My health scare

by lisa
(Asheville NC)

I was diagnosed with having acute hypertension and rapid heartbeat. My numbers were 162/95 and sometimes lower.

I was put on Cardizem and had major complications with my throat glands, which I am still feeling the effects.

I'm low tolerant to many meds so funding alternative medicine was my goal. I had to work on anxiety which was causing the heart rate fluctuation. I started on B Vitamins Complex and 3 glasses of Hibiscus flower dried and steeped 7-10 minutes a day. I started magnesium supplements and Dash diet.

Since the medical drama, I've lost 43 pounds and pressure is stable, average of 125-134/ 77-84 this average. I no longer take Diltiazem 60-120mg daily. I however do take 25mg Losartan Potassium as needed.

I find that walking 30 minutes reduces blood pressure an additional 10mg for systolic and 3% for diastolic. I don't have the anxiety any longer. I drink natural teas, which eliminates all anxiousness and stress.

Medicines maybe necessary for chronic disease but hypertension is stimulated by stress and nerves. Increase vitamin intake, change your dietary intake, rest, exercise, and you'll rid your body of horrible diseases. Hibiscus helped with inflammation also.

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Thank you so much for sharing!
by: Della @ The Tea Talk

Thank you so much for sharing your story, Lisa! What a journey you've been through - and I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling better now and that your health is so improved!

And how wonderful to hear about the part that hibiscus tea has played - along with the other changes you've made.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with our other readers - how very encouraging your story will be for others who may be struggling with similar issues!

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