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Is there any alternative medicine for high blood pressure?

Is there any alternative medicine for high blood pressure?

Free to try: The alternative medicine community doesn't target hypertensives because today treatment is easy and effective, and remedies that don't work are easily recognized. Fitness and diet are key to managing hypertension especially when it's fairly mild, but this is hardly "alternative / complementary". ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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What is the What is the medicine for blood pressure?

What is the What is the medicine for blood pressure?

Medicine for BP: Generally speaking, the best medication for blood pressure control would be (1) the one that works and (2) that takes into account your other medical issues. Realize, though, that it's unusual to be able to effectively control your blood pressure with just one medication - patients typically need two or three so you need medications that play nicely together in your body. ...Read more

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What is the What is the medicine for blood pressure?

What is the What is the medicine for blood pressure?

Which Way Is UpDown?: To increase blood pressure? To decrease it? What? You gotta problem? There's LOTS of medicines for treating blood pressure either way, by far the most common for lowering blood pressure. They are all based on what the problem is. It's kind of complicated. But at 16, if you have a blood pressure problem, ask mom to take you to the doctor ...Read more

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How to reduce blood pressure without medicine?

How to reduce blood pressure without medicine?

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. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines to raise blood pressure?

What are the best medicines to raise blood pressure?

Table salt: While not a medicine, table salt intake will increase BP, Medications that do increase BP use the same mechanism, namely, increase hydrostatic pressure, for example, florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What're my alternatives for getting my blood pressure medication?

What're my alternatives for getting my blood pressure medication?

Depends: How high is your blood pressure? How much do you weigh? Do you exercise? Mild hypertension may be controlled by being on salt restricted diet, losing weight and exercising. If you are on medication do not stop without discussin with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the high side of blood pressure that you would require medicine for?

What is the high side of blood pressure that you would require medicine for?

Hypertension: Is defined as equal to or greater than 140 on the top number were equal to or greater than 90 on the bottom number. High blood pressure is usually silent without any symptoms. Occasionally people to know they have high blood pressure with vague symptoms of headache or pressure. The reason we treat it is to prevent complications including heart attacks strokes heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure now is 120/80. Should i continue taking medicine for my blood pressure? Or should I stop now?

My blood pressure now is 120/80. Should i continue taking medicine for my blood pressure? Or should I stop now?

Talk to your doctor: 120/80 while taking meds is perfect. If you stop them over the next few days your blood pressure will likely increase back tot he levels it was when you started the medication. In general blood pressure medications are meant for long term use as the long term complications from higher blood pressure are severe. You should talk to your doctor if you have concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are drug store blood pressure machines accurate?

Are drug store blood pressure machines accurate?

Most of the time: Most of the larger more permanent blood pressure machine in supermarkets and drugstores are usually decently accurate. Of course, nothing beats a good old stethescope and cuff. ...Read more

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Why could my blood pressure medicine not be working?

Why could my blood pressure medicine not be working?

Adjustment, time: Depends on how long you have been on this medication. You need to go back to dopctor for adjustment of dosage or even change to combination med.Furthermore your doctor can order blood test as well as x-ray to find out other cause of your blood pressure ...Read more

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What happens if you take too much blood pressure medicine?

What happens if you take too much blood pressure medicine?

Overdose?: Depends upon the type of blood pressure medication. All can cause low blood pressure - and - Generally with the beta blockers and calcium channel blockers you can see very low heart rates and syncope. Overdose of diuretics can cause dehydration and kidney damage. Overdose of ACEI / ARB can cause kidney damage. There are many other meds to be considered but not enough space to detail here. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 100 180 what type of medicine should take ?

My blood pressure is 100 180 what type of medicine should take ?

Anti hypertensive: Medications that lower blood pressure are called anti hypertensive. They come from different classes of chemicals and work in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that i could come off my blood pressure medicine?

Is there a possibility that i could come off my blood pressure medicine?

YES: A possibility depending on the cause of your hypertension. Frequently lifestyle changes like a healthy diet, weight loss , exercise , alcohol in moderation and smoking cessation allow one to decrease the amount of medications or potentially stop them. See your doctor for a specific plan of treatment. ...Read more

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How to stop high blood pressure medican .

How to stop high blood pressure medican .

Depends: If you at overweight, sedentary, and indulge in a high sodium diet, there are definitely changes in your lifestyle thay may lessen your need for medications. Your situation is specific to you and shold be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you mix a high blood pressure medicines?

Can you mix a high blood pressure medicines?

Yes.: It is often necessary to take more than one drug to achieve optimal control of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

Several ways: One, try a low sodium (salt) high potassium diet. Two, make sure your are physically active. Three, make sure your weight is reasonable. This is a good place to start. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without medicine.

How to control high blood pressure without medicine.

Lifestyle changes: A combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat are the best foods to lower high blood pressure. Also, getting in at least 30 mins of cardiac exercise daily is extremely helpful. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 2 drinks per day. Keep a healthy body weight/BMI. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of blood pressure medicine?

There are many: It depends on the drug used to treat it. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more