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Are Almonds Good For High Blood Pressure
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Keep the salt low: Most doctors recommend a low salt diet - some would also suggest making sure you also get enough calcium. No food group actually lowers your blood pressure, but low salt and low fat (because you want to avoid other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol ) and moderation in alcohol is the best course. ...Read more
Just the opposite: Tree nuts are great for cardiovascular health. Some people's blood pressure can be sensitive to excess salt, so if nuts are salted blood pressure needs to be watched. Also all people with heart, liver or kidney failure need to avoid excess salt. But nuts are quite healthy. ...Read more
Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Low salt, low fat: Low salt, low fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more
In addition to the: good advice another doc offered, you can use a technique called the Relaxation Response. There is a book about it of the same name by Herbert Benson, a cardiologist. Peace and good health. Cholesterol can be lowered naturally. Not enough room here to answer that second question. ...Read more
Please Clarify: I would bet this question has a thousand different answers. There are a thousand different kinds of soups and a million different patients with different issues if they have hypertension and/ or diabetes. It is best to be specific. If your physician advises low sodium then canned soup is probably out of the question. If you have diabetes you very well may be advised to avoid carbohydrates. ...Read more
Maybe...: Paprika is an anti-inflammatory. As such it may help to attenuate the underlying defect of type 2 dm, cellular Insulin resistance. Since hypertension is also due to ir, it may help with both. So does garlic, onion, fennel and cinnamon, the latter published in nejm last year. Exercise and low glycemic index diet are still the two best options. ...Read more
What are good healthy supplements for high blood pressure, that i can take with my blood pressures medcine.
Multivitamin: There are no special supplements that will fix your high blood pressure but a multivitamin won't hurt you. Try to avoid getting sucked into on-line schemes that make unsubstantiated promises and cost a lot money. Even though it's 2013, there's a lot of quackery out there and the fda isn't doing anything about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: There is little data that bittermelon is good or bad for hbp patients. ...Read more
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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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