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Doctor insights on: Best Herbs To Lower Blood Pressure

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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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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What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Medication: we're finding that lifestyle changes are not that good at all. However, first confirm you really have it. CHecking outside of doctor's office wating 5 min calmly before taking it and taking it sitting or lying down and certainly not active/standing/nor talking ...Read more

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Please describe a good herb to lower blood pressure.?

Please describe a good herb to lower blood pressure.?

None: No herbs have ever been shown to reliably lower blood pressure in controlled trials. If you have a blood pressure consistently over 140/90 you are at high risk for stroke and heart attack. There are many medications that have been shown to dramatically lower the risk of these complications of hypertension. Most are well tolerated and have been used for many years. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Can you tell me what is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Many ways: aerobic exercise 30-45 min a day can equal the effects of one BP pill! Salt restriction to 2,000mg of sodium daily can also be effective. Sound sleep at night and relaxation techniques during a stressful day can also help. In the end many many people require medications to control this silent killer. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to lower blood pressure?

Could you tell me what's the best way to lower blood pressure?

A good doctor can do: Many options for this are available. You need a healthy life style and a good doctor to monitor and treat you. BP can be lowered with regular exercise, weight control, low salt in your diet .. Lastly, you can use medicines to lower BP if other measures are not doing the job. So go see a good doctor to help you with this matter. ...Read more

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Which herbs are considered the best for controlling high blood pressure?

Which herbs are considered the best for controlling high blood pressure?

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 more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to lower my systolic blood pressure?

So many meds: There are dozens of meds that will do this. If you want to try it without meds, avoid salt, lose weight, and exercise. ...Read more

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What is the absolute best blood pressure resting? Mine is either 110/70 or lower sometimes 95/55. Is this good?

What is the absolute best blood pressure resting? Mine is either 110/70 or lower sometimes 95/55. Is this good?

BP: Rule of thumb. To low and you get symptoms, Too high and you get organ damage (heart eyes kidneys brain colon etc.). So there is not an absolute number although there are published guidelines. If you have no light headed, dizzy, etc. it is high enough and the lower it is the less long term organ damage. Yours is good. ...Read more