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Old 05-02-2016, 12:17 PM
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BOTH sides of my family have hypertension, usually by age 35 (overweight or not). I am a female, 44, non-smoker but 50 lbs overweight, excellent cholesterol and glucose numbers along with great numbers on my other labs, and my blood pressure is always consistently averaging 110/60-114/70...even at 9 months pregnant, it was that way. Am I lucky or just doing something right? (I eat fairly decent but have a sucker habit [eat 5 Blow Pops a day]).

Not bragging...just wonder how I am dodging the genetic bullet.

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Old 05-02-2016, 12:36 PM
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I would blow off the blow pops whatever they are...sounds like sugar. You are still very young and need to continue on good eating path. I have a friend who is now 71, probably 70 lbs overweight and never had BP issue and last year came up with afib...now they have her on 6-7 heart drugs including BP meds and now trying to get her to take statins, which she refuses....so take care, lots of life ahead of you. Lots of research out there today about the cholesterol myth and drugs being pushed to lower much needed cholesterol. There are books written on this issue and a lot of info written by MD's too. A whole big topic.

I'm also of the belief that many are put on BP meds due to white coat office visits and fear and people run to BP meds. I worked long and hard to NOT take BP meds but did succumb, I could lose about 15 lbs give or take.

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