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Old 10-18-18, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
with your history, I'd suspect white coat syndrome. You're worried about your blood pressure, and that anxiety is going to raise your BP. Make sure you sit down and relax for five minutes before you get your BP measured.
I have issues with "white coat syndrome". I bought a home BP cuff, so I can check BP at home, in a more relaxed environment. For a few days before a dr visit, I check my BP at home, a couple times a day, and write those numbers down. Then when I go to the dr, I show him those numbers, and also take my cuff and check it against their reading. Just a suggestion you might want to try.
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Old 10-18-18, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post



No kidding. I try to reduce salt and very hard to near impossible. Darn BP was 132/97 this morning I canít get this BP normal Iím back at the general doctor next Wed Iím going to see WTF is going on.
My Mom did it to herself a few years ago. She cooks most of the food for her and Dad, so went on a low-sodium binge for a while, after a time, she got really tired and was frequently dizzy. Doc thought it was weird, given all the sodium in everything else, but she had dangerously low sodium levels.
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Old 10-18-18, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by velojym View Post
My Mom did it to herself a few years ago. She cooks most of the food for her and Dad, so went on a low-sodium binge for a while, after a time, she got really tired and was frequently dizzy. Doc thought it was weird, given all the sodium in everything else, but she had dangerously low sodium levels.
Yeah, its virtually impossible to be sodium deficient in western society. Sounds like it could have been a water issue?
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Old 10-18-18, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Yeah, its virtually impossible to be sodium deficient in western society. Sounds like it could have been a water issue?
I agree with you, in general, but it is possible, if you cook from scratch, to control sodium in your cooking. She was very specifically told by a professional doctor that her sodium level was too low.
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Old 10-24-18, 06:22 AM
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Old 10-24-18, 08:35 PM
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This probably doesn't help, but, my father, sister, brother, and myself all had excellent blood pressure in to our early 50s. Then, with no lifestyle changes, we all developed high blood pressure and are currently on medications for it.
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Old 10-24-18, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
This probably doesn't help, but, my father, sister, brother, and myself all had excellent blood pressure in to our early 50s. Then, with no lifestyle changes, we all developed high blood pressure and are currently on medications for it.
And that doesn't strike you as strange? Did you tell your doctor this? There's obviously something fishy in Denmark, or should I say MN? Amway, I'd check the water.

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Old 10-24-18, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Yeah, its virtually impossible to be sodium deficient in western society. Sounds like it could have been a water issue?
Recent blood work shows my sodium and chloride levels both near the bottom of the acceptable range. We cook everything from scratch. We've had to consciously increase our salt intake to ameliorate night cramps. Looks like we should increase it some more. I'd say its easy for natural foods plant eaters to go off the bottom of the range.
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Old 10-25-18, 03:14 PM
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while we are on the subject does anyone know of a good home bp monitor? Are the wrist monitors any good?
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Old 10-26-18, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
while we are on the subject does anyone know of a good home bp monitor? Are the wrist monitors any good?
Omron, I have used both the wrist and the upper arm models, no problems. They are coming out with a smart watch type BP checker but they are waiting for FDA approval before releasing it.
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