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Old 04-13-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Interesting discussion. I'm of the change my lifestyle to combat illness persuasion myself. My BP tends to higher than normal--as it does in my entire family. We're hot-blooded Hungarians, after all! lol

But, what with following the DASH diet, keeping my weight within normal bounds, and cardio work-outs daily, along with some reasonable vitamin and mineral supplementation, I've been able to avoid prescribed meds so far...the only one in my family to do so.

But then, I'm the only one in my family to avoid fried foods and lots of red meat, being mostly a vegetarian with small amounts of chicken and pork on rare occasions...

Yoga helps keep me calm, too.

 
Old 06-22-2018, 08:41 AM
 
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I am hypertensive, but whenever I am sick especially fever I tend to have a normal blood pressure why?
 
Old 06-22-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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Did the dr ever tell you to go do something else for awhile, like take a walk etc, and then return for a bp check? I have white coat hypertension and my drs have learned thru the yrs that they need to redirect my attention away from where I am to get a correct bp reading. Amazing how bp decreases when you arent worried about where you are.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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I am hypertensive, but whenever I am sick especially fever I tend to have a normal blood pressure why?

Maybe the fever causes you to become somewhat dehydrated, which can lower blood pressure a bit (in your case if it's normally high, it may drop to normal). Vomiting and diarrhea can contribute to it as well.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I believe there is a lot of BS surrounding many medical issues and conditions. Blood-pressure is definitely NOT one of them, high BP is something that should be taken very seriously.

I must be salt-sensitive because when I cut way back on salt, my BP went way down. I have previously seen it as high as 150/100.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 12:51 PM
 
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My neighbor was just here and we talk about health and stuff and he said his father was able to get off BP meds by drinking more water during the day. I drink all day, maybe not enough. I'd love not to be on BP meds...I had resigned myself but go back and forth when the subject is discussed.

https://www.healthcentral.com/articl...d-water-intake
 
Old 06-22-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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You asked about supplements. I had two people tell me Kyolic garlic gave them good results. Also read that in Chinese medicine, eating celery (and yes, I know it's high in sodium) every day for those two weeks will bring your numbers down. I have low bp so can vouch for neither of these, but have been told about the former and read quite a long NYTimes article about the latter.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 04:40 PM
 
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Dehydration lowers blood pressure so that may be it.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:09 PM
 
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Dehydration lowers blood pressure so that may be it.
I thought the more one hydrates, the blood pressure can be lowered. Plenty of water.

When dehydrated one's blood pressure is higher. Not enough water.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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I am hypertensive, but whenever I am sick especially fever I tend to have a normal blood pressure why?
Fever causes your blood vessels to dilate to dissipate heat. The wider blood vessels allow the blood to flow through with less force so pressure goes down.
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