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High Blood Pressure

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  • Posted By: cookiepieces
  • April 14, 2008
  • 05:38 AM

My husband died almost 3 years ago. He was 49.
He died as a result of atheroslerotic and hypertensive heart disease.

He was seen in 1986 by our gp as a follow up from his place of employment ( it was as stated in the 150 range with a 95 distolic) who did a bp and found it to be high. At the gp's office it read 138/75. There was no mention of any kind of follow up for this ever.

He was seen 4 other times to the year of 2003 and only, once during those 4 visits was his bp ever taken again. It was 156/90. No follow up was recommended. No blood work was ever done.

Those visits were for eye problems which they prescribed TobraDex drops for.

I think he failed to take care of my husband to the best of his ability. Does anyone agree with me on this?

Thank you.

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  • I would appreciate any feedback on this question. :)
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  • http://www.megaheart.com/sodium_all_about.html Salt is not the only source of sodium you should be concerned about. The NIH, American Medical Association (AMA) and American Dietetic Association (ADA) now strongly urge daily consumption of dietary sodum at between 1,300 and 1,800 milligrams. That means all forms of sodium. Unfortunately, there are a great number of hidden sources of sodium in packaged, canned, frozen and prepared foods as well as in dairy products. And now we have to look out for fresh poultry that is brined, fresh pork that is brined and turkeys with additives, and salt brining as part of their everyday processing. (NOTE: Your vitamins and other supplements may also have sodium. A Centrum Senior or comparable vitamin contains nearly 61 mg of sodium. In our low sodium lifestyle, that can be more than 10% of a desirable daily intake.) Various supplements like chondroitin/glucosomine can have as much as 2,000 mg of sodium. Following are the most prevalent sources of sodium.How are they getting away with doing this to our meats?
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