High blood pressure can develop anytime.
Have you been under a lot of stress lately?
Lori has recently taken on the role of caregiver for her aging relatives.
The increased stress has resulted in her blood pressure climbing.
Fortunately, the tragedy of losing her sister too soon (to untreated high blood pressure) has made her painfully aware that denial, and lack of treatment can be a deadly combination.
She knows that she needs to evaluate her options and take action immediately because this is a life threatening condition.
So far she has been much better about getting out and walking each day.
She can’t change the stress that revolves around her, but she can choose to be gentle with herself.
The biggest challenge, she has found, is cutting back on red wine in the evening. It is such a comfort, and really seems to help the stress so much, that she has had a hard time keeping it under control.
Each day is a new day. Each day she faces the challenge.
I don’t worry about her. She is aware that she needs to make changes, and she is always making new goals for herself.
Just because you have not had health issues in the past …
That is no guarantee that you will not develop high blood pressure tomorrow.
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