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phani58
phani58

Hi I am 58 yr old suffering high BP since last 22 years, I am also diabetic since 3 years.

I am on Telesta AM,Aten 25,Glycomet 500,Ecospirin 20,Atorva 5 all daily once. I underwent angiogram recently. My angiogram was normal except mild cad in LAD. Advised medicine management.I am vegetarian. Can you people guide/suggest me to how to go further to have minimal risk. I need to live at least another 20 years.

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Are you overweight? What's your BP with treatment? My brother, who is diabetic, told me that his BP is normal (and he is seriously overweight) just because he has pets! I read many times that having a pet that you can stroke can reduce one's BP!

phani58
phani58
in reply to Rebec

Actually I am under underweight. For 175 cm height i am only 52 kgs. Recently in the last 3 years i lost about 7 kgs wt. My BP maximum was 160/90 and normally will be in the range of 130-140/80-90

Rebec
Rebec
in reply to phani58

When you mention "normally", does it mean after you take the medicine for high BP or if you don't take any at all?

phani58
phani58
in reply to Rebec

After taking medicines will be 130-140/80-90 and at times rarely will be 110/70

Rebec
Rebec
in reply to phani58

From what I read and was told 140/90 is still OK. I decided once to take my BP monitor to check it against my GPs' one and mine was showing 10 units more!!

Rebec
Rebec
in reply to phani58

Have you tried relaxation techniques, as 110/70 which you said sometimes happens, shows that maybe you're taking too high a dose. Also, maybe try to reduce salt in your food if you like salty food.

phani58
phani58
in reply to Rebec

I do pranayama ( relaxation by breathing exercise method)

daily for about 40 minutes. I am on salt restricted diet.

Rebec
Rebec
in reply to phani58

Chapeau to you, as the French say! You seem to do all the right things!

Activity2004
Activity2004
in reply to Rebec

Is your brother a type 1 or type 2 diabetic, Rebec? Would he be interested in joining the DRWF group on HU?

Rebec
Rebec
in reply to Activity2004

My brother is type 2 but lives in the States. He seems to be in very good hands, as medical care goes, according to what I can read between the lines.

I'll mention your suggestion to him. Thanks.

Activity2004
Activity2004
in reply to Rebec

I live in the USA, too.

Please do let him know about the group. Everyone is very helpful and friendly.

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