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Dr. James Eitner Dr. Eitner
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Are there any foods that lower blood pressure ?

Are there any foods that lower blood pressure ?

Immediately, No: You can reduce your blood pressure by eating foods that are low in sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol, and high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lowfat dairy foods. Specific food claims are based on belonging to one of the above groups. Commonly cited foods include: celery, cold water fish, broccoli, dandelion, whole grain oats, black beans, berries, low fat dairy, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can you tell me if there are foods that lower blood pressure?

Can you tell me if there are foods that lower blood pressure?

Blood pressure: The most important step is minimizing the salt in your diet to less than 3gram a day. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr. Carlo Contreras Dr. Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
14 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can whole-grain foods lower blood pressure?

Can whole-grain foods lower blood pressure?

Not alone.: Whole grain foods alone do not independently lower blood pressure. But, when combined with an overall healthy diet and exercise program, whole grain foods can contribute to normalization of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn Dr. Fishburn
Ophthalmology
26 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

Hypertension diet: A great guideline for Dietary recommendations for lowering blood pressure, is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, include reducing your intake of fat, sodium, and alcohol. The DASH guidelines also suggest eating more foods rich in potassium, calcium, & magnesium. Information on food choice may be found at http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/foods-good-for-high-blood-pr ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Which foods lower blood pressure most effectively?

Which foods lower blood pressure most effectively?

High Potassium: Findings also show that potassium, magnesium, and fiber may effect blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber and low in sodium. Also, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean meats, and poultry are good sources of magnesium. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Ritter Dr. Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
20 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Examples: Foods that contain a lot of potassium: http://potassiumrichfoods.Com/potassium-rich-foods-list/ calcium rich foods (avoid the cheese): http://promo.Algaecal.Com/calcium-rich-foods/?Gclid=ci3mgau4xlccffa7mgodqzmanw fish, high fiber foods, beans, lots of fruits and veggies. ...Read more

Dr. Ruben Altman Dr. Altman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
56 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Low salt intake: IF bPIS ELEVATED iWOULD RESTRICT SODIUM INTAKE TO 1500 TO2000 MG/DAY AND IF IF I WAS OVERWEIGHT WOULD GO ON A LOW CALORIE WEIGHT REDUCTION DIET WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXCERCISE. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher White Dr. White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
39 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. John Garner Dr. Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Can you tell me if there are foods known to help lower blood pressure?

Start Here: This works for roughly 75% of the population. About 1/4 of people aren't very responsive to it. http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/dash-diet. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are some foods that i can eat that will help lower my blood pressure?

What are some foods that i can eat that will help lower my blood pressure?

If salt sensitive HT: Then staying away from salt is a good idea to help you lower blood pressure. See your pcp for advice on this if weight is an issue. Eating an alkaline diet, that's considered an anti-inflammatory diet is a good option too. Stay away from salty foods, canned foods, processed, greasy foods.Take your fish oils, and exercise regularly too. Meditation to destress your life is helpful too.Yoga can help. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Lyons Dr. Lyons
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Jason Cogdill Dr. Cogdill
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
13 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Recently blood pressure tips how do you lower blood pressure without med only by food?

Recently blood pressure tips how do you lower blood pressure without med only by food?

BP lifestyle choices: Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet paired with a high potassium diet, tobacco avoidance, and NSAID avoidance all together can help lower blood pressure significantly and delay the need for medications sometimes for many years. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure the greater your risk of problems and likelihood you will need meds. ...Read more

Dr. John Garner Dr. Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Is it ok to adjust my diet to lower my blood pressure by staying under recommended daily food allowances?

Is it ok to adjust my diet to lower my blood pressure by staying under recommended daily food allowances?

Maybe: About 75% of the population responds to substantial reductions in their sodium (salt) intake. Odds are good you'd be among them. Regular exercise for >30 min at 60-75% of predicted max heart rate also lowers BP substantially in those not already conditioned. You've got a good shot. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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If I eat a lot of salty food then right afterwards eat even more sweets, will that lower my blood pressure a little? What happens?

If I eat a lot of salty food then right afterwards eat even more sweets, will that lower my blood pressure a little? What happens?

No: In the long run, eating too much salt could increase your blood pressure, but in the short run it will not. Eating sugar afterwords should have no effect on your blood pressure. If you're having blood pressure difficulties, you should see your family doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Im 26 and i would love to stop taking my blood pressure medicine, what foods can lower m6 blood pressure naturally?

Lowering BP: At 26, i would be concerned that you may have something causing you to be hypertensive. You are a bit young to have essential hypertension and may have secondary hypertension (sh). You should see a nephrologist to see if you have certain conditions that can cause sh, such as a coarctation of the aorta or arenal artery stenosis, among others. If sh isn't found, try to lose weight and exercise more. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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What foods could lower high blood pressure?

Fewer foods: If you're overweight, losing weight, ie eating less food, will lower your blood pressure. Avoiding excess sodium chloride (table salt) will also lower bp. There aren't any effective foods that will actively lower your BP - it's all about what you don't eat. ...Read more