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January 27th, 2024 at 5:33:31 PM permalink
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My oldest friend had a heart attack and bypass surgery at age 42 he's still around at 75. I believe Dieter is in his early forties, Mosca sounds like he had a heart attack in his forties. What is it about the 40s, that's so young.
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I was 37.

Habanero salsa. Itís 12 habaneros, 3 cloves of garlic, the juice from a lime, a generous pinch of salt, and enough water to get the desired consistency. Itís about as hot asÖ well, as hot as habaneros.







I use this stuff on everything. Mostly eggs. But Iíll also put it in soup, on cheeseburgers, whatever. This will be good for about 2 weeks, but it probably wonít last more than a few days.
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January 27th, 2024 at 6:08:10 PM permalink
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My oldest friend had a heart attack and bypass surgery at age 42 he's still around at 75. I believe Dieter is in his early forties, Mosca sounds like he had a heart attack in his forties. What is it about the 40s, that's so young.
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I was 45.9 at the time.
My plan had always been to live fast and die young.
I missed by at least a decade.

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January 30th, 2024 at 7:11:10 AM permalink
Breakfast tostadas. Iím working on my tortilla game, I want crisp corn tortillas, and tostadas are easier than tacos right now. These look like a lot more food than they actually are; between the two of them there is half an avocado, one egg, a couple ounces of refritos, half a tomato, a couple ounces of chorizo, etc. In other words, mostly salad stuff. They came out pretty good, though.

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January 31st, 2024 at 3:33:59 PM permalink
Tonight is stoopit sandwich night. Fried baloney and bacon, Progresso tomato rotini soup.



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January 31st, 2024 at 6:00:06 PM permalink
What kind of cheese on the "BBLT"? Is that an onion roll?

Those soup mugs annoy me. (I feel the transition corner from "bottom" to "side" for a "bowl" should fairly closely match the curve of the spoon, and the diameter should be at least φ × height. But hey, your soup, your mug.)
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January 31st, 2024 at 6:32:59 PM permalink
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What kind of cheese on the "BBLT"? Is that an onion roll?

Those soup mugs annoy me. (I feel the transition corner from "bottom" to "side" for a "bowl" should fairly closely match the curve of the spoon, and the diameter should be at least φ × height. But hey, your soup, your mug.)
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Colby Jack. Yes, an onion roll. The soup thing comes with a lid for the microwave. I drink the liquid out of the soup first, then use the spoon to eat the solids.
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January 31st, 2024 at 6:52:42 PM permalink
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What kind of cheese on the "BBLT"? Is that an onion roll?

Those soup mugs annoy me. (I feel the transition corner from "bottom" to "side" for a "bowl" should fairly closely match the curve of the spoon, and the diameter should be at least φ × height. But hey, your soup, your mug.)
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Colby Jack. Yes, an onion roll. The soup thing comes with a lid for the microwave. I drink the liquid out of the soup first, then use the spoon to eat the solids.
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Ashly has a set of those soup-things in different colours. No matter. Not my soup, not my problem. (Yes, I tell her that I don't like them, too.)

I'm still thinking about the sandwich.
(I regularly drive past a dairy that claims to be the home of Colby-Jack, but... who knows? Everybody seems to be making it these days, but almost nobody does the wax dip I remember from my youth.)
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February 28th, 2024 at 1:19:41 PM permalink
A What didn't I eat post

WTF is up with Resorts World
1st off, where is Resorts World in the WOV casino section?
Also, what a bland name
Anyway, I visited Famous Foods Street Eats when Resorts 1st opened a couple years ago and absolutely loved it
I stopped by for lunch yesterday
I had my heart set on some Chinese dumplings
I walk around, 1/2 the places not open for lunch
The dumpling place was closed
Nothing posted on when these places open
WTF
Is this now a late nite eatery?
So disappointing for a high end place
Durango's "Eat your heart out", all places open for lunch.
By the way we probably need the WOV forum casinos updated with the Durango. It's a nice place. Deserves to be listed
Its just a forum. Nothing here to get obsessed about.
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February 28th, 2024 at 2:05:39 PM permalink
I wrote a general review of Resorts World Vegas when it opened, including its opening VIP party.

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/other-casinos/36117-resorts-world-vip-opening-june-24-2021/

The Famous Foods Street Eats has the advantage of being able to order from the kiosk, using either your player card earned value, or just pay with a credit card, and then go pick it up at the counter.

In general RW has languished a bit as far as traffic, especially on weekdays maybe why you didn't see everything open.

Of those eateries the only one I was hitting regularly, and that was before I stopped eating red meat which it has been a solid year now, was the Blood Bros Texas BBQ for their beef brisket.

