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High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is a common health condition, and in the UK a third of adults suffer from it, sometimes without even realising it. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, yet it can significantly increase your chances of having a heart attack or stroke. If you suffer from…

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    • 31st October 2021 at 8:07 am

      Does blood pressure normally increase with age?Posted by Richard Dean

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    • 31st October 2021 at 9:18 am

      A few years ago my blood pressure got Hogg. This was a surprise as I am slim, fit, eat healthy and have no stress. After a few month of medication, which brought the body down, I discovered that the supplements Q10 and potassium had an even stronger impact. I am off the medication and continue with the two supplements with a no of 110 – 65.Posted by Mariette Jansen

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    • 2nd November 2021 at 4:27 pm

      A wonderful article, verily interesting to me as l am trying to lower my blood pressure asap as the last time it was it was 202/98 and recently l have been feeling so unwell, the Doctor put me on me medication, which is bringing it down but not enough today’s was 158/101 .I am 73,diabetic and a asthmatic ,So l was so excited to read your article so l could get some new idea’s to help me.
      One question which is the most important reading the systolic or the diastolic l always thought it was the top one but now l hear its the lowest one.
      Also lm a very bad sleeper since childhood a bit over weight and my legs often ache so when possible l try to walk quite a bit
      Many thanks and hopefully l will hear from you at Resrless,.Posted by Indira Pillay

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      • Team Rest Less 2nd November 2021 at 5:45 pm

        Hi Indira,

        Thank you so much for your comment, it’s great to hear that, somewhat, our articles are giving you useful information and help.

        Unfortunately we are not able to provide you with recommendations based on specific individual circumstances as our website is intended for general interest, rather than specifically personal. I would recommend you to liaise with your GP and ask them those questions as they should definitely be able to help you further with that.

        Hope that helps.Posted by Gaetano

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    • Trampus 27th January 2022 at 9:19 am

      I suffer high blood pressure. 3 Years ago I was undergoing an angiogram to determine why my heartbeat was irregular. It went wrong on the table and I was bluelighted to a major hospital for a double bypass and aortic valve replacement. Didn’t see that coming. Seems I suffer from Atrial fiblration also. Point is I have always eaten fairly heathily, haven’t smoked for 40 years (gave up at 30) and exercise regularly.Seems like my misspent youth has caught up on me. Anyway, to get to the point, this doesn’t mean giving up on life, yes I am on medication, but I changed a few eating habits, gave up the chocolate and crisps, don’t drink much anyway, odd glass of wine on the weekend and walk everyday. I also ride a cruiser motorcycle and enjoy camping trips. Can’t drive a minibus anymore as DVLA took my D1 licence away so that put paid to a lot of charity work. So, I still enjoy life, play a sport, eat well but healthy and intend to do so for a few more years. Main point is I check my blood pressure at home regulary which alerts me if there is an issue. Your article only served to remind me that just making a small sacrifice in your living habits can have a major impact on the rest of your life.

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      • Team Rest Less 27th January 2022 at 2:23 pm

        Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience with us, Trampus, and it’s such a great feeling knowing that the article has met your expectations.
        You must have great pictures from your motorcycle and camping trips, feel free to share them with the rest of the community.
        Thanks!

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    • member8782495 28th January 2022 at 8:14 pm

      In 1997 doctors from the National Institute of Heart Lung and Blood in the US published an article laying out the foundations of the DASH diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension). They showed that the DASH diet could reduce blood pressure levels in 14 days. In the early 2000s medical researchers in Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Greece, in fact most countries in Europe except UK published medical articles showing that the DASH diet reduced heart failure and stroke by 43 percent. It has also been shown to help with control of diabetes type II. It wasn’t until 2010 that the first article came out of the UK (Oxford) and said that the DASH diet could be useful.
      Incidentally I work in drug safety and it’s well known that ibuprofen can reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure tablets by 8-10 percent. In fact in 2015 we were requested by the FDA to add heart attack as a side effect of ibuprofen.

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      • Trampus 31st January 2022 at 12:12 pm

        Having had heart surgery I have been told I must not take Ibuprofen. I have a medi bracelet and it states that on it.

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    • madeleine45 7th April 2022 at 7:59 am

      I am type 2 diabetic but just use tablets not insulin to control it, but have other problems especially a bad back which has got worse and now affects my ability to exercise as I used to. so my best exercise is to go swimming. At the pool they have a chair to get me into the water and then I do as much or as little swimming as my back allows. It is a very good form of exercise for me, as it helps me to keep myself more mobile, is a very calming form of exercise as while I am swimming I am concentrating on just that and the worries and stress that tend to build up and difficult to let go are left for a while. It also helps in mental health, because I tend to go twice a week normally and it helps me to feel that I am doing something to help myself when I get very frustrated when I cant garden or do much else. I am not a good sleeper and think swimming also helps me to sleep a little better. My problem at the moment is I am in quite a lot of pain and waking at about 4am etc and then cant get back to sleep and you can worry about not getting enough sleep which is a vicious circle. So as they say if you get lemons make lemonade. I have an annual ticket to swim and base it on 2 trips a week, but they have an early morning starting at 6.45am slot. If I cant sleep I go online and book an early slot, get up dressed and go to the early swim. Better than fuming that I cant sleep and cant do much because of my back. Then I do any shopping early while not many people about so make the best of a bad job. Would rather have a bit more sleep but at least it is better than just sitting here feeling edgy and annoyed.

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    • member8466569 7th April 2022 at 9:25 am

      If I have been on blood pressure medication, can I come off of it, if my blood pressure drops and remains low?

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      • Team Rest Less 8th April 2022 at 11:02 am

        Great question thank you so much for asking and so sorry for not being able to provide you with an answer: the information in our articles is always there to share general knowledge about topics we talk about in them and, for specific individual circumstances, we always recommend a consultation with your GP or specialist who can look after you.
        Hope that helps.

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