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can drinking water lower high blood pressure

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pouneh Nouri
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
No!: Unfortunately drinking water can not help with blood pressure control!!

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Exercise & weight lo: Exercise & weight loss for starters.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not so good: If you are drinking so much beer everyday in the long run your liver will be affected. More over you have high bp. Just drinking water may not have an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Maybe: Actually drinking as little as a half-cup of green or oolong tea daily may lower the risk of high blood pressure. The polyphenols in this type of tea ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
No: I don't know of any such relationship. Where did you hear that?
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Water: Drinking water does not lower blood pressure.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Slightly: Acting as a weak diuretic it may but this is likely not a great means of control
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Hydration is good: Sure. Being adequately hydrated is really important for good health. If by drinking water, you are drinking less of calorie laden drinks that will ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: If there is no other pathological condition. Drinking lots of water will not cause high blood pressure. Because kidney can adjust body liquid balance.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: It isn't a blood pressure lowering agent. If you're anxious about being thirsty maybe on that occassion but not as a rule.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
In excess: More than 2 beers, one mixed drink or 6-8 ounces of wine, yes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high b ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO: Proven , right medications under your doctor can lower your blood pressure , prevent complications , like stroke , heart attack etc , please your doc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Sure can: It can, depending on the amount you drink and your personal physiology.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Yes: To a point, yes. Eating less obviously means less calories in which leads to a lower blood sugar. If your sugar gets too low however your body will ki ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Unaware of any proof of that concept regarding sugar intake but wouldn't't be surprised if it is true.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet: Low fat, low salt, and low in simple charbohydrates(rice, potatos, pasta, bread).More whole grains, vegies, fruit, and lean protein.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: It's just as likely to raise it as to lower it.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
The pressure returns: An otherwise healthy person with mild high blood pressure, or with moderate high blood pressure under control, should be able to donate blood as long ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
No: Bananas are high in potassium and may be good for cramping (if they are related to low potassium) they may have a very minimal and indirect effect in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Metabolic syndrome: Hi. Much as I hate the name "metabolic syndrome", it has stuck. It includes obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, a particular type of lipid ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Strader
21 years experience Cardiology
Various: The biggest risk with low blood pressure is that you'll get dizzy, lightheaded, or pass out. The biggest risk with high blood pressure is that if ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Not a known a risk factor.
A male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.
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