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How to reduce blood pressure without medicine?

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Dr. Alvin Wells
Rheumatology 42 years experience
High blood pressure: In many cases blood pressure medication may be used initially to help to control blood pressure elevation especially if the patient has risk factors. These include family history, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. Other steps that you may take now include adequate sleep, exercise, smoking cessation, and weight loss. Other alternative treatments include meditation, yoga, tai chi, and even acupuncture. Regardless of what steps to take, I recommend getting a detailed instruction from your primary care provider.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

How can I lower my blood pressure naturally without medicine?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Diet and exercise: In the patient with high blood pressure, diet means less calories and less salt. Blood pressure is sensitive to weight. If you are overweight and able to lose weight, your blood pressure often becomes easier to control. Exercise means burning more calories to assist in weight loss. Blood pressure is also salt sensitive. If you can restrict salt that will help to control your blood pressure.
A 23-year-old member asked:

How can I lower my blood pressure without taking medicine?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Exercise, meditation: Non-medication ways of reducing blood pressure include regular and consistent cardiovascular exercise (minimum 30 min., 4 days a week) and daily meditation. See my health guide for "meditation made easy" instructions.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How blood pressure could be controll without alopethic medicine?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Lifestyle: Regular exercise, good nutrition & enough sleep can help you obtain better control of your blood pressure. Avoid adding salt to your foods and avoid foods loaded w/salt. Stop smoking. Don't drink to excess. Meditate. Do keep track of your blood pressure then bring BP cuff in for calibration to be sure your home readings are accurate. If obese or overweight, lose weight. If sleep apnea, use CPAP!
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can be done to reduce blood pressure quickly without medication?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Gun shot wound: A bullet in the leg will do it but i don't recommend it. Nor do I recommend rapid reduction of BP by any means, medication or not. It's not safe. BP should be lowered gradually. Weight loss and avoidance of salt are time honored methods without medication.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can be done to reduce blood pressure without changing diet?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: Aerobic exercise, no smoking, meditation, yoga, breathing control all help.

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