A 39-year-old male asked:
i am facing high blood pressure.tell me how to control ?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Don't "face" alone: See a physician who will find out why your blood pressure is high. The CAUSE of your problem is as important as its treatment. DIET, EXERCISE and sometimes medication are the first steps. Time to see your doctor!
Hope this helps
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
What are the numbers: Healthy BP ranges from 100/60 to 140/80 for your age group.
BP is affected by Weight, High salt diet, Sedentary life style and of course Family History of High BP.
Improve on your life style start by regular Exercise, eating low salt diet and weight reduction. Monitor BP daily & Bring the log to your MD. He/She will decide if there is need for BP medicine.
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Several things: Make sure you cut down your sodium/salt intake, increase your potassium intake, make sure you active, optimize your weight, cut out smoking(if you do), make sure you're sleeping well, minimize stress as best as possible and focus on a diet rich in colors and vegetables.
A 23-year-old member asked:
How can you control high blood pressure?
6 doctor answers • 17 doctors weighed in
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Medication, exercise: You and your doctor should talk about the best way to control high blood pressure. Whether you need to go on medication will depend on how high your blood pressure is and your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Many people need more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Following the dash diet and getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week usually help as well.
A 32-year-old member asked:
How to control high blood pressure without medcine?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tender loving care: Give yourself some tlc. Eat right: whole grains, lots of fruits & veggies, drink water, limit caffeine, salt budget 1500 mg/day. Get moving 30-60 minutes a day. Get rest. Don't smoke. Balance work/play. Make friends. Smile. Congrats on making healthy changes!
A 42-year-old member asked:
How can you control high blood pressure without medication?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Yes: Lifestyle modification including increased exercise, weight loss and sodium restriction can all be helpful on controlling blood pressure. There also a specific diet called dash dietary approach stop hypertension which has been well studied.
A 33-year-old male asked:
How to control high blood pressure without medicine.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Take meds: While, low-salt & low caffeine help some, it is not all. Also, not all can reduce life stress. If you are overwt, could lose down to goal. If your family has high bp, you may fail with all these efforts. Time ticks while trying them--get BP controlled w/meds--you can always have them stopped when wt down / diet changed / life calmer (/...Pigs fly...). Don't let HTN hurt you while you try things.
A 43-year-old male asked:
I was advice to take medicine to control high blood pressure and using it from last two months, but my sexual desire is reduce please sugest me.Thanks?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
HTN med side effects: Medications for hypertension often have an undesirable effect of lowering your sexual performance and drive. Focus more on the relationship and take your time in your sexual expression.
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