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Experiencing High Blood Pressure--Took Some Garlic

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyMcCoy, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah?? Well, it keeps vampires away, too!
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  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha ha! Homeopathic levels!

    BTW folks those levels are equivalent to a drop of medicine in a tub of water the size of the Earth. Complete BS homeopathy.
  3. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    We have a skeptic!! Hoot hoot lol
  4. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    The angiotensin receptor blocking capabilities of garlic have been demonstrated, but serum levels achieved through this supplement and the extent of its efficacy have been quite variable. Furthermore, there are at least 7 different physiologic mechanisms for blood pressure regulation which may each be the culprit for lack of control, thereby making angiotensin blockade worthless in many patients. Medications are much more predicable and tested via placebo-controlled trials.

    I certainly am an advocate of healthy lifestyles, but personal treatment of complex medical issues is foolish. And anecdotal evidence of home remedies is not a very objective way to solve serious problems. The human body is much more valuable and complex than a Ferrari; you wouldn't want to mess with it yourself unless you truly know what you're doing.

    I know Hoofbite shares my concern for anyone who comes on this site looking for home remedies -- we should not even recommend "harmless" remedies for undiagnosed problems, for that may delay the victim from getting appropriate medical care for a problem that may turn out to be life-threatening. Please be cautious and responsible on this.
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  5. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I have no idea if garlic is the answer for the high blood pressure or not but I'll share my recent experiences of high blood pressure issue.

    I was admitted to a hospital two weeks ago (just got released this morning) for chest and stomach pain my first blood pressure reading was 191/124, obviously very bad, lol. but BP did fluctuated quiet a bit from 190s to 170s and it took doctors whole two weeks to bring BP down to around 115, they had to sort of mix and match correct mediation for me. I was given three different type of BP medications this morning prior to getting discharged from the hospital.

    I actually had a surgery for different reason and both issues were taken care of so I'm all good.
  6. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Dude, glad you're better. Mine wasn't entirely bad, just a touch high. Mine was 144/91, and that's bad. But since I've been eating raw garlic and monitoring it, it has stayed right around perfect. Yesterday was the highest at 128/78. But, overall, I've been at 119/79, 121/80.. .and in that range since I made this post. Of course, you don't do things without results. I am 37 years old, 6'0'' tall and 180 lbs. So I'm not in bad shape. I was going through some stress and for me the garlic helped. I wasn't recommending it for everyone. But I do believe in it and it has been useful, cept it makes you smelly.
  7. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    My BP is/was insanely high. Higher than all of yours.

    Ugh...

    It got better, but still was high. I need to make an appointment to see my Doctor again.

    Wife has been complaining about me not going for the last 2 months. I am too stubborn about it. But last thing I want to do is hurt her.
  8. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Dude, go to the doctor. ASAP. You know you should go. If you don't, you're probably going to die. I'll say it, hoping it will help you actually go.
  9. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Would you go to the Dr. ?
  10. SkinsandTerps

    SkinsandTerps Redskins Forever

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    McCoy, I am on meds and monitor it all the time. I just should go back again at the beginning of next month. I have great health otherwise.
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  11. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Monitoring your BP won't bring it down. Your physician expects the current therapy to be effective, and expects you to return to his office if it's not.
  12. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    You know BP is one of those things you don't just play around with, right?

    If it's insanely high drop everything and go to the DR. You could have a stroke at any time with it like that.
  13. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I am curious, what are some of your diets who are having these high blood pressure problems? Are you eating red meat, a lot of salt and sugar, or processed foods?
  14. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    But if it's higher than the first guy who was just in the hospital, you should still go. That's really high, man.
  15. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    I don't know. Vampires avoid the stuff like the plague and I've never seen a vampire with high blood pressure. Never saw a vampire with low blood pressure either.

    Eat all you want. At least you are safe from getting killed by a vampire. Although, it might attract those freaks on bath salts.

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