your doctor first to see if it would be proper and appropriate for you to do. After all, I am just a spirit floating around on the Internet, without any medical training or experience, so you MUST consider the source before acting on any health tip or health information.
Take care...... be well....... feel good about what you have already accomplished. You have come a long way, and through your success in dieting, have proved your determination and strength and love for your daughter. Let's hope that you will also soon be able to get that Blood Pressure under control.