blood pressure?

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PatienceW's picture
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blood pressure?

my blood pressure is creeping up. school is stressng me out. right now it is 133/78. any suggestions to make it go down??

sandraleigh's picture
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Sad I'm so sorry. Stress is not good!

My DH actually started juicing beets with our juicer this week. Apparently it does wonders for lowering your blood pressure. Not the nicest stuff in the world, but DH said his blood pressure today was a good bit lower than it usually is, and he has been drinking beet juice every 2nd day for a week.

PatienceW's picture
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how does juicing work? I hear a ton of people talk about it.... we jsut bought a ninja chopper so Im curious!

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I'm sorry you're stressed! I wish I had some super ideas on how to lower your BP, but other then just try and relax (and let DH take over more of the "home" stuff in the evenings) I don't really have much...

Heatherbella's picture
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Like I said on FB try to eat less sodium and fat. Try to do some research on diet to lower blood pressure. Also, de-stressing is very important. I know you're always so go go go, but if you could find a way to slow down, it will go a long way. Delegate tasks and/or decide on things that really don't NEED to be done before baby comes and taken them off your 'to do' list. Take it easy!

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Definitely reduce your sodium intake and drink lots of water Smile

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When my BP shot up with my first (turned out to be pre-e so nothing helped), my doc said sit on my butt, do nothing, and drink water like it's going out of style.

PatienceW's picture
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I sat on my butt for most of the day....... downed as much water as I could stand... this morning I woke up with it high. glad I took off despite the urge not to

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"PatienceW" wrote:

I sat on my butt for most of the day....... downed as much water as I could stand... this morning I woke up with it high. glad I took off despite the urge not to

So was it lower at bed time?

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Joined: 01/26/09
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your stress from work might be morphing into stress about your bp Sad

Along with the diet stuff, do you enjoy yoga or anything that could relax you and take you mind off of everything? THat might help a little bit when coupled with the diet suggestions in pps

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