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Old 05-17-2013, 12:43 PM
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Fandy
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I also suffered from HTN...mostly caused by gaining 40 lbs over the last 5 years due to drinking 8-10 glasses of wine every night.

throw some menopause into the mix and it was a nightmare, complete with hair loss, it practically jumped off my head.

2 years later....HTN is "almost normal",I'm on a very low does of meds, menopause symptoms under control and off of HRT, weight loss of 27 lbs, that puffy marshmellow shiney red face is gone.

walking is great for your BP, try to get in 30 mins...i figure it is good for both me and the dog. I do low sodium and managed to lose 6 lbs in 2 months...the trick is to find tasty herbs, i love salt too, but have found some good alternatives.

I have a BP wrist cuff that is pretty accurate.
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