Patient Comments: High Blood Pressure - Effective Treatments

Question:What kinds of treatments have been effective for your high blood pressure?

Comment from: rebecca, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have had high blood pressure for about 10 years. I also have a genetic disorder that puts me at a higher risk for a stroke. So I am trying to keep both in control by relieving my high-stress life. I am looking into tai chi or bio-feedback to try to battle both.

Comment from: Glenda, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 06

I just recently discovered that I was at risk when I became feeling unwell. I suggested to my doctor that I felt I may have a cardio problem happening and I was ignored as I was being treated for a respiratory infection. He did not even offer to take my blood pressure. He said I was too young and in too good of shape to have those worries. Well I went out and bought a cuff. Sure enough I was running anywhere from 188/140 to 164/134. I went back to the doctor got diagnosed and I am currently trying a beta to lower the blood pressure and to take the stress off of my heart. I am very tired still. Now I am going to demand some tests to determine if I have any damage. If your doctor ignores you, demand that your blood pressure be taken. It can save your life.

Comment from: Mick, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I was diagnosed with hypertension when I was 16. I started taking nifedipine as a maintenance medication when I was 18. Still, even with the medicine, I have symptoms of hypertension, so I tried to lower my sodium in a slow process and exercise every day. My blood pressure eventually became normal, and I now am asymptomatic as well.

Comment from: Israel, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 16

I have been on nifedipine and a water tablet for my hypertension for some time. There seems to be no improvement. I get headaches and lately problems with constipation and some abdominal pains. Headaches are doubt related to the hypertension but the abdominal pains, I am not sure. Could they be the cause of elevated hypertension? The headaches tend to be around the eyes. They get tired and sore too early in the day. I wear glasses and have considered them to be part cause of the problem. What next can I do?

Comment from: m72, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I bought a treadmill and started running 22 minutes a day and I bought a really good vitamin that has brought my blood pressure down to normal range. My blood pressure was right on the edge of being high. I also start using Mrs. Dash in the place of salt. I hope this information will help.

Comment from: GUS ALLEN, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 26

I have high blood pressure and have taken a lot of different medicines and I have found Minoxidil works best for me.

Comment from: Moti, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I am 70 years old with basic high blood pressure/hypertension for the last five years. When I smoked two to three packs a day and had a few drinks every day, I did not have high blood pressure! When my doctor discovered my high blood pressure, a prosthetic aortic valve was inserted. That was five years ago. I have not even touched a cigarette since, but I do have two large drinks every evening. I walk four kilometers every day and remain physically and mentally active. I have had to change medicines almost every three to six months. I also take a water pill every other day to prevent my feet from swelling.

Published: June 06

I am suffering from essential hypertension since 37 years I have taken various treatments & combinations of drugs to control it. I have to check regularly observe discipline in food habits exercise regularly. I have no cholesterol or diabetes. Presently I take Valent Aten 100 in morning & Catapres with Aspirin 75 in the night. I develop resistance to drugs & have to have them changed from time to time. I have to measure pressure regularly. It is the spot check which catches pressure & I have to visit the doctor to have the drugs changed.

Published: June 02

The best treatment that has been effective for my high blood pressure is simply walking every other day. I began to feel great and more alert!

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