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Thread: Should you ask ur Doc to Prescribe Hi Blood Pressure Meds as Proactive Measure?

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    Should you ask ur Doc to Prescribe Hi Blood Pressure Meds as Proactive Measure?

    Should you ask ur Doc to Prescribe Hi Blood Pressure Meds as Proactive Measure?

    like taking low dose 81 mg's of Aspirin on your own to make your blood thinner after age 40?

    The only info. out there based on my research is... once you get on high blood pressure medication... you should wean off of it slowly, gradually step down

    I started taking 81 mgs of low dose aspirin shortly after my 40th birthday, on my own. There was no asking of my doctor if an aspirin regimen is good or not (because I am not a bleeder, I am not a hemophiliac)

    *Whenever I go to a doctor, My blood pressure goes up depending on my state of mind, if I was in a rush to make the app't because I was late, the BP reading is a little high, thereafter the tech takes another reading during which I am relaxed and might smile only to have it influence my BP level and reduce tension

    Basically, who feels that:

    It's a good idea to ask your doctor for high blood pressure meds after age 40 in order to avoid a stroke or heart attack like a widow - maker heart attack, as a preventitive measure?

    Sure as a matter of principle, some people avoid drugs at all costs, like even tylenol or apsirin for bad headaches, even though the effect on the liver and kidneys is like almost non-existent, they prefer to ride it out

    I have a phone doctor appointment on Wednesday, where I will ask my doctor to refer me to a Urologist, since my doctor at my January 2021 physical felt that my P.S.A. levels resulting from my blood test, felt that my prostate gland is ok, not enough to worry about at my age of 49 years old, although I have frequent urination and the dreaded dribble

    I'd like to get a specialist (a urologist) to look at it, as my maternal uncle has prostate cancer, so that this primary care doctor of mind, kind of takes it more seriously .... and the urologist does a ultra sound of my prostate gland

    This doctor suggested saw palmetto and I just remember some Ytube vids saying how saw palmetto supplements are the snake oil industry of today (a total con as to the very low amounts of saw palmetto they use)

    thanks
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    I have heard of some people taking metformin proactively, but it isn't something I know much about. As far as blood pressure, your question is very broad since all people are different. Everyone has different health so I am sure some 40+ year olds have no need for BP medicine while some may need it. If someone is on the higher side of normal I could see them being RXd it proactively but I think there might be better ways to prevent heart attack than BP meds.

    I have never personally heard of people being RXd BP meds proactively but that doesn't mean it never happens. I am on 20mg Lisinopril a day but since the gym is open again and I am doing cardio 5X a week my BP is going down and I may be able to get off the meds. I never thought about trying to stay on them proactively I just figure eating clean and doing cardio is my way to be proactive about heart health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DinAZ View Post
    I have heard of some people taking metformin proactively, but it isn't something I know much about. As far as blood pressure, your question is very broad since all people are different. Everyone has different health so I am sure some 40+ year olds have no need for BP medicine while some may need it. If someone is on the higher side of normal I could see them being RXd it proactively but I think there might be better ways to prevent heart attack than BP meds.

    I have never personally heard of people being RXd BP meds proactively but that doesn't mean it never happens. I am on 20mg Lisinopril a day but since the gym is open again and I am doing cardio 5X a week my BP is going down and I may be able to get off the meds. I never thought about trying to stay on them proactively I just figure eating clean and doing cardio is my way to be proactive about heart health.
    hey man thanks a lot, really good info., u wrote above taking the time and effort to help someone else

    i wish you a great, happy & safe weekend

    i'm going to be reading the diet and nutrition page, just looked at my weight today and i'm 219 pounds whoa, that was fast, at least i have a treadmill at home, and those cloth knee support sleeves,

    i think 4 miles of brisk walking and then jogging and whatever else i find ou in my researcht, to lose this weight will be important as well as eat clean...

    thanks again!!

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    off hand i heard bp meds cause weight gain. plus another person went to emergency care at a relatively young age because of a very low heart rate

    did u know some beta blockers found in hi blood press meds, are also used to treat tremors as if "essential tremors" and heart rate might go hand in hand

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    Personally I would never consider taking something like blood pressure medication if I didnt need it.
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    It differs from body to body. There are some people on this earth who don't need any BP meds even at the age of 50+. However, if you feel any issue with your BP then you should try some yoga and meditation on regular basis. As per the Canadian Pharmacy website, taking meds for BP can cause weight gain. Apart from that, there may be chances of other side effects of such meds if used for the long term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceGuyResearcher View Post
    Should you ask ur Doc to Prescribe Hi Blood Pressure Meds as Proactive Measure?

    like taking low dose 81 mg's of Aspirin on your own to make your blood thinner after age 40?

