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Re: I've been diagnosed with V.V but not given any meds

From: Bob
Date: 8/13/00
Time: 6:34:07 PM
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My experience in fighting VV is drinking plenty of water and flexing my leg muscles if standing. Eating plenty of salt helps in drinking plenty of water. Studies show that only about 20% of the population have to worry about high blood pressure. Salt has been given a bad rap. I am lucky to be in the 80% that do not have to worry about high pressure so I eat plenty of salt to help me drink and retain water. I monitor my blood pressure from time to time to ensure that the lower number for my blood pressure does not go above 85. (Doctor's orders). Standing is a problem because our blood tends to settle in our legs and not enough returns to our heart for pumping to our head. Continually flexing your leg muscles provides more blood to your heart. That is the reason walking is not a problem for us, only standing when our leg muscles are relaxed. If you feel an event coming on. flex you leg muscles. John's Hopkins University has some very good articles on this. Good Luck.




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