Hoping someone can give me some information on combatting these 2 issues.
My mother is on bp meds to help keep hers down and she is also on 2 different anti depression meds. She has been told that she wont be able to get her bp down without meds. Can this be true? Or will quitting smoking, eating healthier and exercising help to eventually have her off these meds?
Also the depression. I myself suffer from depression and struggle a lot ot the time and have been speaking to her about her depression. I don't take anything and don't feel I need to and I can manage it with eating, exercise and keeping busy. She doesn't believe these will help her and she must take the meds and that she will always have to take them.
I have been trying to tell her that looking after herself more will help these 2 issues but she says her doctor said there is basically nothing she can do.I have told her to quit smoking for years, told her to eat better and not a bag of chips for dinner and she won't exercise at all not even a walk around the block. I know I can't make her do something she wont but is there any truth to what she says about the blood pressure? I know I won't be able to get specific answers without knowing her history but I really am sick of her making excuses for these and want to help her combat them instead.
Any help would be appreciated. Hope this made sense as I'm a bit frustrated as I write this as we just had a big blow up about it. Thanks