I started watching my diet just last Sunday (after finding out from my doc that I have high BP). Ogz introduced me to unsalted butter, asparagus, grilled food and eating healthy stuff. I got some eggs substitute and less-sodium bacon. I don't even put salt on my food anymore. Plus, I read food labels now.
I was hoping/praying that diet (plus the meds prescribed to me) would help lower my BP. Every time I use my talking BP monitor, it still gives me "according to World Health Organization, your BP is high". Not very encouraging.
So I was really anxious to see the doctor today. I tried to relax when the nurse wrapped my upper arm and checked my BP. It's the longest 15 seconds of my life. It didn't help too when she's gone quiet and kept on pumping.
Then she uttered, "124 over 80". Whhhhaaaat? Greatest news ever!
She left and then my doctor appeared. I asked for his name this time. Dr. Kesar Chaudhary. He checked my BP again. Oh my god. I thought my problem is over.
He delivered the news, "120-ish over 80 sumpthin". He asked, "felt good?" Hell yeah!
He prescribed "Atenolol" for another 60 days. 3 months on meds. I can live with that.