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What foods to eat when you have high blood pressure & enlarged Aorta?

Posted by @kathyjohnson, Apr 29, 2016

Hello my name is Kathy Johnson and I have been diagnosed with a enlarged Aorta due to high blood pressure don’t have any one in my family with this problem at least no one that I know of..was wondering about some information on what kind of foods to eat that may help?.spoke with my doctor he also recommended me join a group like this that may help with people with similar problems thank you!!

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Welcome Kathy, so glad you’ve joined us. Also great to see that your doctor values patient exchange in online communities. I like her/him already.

Here’s one of many articles that talks about foods that are good for high blood pressure. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/foods-good-for-high-blood-pressure#1 Guidelines advise people to exercise and eat what’s known as Mediterranean or DASH-style (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diets that emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains and seeds, plus poultry and fish.

I’m tagging @teatime @HeartPatches @sereenee @mariejnd @elsinann @lynnkay1956 @abster93 for their thoughts on diet and healthy living for heart health.

Hi Kathy, I also have high blood pressure and I am determined to deal with this as holistically as possible after having an adverse reaction to my medication (a beta blocker). I have been looking a lot at online resources. Colleen is spot on about the DASH diet. I have been enjoying a blog called Skinny with Fiber: http://skinnywithfiber.org/comprehensive-guide-to-the-dash-diet/

I also have to find easy family friendly recipes as I have a 6 YO and a husband to feed as well. I´ll be following this thread with interest.

Hi Guys. I just want to tell you what I juice. Wash all these items.
Half large beet (leaves and all)
1 Kiwi
Half large carrot or one whole med carrot
1 celery stalk
10-12 red grapes

Juice these and drink up right away. I don't add any water. This was a few minutes ago today.
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This always works for me. Plus I do ride a bicycle too. Sprint about 2 miles as fast as I can ride. And it drops right down. Some days I toodle about 3-6 miles and it drops down too.
Hope that this helps others wanting to try to get off the Rx.

@cnooritx

Hi Guys. I just want to tell you what I juice. Wash all these items.
Half large beet (leaves and all)
1 Kiwi
Half large carrot or one whole med carrot
1 celery stalk
10-12 red grapes

Juice these and drink up right away. I don't add any water. This was a few minutes ago today.
153/83 @ 5:08 PM
130/79 @ 6:15 PM
This always works for me. Plus I do ride a bicycle too. Sprint about 2 miles as fast as I can ride. And it drops right down. Some days I toodle about 3-6 miles and it drops down too.
Hope that this helps others wanting to try to get off the Rx.

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Hi, @cnooritx, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thanks for the recipe you've shared for juicing, plus the bike ride information.

You and others in this discussion may also be interested in this Mayo Clinic article on 10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20046974

Wondering if you'd share more about your story with high blood pressure, @cnooritx?

@lisalucier Hi Lisa is there a group for tinnitus mine is getting worse .Ive had it for years at one point I didn't have the buzzing now its all the time Do you know of any medicine for it?

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@lisalucier Hi Lisa is there a group for tinnitus mine is getting worse .Ive had it for years at one point I didn't have the buzzing now its all the time Do you know of any medicine for it?

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Hi, @lioness – I can imagine it must be very challenging for your tinnitus to be getting worse and have buzzing all the time.

Here is some information that Mayo offers on tinnitus- https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350162.

Also, here are a couple of discussions on Connect related to tinnitus you may wish to read over and participate in:

– on pulsatile tinnitus, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pulsatile-tinnitus-1

– on tinnitus, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tinnitus-3

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