06 October 2010
Every Day Is An Adventure
My mom's been home from the hospital for over a week, she's doing much better. Her cognition is improving as long as I can keep her blood pressure down.
Her pressure fluctuates so much, it's wild. I've been recording her blood pressure readings all day including the food she is eating. I'm figuring out what food will help keep her blood pressure low.
I make a very good Beef Vegetable Soup, it helps keep her blood pressure down. I use Turmeric in the soup. Turmeric lowers blood pressure. It's amazing how fast it works to lower the systolic number, the number on top in a blood pressure reading.
Celery lowers blood pressure.
Garlic works too.... 6 cloves is all it takes. I make it with vegetables like the Brussels Sprout and Asparagus dish from a few posts previous to this one.
Hawthorne Berry works wonderful too.
My mom has good days and bad, it depends how high her blood pressure is at any given time. I've been keeping her blood pressure down using food and it's working.
She is also on 10 mg of Lisinopril since her hospital stay. I worry about her kidneys; Lisinopril is hard on the kidneys.
For the kidney worry, Dr. Barton has her taking Pellitory 2 x's a day. It's very good for kidneys and it seems to help lower her blood pressure.
We'll be going to a new hospital with new doctors. I finally found my mom a Geriatrician, someone who understands Senior Hypertensive issues and Dementia.
More to come... every day is an adventure.