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When you are old - how to depress yourself

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When you are old - how to depress yourself

http://www.qrisk.org/index.php
This is the check apparently used by the NHS nowadays
At my age the chance of getting heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years is 22.6% on average and for me in particular was the same until about a week ago when I started taking a blood pressure reduction prescription and, assuming a reasonable reduction in blood pressure, it increased to 25.3%
So would the correct action be to stop taking the tablets - this isn't a serious question  Sad
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Re: When you are old - how to depress yourself

To avoid a stroke though high blood pressure:

  • Stop reading the Daily Mail

  • Cut down on the Domino's Pizzas

  • Avoid drinking with your GP in the local pub

  • Don't "strain" on the loo during the hours 1am thru 7am


My local GP's Practice recently took regular readings of my blood pressure over the period of a couple of months. They were impressed with the improvement without the need to use drugs saying the revised diet had worked.
Note: I've not changed diet, but after the first session I took a book to read whilst waiting in the surgery waiting room. I was just more chillaxed.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Re: When you are old - how to depress yourself

Oh dear  Cry
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Re: When you are old - how to depress yourself

My attitude is not to think about it!
I'm 63 going on 33, working in Saudi Arabia on a power station construction project. Up and down scaffold, and around a large site. Sure I have aches and pains but I dont have time to think about them. Give youself something to do. Drink it while its fizzing. Cheesy Cool
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Re: When you are old - how to depress yourself

A good philosophy for life Peter Smiley Smiley Smiley