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Old 12-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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High blood pressure

I have had high blood pressure for over 10 years (found out when I was trying to donate blood and they refused me). I have had annual checkups since then with my doctor saying, lose weight.
Well, this last year another doctor saw me at outpatients for bronchitis and put me on meds, Olmetec and Adalat. My pressure used to be on average 160/102
With the highest being 170/110. My question is, is it possible that I have heart damage due to it being high for so long without anything being done and should I get it checked with a cardiologist? My pulse is always around 100. And pressure now is in a happy zone of 120/80 ish. I will get flutters periodically that scare the crap out of me. I am only 38 now

 
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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... is it possible that I have heart damage due to it being high for so long without anything being done and should I get it checked with a cardiologist? My pulse is always around 100.
One way to check for damage to one's heart is through symptoms. A person with a malfunctioning heart could get tired and fatigued easily; could suffer from frequent shortness of breath, could suffer from frequent over-sweating, or chest pains, or mental confusion, or general weakness. Note that these symptoms can be caused by other health problems other than heart disease.

High Blood Pressure puts unhealthy stress throughout one's body. An unhealthy, fast heartbeat can also put unhealthy stress on one's heart.

Plus... in most cases, irregular heartbeats and high blood pressure result from excessive hormones, especially from the adrenal glands. These excessive adrenal hormones can slowly do damage to glands and organs. That's why most heart and high blood pressure medications attempt to block or inhibit adrenal hormones. Buts... the meds are not perfect.

That said... the heart is an amazingly tough, durable organ. Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day! No matter how much we abuse our ticker with diets too high in calories, or by not exercising, or by smoking, our durable hearts usually keep ticking away happily!

I've suffered from significant damage to my heart. I've struggled with heart failure for over 25 years. Even so, through diet, exercise, avoiding irritants and stimulants, and by taking the magnificent, healing Beta Blocker Coreg (Carvedilol), there have been significant improvements in my heart. If my heart can get better, those with a lot less damage, if any, can get better too!

Take care..... Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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One way to check for damage to one's heart is through symptoms. A person with a malfunctioning heart could get tired and fatigued easily; could suffer from frequent shortness of breath, could suffer from frequent over-sweating, or chest pains, or mental confusion, or general weakness. Note that these symptoms can be caused by other health problems other than heart disease.

High Blood Pressure puts unhealthy stress throughout one's body. An unhealthy, fast heartbeat can also put unhealthy stress on one's heart.

Plus... in most cases, irregular heartbeats and high blood pressure result from excessive hormones, especially from the adrenal glands. These excessive adrenal hormones can slowly do damage to glands and organs. That's why most heart and high blood pressure medications attempt to block or inhibit adrenal hormones. Buts... the meds are not perfect.

That said... the heart is an amazingly tough, durable organ. Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day! No matter how much we abuse our ticker with diets too high in calories, or by not exercising, or by smoking, our durable hearts usually keep ticking away happily!

I've suffered from significant damage to my heart. I've struggled with heart failure for over 25 years. Even so, through diet, exercise, avoiding irritants and stimulants, and by taking the magnificent, healing Beta Blocker Coreg (Carvedilol), there have been significant improvements in my heart. If my heart can get better, those with a lot less damage, if any, can get better too!

Take care..... Merry Christmas!

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:07 PM   #4
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Re: High blood pressure

I have had high blood pressure for 15 yrs now and just this week it has been very high last night it read 232/110 and i was given almost every medciation and it only went down to 186/108 of course they want me to be admitted to the hospital although i have no ymptoms at all

 
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