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High Blood Pressure - no pills
Hi Team, I'm want to share my experience on HBP. I have been on losantan 10 mg for an year and never really care on my eating habits though I weight 67 which is fine for my height 5.7. However recently we were planning to have our second baby and asked doctor if I losantan medication should be stopped or continued. He said stop it for 3 days if you have hight BP then he will give amaldopin 5mg. It's my first day with amaldopin and I see there are side effects in the long run however anybody has any suggestion on how I can manage BP with a supplement or no pills? and better life style. I don't drink or smoke but maybe it's my old bad lifetyle that put me in this situation. So when doctor said he will switch to amaldopin I took a break for 4 days and all of a sudden my bp went to 152/106 and was really scared and immediately took amaldopin and was under control. This was my first experience where I felt uneasy, tensed and worried and guilty not taking medication on time. I joined this group to get some knowledge on how I should take care of my BP without medication in the long run. For now I'm on med as per the doctor. Any thoughts/suggestions would be highly appreciated. Sorry for long message 😊
AHAASAKatie, May 12, 2020 8:52am EST
Good morning, I am so sorry that you are having to manage this. I can share with you the information we have on HBP and lifestyle changes that can help you become healthier and possibly off the medications. I also encourage you to talk to your doctor about how you feel and see if there are suggestions and/or benchmarks you need to reach to not need the HBP meds. It's hard to tell from your post if you are the mom or the dad :) either way, a conversation with your OB might in order as well.
I hope this is helpful and please know we are here to listen and help as much as possible. Best Katie
JamesPL, May 12, 2020 7:24pm EST
One of the best ways to help lower your blood pressure is exercise. If strenuous exercise is either impossible or undesireable, then I highly recommend frequent brisk walks or bikr rides. This will also help your mental well being as well. However I must caution that you consult with your doctor before you consider an exercise program to make sure there's no underlying risks involved. I would also ask your doctor about weight training as well. This doesn't have to be like the body builders you see in a gym. Small light weights such as **** bells will help. These exercises are good for strengthening your heart and ultimately help your blood pressure. When I was in cardiac rehab, I was encouraged to do much of this at home as part of my recovery. I would encourage you to also consult with a professional trainer of physical therapist if that's possible to get some advice on what types of exercises are good for someone with high blood pressure.
Hope this helps. Good luck!