Facebook Pixel

What about my blood pressure?

By March 21, 2010 - 7:38am
Rate This

I am a 55 year old Africian American who has high blood pressure, it is heriditary, i need to know what i can do to keep my blood pressure lower, i take 3 pills aday. I lost my right kidney and i need some advice on how to keep my other one safe. Can you tell me what type of salt to eat, and other things i can do.

[personal email removed by Moderator, per posting guidelines]

Add a Comment1 Comments

EmpowHER Guest

Hi Rutherford,

Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear about your health conditions. Did your medication use for the blood pressure cause the removal of your kidney?

There are many things you can do to try and control your blood pressure. Staying away from salt all together would be helpful. If you use salt, try to only use it in moderation. The current recommendation is to consume less than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams[mg] ) of sodium a day.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute has a great website that you may find helpful. Here is the link http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/hbp/treat/treat.htm.

There are many things you can do to try and control high blood pressure. If you smoke, you should really look into quitting as smoking does not help with high blood pressure.

Maintaining a healthy weight is also very important. Please check out the website I provided and let me know what you think. There is some great information on there. Please keep us updated!

March 21, 2010 - 9:04am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

High Blood Pressure

Get Email Updates

High Blood Pressure Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!