High bloodpressure... help!

@Marie2473 (8523)
Sweden
December 7, 2006 8:52am CST
I was at the doctors today since i have been feeling really tired lately and also had headaches almost every day. Today i went to the doctor who told me that my bloodpressure is through the roof. I am only 26, but both my parents suffer from this but i always though that it came with age. I am a few kilos overwaight - not smoking (quit 4 weeks ago) and are healthy in any other way. Any tips on how to get my bloodpressure to drop?
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@tisha4you (278)
• United States
8 Dec 06
In case of High bloodpressure you should avoid the salted and oily food.
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• India
8 Dec 06
hey Tisha, do you know, Swami Ramdevji, working on pranayama. Why don't you suggest the people, if you are an indian. please visit www.divyayoga.com to know more abut yoga.
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
Thanx!
@hmshema (685)
• India
7 Dec 06
Avoid salt, control cholestrol level, no tension, become cool, don't get angry. If you follow this your Blood Pressure will be normal. If you can eat two pieces of garlick in emty stomach every day morning , it is very very good for Pressure. Try and let me know. Because last 10 years I am following this diet and free from high blood pressure. Do you know my counting was 180/140. Just now my position is 140/100.
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@j27366 (294)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
hi! congrats for lowering your blood pressure. but, i wish to advise you that 140/100 is still considered high. if you can get at 140/80, that'll be much better. depending on age, usually 140/80 is fine with people aged 40 and above. but if lower, especially 20s and 30s, it is still high. i agree with slowing down on salt intake;better if no salt at all. and to become a vegetarian is also good. but if you cannot eat veggies at all times, just try to avoid eating too much of red meat and shell foods especially crab. the eggs of the crab can shoot up blood pressure.
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
8 Dec 06
Thanx for your advice. I will definately try to follow them!
• United States
7 Dec 06
I also have high blood pressure, and have been on medication for 10 years. The medication helps out alot.The doctor might prescribe medication, and a change of diet. What ever the doctor wants you to do, please do it, otherwise something else will happen.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
7 Dec 06
Thanx for your advice
• India
8 Dec 06
hey Tlex, can you spare time to visit www.divyayoga.com. there you will find lot of researches on ailments and results; scientifically proved. Its an India based site. Please spare 5-10 minutes only for the above site.
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@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i think you have identified what caused your high BP --- genetic history and weight. so keep your weight down, eat the right foods, and do exercises (upon doctor's advice, of course). it's alarming to know that even young people are having BP problems these days, so don't neglect your health.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
This topic was posted 2 months ago and I am happy to say that my BP is coming down without medications =)
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
22 Jan 07
Do: 1. Take a walk 20 kms a week. 2. Drink more warm water with lemon in the morning. 3. Eat garlic. 4. Meditation. Don't: 1. Don't eat oily food. 2. Don't take a nap during a day. 3. Don't be serious or think a lot.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
Thanx for your advices!
@Akeela (2082)
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Dec 06
tambaind, bitter barks like mauby in water no surgar if applicable,no pain killers it raise it more, asprin is good, rest, no salty foods, excersise but you need to have altenatives now.Goldseed tea or capsule is good it's bitter the bitterness does the trick...
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
25 Jan 07
Thanx for commenting!
@Pmcbride (1082)
8 Dec 06
I am 34 and i have had high blood pressure (Sometimes dangerously high e.g. i have passed out twice) for about 6 years and i have never taken any medication for it, my advice is get rid of salt in your diet, do a bit more excersise, and if you feel yourself getting stressed in any way go away and calm down (do some stress excersises, listen to pleasant music slow, not fast, calm yourself down by any means necessary) high blood pressure can cause stroke or heart attack, so you need to get this under control. You are probably still suffering withdrawal from the cigs, do not eat to replace them (chew gum, get a stress ball.) If you still get headaches after trying these simple treatments, then you should request something off the doctor. Above all CALM DOWN!
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
8 Dec 06
thanx alot, yeah it might be stressrelated. ThereĀ“s alot at work, plus the quitsmoking thing. Thanx for your advices!
