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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's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

What's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

Depends: How high is your blood sugar? If greater than 200 , but you are less than 40 and not overweight you need to see a doctor. If you are overweight, your best alternative medicine is to change lifestyle alternative medicine might be fine, 1st see a doctor. ...Read more

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Most preferred homoepathic medicine for high blood pressure?

Most preferred homoepathic medicine for high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: A low salt diet, exercise and a calorie restricted diet designed to maintain your optimal body weigh are the best homeopathic options for BP control. ...Read more

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Alternative medicine for pressure in chest?

Alternative medicine for pressure in chest?

Go to ER!!!: Pressure in chest is heart until proven otherwise. If you pain is not cardiac, (only determined by history, exam and tests), the sure, acupuncture, yoga, etc are reasonable to try. ...Read more

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Is 125/80 an acceptable blood pressure while taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Is 125/80 an acceptable blood pressure while taking medicine for high blood pressure?

Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more

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Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

No: There are really no alternative natural remedies. However, weight loss, exercise, a diet low in sodium and high in potassium, smoking cessation can frequently decrease the need for medications. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for lowering blood pressure?

Any suggestions for lowering blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: A weight reducing, low salt diet with less alcohol can reduce bp. Exercise helps too. Be aware that many people need medications despite the very best diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure medicine probiotic?

Is blood pressure medicine probiotic?

Nope.: Probiotics are live bacteria (the good kind) that may aid in digestive health and may possibly have other health benefits, but they are not blood pressure agents. And likewise, blood pressure medications are not probiotics. ...Read more

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Is garlic an effective remedy for lowering high blood pressure?

Is garlic an effective remedy for lowering high blood pressure?

Probably: A meta-analysis looking at 8 studies looking at garlic and hypertension showed that 3-4 studies showed reduction in blood pressure. However there were flaws in methodology and there needs to be more studies before recommending this routinely. Probably safe to try it and see if it works for you.Fyi, if you are overweight, any attempt and successful weight loss will reduce blood pressure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is amlodipine goood medicine for hight blood pressure ?

Is amlodipine goood medicine for hight blood pressure ?

Yes: Very reliable BP drop, used to be the gold standard for new hypertensive medications studies. ...Read more

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After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

Low Salt Diet: The best natural remedy for blood pressure control is getting to your ideal body weight and mainting a low salt diet (less than 2 grams daily). If these methods fails, then their are other pharmacological medications that have been tested safely to help with hbp. ...Read more

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Treatment for drug-resistant high blood pressure?

Too many options: If you have resistant blood pressure, you may need to make sure you do not have a secondary cause such as a kidney or hormonal problem. Undiagnosed sleep apnea can do also be a cause. Obesity and failure to lose wight with diet and exercise can also prevent medication from working. You may need to be on at least 4 types of drugs to lower your blood pressure. You may need to see a hypertension. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred blood pressure medicines for migraines?

Which is the preferred blood pressure medicines for migraines?

Prophylactic meds: Of the blood pressure medications that have been used for migraine prophylaxis, the beta blockers (propranolol, atenolol) and calcium channel blockers (verapamil). Each of these medications has a different side effect profile, and a neurologist can help you find the best option for you. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diabetics with blood sugar over 320?

Uncontrolled DM: There is no substitute, natural or otherwise, for insulin. When blood sugars are chronically elevated to this degree, we strongly consider Insulin first in patients with type 2 diabetes. The best medicine is lifestyle change, weight management, diet, exercise, and appropriate sleep. For type 2 patients, medication can often be weaned when lifestyle changes positively influence diabetes control. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure medicine is better Benicar (olmesartan) or losartan?

Why bother with ARBs: They're both expensive. Can you not take an ace-inhibitor? They're better proven in evidence based studies, and Lisinopril is $4/month at walmart and a bunch of other places. That said, they're pretty comparable as BP meds. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Is it safe to take heart medications, blood thinners, and blood pressure medicine with penicillin?

Yes: Yes, in general penicillen has no negative interactions. But make sure the prescribing physician has a complete list of all your medications, supplements, and over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Is lisinaprl a good chose for lowering blood pressure?

Is lisinaprl a good chose for lowering blood pressure?

Many good meds: Lisinopril is an excellent, low-cost BP medication and works well for many people. It is particularly a good first choice for kidney protection if someone is diabetic or prediabetic. In some people there can be a side effecst of cough or elevation in potassium levels. There are many BP medication choices out there so if Lisinopril doesn't work, your doctor can choose another medication later. ...Read more

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Is capapril good for blood pressure?

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Captopril v Capapril: Assuming you mean Captopril, which is one of many ACE inhibitors, then yes, it's good for treating/lowering high blood pressure. However, because it needs to be taken several times a day, we usually prescribe something like Lisinopril instead. The good news is that they're relatively inexpensive, say $4/mo. ACE inhibitors also protect your heart & kidneys if you have heart failure and/or diabetes. ...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