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A 20-year-old female asked:

what are something's to do to reverse hypertension? i'm really worried about my mother help please

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Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Full evaluation: Be sure your mother has had a full check-up to look at the factors that may be related to her having hypertension. She should take her medications as prescribed and eat a healthy diet. If she can exercise, even water aerobics, this may help. Also, be sure she gets proper rest and has no sleep disorder. Keep being there for her because a good social network is also important!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
I agree with Dr. Berger - note: you generally can't reverse Hypertension, you can only treat it.
Sep 14, 2014
Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
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I agree with Dr. Werner.
Sep 14, 2014
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not reversible.: Generally, high blood pressure is a chronic problem and is not reversible. Sometimes, there are treatable causes of hypertension and getting those taken care of can reverse the hypertension, but this is uncommon. Your mother's doctor can screen for those causes. The good news is that even permanent hypertension is easily treatable, and if she does so consistently, she has nothing to worry about
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Paleo diet/low carb: Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Thisn diet can help avoid meds

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