I have been diagnosed with blood pressure 195/120. That’s not good. 120/85 is considered “normal”.
So the two questions are:
- Why is my blood pressure so high?
- And how do I get it back down?
Neither of these questions have simple staightforward answers or solutions.
The best answer I can come up with for question 1 is ‘genetics’. What else could it be? I am not obese. I’m not a chain smoking alcholic. I live a reasonable stress-free life. My diet has been, not great perhaps, but not terrible either. So it must be genetics – and possibly built up but hidden emotion stress – I sometimes wonder.
The solution? Now that’s really the sixty-four thousand dollar question. One thing is for sure – those professing to know the cure have very different and even conflicting opinions.
But I’ve reduced it to three approaches:
- Change / addition to diet (possibly including ingesting prescription drugs).
- Physical exercises.
- Mental exercises.
All ‘remedies’ I’ve accessed and tried so far can be summed up with one or more of these approaches.
Apart from the ACE inhibitor my doctor prescribed, (that after 1 month showed zero results), I’ve downloaded and are using to other alternative approaches.
One is a comprehensive book on hypertension with a lot of information on useful foods and potions to lower blood pressure. Hence I would say it falls into solution category 1. You can check it out from this link- www.bloodpressurenormalized.com. It’s a little over-hyped and that initially put me off but in fact its got tons of good info to use.
The other approach I’m experimenting with is three exercises that can be performed with the assistance of audio tracks. They’re simple enough to perform and don’t take up too much time.
My final conclusion as to they are working or just a waste of time is out. But first indications are that they may be valid. After doing an ‘emotional release’ exercise the other day I monitored my blood pressure and it had dropped to 150 / 95 – the lowest it’s been for many months.
But is it sustainable? Or just a temporary relief? The verdict is out at the moment. The link for this website is here: www.highbloodpressure.ws
It would be great to hear from other high blood pressure sufferers if they have tried either of the aids and what the results were – positive and/or negative.
I’d also like to hear of other kinds of treatments successes. I hopes someone will read this someday.
Now I’m rambling.
My next post I’ll share details of the things I’m trying and the results – real and percieved.