    The only info. out there based on my research is... once you get on high blood pressure medication... you should wean off of it slowly, gradually step down

    I started taking 81 mgs of low dose aspirin shortly after my 40th birthday, on my own. There was no asking of my doctor if an aspirin regimen is good or not (because I am not a bleeder, I am not a hemophiliac)

    *Whenever I go to a doctor, My blood pressure goes up depending on my state of mind, if I was in a rush to make the app't because I was late, the BP reading is a little high, thereafter the tech takes another reading during which I am relaxed and might smile only to have it influence my BP level and reduce tension

    Basically, who feels that:

    It's a good idea to ask your doctor for high blood pressure meds after age 40 in order to avoid a stroke or heart attack like a widow - maker heart attack, as a preventitive measure?

    Sure as a matter of principle, some people avoid drugs at all costs, like even tylenol or apsirin for bad headaches, even though the effect on the liver and kidneys is like almost non-existent, they prefer to ride it out

    I have a phone doctor appointment on Wednesday, where I will ask my doctor to refer me to a Urologist, since my doctor at my January 2021 physical felt that my P.S.A. levels resulting from my blood test, felt that my prostate gland is ok, not enough to worry about at my age of 49 years old, although I have frequent urination and the dreaded dribble

    I'd like to get a specialist (a urologist) to look at it, as my maternal uncle has prostate cancer, so that this primary care doctor of mind, kind of takes it more seriously .... and the urologist does a ultra sound of my prostate gland

    This doctor suggested saw palmetto and I just remember some Ytube vids saying how saw palmetto supplements are the snake oil industry of today (a total con as to the very low amounts of saw palmetto they use)

    thanks
    my first question would be why is it high? Are you over weight? Is your diet shit? IE high sodium, fatty greasy processed foods, or is it simply genetics? Also how high is your bp and is it due to high cholesterol or or is there some other thing going on? There are a lot a variables to "high bp". I recently had blood work done and my cholesterol is high. Im confident mine is more genentic than anything as I eat non processed foods, I food prep blah blah blah. I do need to shed some fluff as well but im not "fat". My pcp put me on a statin to lower my cholesterol but in the meantime im going to drop these lbs becasue I refuse to get sucked in to big pharma and the doctors pill pushing program. I dont beleive there is much factaull evidence that the aspirin thing works and can be bad for your liver. Hope you get the answers youre looking for. It can be scary. Im 43 and def aint ready for the big man to pull my ticket.
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    Nothing worse than when the nurse rushes you into the appointment and immediately wants to take your BP. When that occurs I usually tell them to wait a while until you feel more calm. They don't like it but oh well.

    When it comes to BP meds I recently started taking one about 3 months ago. I've never had high BP in my life but the benefits of it with the lifestyle we lead here are undeniable:

    Elevated hematocrit
    Insulin Resistance
    Oxidative Stress, think kidneys, liver and brain
    Left Ventrical Hypertrophy
    Liped skewing
    Chronic Inflammation
    Water retention.

    Victor Black speaks of it frequently as do other trainers such as John Jewett.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Nothing worse than when the nurse rushes you into the appointment and immediately wants to take your BP. When that occurs I usually tell them to wait a while until you feel more calm. They don't like it but oh well.

    When it comes to BP meds I recently started taking one about 3 months ago. I've never had high BP in my life but the benefits of it with the lifestyle we lead here are undeniable:

    Elevated hematocrit
    Insulin Resistance
    Oxidative Stress, think kidneys, liver and brain
    Left Ventrical Hypertrophy
    Liped skewing
    Chronic Inflammation
    Water retention.

    Victor Black speaks of it frequently as do other trainers such as John Jewett.
    What med? What dose? Kind of coming to this conclusion myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresh2death View Post
    What med? What dose? Kind of coming to this conclusion myself

    Ha, thanks for pointing that out. Totally forgot to include it. It's Telmisartan at 40 mgs daily. I initially requested 20 mgs but my Uro said 40.
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