high blood pressure

United States
October 29, 2007 2:32pm CST
hypertension. Never had it. Now, in post-menopause, I'm suddenly on two separate blood pressure medications. I'm concerned to say the least. The more I investigate any subject, the more I find how many of our health issues are genetic. It's not like knowing keeps us from plundering ahead. I know I have low blood sugar, my Dad had low blood sugar. My Mom suddenly developed high blood pressure after menopause. Did I pay any heed? My friends... those of you who have your parent's and grandparent's medical history (usually in verbal form from) should take a look. Twenty-first century medicine probably has a remedy for what your grandfather died from. But only if you catch it early.
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@rimsha (806)
• Pakistan
30 Oct 07
It is very dangerous for body parts.
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
30 Oct 07
It's an emerging epidemic in North America: One out of every three people has pre-hypertension, a condition thal leads to high blood pressure. And most of them don't know it. Don't assume that your blood pressure is normal lust because it used to be. Get it checked often. Once high blood pressure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime. Sure, you can lower it with treatment. But stop treating it, and it goes up again. It's easier and wiser to prevent high blood pressure in the first place. Check Your Blood: Have cholesterol and triglycerides checked regularly.