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A 66-year-old male asked:

does seanol work for lower bp?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Probably a bit: I have found mention of seanol helping to lower blood pressure but have not seen the actual studies and am guessing that the amount it will lower pressure is only a few points on average. It is safe to try and has other benefits but if your BP is very high it is unlikely to be adequate treatment by itself. See http://securepubs.Com/offer/abag28_fibroboost.Html.

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My BP went very high because I went by ambulance to er. Should they have given me something first?

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Dr. Helle Lukk
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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What's the safest and most effective drug for lowering diastolic bp?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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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.
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A 60-year-old male asked:

L have purchased infi digital BP monitoring system.What is the accuracy level compare to mercury monitoring system?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
Good: They are very accurate -- just make sure you change the batteries every so often --.
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Cardiology 31 years experience
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A 42-year-old member asked:

I need help relaxing, it's becoming a huge problem for my bp. How to relax?

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Dr. Roshni Patel
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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Is 102/69 BP normal?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
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.

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