Drinking Water can help reduce hypertension

Philippines
November 2, 2007 11:04am CST
I'm a student nurse. And I have always been telling my mom to be careful with her blood pressure and to always remember to take her medications to avoid hypertension. She always complains that the medicine bills are driving her crazy. So one time, she was given a copy of how to reduce hypertension the natural way : Believe it or not the solution is : DRINK 4 Glasses of WATER the first thing you get up in the morning everyday for 3 months. My mom was skeptical at first but she decided to try it. After the first month of her doing the 'Water Therapy' , I noticed that she lost weight and seemed happier (despite the stress that she experiences at work), calm, and her blood pressure was always within normal range!! She normally gets 170/130 and now she can have a BP of 110/80 or 120/70~ And she told me that since she started the 'Water Therapy', even the nurse in her company commented the tremendous improvement on her status and at times she even skips her medications!! I truly belive, as a student nurse that Water therapy can help reduce hypertension. Though I"m not saying it can be a substitute to health professionals' advise nor is it okay to skip medication. But given these testimonies of my mother, this can be a real help to those with HYPERTENSION!!
4 responses
@leeb75 (50)
18 Nov 07
hi there again,i tust noticed you replied to my reply and then noticed this water therapy.im going to try it.im drinking a glass now.ill also let you know how things go.i have quite afew medical problems and its good to have you as my online nurse ahah im sure you wouldnt mind answering the odd question would you?i dont mind putting my personal problems online for thousands to see,its not like ill ever see any of you is it.anyway back to the hypertension,i stopped taking my bp pills as they made me drowsy and dry mouth allday,ive allways been very hyper active but recently i feel like the twin towers just fell on me.i just lost my mum and little sister and little cousin in a tragic way and to top it off my docter stopped one of my medications the infamous "diazepam".so at the miniute im trying to order online.I know as a nurse you would not agree to this but my head is up my a*se,besides im not having any look with a good company i feel is trust worthy.can you recomend anything for me? at the moment im using meditation/breathing exercises and it helps a little.by the way im lee from cumbria/england. you?
• Philippines
18 Nov 07
Hey there lee. I'm Sarah, and I'm a student nurse from the Philippines. I don't mind you asking me questions at all. It is after all my duty to help people with health problems. Anyway, first of all i'm really sorry to hear about your loss of loved ones. I'll be praying for them. As for your doctor stopping diazepam, i have no say on what is his real reason for doing so. But he probably felt that his decision will outweigh any other health problems. Please be careful with taking meds without doctor's advise. And if you want to lower your bp and sress the natural way, here are some things that I can advise: 1. Avoid salty and spicy foods 2. Drink lots of water especially when you wake up in the morning. 3. Incorporate cardio exercises (if not contra-indicated) and some body building. 4.Eat lots of fruits and vegetables 5. Have Faith in God *okay i admit that the fifth one is kinda tricky since i am not sure about your beliefs. but in relation to helath, it is proven that people who believe in God, or have a set of moral standards and optimism do have lowered bp than most patients. I myself observed that from my hundreds of patients. Anyway, hope I helped you somehow and have a great day!! Feel free to send me a message and tell me how you're doing!
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@leeb75 (50)
18 Nov 07
hi sarah thanks, i will try all the advice you gave anything is worth a shot at.and whats more natural than water it sounds like something we should do more anyway.thanks for being so kind.the philipines must be a much nicer place than britain,same with the americans ,ive never had any kind words from a brit.i have two very good friends in london who are from the philipines chatel&paul very nice folk.you cheered me up today"thanks".its allways good to talk.i dont think mylot is the kind of place to chat is it.do you have msn? instant.then if ever you want to we can talk more there,ill leave the ball in your court doll? either way thank you for your advice and time, im going through quite alot at the moment more than i think most people could cope with.i wasnt looking for anyone to get to know thats not why i came to mylot i came bcos its a good place to find out information.whitby_0702@hotmail.co.uk contact me anytime sarah.i wont say on ere but its very strange your name being sarah with what happened to me...........?take care sarah
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
Hi feel free to add me up on msn : angel_tvxq@hotmail.com And what do you mean about my name being Sarah? Anyway, i'm sorry i can't reply for long coz i got off from duty and i'm a bit tired. But hope to be of help
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• Philippines
5 Mar 08
hi angel, i just posted a while ago my need for what to do with my hypertension and here ive read your suggestions as well the others additional inputs. I will try the water therapy and hope it will help me lower my bp. I'll tell you if i will be successful. Good day!
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
Hi! I'm glad that my posting this message was somehow able to help. But please do remember that the best advice given are still the onese given by a healthcare professional. And also, I would just like to add that this water therapy has also added positive effects such as normal stools, increased energy, clearer skin, and less tension headaches. I really hope it does well for you. Have a great day.
@olrayt (38)
• Philippines
19 Jan 08
I've also tried that, and it works (somewhat). Still, water therapy isn't a substitute for good diet, exercise, a happy disposition, and a great doctor.
• Philippines
20 Jan 08
Hi olrayt! I totally agree with you. That's why I have emphasized with what I have written that this may somehow help. But then it is also not a "cure" and a doctor's advise is still needed. But I'm glad to hear your testimony that it somehow helps you. Thanks for that!!
• United States
13 Dec 07
Thank you for the information. My mother also has hypertension and recently had a brain aneurysm, I'm going to talk to her about the WATER THERAPY.
• Philippines
15 Dec 07
Hi! I'm glad u took the time to read about the Water Therapy then. I really do hope that it somehow helps her. But anyways, please do remember to follow first your doctor's advise. -Take it from a future RN _Sarah_