LADIES, DO YOU KNOW YOUR NUMBERS?

No I don’t mean your measurements!

Do you know your blood pressure numbers(BP)? And if you know them do you know what they mean? Well I found out my numbers the hard way. It appears that men know much more about their BP numbers than women or maybe it is just me. Last year at a fundraiser golf tournament for the Ajax/Pickering Hospital they were taking peoples BP on one of the holes. There was a group of over 10 people mostly men standing around with fear on their faces at the idea of having the BP taken. As I waited my turn, the men discussed their numbers like it was their stock portfolio. When my numbers registered 236/110 they all stopped talking and stared at me. What was the problem? What did that number mean? The nurse tested it again and then told me that I had to go directly to my doctor because these numbers were not good. She also told me to buy a home BP monitor.

Since that day I now know my numbers and how crazy that was to have BP that high.

I have been obsessed with finding out what could cause this and how to treat it. These are the things that have helped me: Finding a medication that worked for me(I tried many);Managing stress, WHICH INCLUDED MASSAGE THERAPY;  learning how to relax; checking that my hormones were in balance and adjusting my diet. I did find that I had a thyroid imbalance and I’m seeing a big improvement since treating that.

That BP number meant nothing to me in the beginning but now I have a healthy 115/75 BP.

So if you are in a drug store and they have the BP monitor, sit down and take your BP. Know your numbers!

PS – I ALSO KNOW A GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A MASSAGE WHICH IS GREAT FOR LOWERING BP.  SPA SEDONA.

Sherry Robinson

 

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