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The best fruit for lowering blood pressure?

The best fruit for lowering blood pressure?

All fruit: The dash diet recommends fruit in general to reduce hypertension, and not any in particular. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


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Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

No: Lisinopril is a medication used to control hypertension and has been shown to decrease microalbuminuria in those with diabetes though glycemic control is also necessary. ...Read more

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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Diet and Hi BP: The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; ...Read more

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Best exercise for diabetic and high blood pressure?

Best exercise for diabetic and high blood pressure?

Before even : Considering i would optimize blood sugar and the hypertension through the appropriate medication. I would then recommend walking as an excercise or swimming. This will likely help lower your blood su gar and blood pressure and you can continue this or with medical doctor decide what else you may do. ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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Whats the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Whats the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Low sodium : Low sodium foods will help. A 2 gram sodium diet is helpful but even with this , medications are usually required. ...Read more

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Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

Ramipril and BP: Yes, ramipril is one of the drugs of the ace-i family and is an effective for lowering blood pressure. The hope study was published earlier showing it was effective not only lowering bp, but also reducing cardiovascular complications of hypertension. The response to its lowering BP and proteinuria (p) is dependent on its dosing. The higher the dose the more BP and p is reduced. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

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 more

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Please suggest what foods and drinks are best for lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling?

Please suggest what foods and drinks are best for lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling?

BP: The main food to avoid is salt. Sodium chloride........ Look up the dash diet, it is the recommended diet for hypertension. ...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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Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Can medication for lowering blood pressure increase my blood pressure?

Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...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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Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Not good or bad: They're just food with calories in them, there is also potassium, but not enough to make a difference. A calorie is a calorie. There are no magic foods. ...Read more

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What foods help high blood pressure?

What foods help high blood pressure?

Wholesome food: Wholesome plant based food such as whole grains, beans, variety of fruit and vegetables as well as reducing salt intake helps blood pressure. Please google dash diet for hypertension for more information. ...Read more

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