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Hints and tips re BP lowering!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    I am surprised a Jack Russell had that effect. Most terriers plus springer spaniels are inveterate BP raisers.

    Now a nice calm labrador might do the trick.
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  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    Perhaps we should conduct some lab tests? Followed by a cat scan?

    Cheers, Jeff
  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    After a Labrador, there are things growing on damp bread that seem more intelligent.


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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Got to agree with you Roger. Labs are the dumbest dogs I know.
    I've been through the dog phase of my life. Now I haven't got one - or a cat (I don't like them). I am enjoying my stress-free existence and it's strange, really, how and why my BP shoots up these days. I shall make an appointment to see the GP soon - I suppose I must comply and keep them happy and renewing my current prescription at least! My only problem now is that I am getting bored. Reckon I should find something to study again! Interrupt my comfortable routine. ;)
  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Well, I've just been to the doctor for my follow up after the hospital visit.
    Won''t bore you with details, but I do seem to be disintegrating.

    BP - Yeah! The lovely man took it with the one he has to pump up manually - and it was perfect.
    So glad to know that I just seem to react badly to the auto one!
  6. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Mrs S doesn't register on the auto inflate BP machines but I can assure them (and you) she is very much alive.
    Good job they weren't taking her BP this a.m. at the surgery - the doctor was 1/2 hour late....and they have a sign which says patients who are more than 5 minutes late lose their appointments and either sit and wait until the end of surgery or come back later on a new appointment.
  7. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    ...because having targets for nurses and doctors has proved to be a successful approach. :rolleyes:
  8. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Unfortunate for patients when a Doctor is late. However that does not mean that they have not been working. Emergency house visits are often the cause. Some times they have been working for hours, or over night and things over ran. Doctors also can, like us, have serious domestic issues that cause problems to their schedules.
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  9. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I actually had a clinic appointment at 1:20, luckily I was early, got seen at 1:10, is this a reecord???????
  10. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    No when I was having my radiation therapy i found it as a good tactic to arrive early as a significant number of patients had so much difficult y in parking that there were gaps in the treatment schedule that I could fill
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  11. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I understand that, and of course I don't have a problem with it but missed appointments and lateness are "punished" by the surgery but what recourse does a patient have?
    For my own part I'm not bothered just as long as I get seen.
  12. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    Routine appointments are not contractural, and can be cancelled or delayed by force majuere.
    Missed appointments cost money to the Nhs. It is normal practice for surgeries to see the next patient on the list. If you turn up late you take your chances, that either a spot becomes available by cancellation, or you wait to the end of the list. It in no way a punishment.
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  13. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member


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