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What is the best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 28 years experience
Depends: Cornerstone of blood pressure control is diet (low salt) excercise (30 min walk three times per week) reduction of anxiety, good sleep, low caffeine and alcohol intake and weight maintenence near ideal body weight. Beyond that is appropriate use of medications depending on the other medical conditions.

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What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

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Dr. Gloria Shenkir
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Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures.
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What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

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Dr. James Chapman
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Healthy lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise, low sodium diet, minimize caffeine, don't smoke.
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What is the best way to lower your blood pressure? High blood pressure

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Dr. Barrett Mclaughlin
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
No one best way...: There is no single best way to lower blood pressure. The treatment of hypertension is multifaceted, but you can expect better control of your numbers and your long-term outcomes with lifestyle changes, including a healthy diet and regular exercise. Prescription medications have a role as well, and the best one(s) for you, based on your medical history, can be determined by a primary care doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Best way to treat cramps if you have high blood pressure?

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Dr. Afshine Emrani
Cardiology 28 years experience
Magnesium: I find that replacing magnesium and potassium can treat cramps. Soda water helps too. Avoid salt if you have high blood pressure. A half of banana before bed can do all this.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Any quick way to lower high blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Phlebotomy: Taking off a unit or two of blood will promptly lower your blood pressure. It's safer and more advisable to lower BP slowly. A low salt diet and antihypertensive medications are the usual means.

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