Just want everything back the way it was! ANY ADVICE PLEASE?

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I was diagnosed with Hypertension at the age of 17, by then I was already a upcoming professional young rugby player in South Africa. They found out I had Hypertention when I broke my nose and a Doctor gave me a checkup My BP was 200+/120+. After many months of different tests my specialists could not find any conclusion. It doesn't run in the family, so basicly today 3+ years later and still no light in the tunnel. I am on COVERAM 10/10 and it keeps my BP at about 130/70 to 160/90. I weigh 90kg and 6,05ft tall. I am still in good shape and do allot of excersise. Today my BP was 157/88, it drains me that I am this young and can't do anyting without my pills and even the pills don't keep my BP at bay. I was forced to stop playing rugby and my life is just tearing to pieces. Any advice or just some good would be appreciated. Thanks all.

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    There are a few devices that can reduce BP. Google "Medtronic renal denervation"

    and "ROX Coupler". I don't know if they are avaiable in SA. in the UK Medtronic are starting a series of trials on their latest version and are looking for applicants..

    • Posted

      Is the Rex coupler that you write about the 'paper clip' device that I read about once. Not sure how it works but at the time i thought it sounded great.  Can you tell us a bit more please?


    • Posted

      Yes the 'paper clip' Just Google it and you should come up with informatio. The makers ROX have a web site and you should be able to find information on trials they were conducting about four years ago. If it does not work the device can be removed.

    • Posted

      Interesting ... Have you ever thought of having one?


    • Posted

      Yes, I applied to get om the renal denervation trial at Imperial College. I went through the tests but they decided that my BP was not constantly high enough.

      The ROX coupler was being trialed at the same time at my local hospital but I did not apply for it as at the time I thought that I would meet the criteria for renal denervation. 

    • Posted

      I bet it would have helped and saved you a lot of bother.
    • Posted

      It would have.

      The consultant I see at the hypertension centre said that he understands how renal denervation works but not understand how/why the ROX coupler works.                                  

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    you can continue taking your meds and follow doctor's advice, and slowly change your diet into balance diet with vegetables and very very less meat... if u want, just a little chicken breast and fish meat (lean meat) and then exercise a bit... must not do cardiovascular exercise.. just normal fast walking , stretching etc. slowly... when the pressure ok... u slowly reduce doc's meds and then ... slowly... when all seems ok, you stop the medicines. I am back to normal without medicines and seeing doctors for  months now. You can too ... but need discipline.

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