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Thanks for all the support. It's just been a rough few days. High blood pressure runs in the family, so it's had me a bit on edge. I've had a lot of stress lately, which I think has a lot to do with it. It's just disappointing. When you're this age you think you're invincible to all that stuff.
And the doctor suggested cholestoral blood work, but my health insurance isn't good at the moment, and he said that he thought it could wait, that it wasn't an urgent matter
Don't have kids.
This is the day of the expanding man...
Dont watch the reds games..I'm considering it.. I do have high blood pressure and by the end of these games I have projectile vomiting and explosive flatuence...
I've been told that sea salt is the way to go. Not sure if there's necessarily less sodium in it, but several people have told me to make the switch. I think it tastes better anyway.
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."
Never overlook the obvious
Get serious about eating right, don't play with fire.
Like another said get off the salt.
Just curious, was this the first time that your blood pressure was high?
I had issues with high blood pressure. I dealt with it by graduating from law school. What you eat may cause hbp and it can also be hereditary, but don't discount how you're living. Throughout law school, I was stressed out, I got little sleep, and I was often either trudging around with heavy books and a laptop or spending hours on end tossing back Red Bull and burying my nose in the books. Then I would come home and wrangle two young boys while my wife was working late to support us while I was in school. The lifestyle really took its toll by the third year. I was so bad that my hands would constantly shake and I had trouble getting to sleep from acid reflux and feeling my heart pound in my chest.
My doctor took a conservative approach and suggested I check my blood pressure regularly at the drug store or grocery and just keep an eye on it. Once I graduated from law school, I started getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night, dropped down to 1 cup of coffee and 1 diet carbonated soda a day. I also started Weightwatchers online and chose to do the flex plan where it focuses on portion sizes and balancing your bad choices with good choices. I lost 25 lbs., my blood pressure went down, and I got off the prescription for Acid Reflux, something I've had a problem with for over 10 years.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.
First of all, pay attention to your diet and get regular daily exercise. There are six bazillian reasons that this is good advice for everybody at any age and any physical condition. Don't overdo exercise, but do SOMETHING every day. That way the next day, you can do a bit more.
Second of all.....you're 23 year's old and your blood pressure is 160/90....how consistently? Is this one reading? several readings over several years? If it's one single reading...How did you feel at the time? You were at the doctor's? Where you nervous? Where you ill? If so, it's very possible that you've got one slightly high reading under understandable conditions....have somebody reliable take your BP reading on a semi-regular basis to confirm if this is a diagnosis that you should take seriously.
What I'm getting at ...is that if you were at the doctor, feeling ill and uncomfortable while they were taking your blood pressure, it's possible that the reader caught a spike and your regular BP is 130/80 which is fine and nothing to be alarmed about. That does happen.
Again, refer to the first paragraph were you are encouraged to eat right and exercize anyway.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
Onset of symptoms for Pheos are not normally at the age I had mine, but around your age.
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