I like StreetBird too.

One thing about the Asian places I didn't like was too much added salt.

What time did you go? Most of the places are open at 11am or are supposed to be.

If everything else is closed just go to the

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February 28th, 2024 at 2:15:12 PM permalink
If you are into "street" style Mexican food, try

Màs Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila

https://www.masporfavorlv.com/

3879 Spring Mountain Rd. in Chinatown, not far from the Strip.

OPEN LATE NIGHT.
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March 3rd, 2024 at 11:59:46 AM permalink
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The Famous Foods Street Eats .................


What time did you go? Most of the places are open at 11am or are supposed to be.


2pm in the afternoon
This place sucks
When I go to a casino, except for the dinner only high end restaurants, I expect ALL food establishments to be open. Especially a tiny dumpling place that only serves dumplings
(My Mom made the best Chinese dumplings on the planet)
Resorts World sucks
1/2 the places closed.
No sign on hours and days open. Poor customer communication in my book is poor customer service
I'm at the point in my life where all I care about in a casino is food
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March 19th, 2024 at 3:46:09 AM permalink
I love wild game, but goose hasn't been my favorite. The wild version has a lot less fat, so you don't want to make the mistake of using a recipe for domestic goose [this is true of wild game generally]. For goose, you make sure you cover with larding and probably you want to use a braising method [in other words, liquid in a pot]

I've done that, came out pretty good, but still just wasn't crazy about it like I am for most wild game.

I tried this recipe a few weeks ago, which involves braising it in sauerkraut, still larded and braised. This was the best I've had it come out and it was terrific.

With grits, btw. Oddly, didn't think grits went all that well with it. The kraut was really rich, and potatoes would have been good.


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March 28th, 2024 at 10:11:26 AM permalink
I wasnít impressed with the ribeye I had the other day, which is too bad, as I cooked it. OTOH, I did have a pretty good burger.


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Guy Fieri told us the big thing you shouldn't do with a burger is disturb it while it's cooking. "As soon as you see a little bit of the juice float to the top of the burger, flip it," said Fieri. "Call it a day. We're not pressing on it ... flip, flip, flip, flip? No, that's not what we're looking for. Hot and fast, baby."

According to Fieri, you should consider that "every time you touch that burger and you hear 'chh' ... That's flavor leaving the plate." In other words, when you press your burger, you are expelling juices from the meat out onto the hot pan or grill. 

Burgers, especially those cooked over high heat, should have a high surface temperature. This results in the myofibril fibers being tensely squeezed and releasing more juices and moisture from the protein. Pressing down on the burger causes a rapid release of these juices. It may sound good as they steam the outside of the patty for a (very) brief moment, but in reality, they are being cooked off and leaving your burger drier than it was before, which is why you also shouldn't flip your burger too often.

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March 28th, 2024 at 10:57:43 AM permalink
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I wasnít impressed with the ribeye I had the other day, which is too bad, as I cooked it. OTOH, I did have a pretty good burger.


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Guy Fieri told us the big thing you shouldn't do with a burger is disturb it while it's cooking. "As soon as you see a little bit of the juice float to the top of the burger, flip it," said Fieri. "Call it a day. We're not pressing on it ... flip, flip, flip, flip? No, that's not what we're looking for. Hot and fast, baby."

According to Fieri, you should consider that "every time you touch that burger and you hear 'chh' ... That's flavor leaving the plate." In other words, when you press your burger, you are expelling juices from the meat out onto the hot pan or grill. 

Burgers, especially those cooked over high heat, should have a high surface temperature. This results in the myofibril fibers being tensely squeezed and releasing more juices and moisture from the protein. Pressing down on the burger causes a rapid release of these juices. It may sound good as they steam the outside of the patty for a (very) brief moment, but in reality, they are being cooked off and leaving your burger drier than it was before, which is why you also shouldn't flip your burger too often.


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He is correct. Because most normal people like their burgers to be medium rare, every time you touch it it loses some of the juice and that's where all the flavor is. I never squeeze my burgers, I flip them once and let it cook for about 2 minutes stick in the meat thermometer and if it's 120 I take it off the heat.
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April 1st, 2024 at 4:00:59 PM permalink
I love fried eggplant, eat it three times a week

