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How soon can you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

How soon can you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

It's individual: Depends on the cause of the high blood pressure. If you're obese, then exercise can help reduce blood pressure when it's combined with good nutrition and weight loss. If you have kidney problems, if you eat a fast food/junk food diet, if you have an extremely stressful lifestyle, or any other cause for hypertension, then exercise won't reduce your blood pressure until you deal with the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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How soon could you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

How soon could you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

Exercise and BP: You may see changes in a few weeks after starting exercise and these will continue and may increase over time, but it needs to be aerobic exercise done for 20 to 30 minutes minimum. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is lower blood pressure after exercise normal?

Hoping you can tell me, is lower blood pressure after exercise normal?

Yes : Lowering of blood pressure is a typical physiologic response to exercise. Rehydrate and cool down to mitigate this please. ...Read more

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What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

What physiological signals in the heart change systolic blood pressure with exercise?

Sympathetic nerves: During exercise the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated. The catecholamines released as well as direct stimulation on the heart result in a faster heart rate as well as increased contractility which raises cardiac output. This increases the rate of volume/pressure rise into the vasculature (dp/dt). This increases bp. ...Read more

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How can I reduce my high blood pressure with exercise while avoiding prescription medication?

How can I reduce my high blood pressure with exercise while avoiding prescription medication?

Exercise and BP: In order to get a cardiovascular benefit from exercise you need to do aerobic exercise for a minimum of twenty minutes in a row for at least three times per week. More is better in this respect, so if you can do more either in number of days or duration then you should. Not only will you lower your blood pressure, you will strengthen your muscles and your heart. ...Read more

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How much can blood pressure increase after exercise?

Variable : It's not unusual for BP to get up to 200 with really vigorous exercise. If it gets much higher than that, it's getting a bit too high. ...Read more

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How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

How high should your blood pressure raise after exercise-in terms of systolic and diastolic values? e.g is 127/74 before and 150/101 a normal increase after walking up and down a 16 inch step?

BP and excercise: It is normal for your blood pressure to increase during and right after exercising. If that is the reading about 20 minutes after resting, you should be concerned. Check with a local physician if that is the case. Otherwise, you should keep doing what you do. Exercise and eat healthy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more