Due the the infection in my eyes, the stent operation had to be canceled for last Sunday â€“ maybe another blessing in disguise. So hereâ€™s the latest with my Blood Pressure and blocked arteries.
I was having problems with the Madiplot I was taking to lower the BP and Dr. Mongkol recommended that I try taking Valpress and eliminated the Madiplot medicine. What a difference, Madiplot caused edema in my lower legs and didnâ€™t really control the BP â€“ Valpress, â€“ now my BP has steadied at 125 â€“ 140/66 for the last 2 days, eliminated the edema and other than some tinnitus everything seems OK. I do have to take 200 mg twice a day, but hopefully that can be reduce to 180 when my body gets used to the stuff.
Valpress relaxes the arteries and let them expand so effectively lowering the blood pressure â€“ I my case, I believe that if the BP is lowered and is controlled than it could be possible that I need not fuck with the stent â€“ but not sure about this and therefore on Monday I will be taking another blood test for Creatinine and BUN levels to see if the kidneys are functioning as normal now. Wouldn’t that be a blessing. Slowly the meds I am taking are being reduced, now I take only 3 a day â€“ Baby Aspirin, Valpress, and Apolets for blood thinning. They donâ€™t fight each other and I am amazed how good I am feeling the last few days. 20 min exercise each morning â€“ walking around the building â€“ also helps keep my cholesterol in check â€“ so far I donâ€™t need the Bestatine either.
Now, I think all I have to do is exercise at least a minimum of 20-30 min every day â€“ stay away from processed foods, mostly vegetarian diet (I do sometimes have have eggs and some occasional chicken), and fish at least twice a week â€“ that should control the cholesterol levels to stop future blockage and then continue to take my BP medicine. Sounds simple and effective. Should have done this years ago.