Note: See my last post if you want to know what this is all about.
I saw the cardiologist today. He checked me out and asked me a bunch of questions. Among them......
"Have you changed the way you take your meds lately?" No.
"Have you gained weight?" He read my chart and answered first, No.
"Have you increased your salt in take?" BINGO!!!!!!
Guess those cheeseburgers and fries might explain it? I've gotten very lazy and have been ordering take out or going out for 99% of my dinners. I almost never cook anymore.
I asked, "You mean that could trigger it?" Yes.
He told me, "Cut back on your salt intake, back to the way you were doing it when your BP was 116/68."
Meaning, stop eating take out and watch closer what you eat.
"If that doesn't work, increase the dosages of one of your meds."
"Also, your taking a cholesterol lowering drug, but eating burgers and fries, not good."
"Your cholesterol has improved significantly, but if you keep this up, it will go back up."
Meaning that if I don't watch what I eat, my arteries will get even more clogged and I will die. I added the die part, but that's what it means.
You and me both don't want that to happen, so tonight I got back on track with cooking rice & beans. It's a start back to a healthy life style. It would be a shame if this picture was to be no more.