I have been on bp meds for 28 yrs . and tenormin decided to crap out on me. thank god i have a good doc. which put me on Zestril. before zestril i was 188/122. Since being on 30mg of zestril i am 130/80. and feel great
The fact that you have a low HDl of 36 and high triglycerides of 800+ is an indicative of possible diabetes. The fact that you are vegetarian (i.e. you consume more carbohydrates)complicates this matter
Hi! I am a 25 y.o. female also with hypertension. However, mine just seems to be during office visits. But, I am currently taking Ziac, a beta blocker, which works very well for me. Maybe you could mention it to your doctor.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Kelliecar:
<B>....I am a vegeterian ...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
That is the problem. Are you following this diet because of moral reasons or perceived health benefits?
You are eating too many carbohydrates and not enough protein and fat. Your low HDL, high triglycerides, and high bloodpressure point this fact out. These are all symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome X. You need to seriously rethink your diet. Your high ratio of triglycerides/HDL puts you in the very high risk category for heart disease.
A good inexpensive book on the subject is "Protein Power" by Drs. Eades.
Join the club ... although I'm not slim. I take Altace (10mg) and recently the doc added Monocor (10mg).
Since he prescribed the 2nd pill I've decided to change my lifestyle and get off these pills - mainly through more diet/excercise. I'm down to only 5mg of monocor now and hope to get off it shortly.
Only other thing I've "heard" is that some BP elevations could be cleared by trying to detoxify the body. When I get off the first pill I'll be trying that <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
Thank all of you for your suggestions. And to anwer the question of the day, I was checked for diabetes and my test was in the middle of the normal range. I had a fasting and non-fasting blood test.
BTW, I gave up my BP meds for a month to see what wuld hapen and it is now 175/105, so I went back on the pills. I am going to try a detox program some of you suggested and see if that helps take care of my high cholesterol an blood presure.
I just got out of a two week stay in a hospital (pancreantitus) due to copications which can accompany high tri's and cholesterol. Again, my weight is on the too low side and I am a cometetive athlete an don't drink. I am very frusterated and realy appreciate all of he support you have given me. Thanks.
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Hi Kelliecar -
Have you had your kidneys checked? Sometimes high blood pressure can be caused by kidney problems, either in the kidneys themselves, or the arteries leading to the kidneys. That type of high blood pressure would not be amenable to diet/exercise, but can be controlled very well by medications.
Have you had any kidney tests at all? Some of the tests would be an IVP, a creatinine clearance test, a physical exam with stethoscope of the arteries leading to the kidneys (they run through the groin area, and typically produce a sound called a bruit if there's a problem)...these all should be done to rule out kidney problems.
The only good thing about high BP is that it can be controlled! It's just a matter of finding out what works for each individual. But, of course, one would rather not have it at all!
Could you post back and let me know if any of this has been done?