Blood Pressure Treatment

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My wife 61 years old is suffering from Blood Pressure. Is taking medicine for the last one year prescibed by cardiologist doctor MD. Is it necessary to take treatment from MD doctor or local family physician with MBBS will do ? Pl give your valuable opinion.

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  • It depends on the severity of the disorder.In mild cases,a good general practitioner will do since BP control has reached a high level of success.If condition is severe,better see a good cardiology consultant preferably in a general hospital.

  • Thanks, that is what I intend to do.

  • Your family physician with MBBS is competent to treat hypertension. But you should be alert against blood pressure complications such as hypertensive heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy and diabetic nephropathy.

    Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure — even if you're taking blood pressure medication.

    Here's what you can do:--

    * Eat healthy foods.

    * Decrease the salt in your diet.

    * Maintain a healthy weight.

    * Increase physical activity.

    * Limit alcohol.

    * Don't smoke.

    * Manage stress.

    * Monitor your blood pressure at home.

    * Practice relaxation or slow, deep breathing.

    Adopt DASH diet (Mediterranean diet). Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oils or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.

    Conduct heart check-up (ECG and echocardiography) annually, kidney function tests once in every six months and lipid profile once in three months.

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  • why low- fat ? If diabetic should be low carb high fat --good fat -helps.

  • Most of the diabetic patients suffer from heart attack and they have to undergo coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) if they suffer from triple artery disease.

    Consumption of high fat causes coronary artery disease and fatty liver (both are modern diseases).

  • NOT if GOOD fat -- monosaturated and polyunsaturated

  • Body fat is 57% mono, 40% saturated, 3% poly; that should be the ideal ratio after millions of years of evolution.

  • Since cavemen ate meat fat, you've kind of just proved that isn't the cause of heart disease; foods that caveman didn't eat are; they spike insulin.

  • Quite right Concerned. What has changed is the introduction of the manufactured foods and fats. Take the Eskimos for example, they eat the blubber of the sea beasts they catch; they haven't got an epidemic of heart disease.

  • Caveman cooked the meat in earth ovens. But today the meat is deep roasted in oils.

  • yes sir gangadharan_nair they are modern diseases ...due to high insulin level spiked and maintained by excess carbs consumption...

  • Not just high carbs but refined carbohydrates which are the dangerous ones. Surgeon Captain T.L. Cleave FRCP called the resulting disease "The Saccharine Disease". You can see all about Cleave at : healthscams.org.uk/surgeon-... It is the refined carbohydrates that cause the spikes you rightly speak of.

  • Saturated fats do NOT cause heart disease. That has long been outdated and was confirmed in the BMJ. The dangerous fats are those derived from seeds. Have a look at: healthscams.org.uk/the-trut...

  • Thanks for the valuable suggestion.

  • you did NOT mention --is she diabetic ? What is her A1C for last six months - ?

    is this due to high PPBs -- ? if yes-then need to check for nerve damage - retinopathy and kidney --

  • No, she is not diabetic.She is overweight. 98 kgs.Cholestrol is high. She is a psychiatric patient taking medicines for the disease.

  • gangadharan_nair -- IT SEEMS CONFUSING AND CONTRADICTING --

    HIGH FAT OR LOW FAT -- FOR TYPE 2 DIABETICS ?

  • Hello champak045 Just have a read of: healthscams.org.uk/saturate... that will help you to understand.

  • Hello nkraveendran,

    My wife now 87 was diagnosed with high blood pressure but instead of taking medication she followed the advice of Dr. Batmanghelidji whom you can read about at: healthscams.org.uk/the-impo... He recommended drinking plenty of water, not tea, or coffee etc and my wife has found that it works. She gets through between 1½ and 2 litres in 24 hours.

    Anything is better than pandering to Big Pharma.

    Lastly don't get worried about cholesterol either just have a good balanced diet with the usual saturated fats and dairy foods and above all real wholemeal bread. You need the sats fats, have a look at: healthscams.org.uk/saturate... Eat Nature's foods.

  • Consult an ENT Doctor because there may be blockage in nostril passage or bone in nose is slightly distorted

    Due to which elevated b.p.

  • Many people-- NOT Diabetic-- have high BP--- due to high cholesterol or kidney problems.

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