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Can High Blood Pressure Be Cured
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
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
Treat as cure is rare: Control is possible, cure is rare. There are many good treatment options to control your blood pressure. Curing high blood pressure is different. Weight loss, exercise, low sodium diet, and NSAID avoidance all together can help lower blood pressure significantly and delay the need for medications sometimes for many years. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cure HI BP: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. BP might melt away !! -- meds lower BP but won't "cure HIBP" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: This is a difficult question. Even some new procedures in the media (renal artery denervation) does not "cure" hpertension to the point where medication is not needed. Many with HTN are overwieght and weight loss and salt restriction can occasionally "cure" this problem. ...Read more
Hypertension: We don't really cure most hypertension, we treat and usually control. ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more
Hypertension: We don't cure this often. One of the new treatments involves pacing the renal nerves. ...Read more
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