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@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
7 Dec 06
You need to cut down on all salt. This is more difficult than it sounds as most processed and tinned food has a ton of salt in it. Basically, you need to cook from scratch, making sure you add no salt at all and gove up all processed food. Increasing exercise will help too.
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
7 Dec 06
Thanx alot for your advice!
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
Wow....you are young to have this problem...Did the doctor not prescribe anything...or advise you? I am not sure ...I think exercise may help...but you could research it too...I hope things work out...good luck....
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@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
7 Dec 06
yes i have another appointment next week and then we will talk about maybe beeing put on meds.. =(
@treblem (316)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
why not stop eating pork? also eat a lot of veggies and fruits.
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• United States
8 Dec 06
They should prescribe you some medication. There is one called Procardia, however, my mom and I both are both allergic to it. (I was on it for something else, my mom was on it for high blood pressure.) My mom is on another one though, that she has to take EVERY day.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Sounds like HBP runs in your family. You'll probably need meds, but in the meantime start exercising and eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grain foods. A lot of HBP meds don't have serious side effects, so many people don't suffer any ill effects from them. Good luck.
• United States
8 Dec 06
He needs at least three readings of your blood pressure to diagnose you as having high blood pressure. You also need to be aware of what your normal blood pressure is. Having High blood pressure is hereditary but there are so many ways to prevent it. I hope your next visit will be more informative about your health. Good luck!
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• United States
8 Dec 06
My boyfriend is also 26 and he had high blood pressure, he quit drinking caffeine and started eating healther and he hasen't had high blood pressure in over 4 months!! So you can think about that, I know that if you are a caffeine drinker it is hard but we were drinking about 3 44oz fountain pops of Mountain Dew A DAY... that was the hardest thing kinda like quitting smoking.. YOu did that and that is awesome that should help out some, but you are probably stressed too beause of you not smoking and that can also raise your bp.. Lay low on the chocolate, caffeine and eat healther.. that is all the tips I have! Take care.
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@rosey2006 (945)
• United States
8 Dec 06
Great news on your quit. I'm not a doctor, but I know first hand that to stop smoking is very stressful. That might be what is causeing your blood pressure to be so high. It might also be the fact that you are probably eating more salty foods since you quit smoking. Try to reduce your stress level and see if this helps. Good luck with your quit! rosey - Free and Healing for Two Years, Ten Months, Two Days, 18 Hours and 22 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 71 Days and 23 Hours, by avoiding the use of 20735 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $5,573.44.
8 Dec 06
Do you have a stressful life also? If you are eating healthily and exercising, then that is great! I would suggest something like relaxation or yoga. I like the relaxation techniques of the buhddists. They are simple to follow yet take practise to get used to. People think I'm strange wanting to do this, but I tell them "when was the last time you saw a buhddist monk with depression?". That's why I use it, but it would also help with high blood pressure (I have low blood pressure)
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@kerbausama (1338)
• Malaysia
8 Dec 06
i think you should take more vegetables and drinks a lot of water .try prevent fat food ok.good luck!
@rubypatson (1842)
• India
8 Dec 06
You ARE PRETTY YOUNG TO BE SUFFERING FROM BLOOD PRESSURE, ARE YOU PRESCRIBED anything, reduce your salt intake, dont touch pickles, take plenty of rest dont be stressful learn to relax you should be fine, go for a regular bp check up
@suju15 (184)
• India
8 Dec 06
Walking is a very good cadiovascular exercise....do itin the morning, and meditate if you can possibly train your mind to do that, at the same time.This will calm our nerves, make you feel very good in your head,as well as body.Try it out for 30 mins. daily at first....then try and increase your speed, do longer distace in the same time.If done religiously, it can sure bring your BP down. Fenugreek seeds can be soaked in water overnight, and swallowed next morning...on an empty stomache....this will also reduce your blood cholestrol levels, as a result help in lowering BP.
• India
8 Dec 06
diet n walk r better options to control things