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Best Chronic High Blood Pressure Treatment
Individual: Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: Blood pressure is definitely increased with stress & massages often help relive stress. If you smoke, quitting can reduce bp, & if you are overweight, losing even 10# can reduce bp. All of these are good ways to reduce mental & physical stress & though you may still need meds you will be healthier. ...Read more
The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DASH diet: Although not a cure, compliance with a low sodium dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet has been shown to be as effective as any single antihypertensive agent. The details of the diet can be found using any search engine. Additionally, exercise and weight loss as well as increased potassium intake may help to lower bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not your mom's fault: Cushing syndrome is a condition involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary glamd causing excessive stimulation of your adrenal glands so as to produce excessive amounts of hormones called glucocorticoids similar to cortisone. This in turn causes weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and many other changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and exercise: Keep weight in a healthy range. Eat lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. If you're not vegetarian, eat fish, poultry and lean meat. Even if you do eat meat, substitute non-meat protein dishes at more meals. Keep salt intake low. Get regular aerobic exercise. You may also want to practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or tai chi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid : Decongestants as they can raise bp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Atenolol 25mg or asomex 2.5mg(amlodipine) which is the best treatment for high blood pressure. Am just 32 years old with high blood pressure of 140/80?
Other conditions?: Do you have any other illnesses? Both medications are effective but the side effects differ. For example, I would recommend avoid atenolol or similar medications in people with depression. Do you exercise and eat a balanced diet? You're blood pressure could be brought under control with diet and exercise and without medication if you haven't already given that approach a good trial first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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