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Reduce Hypertension / High Blood pressure because it causes eye to bleed as well?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by lefeilouss, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. lefeilouss

    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    Anyone here have any advice on reducing high blood pressure?

    I am already on medications but does not really go down

    I am average 150/80 and apparently my retina specialist says it may be the cause of my eye to bleed every other month due to retinopathy

    Please advice TIA
  2. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @lefeilouss, You would need to speak with the person who prescribes your BP medication.
    Presumably your retina specialist will be writing to your prescriber about this situation.
    Best Wishes !
  3. Contralto

    Contralto Type 2 · Expert

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    What medication for high BP are you on? I was on one for many years that actually can cause diabetes, muscle wasting, electrolyte imbalances, etc. Especially in the US, where we see specialists who don't think about some of the other stuff that ails us, some of what we are given can badly affect something else going on with us.

    Couple things I do when BP is high are take a hot bath for about 20 minutes, which can lower it and listen to or do chant or other calming music

    Couple things I do for the macula and for retinopathy are avoiding looking into any light source, but rather having light above or behind me, wearing sunglasses in the car, wearing glare glasses at night, closing my eyes and laying down orat least sitting if I have floaters or other eye effects, and avoiding use of lightboxes when there are other alternatives.

    Both the computer monitor and a cell phone is a light box. So, I make sure they are optimized for low vision. Choose black text on white or cream and avoid low contrast websites (ex. thin grey text on black, a popular eye killer combo). And complain to companies with harmful websites that make for eyestrain.

    I print things to read instead of staring at a light box, make the text large enough to prevent eye strain and read a paper version with light behind and above only. When messaging or writing, I watch my keyboard, not my monitor. I can quickly effect a spellcheck after

    Do not place your computer in front of a window. If someone is doing a power number on you by forcing you to look at an open window glaring light while they sit with theirback against it, simply state you havediabetic retinopathy or macular degeneration orsimply eye problems and that you'll have to sit elswhere with them

    When listening to the Youtube or suchlike, listen, I don't watch whenever possible. Maximize the screen to prevent strain. Anything longer than 5 minutes gets an eye close for a half minute before proceeding. You can also get up and walk around​

    Avoid eye makeup. Use a prescription or medical eye ointment like Muro or a PM eye ointment without preservatives.

    Use individual eye drops that do not have preservatives that are basically salt water. Usually, if it is in a bottle, I can't have it​
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    #3 Contralto, Oct 23, 2018 at 5:19 AM
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2018
  4. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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