In my opinion:
The best doctor is the mind!
The best medicine is lifestyle!
And lifestyle is the first recommended treatment for high blood pressure. But how many doctors treat it that way?
So people go to their doctor being treated for high blood pressure with meds: as many as three or more. And the treatment just goes on until the patient eventually dies of a stroke or heart attack.
Case in point:
Once was taking three medications for high blood pressure but now down to one at half dosage. And my readings have never been better!
High blood pressure is a condition not an illness or disease. The first recommended treatment is lifestyle for sure! And here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.
1 Lose extra pounds/watch your waistline …
2 Exercise regularly. …
3 Eat a healthy diet. …
4 Reduce sodium in your diet. …
5 Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. …
6 Quit smoking. …
7 Cut back on caffeine. …
8 Reduce your stress.
And as far as psychiatrists are concerned:
I’ve had major reactions to about twelve meds from muscle spasms to heart attack symptoms and eventually spending four days in a hospital in and out of consciousness and requiring dialysis. The cause being Lithium toxicity!
And I never took more than the prescribed amounts of any medication. I would always turn the bottles upside down after I took them!
I also have been taking Digoxin for over 40 years! And over the past several years, every time I got a blood test for my Digoxin level it was always too high. So the doctor offices would always call and tell to stop taking it for a couple days.
So, I eventually did some research and discovered that because of my age, sex, weight and Creatinine level, the dosage was too high. So I cut the dosage in half which the doctor did not like since I hadn’t completed 8 years of medical school.
I also cut all my doctors in half, except one. And my past two blood tests have indicated that my Digoxin level is as it should be!
In conclusion, all I need to say is:
Doctors! First Heal Thyself!