I have HHT along with the Type 2 DB. I used to do about 100 pushups and 200 situps daily, until I started having these major nosebleeds (I also started bleeding from my tongue and other places).
I used to run in 10k's too and lift weights, bike, swim, play tennis, & hike (backpacking).
I've had numerous procedures over an extended period of time, including 2 parathyroid ops, 1 op on my small intesting (which removed a 3.5 cm nest of AVM's), 2 hernias, and countless cauterizations on my tongue & nose. My weight during this time went from 165 to 228 (during this time I was diagnosed with HHT & Type II). (I'm 5'8")
I have since dropped my weight to 192, mostly by walking and adjusting my diet (I try to not to consume things with more than 5g of added sugars/sweeteners of any form ). I've virtually given up the taters & white rice, most cereals (except oats) and breads (except rye and whole/sprouted grain if they do not contain certain additives). And I do eat veggies. My most recent A1C was 5.9. Is that too high?
I seemed to have "bottomed out" at this weight, but would like to lose at least 20 more pounds. Are there other types of exercises that I could do that would not be a strain on my vascular walls/AVM's, etc.?View Thread