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Old 07-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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my blood pressure is 170/130

my blood pressure is 170/130 most days ive been to my doctors and he keeps giving me different tablets I am now on five different ones. can this be right

 
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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Re: my blood pressure is 170/130

Try and see another doctor, its always good to get a second opinion

 
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Re: my blood pressure is 170/130

Keep a record of your own blood pressure. Remember to test while relaxed and recumbent.

Anyone taking 5 BP drugs is taking AT LEAST 3 too many.

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Old 09-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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Re: my blood pressure is 170/130

I understand your concern, this seems so familiar to me.
I left my cardiologist when I was on 4 different medications and none of the m worked; meanwhile side effects from meds affected my every day life tremendously. When I saw my Hypertension Dr first time he said that too many drugs and high doses are not the answer; right medicine for YOU is the answer. His concern is high dose, he said if I put you on high dose at your age, what will you do in 5 years? Will be even worse problem to control your BP. He left me on 2 drugs, one of them changed to a long acting (Coreg).
Don't hesitate to see a good specialist. Your readings are high and you need a good doctor to help you. Don't wait too long; HBP has a name of "Silent killer" for a reason.

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Re: my blood pressure is 170/130

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my blood pressure is 170/130 ... I am now on five different ...
For many years, I suffered from hard-to-treat, malignant high blood pressure readings similar to yours. I had very high blood pressure all day long, day and night.

In 1998 I decided to start closely watching my blood pressure in order to figure out why the cardiologists were not able to lower my blood pressure no matter how many medications I took.

I started taking my blood pressure seven or more times per day. Eventually, starting in 2004, after seven years of struggle and frustration, I was able to lower my blood pressure down to permanently healthy levels, day and night, through natural means combined with effective blood pressure medications.

If you are interested in my own struggle and success against hard-to-treat, malignant high blood pressure, I posted a thread, back in 2010, in this High & Low Blood Pressure topic, detailing what I had learned and what changes I had made, named:
I've taken my BP 29,000 times since 1998. What I'm learning is saving my life!
The link is:
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/high-low-blood-pressure/748077-ive-taken-my-bp-29-000-times-since-1998-what-im-learning-saving-my-life.html
Best of luck and health to you!
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⇒ Eliminate household items that are toxic!
⇒ Balanced, healthy, low glycemic diet
⇒ Lots of Exercise
⇒ Avoid night allergens, toxins
⇒ Coreg!

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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Re: my blood pressure is 170/130

Machaon,
Have you changed your diet recently? I am making some changes in mine and want to try small, more frequent meals. My bp is totally out of whack--cannot seem to find the right med after all this time! Just learned that I now have heart damage, so I am looking at all options. I usually walk two miles each day but had stopped resistance training, so I am adding in back slowly. My weight is down from 137 to 129--never have been heavier. My latest lab work revealed that my a1c was at 5.8--too close for comfort. Other results were good. Just the blood pressure thing! I am taking 40 mg. of prinivil and just increased amlodopine from 5 mg to 6.5. I am at a total loss on bp. My diet is mostly carbs, ( or no meal) so I really need to knock that out.
Keep up the good work!!

 
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Machaon,
Have you changed your diet recently?
I am constantly changing my diet, but still keeping with the small meal, low glycemic, low calorie, frequent, balanced meals. I eat seven balanced meals a day and limit my liquids. It's probably too many meals for those who are not retired like me, or for those who do not have serious, life threatening heart problems, like me.

However, as I have continued to get better, I have increased the calories and taste of my meals. Amazing, huh? I've learned that, as my heart and health get better, my metabolism is able to handle and burn more calories!

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I am making some changes in mine and want to try small, more frequent meals.
Small balanced meals give my body the fuel it needs with minimal stress on my heart and metabolism. However, only a few small, low calorie meals may not provide enough calories for me for the entire day, so that is why I eat seven balanced meals a day.

