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my mum is hypertensive and recently developed diabetis and sleep apnea, please suggest

my mum is hypertensive and recently developed diabetis and sleep apnea . doctors say it is a miracle she hasn`t had a heart attack yet. as a result of all the medication she has been on since God knows how long her metabolism is extremely slow so she is now over weight. doctors say to loose weight but she can`t execise coz of her bp and oh i forgot she has arthritis . any good advice would be nice
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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High BP does not mean you cannot exercise! In fact gentle exercise will help it go down, obviously not hard gym workouts but she should do regular walking. Get a copy of the book "The GI Diet by Rick Gallop". Its a great diet for diabetics and along with exercise and regular blood testing at home your mum will soon get things under control. I have high BP, high cholesterol and was diagnosed diabetic almost 7 months ago and I also have arthritis of the spine! I have lost 5 stone on the GI Diet since I was diagnosed and feel almost human again! lol; Losing weight will also help the sleep apnoea;
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