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    Cheers Wheeze, yes my Grandfather and my Mum suffered with it, plus her sister and brothers, all unfortunately succumbed to issues closely associated with High BP, my Dad also has it although he’s on medication and still going strong at 80 even after a life spent eating red meat and no fruit plus 40 a day up until he was 60
    I think your situation and mine shows that it’s worth a check for all of more ‘senior’ runners the tendency will be for us to crack on as we feel great until something hits us between the eyes, it was only my faint that made me go to the doc, I’d still be happily oblivious without my visit and will take whatever advice the doc gives me at the end of the week.

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    Its such a bore! Sitting here with a 24 hour monitor on as I type. Damn thing woke me every hour last night. But at least we'll get some numbers to ensure right dose of meds. Anyway, its not the BP and the meds that put paid to my racing. Its the (also hereditary) coronary artery disease. Message is, look at what illnesses or health issues run in the family and get those things checked out. As I said on my down the pub thread, we cant outrun our genes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Consultant says it is hereditary and diet etc will not really affect it that much so it was pills for me.
    Yeah, I was told the same thing re my high cholesterol. I was also told that it is impossible to reduce cholesterol by more than 10% through diet alone.Turns out most GPs have very little nutrition training at college - I dropped it by 70% in 12 months by cutting out animal products.

    If you have similar medical issues as your parents it may well be that you have the same diet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgy View Post
    Yeah, I was told the same thing re my high cholesterol. I was also told that it is impossible to reduce cholesterol by more than 10% through diet alone.Turns out most GPs have very little nutrition training at college - I dropped it by 70% in 12 months by cutting out animal products.

    If you have similar medical issues as your parents it may well be that you have the same diet!
    That is an impressive reduction without tablets. Did you lose much weight? Most people's cholesterol levels change little with diet as they are unwilling to make the necessary longterm alterations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    That is an impressive reduction without tablets. Did you lose much weight? Most people's cholesterol levels change little with diet as they are unwilling to make the necessary longterm alterations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    That is an impressive reduction without tablets. Did you lose much weight? Most people's cholesterol levels change little with diet as they are unwilling to make the necessary longterm alterations.
    I lost a few pounds initially, as I hadn't understood quite how high calorie/high fat dairy was! It all rebalanced itself once I started eating bigger fully veggie meals to compensate.

    Re the "necessary longterm alterations"; I like this quote:

    ďSome people think a Ďplant-based, whole foods dietí is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extremeĒ
    Ė Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

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