When my metabolism and blood sugar and blood pressure and insulin processing were all unhealthy I had to go on a much more restricted diet. I judged how well my diet was working via my blood pressure readings, although currently I only take my blood pressure a couple of times a week.

For the first few years, I ate about 1200 calories per day. I am now up to around 1800 calories per day. I think that the reason I can consume more calories, especially carbs, is because my pancreas, and insulin processing functions, were able to recover and get healthier because of the small meals and the healthier blood pressure. My heart and health improvements have taken many years!

An example of one of my previous diets was at a thread named:
My diet- most effective "medication" for my Blood Pressure, CHF & Insulin Resistance!
at the link:
http://www.healthboards.com/boards/high-low-blood-pressure/849589-my-diet-most-effective-medication-my-blood-pressure-chf-insulin-resistance.html
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My bp is totally out of whack--cannot seem to find the right med after all this time!
I can really feel your pain, anguish and anxiety. I went through the same thing. I suffered unhealthy high blood pressure for many years, no matter what medications my cardiologists threw at me.

In my opinion, if the metabolism is not working well, either because of a blood sugar problem, or because of glandular problems, or because of hormonal problems, or because of allergies, or because of disease, then it may cause medications to be less effective.

High Blood Pressure is a major symptom of a metabolism that is dysfunctional. A dysfunctional metabolism, along with it's high blood pressure, can be greatly improved thru diet, exercise, effective medications and avoiding the irritants, allergens and stimulants that cause our dysfunctional metabolism to pump excessive, damaging hormones and cytokines.

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Just learned that I now have heart damage, so I am looking at all options.
Sorry to hear about the damage to your heart.

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I usually walk two miles each day but had stopped resistance training, so I am adding in back slowly.
Two miles per day!? Wow! Talk about determination! That is excellent! Nice going!

In addition... resistance training is so very important, especially for metabolizing calories.

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My weight is down from 137 to 129--never have been heavier. My latest lab work revealed that my a1c was at 5.8--too close for comfort.
Weight does not necessarily reflect whether or not someone is consuming too many high high glycemic carbs. I've read that almost 50% of our population is Insulin Resistant because of too many high glycemic carbs in their diets.

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Other results were good. Just the blood pressure thing!
It's great that your other results were good. Now to keep it that way!

To me, the key to a long and healthy life is having a healthy blood pressure 24 hours per day, day and night, year after year. It can be done!

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I am taking 40 mg. of prinivil and just increased amlodopine from 5 mg to 6.5. I am at a total loss on bp.
One of the reasons why I LOVE the Beta Blocker Coreg (Carvedilol), at 25mg twice a day, is the way that it helps to metabolize carbs among many other great things that Coreg does for my health and heart. It is difficult to take because it really tires me out, but I consider it a miraculous, healing medication.

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My diet is mostly carbs, ( or no meal) so I really need to knock that out.
In order for the metabolism to be healthy the diet MUST have a healthy balance of "low glycemic" carbs (around 50%), proteins (around 20%) and healthy fats (around 30%). Our bodies require a balance of proteins, fats and carbs in order to digest and metabolize properly.

Besides diet, there are many irritants, allergens, and stimulants that cause higher blood pressure. During the time that I was taking my blood pressure an average of seven times per day, I found and eliminated many things in my home, environment and lifestyle that were raising my blood pressure. The worst of the irritants are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that one can be exposed to almost everywhere!

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Keep up the good work!!
Thanks for the encouragement.

I wish you good health and hope that you succeed with your diet and with lowering your blood pressure!

I would love to read a future post from you saying that you are able to lower your blood pressure and you are feeling great!
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Greatly Improved CHF, A-Fib, HBP, Asthma:

⇒ Eliminate household items that are toxic!
⇒ Balanced, healthy, low glycemic diet
⇒ Lots of Exercise
⇒ Avoid night allergens, toxins
⇒ Coreg!

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