Friday, May 11, 2018

My health

7:53am:
Yesterday I Blogged to you about my recent blood pressure readings that were higher than those readings have been for my entire life. Also, my appointment with my doctor to discuss my blood pressure which was supposed to occur yesterday was postponed by my doctor to May 15th.

I believe that I am living a very healthy life. I exercise every other day.  Both with weights and aerobically. I've reduced the amount of food that I consume to be more in line with my activity. I do not add any salt to my food.

I believe that I'm eating a balanced diet. Fruits, vegetables, eggs, fish. No cookies or candy. I eat about 2-squares of dark chocolate daily.

I do eat beef steak and burgers. But not often. I've eaten at In-n-Out burger seven times since last October. I eat a steak at Sizzler not more than once a month.





8:15am:
Not worried
I am not worried or concerned by my recent high blood pressure readings. Why did my blood pressure go up? Maybe my doctor will be able to shed some light on this question?



12:15pm:
Breakfast
On returning from 24 Hour Fitness, I was hungry. I ate some shelled walnuts before preparing my breakfast.

Omelet with onions and cheese and a slice 
of toasted rye bread. Cup of apple juice.


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8 comments:

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    1. Hi PAL,

      Thanks for letting me know! 😎

      It's May 15th.

      George

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  2. I have had higher than normal BP all my life 150/95. All the BP medicines did (past tense) for me was make me sick from the reactions to them. I am 72 now and still 150/90 medically doing very well. Orthopedically I am not so good from doing so much hiking, biking, kayaking etc. and wearing out my joints. Just a reference point from my experiences.

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    1. Hi Barney,

      Thank you sharing about your blood pressure. This shows that everybody is not the same.

      Years ago I had a doctor who hiked regularly. He did not take care to protect his knee joints and that caused him much pain.

      I learned from that doctor and decided not to do anything that would injure my knee joints. That worked for me and I have no joint pain.

      George

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  3. George, I have seen BP measuring devices vary alot from each other. Also have little faith in the electronic monitors, I prefer manual "pump" type. Could be a bad device?

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    1. Hi Dave,

      Thank you. However, I do not plan to monitor my blood pressure myself.

      When I visit my doctor, they always take my blood pressure.

      George

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  4. Have them take your BP again at the end of your appointment each time. Some people have "white coat syndrome" and it settles down later.

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