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Are There Any Substitute Herbal Medication For Hypertension
Not really: Most herbals are mild versions of the perscription treatment. Herbals are not regulated .Contrary to common beliefs herbals do have side effects and can interact with other meds.Make sure you tell your doctor if your on an herbal. I know it sounds better to most of us to be on an herbal rather than a perscription but would you eat mold for your strep throat or use penicillin? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal teas, foods o medicines bad for people with hypertension. Is hbp 169/97 with headache and nausea considered a hypertensive crisis?yes, no? why?
Here's a link...: Hypertensive crisis is often under consideration when systolic blood pressure >180, and/or diastolic >110. You have however appropriate concerns, & may benefit by reading more at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Hypertensive-Crisis_UCM_301782_Article.jsp ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, anxiety and bipolar. Are there any herbal medications to take instead of the prescribed ones i have?
Problems: I wouldn't mess with dicey treatments when you have real problems and data supported treatments are available. ...Read more
Are there any herbal supplements which can help to control high blood pressure with regular medication prescribed by doctor?
It depends...: Studies have shown that both garlic and pomegranate extract have the ability to lower blood pressure. However there is a chance that they can interact with BP medication and other medications. The most common interaction is duplicating the BP lowing effects of the medication and causing the BP to be too low. It is important to consult with your physician before taking any herbal supplements. ...Read more
What medication: I don't see the name of your herbal medication listed although no medicine should substitute for food. ...Read more
None: There are no established herbal remedies for adhd. Those that are on the market are largely untested for both safety and efficacy. Most contain some sort of stimulant, typically caffeine, along with other unspecified ingredients. Caffeine may help, but it tends to be short acting. This is a disorder for which we have lots of effective and safe treatments that are well studied. ...Read more
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