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Old 08-13-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Okay people, as a mod myself, not going here on this one as serious to me....I got off the treadmill today and 126/94...big difference on numbers from a week ago....I just got off the phone with middle child and I had him going through his pantry checking sodium levels....it is scary and eye-opening to anyone who dose not check or know....He is tossing crap out of the pantry.... It can be scary.....
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:03 AM
 
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Okay people, as a mod myself, not going here on this one as serious to me....I got off the treadmill today and 126/94...big difference on numbers from a week ago....I just got off the phone with middle child and I had him going through his pantry checking sodium levels....it is scary and eye-opening to anyone who dose not check or know....He is tossing crap out of the pantry.... It can be scary.....
You pretty much cannot eat processed food without overdosing on the sodium. Like I said, horrible for those of us who are sensitive seems to be no issue for those who are not. Have him look at his bread - that is another one that is EVIL (and I love bread but it is full of salt and sugar - may as well eat cake)
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Doctors in the UK are more tolerant of high BP. They do not become alarmed until your BP gets up to about 160/100, as long as you health is not compromised by other conditions.

Blood pressure of 160/100 mmHg or above:
This is definitely high. All people with a blood pressure that stays at this level are usually offered medication to lower it.

Blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or above but below 160/100 mmHg:
This is sometimes called 'mild' high blood pressure. Ideally, it should be lower than this but for many people the risk from mild high blood pressure is small, and drug treatment is not indicated.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) | Symptoms, Causes, Treatments | Health | Patient UK

Furthermore, the medical community widely recognized WCH (White Coat Hypertension). The first time a patient is told his BP is high, it sets off a stress response, and from then, virtually for the rest of his life, his BP will rise as soon as a doctor or nurse approaches with a cuff. So, if you've ever been told you have high BP, your readings will probably be high enough to keep them prescribing medications, even though your actual BP is lower than the readings in the clinical environment.
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