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April 1st, 2024 at 4:13:37 PM permalink
My doctor read me the riot act again - this time, about my high blood pressure. What do you mean, there is 500 mg of sodium in a zero-sugar beef stick?
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My doctor read me the riot act again - this time, about my high blood pressure. What do you mean, there is 500 mg of sodium in a zero-sugar beef stick?
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I just take ridiculously strong blood pressure pills and ignore the diet and doctor warnings. Of course, I don't recommend anyone following my plan.
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April 1st, 2024 at 5:29:21 PM permalink
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My doctor read me the riot act again - this time, about my high blood pressure. What do you mean, there is 500 mg of sodium in a zero-sugar beef stick?
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I just take ridiculously strong blood pressure pills and ignore the diet and doctor warnings. Of course, I don't recommend anyone following my plan.
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I've been on Lisinopril 20 (up from 10, which I have been on for a few years), and just started Amlodipine 5. I'm trying to track my BP at home, but it seems to go all over the place.
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April 1st, 2024 at 5:34:56 PM permalink
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My doctor read me the riot act again - this time, about my high blood pressure. What do you mean, there is 500 mg of sodium in a zero-sugar beef stick?
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I just take ridiculously strong blood pressure pills and ignore the diet and doctor warnings. Of course, I don't recommend anyone following my plan.
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No worries..
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April 1st, 2024 at 5:43:37 PM permalink
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My doctor read me the riot act again - this time, about my high blood pressure. What do you mean, there is 500 mg of sodium in a zero-sugar beef stick?
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Salt is my mortal enemy. I don't eat any salt at all just what I get from the food I eat and I stay away from processed food which is totally full of salt. I had a medical incident in February that put me on a high protein diet of 150 to 200 g of protein a day which is a huge amount. I was forced to eat processed food like sliced turkey and four or five different kinds of sliced cheese and tons of cottage cheese and peanut butter which is full of salt. I almost immediately got edema in my legs and feet and had to go back to wearing compression stockings and was totally miserable. The cure was far worse than the injury. 3 weeks ago I went off the protein diet and back on my weight loss and the edema is totally gone along with the salt intake. For me salt is pure poison and I don't miss it at all.

They say 2200 mg of salt is the most you should be eating in a day but if you're a man over 50 it's closer to 1500 mg what you can get just from the food you eat. The average male adult gets 3,500 to 4,000 mg of salt everyday which is way way too much. But read the ingredients salt is in every damn thing. This is why I cook almost everything from scratch and if I buy canned veggies like green beans or tomatoes I get the salt free kind. Once you give it up in a very short time you don't even think about it anymore and you start seeing what food actually tastes like.
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April 2nd, 2024 at 5:35:43 AM permalink
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My doctor read me the riot act again - this time, about my high blood pressure. What do you mean, there is 500 mg of sodium in a zero-sugar beef stick?
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I just take ridiculously strong blood pressure pills and ignore the diet and doctor warnings. Of course, I don't recommend anyone following my plan.
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I've been on Lisinopril 20 (up from 10, which I have been on for a few years), and just started Amlodipine 5. I'm trying to track my BP at home, but it seems to go all over the place.
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I took Lisinopril 40-mg for many years and it lowered my BP by 10 to 15 points. About two years ago I was taken to the ER with BP 251/153. They said that it was a little high and they put me on Niphedipine 90mg. It has been a miracle drug for me. My average BP dropped from 175/100 to 130/85. I also take my BP at home daily.
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April 2nd, 2024 at 5:53:07 AM permalink
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They say 2200 mg of salt is the most you should be eating in a day but if you're a man over 50 it's closer to 1500 mg what you can get just from the food you eat. The average male adult gets 3,500 to 4,000 mg of salt everyday which is way way too much.
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I used to dismiss concerns about sodium.
I believe the day I went to the hospital having heart troubles, I had had around 8000mg of sodium.
These days, I rarely add salt "at the table", but there are definitely some things that benefit from a pinch of salt when being cooked (pasta, rice, oatmeal... most boiled grains are too bland for me without a bit of salt).
I am still trying to get things dialed in, to find a good balance for the future.

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A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.



Maybe, but I do find myself licking a lot of salt off my date when we drink tequila.
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April 2nd, 2024 at 7:42:42 AM permalink
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They say 2200 mg of salt is the most you should be eating in a day but if you're a man over 50 it's closer to 1500 mg what you can get just from the food you eat. The average male adult gets 3,500 to 4,000 mg of salt everyday which is way way too much.
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I used to dismiss concerns about sodium.
I believe the day I went to the hospital having heart troubles, I had had around 8000mg of sodium.
These days, I rarely add salt "at the table", but there are definitely some things that benefit from a pinch of salt when being cooked (pasta, rice, oatmeal... most boiled grains are too bland for me without a bit of salt).
I am still trying to get things dialed in, to find a good balance for the future.

Quote: Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.



Maybe, but I do find myself licking a lot of salt off my date when we drink tequila.

