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Monday, January 25, 2010 M.P., Community Member, asks

Q: My blood pressure has always been 90/70. Within one month it has steadily risen and now is 153/89.

I take Nexium 40mg and Premarin 1.25

I have had a complete hysterectomy

This increase took place in almost weekly incriments

I am 55

I do not smoke (quit a month ago after 40 years)

I drink approx. 10 to 12 drinks a YEAR

I visited a physician who IMMEDIATELY, without any testing what-so-ever wrote a Rx for high blood pressure.  I refuse to take any medication without testing and being made to understand what is going on with my body and why I am taking these chemicals. I can not get doctors to listen to me. I think I have a problem - do you? Also, walking up the stairs in my home (approx. 20 steps) and I am gasping for air.  I am about 20lbs overweight. I have a personal trainer and work out at the gym 3x weekly.  Due to food allergies, I can only eat foods w/o any preservatives. No canned foods. Fresh Veggies/fruit,  Fresh chicken, fish & beef.  I eat mostly from the Southbeach Diet.


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
1/25/10 4:18pm

Hi M.P.,


I agree that you need to pursue testing to determine the cause of the sudden rise in blood pressure.  Here is a post you may want to review:


Sudden Rise in Blood Pressure


Once the cause is determined and treated your blood pressure may return to normal without the need of blood pressure medication.  I'd discuss further with your physician or seek a second opinion.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

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