I took my son for his annual physical and his blood pressure was high for the first time. He is @ 5'11'' tall, @ 145 lbs, plays football with year round conditioning, eats ok and we have no family history of high blood pressure. I am at a loss as to how this has come up so suddenly and what we need to be concerned going forward. Obviously I am trying to make dietary changes, but any other suggestions would be helpful. I am very much into natural and holistic health practices so jumping to a blood pressure medication is not something I am willing to entertain at this time. Thank you!
Thank you for your reply Elizabeth. It was taken 2x at the dr's office and my hubby (EMT) has been taking it in both arms also. 2/14 ~ L 132/72 R 136/68 2/16 ~ L 138/70 R 132/76 2/25 ~ L 128/78 R 130/78 3/4 ~ L 142/78 R 138/80
I am very concerned and am looking to completely change our family meal plans. It's going to be difficult as my hubby & 2 boys do not care for fruits/veggies:( Any suggestions for low sodium cooking for picky eaters would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Hi from reading your posts it looks like you should watch his diet. Make sure it is a low salt diet. My son is 17 and was just diagnosed with high blood pressure. It also runs in my family he weighs 265 pounds. He also had some protein in his urine so now he has been diagnosed with FSGS a rare kidney disease. The doctors say anytime the blood pressure stays high it can result in kidney failure so just keep check on it. I hope this information was helpful.
I am sorry to hear about your son's diagnosis but I really appreciate you sharing that with me. My son has always struggled with staying hydrated and we're finding out this plays a big part of his blood pressure as well. Thankfully since we stopped eating processed/boxed/canned convenience foods and he started taking a natural supplement from our wellness store, his blood presssure has gone down:) YAY! Praying for you and your son that his health continues to improve. Blessings:)
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