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is there an over the counter drug that will cause a rapid decrease in blood pressure

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
No, not alone: It's thought that a diet higher in potassium can lower our blood pressure, so foods rich in potassium can help. Check out the dash diet.
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Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
No!: Taking bananas don't decrease bp. Non-pharmacological therapy include reducing salt intake to 1.5gm daily, daily exercise and keeping ideal body weig ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
generally not: The body's blood pressure is a function of the amount of space available for blood, and the amount of blood in the body. Believe it or not, the amount ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buckman
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Complex answer: Lowering one's blood pressure to "normal" levels involves lifestyle changes, reduced salt intake, reduced alcohol intake, stress management, and in mo ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer !
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: The quickest way to permanently lower blood pressure is to die. As that isn't necessarily very popular we use medications for most people. Occassional ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Can do both: Different people have differing reactions to cannabis. Either can happen.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
16 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Multiple options : There are many things you can do to decrease your risk of getting high blood pressure. Weight loss, exercising or active lifestyle, following a low so ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No effect: Masturbation is not known to have any lasting or long term effects on blood pressure.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
There is some: anecdotal evidence (based on personal stories, not science!) that 600-900 mg of garlic (in tablet form) daily may lower one's blood pressure modestly. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes it can: While on prednisone, it sometimes helps to restrict your sodium consumption which can sometimes help prevent the increase in blood pressure/.
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