It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



High & Low Blood Pressure Message Board

  • HCTZ and edema question

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #16
    flowergirl2day
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 3,181
    flowergirl2day HB Userflowergirl2day HB Userflowergirl2day HB Userflowergirl2day HB Userflowergirl2day HB Userflowergirl2day HB User
    Re: HCTZ and edema question

    Hi Boots,

    Your post is so very interesting to read! I think herbs should be used more frequently. They can often be just as effective as the regular meds. Did you know that celery seed is a natural diuretic? I first heard of its use in lowering blood pressure when travelling to visit my son earlier this year. I talked to a person who uses it daily. It's supposed to work very well in reducing blood pressure.

    My total cholesterol was good when last tested. (Lipitor & diet). The HDL is low. I hope it doesn't drop. I won't get tested again until next year. I was told by a specialist (two different ones, actually) that I have to remain on Lipitor, regardless of my cholesterol levels. Apparently, it helps with the kidneys (I forget how, exactly, though it was explained to me), and it protects from plaque-buildup (when combined with aspirin). That does not mean I can't drink carrot juice. Something else worries me now. I can't stick with my proven diet now that I am working again - have 2 fruits on breaks & 1 veggie with lunch, and, maybe, one more fruit in the evening for dessert. Considerably less than the usual 8 servings (or more) I had on my diet. No more daily oatmeal for breakfast, either. Therefore, no flaxseed, cinnamon or berries. I don't want to risk restenosis and higher cholesterol levels by not adhering to the diet. I find it extremely difficult to eat all the things I am supposed to. I'll have to give this some thought and try to figure something out.

    Thank you for your insights, Boots. Take good care of yourself.

    flowergirl

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Alternatives to HCTZ? (Long) Tamsin High & Low Blood Pressure 11 06-18-2011 03:57 PM
    Another question---HCTZ and its diuretic effects LeeAnn76 High & Low Blood Pressure 3 11-25-2008 07:40 PM
    Edema Question GoldenKatie Kidney Disorders 7 06-28-2008 10:52 PM
    edema from verapamil ntbd High & Low Blood Pressure 4 06-22-2008 09:15 PM
    HCTZ & rashes famnd High & Low Blood Pressure 10 06-14-2008 09:14 PM
    Question about Enalapril/HCTZ 10-25 Gram4 High & Low Blood Pressure 16 02-06-2008 08:34 AM
    How long does it take for Hctz to work? tamlis High & Low Blood Pressure 1 08-18-2006 05:36 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:25 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!