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Could you tell me what are best ways to control high blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are best ways to control high blood pressure?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress take any medications your doctor prescribes. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

Exercise: Maintain a normal weight & avoid large amounts of sodium in your diet also alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

What is the  best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

Depends: Cornerstone of blood pressure control is diet (low salt) excercise (30 min walk three times per week) reduction of anxiety, good sleep, low caffeine and alcohol intake and weight maintenence near ideal body weight. Beyond that is appropriate use of medications depending on the other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

Life style...: Low salt diet with variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grain and light on meat; regular aerobic exercise; attaining an ideal body weight; good stress and time management and a healthy attitude to life. ...Read more

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I am 60yr old male with high blood pressure.. What is the best way to lower it?

I am 60yr old male with high blood pressure.. What is the best way to lower it?

No salt, lose wt: Exercise, diet and a low salt intake is a good way to start. You should see your physician to make sure you are not at risk due to extremely high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can i know please what is the best way to lose a 8 kgs ? I have a high blood pressure !

Can i know please what is the best way to lose a 8 kgs ? I have a high blood pressure !

Diet & exercise: Are key...Why 8 kgs? This will likely take 3-6 months depending upon where you are starting from & how intensely you pursue. ...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 method to lower high blood pressure naturally ?

Could you tell me what's the best method to lower high blood pressure naturally ?

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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I have IBS and high blood pressure, and anxiety. What is the best way to overcome these ailments? I have been prescibed vailium.

I have IBS and high blood pressure, and anxiety. What is the best way to overcome these  ailments? I have been prescibed vailium.

A few things: Ibs and blood pressure problems are diseases that need treatment in their own right. One didnt cause the other . Aniety makes both worse. I try to pick therapies that will benfit both. Biofeed back and anti anxiety meds can help both. A healthy low salt diet with execise , getting a good night sleep can also benfit both . If tolerated i would use beta-blockers to block anxiety on effects on both. ...Read more

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How can we control high blood pressure?

Start with: Diet and exercise, and then medication if needed. Many medications are used, and must be recommended in the context of your entire health history and other illnesses. ...Read more

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How can you control high blood pressure?

How can you control high blood pressure?

Medication, exercise: You and your doctor should talk about the best way to control high blood pressure. Whether you need to go on medication will depend on how high your blood pressure is and your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Many people need more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Following the dash diet and getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week usually help as well. ...Read more

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How should I control high blood pressure ?

How should I control high blood pressure ?

Diet/Exercise/Meds: Follow a low sodium diet (eg dash diet; http://dashdiet.Org/); exercise 30-60 minutes a day; no smoking; take medications as prescribed by physician. Relaxation techniques like yoga may also help. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

Several ways: One, try a low sodium (salt) high potassium diet. Two, make sure your are physically active. Three, make sure your weight is reasonable. This is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What diet can help me control high blood pressure.

Low salt: If salt sensitive. Weight loss toward ideal body weight if overweight will also lower bp, but will take time. Should be on meds when BP high, and can always stop them after life changes / weight loss success. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without medcine?

How to control high blood pressure without medcine?

Several ways: Weight loss, low salt intake, regular physical activity, avoiding or moderating alcohol intake, and a dash diet all help treat high blood pressure, as can treating underlying conditions. If the blood pressure is not that high, it is worth trying these things first, but if it's really high, medicine is required. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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. James Chapman
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more