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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

important medical numbers, medical myths, race for cure

here are some important medical numbers

blood pressure
ideal number is 120/90
above 140/90 is hypertention
120-139/80-89 is prehypertention

the lower the number the better

is called the silent killer as there are usually no symptoms

if not treated can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney damage, 
and vision or memory loss 

treatment is the same as a lot of health issures
low fat low sodium diet 
exercise-simple just walk 30 minutes 5 days a week or 
do the c25k prep like my c25k niece or my race for the cure relatives

limit excessive alcohol, stop smoking, moderate caffeine intake
and manage stress

see a lot of people in stressful work situations or stressful personal 
or financial situations develop hypertention 

if not controlled with diet exercise and weight loss then can be 
easily treated with $40 a year medications from generic list at 
several pharmacies eg walmart target sams costoc etc 

body mass index
is a measure of weight in relation to your weight 
normal is 18.5 to 24.9
dont find many normals in my practice
my bmi is 25 

underweight people with bmi <18.5 can have irregular periods,
risk for osteoporosis, anemia, fertility problems 
over weight people with bmi>25 can have increased risk for
diabetes,heart disease, more problems with knee and hip and back pain 

you can calculate your bmi by googleing bmi or go to www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi

if yours is >25 you should do-yes you know-diet and exercise
seems to be the answer to everything

my grandmother use to tell us if we ate fish and drank milk together
you would die      aint true

if you swallow gum it will stick to your insides
doesnt do that      doesnt cause stomach aches
it just passes on through
have seen kids swallow coins, batteries, safety pins
they all pass through without problems

dont drink milk or eat  and go swimming or you will drown
aint true either

an apple a day will keep the doctor away
actually a variety of fruits and vegetables every day will keep the doctor away
by helping prevent heart disease, obesity, and diabetes

my nephews wife, my niece she, my sisterinlaw she all met their
goals on the race for the cure

the organicgreen doctor 


  1. Maybe "ideal" is 120/80??
    ❤ yr blog... friend of Andrew's :-)

  2. ideal is 120/80 not 120/90
    thanks for the correction