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Feeling guilty

Suddenly told I have hbp need to bring it down by changing my life style , also slightly overweight.

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It was shock to me when I got the diagnosis. I'd felt unwell and stressed and went to the GP for a wellman check up. All my numbers were generally ok, except my weight (2st overweight) and my BP. I upped the exercise - more cardio - running, swimming, cycling, tennis, and really cut down on salted foods. No more cured meats, cut back on the starchy carbs like bread and pasta, tried to go for a more Mediterranean diet, and cut out the beer. In 3 months it had made a huge difference. Still on BP meds, but smallish doses...


Well done my friend.


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