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Can Blood Pressure Be Cured
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
Definitely yes: Kidney produces renin a hormone that helps indirectly to regulate blood pressure. Reduced blood flow to entire kidney as in renal artery stenosis from arteriosclerosis or congenital fibromuscular dysplasia or due to kidney diseases like glomerulo- or pyelonephritis or just in scarred areas causes kidney to release renin in attempt to increase local blood flow & oxygenation. Results in elevated bp. ...Read more
Uncertain: Because hypertension is such a complex problem, there is no doubt that there are published anecdotes of those "cured" by many alternative medicine approaches. Each individual has to find what form of medicine they believe in, and if alternative medicine seem right for you, then try it. It is critial though to be monitored and make sure your BP is being controlled if you try this. ...Read more
Yes: Certain irregular beats do not move blood through the heart effectively and BP can drop. ...Read more
Hypertension prevent: Some of it can be prevented and some of it can't (ie, due to genetic factors). Prevention aspects include keeping normal weight, regular aerobic exercise (3-4 days a week of walking, swimming, bike riding, aerobics, treadmill, etc), low salt diet in some populations, higher vegetable consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly.: Your major organs need a certain blood pressure (perfusion pressure) to function normally. Severe blood loss can lead to low blood pressure, and if severe enough, death. With that said, a low blood pressure may be normal for you and many others. If you are otherwise healthy, and having no symptoms, a blood pressure may be normal for you. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Cause?: Depends on the cause of your low bp. Dehydration? Blood loss? Diabetes? Medications? Check with your doctor, but if you are symptomatic and all major problems are ruled out, then increasing salt intake or taking a steroid that increases salt and water retention, like fludricortisone (florinef) can help, just don't stop taking it abruptly! and take it under doctor supervision w/ a prescription! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension : Cure for most causes of hypertension presently no. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. That would be a new one on me. The first or top number is the systolic blood pressure. It is the pressure created in the arteries when the heart is contracting to propel blood through the body. The second or lower number is the diastolic blood pressure. It is the pressure in the arteries when the heart is at rest between contractions. I am wondering it these numbers are backwards (that would leave a very narrow gap between the systolic and diastolic BP however). ...Read more
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