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HannahTheQueen




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Training and hypertension Reply with quote

Hello, I've got one quick question.

I have a diagnosed chronic hypertension and I take pills every day just to lower my blood pressure. Is having a physical training every 2 or 3 days safe in my situation? Sometimes my heart beats really fast... and I was told to avoid excessive physical activity.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that really is a question for your medical team, hannah...

i would assume that they recognise your high HR and that this a symptom of your condition rather than just physical activity.

usually, some physical exercise is deemed useful in reducing high blood pressure, but please seek guidance first...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What eJC said, you must consult your medical practitioner on this one. Even a coach would (should) not be able to advise in this instance.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was diagnosed with hypertension around 10 years ago, it is very well managed and my medication has remained unchanged for 9 years

We do not know your situation, so always consult a medical practitioner.

For me exercise and triathlons have massive benefits, since December 2015 my blood pressure has come down by 130/80 to 115/65 and resting HR has dropped from 70bpm to 54bpm.

Please consult your doctor, however, I would think that a training program would usually be a good idea.

Start gently, don't do too much too soon
make sure you measure your heart rate and if you go above a certain level, slow down
get a blood pressure monitor and monitor and record your BP daily

Also worth seeing if certain foods impact your BP - reducing salt in food certainly reduced mine, since starting Triathlons my alcohol intake has reduced by 75% (I used to drink approx 20 units per week, I now drink 5 to 7 units). For lent, I gave up meat (still eat fish) and have been encouraged/dismayed that my BP dropped noticeably (I love meat, hence dismayed).
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