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Dollar Tree has a very good salt free product and I usually buy 12 of them when I'm there. All kinds of herbs and spices and no salt. You get used to it pretty quick.
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April 2nd, 2024 at 8:34:29 AM permalink
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They say 2200 mg of salt is the most you should be eating in a day but if you're a man over 50 it's closer to 1500 mg what you can get just from the food you eat. The average male adult gets 3,500 to 4,000 mg of salt everyday which is way way too much.
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I used to dismiss concerns about sodium.
I believe the day I went to the hospital having heart troubles, I had had around 8000mg of sodium.
These days, I rarely add salt "at the table", but there are definitely some things that benefit from a pinch of salt when being cooked (pasta, rice, oatmeal... most boiled grains are too bland for me without a bit of salt).
I am still trying to get things dialed in, to find a good balance for the future.

Quote: Shakespeare

A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.



Maybe, but I do find myself licking a lot of salt off my date when we drink tequila.

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Dollar Tree has a very good salt free product and I usually buy 12 of them when I'm there. All kinds of herbs and spices and no salt. You get used to it pretty quick.
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I've tried the low salt and no salt seasoning blends.
I do not care for them.

My care team says I'm allowed a modest amount of salt, and I choose to use it where it's needed.

For my palate, a lot of things taste fine without salt, seasoning blend, or what have you. Those things that do need something, a whisper of a condiment does plenty.
(I don't send things to go swimming in ranch dressing, even in the before times.)
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April 2nd, 2024 at 11:12:41 AM permalink
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I've tried the low salt and no salt seasoning blends.
I do not care for them.

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There is one you'll like you just haven't found it yet. The one I use is heavy on the dehydrated orange and lemon. I also like to use fresh squeezed lemon on different things. Also fresh ground black pepper. I have an electric pepper grinder which makes a huge difference. I also like a certain amount of hot sauce which does have some salt in it but I don't use it very much of it. Salt is nasty stuff, it's almost as bad as sugar.
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April 2nd, 2024 at 4:04:20 PM permalink
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I've tried the low salt and no salt seasoning blends.
I do not care for them.

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There is one you'll like you just haven't found it yet. The one I use is heavy on the dehydrated orange and lemon. I also like to use fresh squeezed lemon on different things. Also fresh ground black pepper. I have an electric pepper grinder which makes a huge difference. I also like a certain amount of hot sauce which does have some salt in it but I don't use it very much of it. Salt is nasty stuff, it's almost as bad as sugar.
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I am of the radical opinion that I should like a food better with a seasoning than I do without.

I prefer the carrots without flavorsprinkles over the carrots with delicious flavorsprinkles.
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April 2nd, 2024 at 4:26:27 PM permalink
Homemade chicken enchiladas made with one carb flour tortillas. Homemade enchilada sauce.

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April 8th, 2024 at 3:42:56 PM permalink
Salmon fillet sandwiches.

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April 8th, 2024 at 5:33:00 PM permalink
Roast pork with the puppies
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April 11th, 2024 at 6:56:37 PM permalink
Fried Chicken with mushrooms and spinach in yogurt white sauce. I've never cooked with yogurt before and this is so good I kept stopping and saying to myself, man is this good, as I was eating it. Might be the best white sauce I ever had.


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April 12th, 2024 at 11:50:26 AM permalink
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I've been on Lisinopril 20 (up from 10, which I have been on for a few years), and just started Amlodipine 5. I'm trying to track my BP at home, but it seems to go all over the place.
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Could be anything or combination of several things.

1. **Primary Hypertension (Essential Hypertension)**:
- This type of high blood pressure develops gradually over many years and often has no specific cause.
- Factors contributing to primary hypertension include:
- **Lifestyle**: Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and stress.
- **Environment**: High salt intake.
- **Age**: It becomes more common after the age of 50.

2. **Secondary Hypertension**:
- Secondary hypertension results from an underlying health condition or medication use.
- Possible causes include:
- **Kidney Problems**: Such as kidney disease or long-term kidney infections.
- **Endocrine Disorders**: Conditions affecting hormones, like thyroid or adrenal gland problems.
- **Sleep Apnea**: Where breathing interruptions during sleep can raise blood pressure.
- **Narrowing of Arteries**: Specifically, the arteries supplying the kidneys.
- **Certain Medications**: Birth control pills, decongestants, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

3. **Other Risk Factors**:
- **Family History**: A family history of hypertension may increase the risk.
- **Obesity**: Being overweight or obese.
- **Smoking**: Tobacco use.
- **Alcohol Consumption**: Excessive alcohol intake.
- **Stress**: Chronic stress can contribute to high blood pressure.
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