Reducing Blood Pressure

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I am going to be talking about some of the ways that you can tackle that high blood pressure.

A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high. If your blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg, then you have prehypertension. This means that you don’t have high blood pressure now but are likely to develop it in the future unless you adopt a healthy lifestyle. It is important to note that the standard for high blood pressure has changed. The numbers are lower then they used to be. This is a reflection of the research that’s being done.

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Sometimes, keeping things balanced is just not possible and you have to choose between which crappy symptoms you want to have. That’s where I’m at today. Sadness. 

The other day, I was experiencing an electrolyte deficiency that lead to me passing out. Clearly, this isn’t a functional or safe state of being and needs to be addressed. So, I loaded up with extra sodium and potassium which got me feeling better. 

Until now. Because now I feel awful. The extra potassium has made my interstitial cystitis flare so it feels like there are knives in my bladder. I took some pyridium which helps a little. Now I just have to ride it out.