I am new to HealthUnlocked.
I was diagnosed with heart disease in the 1990s, when I was in my 30s. Up to that point I was physically very fit. I caught a virus one Christmas and it all went rapidly downhill from there. I had quadruple bypass surgery in 1997, aged 41. I was told at the time that I would be back in for some more bypasses. I haven't been - evidence that I try to look after myself.
My BP has been high for a while. This Christmas I had an occlusion in my left eye. I lost the sight in the eye but it does seem to be returning, slowly. Test have shown that the Carotid Artery in the left side of my chest is blocked.
When I went back to work I monitored my BP, with collaboration between me, my employer and my GP. My BP was 190+/90+. We all agreed that retirement was my best option. So, I am now retired. My eldest daughter pointed me at a film called "What The Health". I watched it and became inspired. I bought a book called "How Not To Die" and the associated cookbook. It has chapters entitled "How Not To Die Of Heart Disease" and "How Not To Die of High Blood Pressure". I am following that advice at the moment to see how it goes. Has anyone else read it or acted upon it?