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MickeyD

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2 months ago my Doc (a mate of mine) insisted on testing my BP - 180/110. Dangerous!

This morning - 117/78 (66)
 

DWPTA

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Last night 155/89.

Urg need to change my diet. As the old saying says, all good things must come to an end.
 

The_Unbeliever

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This morning - 111/84. Average is 120/80 over several days if you count Saturday out.

Had 150/110 on a Saturday evening, wasn't fun. Doef doef all the way. Took a pill, but didn't help. 6 hours later then I ate some carrots and five cherry tomatoes - instant relief! Went down to 110/75... was glad!

So yah, diet change is coming for me as well.
 

geezer

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Yesterday 159/95! But maybe it was because it was taken at the casualties room at the local hospital, just after I fell, sprained my ankle and tore some ligaments.:mad:
 

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This morning - 111/84. Average is 120/80 over several days if you count Saturday out.

Had 150/110 on a Saturday evening, wasn't fun. Doef doef all the way. Took a pill, but didn't help. 6 hours later then I ate some carrots and five cherry tomatoes - instant relief! Went down to 110/75... was glad!

So yah, diet change is coming for me as well.
Carrots & cherry tomatoes you say, interesting. I also read that beet is also good, but as Murphy is always in play, I hate beet.
 

The_Unbeliever

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Don't want kidney damage, stroke or a heart attack. Is not fun, do not want, do not have the money! Call me a hypocondriac, but I try to test my BP more than three times a day - preferably after breakfast, lunch and supper (before eating, and half an hour or so afterwards) and randomly in between. There are days when it is fine (sub 130/90) and there are days when it's bordering on 140/90)...

Got a hospital plan though.

Cutting stress out is not easy, but hey, you gotta do it. Or else you'll croak a lovely song.


I have found out that the following is to be avoided :

1. Nestle Hot chocolate
2. Nestle Milo
3. Coffee (esp caffeinated)
4. Coke (and carbonated beverages with caffeine in)
5. Certain types of chocolates
6. Energy drinks (Haven't taken any, don't want to). These cause havoc with your heart rate and blood pressure!
7. Excessive salt. Nowadays I put just enough in.


To be taken :

1. Cayenne pepper (sprinkle over food lightly according to taste)
2. Raw fruit and raw vegetables (such as tomatoes, carrots etc)
3. Your prescribed BP medication (obviously)
4. Less stress at work.
5. Raw avocado - mash it with a fork, put it on a piece of toast, yum yum.
 
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The_Unbeliever

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Guys, why don't we help each other out in here?

List the foods that causes high BP, and foods that is good to take.

I've added my list above.
 

DWPTA

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Guys, why don't we help each other out in here?

List the foods that causes high BP, and foods that is good to take.

I've added my list above.
I agree, I seriously need to do something about it. Over the weekend an ex colleague passed away from a heart attack, he is a year younger than me, I'm 37 in two month's time. He left his wife and two sons (pre 10 years).

He was a bit over weight and did smoke, so ja time for me to catch a wake up.

Luckily I'm smoke free for 3 years now come 22 September.

I love my coffee, but if means a better life without it, then so it be. I like my rooibos, so not much of a train smash in that regards.

I also have switched over to a glass of Cabernet a night, to keep the ol' ticker going and I like my vino.......

My problem is food and my relationship with it. I need to change it mentally and the fast food crap. Going to be a challenge.
 

Quey_Quick

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Before cutting out soda average of 120/80.

After cutting out soda and joining the gym, my BP is now 105/76
 

DWPTA

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Before cutting out soda average of 120/80.

After cutting out soda and joining the gym, my BP is now 105/76
Maybe find a good alternative to replace it, maybe just plain soda water?

Libs what do you use to check your blood pressure? I got this from Withings. Works lekker with my iPad.
 

mister

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1. Nestle Hot chocolate <- NOT FOOD
2. Nestle Milo <- NOT FOOD
3. Coffee (esp caffeinated) <- NOT FOOD
4. Coke (and carbonated beverages with caffeine in) <- NOT FOOD
5. Certain types of chocolates <- NOT FOOD
6. Energy drinks (Haven't taken any, don't want to). <- NOT FOOD
7. Excessive salt. Nowadays I put just enough in.


To be taken :

1. Cayenne pepper (sprinkle over food lightly according to taste) <- FOOD!
2. Raw fruit and raw vegetables (such as tomatoes, carrots etc) <- FOOD!
3. Your prescribed BP medication (obviously)
4. Less stress at work.
5. Raw avocado - mash it with a fork, put it on a piece of toast, yum yum. <- FOOD!
Guys, why don't we help each other out in here?

List the foods that causes high BP, and foods that is good to take.

I've added my list above.
It's really simple. Stay away from fake food, and eat real unprocessed food.
 

Venomous

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Yesterday 159/95! But maybe it was because it was taken at the casualties room at the local hospital, just after I fell, sprained my ankle and tore some ligaments.:mad:
shows just how different we are....

after a car accident I had bruised ribs and a hair line crack in the middle (steering meets chest)

breathing was not fun.
With all that stress my BP went to 110/70
normally 90/60 is high for me.

I do have low BP
 
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