Life Support for Women?
- 03-08-2011, 10:50 AM
- 03-08-2011, 11:34 AM
How high is her blood pressure? Is this a recent development or something she has had for a while? There are definitely many ways that one can decrease blood pressure without using medication - for example, nutrition (decrease sodium intake, etc.), exercise (increase it), natural supplementation (below), etc.
You can always just get her to use Hawthorne Berry and Garlic - dosing/timing below.
3g/day (with meals, spread over 3 doses)
Dose 1 - 1g with breakfast
Dose 2 - 1g with lunch
Dose 3 - 1g with dinner
600-700 mg/day (with meals, spread over 2 doses)
Dose 1 - 300-350mg with breakfast
Dose 2 - 300-350mg with lunch
- 03-08-2011, 12:06 PM
I started her on fish oil a month ago. Told her last night to get some celery seed and garlic extract. Will def. get some Hawthorne Berry as well.
Edit: One other thing, she was pretty stressed over a paint job gone bad. So it may come down a bit.
Thanks Rosie, you're the best.
03-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Life Support is fine for her, then.
However, that is SEVERE hypertension - she not only has severe diastolic hypertension, but systolic hypertension. For blood pressure that high I actually would recommend that she DOES get blood pressure medication, if only until it comes back down to even mild hypertension.
Stress can cause an increase in blood pressure. So can "white coat syndrome". I recommend getting it checked again in about a week or something - if you can, on a daily basis first thing, resting for about a week, and note any fluctuations.
If her blood pressure is really that high without another cause, then she will have to be careful when exercising - if she uses this to try and increase her fitness to decrease her blood pressure.
03-08-2011, 12:38 PM
Don't know what WCS is but I will research it shortly.
Edit: Ok, now I know what WCS is. With a BP monitor we can make that diagnosis.
03-08-2011, 04:31 PM
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03-10-2011, 02:21 PM
03-23-2011, 09:19 AM
Well, we don't know what caused the spike in blood pressure. On the way home from the doctor that very same day, I had her pick up a monitor, an expersive one, an her blood pressure has been lower than mine ever since. She hasn't even opened the bottle of Life Support. I can't say it's white coat syndrone because it was a routine OBGYN appointment.
Taste the rainbow.
03-23-2011, 12:18 PM
04-02-2011, 12:46 PM