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QUESTION FOR THOSE AGE 60 PLUS

 Please do not answer this question if you feel it is too personal. I do not want to ruffle anyone's feathers.    If you choose to answer great, if not that is great as well. 

 

 

 

How many of you do not  take internally  prescrition medications?    If you can give your age that would be helpful.

 

 

I am 61 and take no prescriptions meds at this time. I work hard to keep my blood pressure in check which has been the only health issue that I have had to work on  actually since my 20's!   I have found a combination of daily exercise, diet and herbal supplementation that keeps  my blood pressure in a healthy range. 

 

 

 

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Ditto!   What herbal do you use for HBP?  I do try to watch my salt intake.

 

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I am 68 and unfortunately need to take 5 meds:  atorvastatin for Cholesterol,  Lisinopril for Blood Pressure,   Raloxifene for Osteopenia,  and  2 eye drops for Glaucoma.  Sady, I fall into the Medicare Donut Hole around September timeframe.  Hoping Trump can do something about the cost of meds.. it is the Glaucoma drops that are the most $$.

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@Zhills   I have been taking an Indian herbal formula called CARDITONE for about 10 years now. I take three a day.  You can buy it on amazon, also on Iherb  website and I am sure other places online.  It has worked so well for me. 

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I'm in my mid sixties and I'm prescription free. I don't think I can take much credit for it though, the only really healthy thing that I've ever done was to stop smoking21 years ago. I just take Advil now and then for arthritis pain.

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Re: QUESTION FOR THOSE AGE 60 PLUS

71, no prescriptions.

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@QVCkitty1  I quit smoking also over 25 years ago... I KNOW it saved my life! 

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@author  WOW!  That is what I hope to aim for!

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@SeaMaiden  I hate to burst your bubble but most medications are things made from herbs  and other natural things and when you are taking herbs and supplements you are taking "medications".

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Re: QUESTION FOR THOSE AGE 60 PLUS

High bp runs in the family. Despite daily exercise and a healthy, mostly whole-.food diet, I have started taking bp med and am happy to have it. 

 

I also have taken one nightly med since diagnosed at age 35 with serious chronic disease. Those capsules have allowed me to feel fine  and live normally. So grateful.

 

if carditone works for you, great. I read up on it before starting bp med., and labeling of ingredients doesn't seem to meet u.s. guidelines, and there were a few other questions, so I passed.