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JGreene:
I've been on hypertension and cholesterol meds for a few years.  No improvement, but its not getting any worse.  I'm really interested in knowing what may be available. 

joeinwv:
High BP and high cholesterol - strict adherence to a good diet / exercise plan will help both of these.

Truik:
Fish oil capsules.

Omega 3

Wal-mart or your local pharmacy.

Four or five of those capsules a day.

Drink with a full 8-ounce glass of water.

Rorschach:
For you blood pressure consider supplementing/eating olive oil.(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10737284 )( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleic_acid), Magnesium (http://www.mgwater.com/hyper.shtml)( http://hyper.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/13/3/227).  For your cholesterol consider Niacin 1-2 gram each day (it has the side effect of flushing but this can be mitigated by apple sauce (http://www.medications.com/se/niaspan-er/applesauce),  or a slow increase in the dose .  Fish oil is helpful, but best for the triglycerides(http://www.lovaza.com/) and good for the heart (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-fishoil.html).  Look at the bottle and take at least 1 gram of EPA + DHA, this is what anyone with heart disease is discharge from the hospital in Europe.  The dose for treating very high triglycerides (> 500) is 4 grams if you are taking the prescription Lovaza, this will take a lot of capsules each day.  Place them in the freezer this will reduce the severity of the burpy aftertaste. 

JGreene:

--- Quote from: joeinwv on May 04, 2010, 07:52:37 PM ---High BP and high cholesterol - strict adherence to a good diet / exercise plan will help both of these.

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Somewhat, but over the past 10 years I've cycled up and down including training (and finishing) of a full marathon and it affected both of these a little bit.  But I agree that it wouldn't hurt.

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