"consultant had changed my life"

About: Blackpool Victoria Hospital

I was taken to hospital after losing my vision and refd to tia clinic to see consultsnt . I hadnt had a stroke but consultant there suggested i could help my massively high bp by going on a vegan diet. Although being skeptical i said ok if u think its going to help bring it on went to tesco and bought everything vegan i could get my hands on. 2 weeks later saw the hypertension nurse who said my own dr had put notes on my record to say if my bp hadnt gone down i was to have my meds increased she then took my bp took it again then took it again manuallly then finally said to me what have u been doing? I asked why she had asked that she said because yr blood pressure has dropped like a stone she then weighed me and i had lost 4and a half pounds! Since then i have lost about a stone and a quarter and am now totally off the bp meds so thank you dr this vegan diet hastruly changed my life and you are a superstar! I think you should inform everyone of the benefits of a vegan diet i hsd had known about this i would have done it years ago i am now biking from lytham to st annes reguarly and have more energy than i have had in yrs so a big thank you,

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Response from Andrew Heath, Lead in Patient Experience & Engagement, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Thank you for your kind comments about the treatment you received at theTIA Clinc at Blackpool Victoria Hospital recently.

I am so pleased the Consultant’s advice has made such a difference to your life and you are already seeing and feeling the benefit of a vegan diet. I will personally ensure that your kind feedback is passed onto the Consultant and I am sure they will be delighted to hear the positive impact their suggestion has had on your health.

With all the very best for the future

Andrew Heath

Head of Patient Experience

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