I just had my physical. I have a new doctor and she heard a heart murmur. So I had to go in for an ultersound of my heart, which really got my heart beating faster later. Anyways, it turns out that I have thickening of the left ventricle. I haven't got to see my doctor. I've only met her once, so have no idea what she's like. A couple years ago under a different doctor, I was almost put on medication because my heart was borderline getting up into high blood pressure. But then I lost my job, and didn't have insurance again for a year. So the next doctor I met a few times, but of course didn't stay there for much longer, and just started a new insurance so had to get a new doctor. Meanwhile these last couple years my blood pressure has been off and on, mainly depending on my stress load. I work with 3 year olds, which sometimes can be stressful. I have one child that causes me alot of stress. My boyfriend causes me alot of stress too. I talked to the nurse who told me my results and she said that this thickness was probably caused by untreated high blood pressure.
I am meeting this week or next week, depending if I can get off from work, with my doctor to discuss medication. I was researching high blood pressure. I found some alternatives or supplements to take: hawthorn and fish oil. Plus I plan on starting a new multivitimin with lots of B vitamins in it. Is there anything else I can take? Luckily I work for the YWCA, so I get free membership. I'm starting yoga, low impact water aerobics, and belly dancing. I was walking on the tread mill off and on since this spring. But I've been so pooped by the end of the day and my heart's racing, that I don't have the energy to walk on the treadmill. And I'm going to start weight watchers this week, so I hope these changes will make a difference.
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