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Thread #64925   Message #3206933
Posted By: katlaughing
12-Aug-11 - 07:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: high blood pressure
Subject: RE: BS: high blood pressure
In my case the kidney specialist has been cutting mine back due to too low BP, for a change, as in 70s/40s. He also said it had to do with how it effected my kidneys. Since we cut them back about a month and a half ago, my kidney function has improved and he's quite happy about it. There's lots more to it than just the BP, heart, etc. Well-oiled machine and all that.

Another thing, when mine was all over earlier this year when I was deathly ill, I was fanatical about checking it every hour or so. The docs finally convinced me once a day was enough, at the same time each day and to keep a record of it. I got in the habit of taking it before breakfast, before the morning meds., and still do check it on occasion.

I would keep a record for a week or two and see how it goes, though if there are any anomalies, too high, too low, get checked right away.