A 54-year-old male asked:
bp 150/80 should i be on medication? what are natural ways to lower bp? it has been 24 hrs now that the bp has been 150/80. it was 120/80 before that
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Observe: BP not yet at dangerous levels.Suggest observe.Cut down on sodium intake .Moderate exercise daily should be of benefit,eg taking at least 10 000 steps daily.
This should help but check BP regularly.
172 viewsReviewed May 28, 2019
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Monitor more and...: If you check your BP 10 times today you will get 10 different readings so get a home monitor and check a few tines a day. Many things can lower BP including a vegetarian diet (or eating more veggies), exercise, meditation, magnesium (400 mg/day), the amino acid taurine 1-2000 mg/2x/day, CoQ10, Hawthorne, and the Ayurvedic herb Indian snakeroot. A device called Zona Plus works well- see zona.com
171 viewsReviewed May 31, 2019
A 91-year-old member asked:
My BP went very high because I went by ambulance to er. Should they have given me something first?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: Stressful situations will often elevate blood pressures. If you are not having symptoms related to blood pressure elevation- such as headaches, cardiac pain or stroke symptoms : sometimes lowering the blood pressure can actually worsen the situation.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
What's the safest and most effective drug for lowering diastolic bp?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Difficult: Most HTN pts require at least 3 different drugs to control hypertension. The guidelines recommend to start with low dose diuretics but it is ok to use calcium channel blockers like amlodipine or beta blockers like metoprolol.( especially if they have coronary disease or atrial fibrillation). Acei's like Lisinopril are also good for CHF and in diabetics. Arbs:diovan or losartan have good profile.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 60-year-old male asked:
L have purchased infi digital BP monitoring system.What is the accuracy level compare to mercury monitoring system?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
Good: They are very accurate -- just make sure you change the batteries every so often --.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
I need help relaxing, it's becoming a huge problem for my bp. How to relax?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Relax therapy: Exercise is the most natural way to improve mood and decrease tension. 30 min of nonstop cardiovascular movement is what the american heart assoc defines as exercise. For ex. Brisk walk, jog, run, swim. The vigor of activity should be enough to make you feel like you are working hard. Deep breathing may also help. 3 deep breaths in a row, each held for 5 seconds, and released.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Is 102/69 BP normal?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 52 years experience
It can be.: Lower than average (120/80) blood pressures can be normal. If you are not lightheaded or dehydrated, 102/69 is perfectly acceptable. Especially if your heart rate is less than 90. Make sure you're drinking several glasses of water or more a day and you're urinating regularly. If you have further doubts, see a doctor and have them check you out.
5.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 31, 2019
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