HELP! i need some advices
December 16, 2008 6:25am CST
Hi, just new here and i want to get some advices about this disease. My grandmother has this and i want to lessen her suffering in this disease. Actually, we went this morning to the hospital because she is not feeling well. I read some facts about this in the internet but that can't still beat experience because experience is the best teacher right? So can you help me? and give me some advices...
19 Dec 08
Hi longgee. It's not surprise to hear that your grandmother is suffering from the high blood pressure because it suit her age. However in my case it is quite abnormal because I'm just 24 years old and I'm already got the high blood pressure.. I tried very hard to reduce it by controlling my diet. I stopped from taking my favorite salty fish, instant mee, and also try not to take the fast food. However it's not working and my blood pressure still maintain at level 160. But after following a few tips from my friend I finally manage to reduce my blood pressure. I started to drink a lot of water (plain water) at least 3-4 liter per day which I never did before (FYI I seldom drink plain water before this) and also do some exercise every day.Any kind of activity will do. I hope you can advice your grandmother to drink a lot of plain water and ask her to do some exercise regularly..hope this can help you a little
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have high blood pressure and have had it for years. Mine is controlled with Atenol, diet and exercise. Controlled is not really the right word, stablised would be more accurate. With high blood pressure comes having to change your diet. It sounds simple enough but it isn't that easy. You really have to watch what you buy at the market as many processed foods are high in sodium. Watch buying anything prepackaged, canned or frozen as they use sodium as a preservative. Even low sodium processed foods can have have to much sodium for someone with high blood pressure. The best diet for someone with high blood pressure is to eat fresh vegetables and fruits daily instead of canned, packaged or frozen foods. Use a salt substitute such as Mrs. Dash and try using herbs when cooking to help flavor foods. Pork is very salty so beware of pork bacon and ham. Turkey ham is healthier and taste like pork ham without the salty taste. Lunchmeat is very high in salt so try to stay away from that by buying fresh smokey turkey thinly sliced from the deli. If your grandmother is also taking a water pill make sure she is eatting foods high in potassium! Potassium is needed in every cell of your body to carry oxygen and without it your body will start to shut down and land you in the hospital. I know from experience. Foods high in potassium are bananas, cantaloupe, broccoli and spinach to name a few. If you can ask her doctor how severe her high blood pressure is and ask his advice. If she is on medications it is very important she take her meds the same time every day.