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Old 12-29-2006, 06:43 PM
 
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Just curious if moving to a slower paced life style could help lower Blood Pressure. Not sure if there is anything scientific about it just looking for real world experience. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:30 PM
 
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I figured it was a bit of an odd ball question. My wife has High BP and I can't help to think that the stress level of livng in California and trying to keep our head above water does not attribute to her condition. We are young in our early 30's and I can't imagine trying to keep up this pace until we are able to retire, .... if we are able to retire. I'm still holding ou that NC could help put our life on the right track.
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Just curious if moving to a slower paced life style could help lower Blood Pressure. Not sure if there is anything scientific about it just looking for real world experience. Thanks!
Not a medical professional, so I can't quote you statistics or study names, BUT, I know this has been proven. A less stressful environment definitely DOES lower a person's blood pressure.

Just an aside, this happened to me yesterday as a matter of fact Driving home to NC from New York and FINALLY making it past D.C. we opted to take I 66 west over to Virginia to come home down I81. Within minutes of leaving the crazy chaos of I95 behind and seeing the calming view of the mountains as we headed toward the Shenandoah Valley my blood pressure dropped back down to normal How anyone lives and survives the stress of the density of people in the northeast amazes me!
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:13 PM
 
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Just curious if moving to a slower paced life style could help lower Blood Pressure. Not sure if there is anything scientific about it just looking for real world experience. Thanks!
I'm not sure if anyone here has heard of this but there's a new doohickey (doohickey is hicklebilly for thingy ) on the market called Resperate that's been clincally proven to lower blood pressure (I've heard it really works too). It's just a small device that helps you to regulate your breathing.. but it costs around $300.00. However, I ran across this on the internet on how to just learn how to do it on your own.

http://www.mbatoolbox.org/stories/storyReader$32
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:25 PM
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Location: Rio Rancho, NM
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Default Our Experience

Moved from FL where my 12 year old was diagnosed with hypertension to NM.
Was told upon leaving by his doctors that his pressure would actually increase because of higher elevation. We were here for 6 months before that happened. Started with lots of nose bleeds and then 200/100 pressures.
Now controlled by the great doctors here and lots of meds. So, in summary, keep in mind that higher elevations will increase blood pressure and some people have trouble breathing at first. I feel that being happier and less stress does help though too!
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), high blood pressure caused by stress is normally minimal and temporary, but the main causes of high blood pressure are:

Age
Race
Family history
Excess weight
Inactivity
Tobacco use
Sodium intake
Low potassium intake
Excessive alcohol
Pre-existing medical conditions and associated medications

Stress and high blood pressure: What's the connection?
Mayo Clinic

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-and-high-blood-pressure/HI00092

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Old 01-01-2007, 02:03 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback and links, as usual you guys are great. Breathing thing was pretty cool and so simple who would have thought. Happy New Year to you all!
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