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Can Lemon Juice Lower Blood Pressure
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
Lemon juice: No it does not interfere with medication like grapefruit juice does. ...Read more
Is it true that if you soak almonds in lemon juice at night and eat in the morning, it helps maintain blood sugar levels.?
Not that I've heard: I have never heard of this interaction. ...Read more
I am currently on antacand 16 mg and have been on them for nearly two years. I have been told by friends that grapefruit juice will affect my blood pressure. Is it true?
Friend are right: Your friends are correct. You should not drink grapefruit juice in you take atacand (candesartan). Grapefruit interferes with certain enzymes that metabolic many medications. ...Read more
The best evidence for a juice to lower BP comes from beetroot juice. It can drop BP by about 10 mmhg.
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weight loss and regular exercise also held. Hope these help your bp. ...Read more
Yes: People with high blood pressure should eat a healthy diet. Specific dietary recommendations include modest (less than 4 gms sodium/day) low salt diet with increased fruits and vegetables as in juicing. The specifics of best blood pressure diet is the DASH diet: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/files/docs/public/heart/dash_brief. Pdf. Kidney disease may be contraindication to more fruits/vegetables. ...Read more
My blood pressure was low I heard you can drink pickle juice to bring it back up. Its the salt in it.?
A lot of salt in it: Pickle-juice tastes sour and because of that people often don't realize it has tremendous amount of salt in it. The sour/acid masks the tast of salt and so people don't know about the loaded-salt unless reading the label. I would not recommend it as a treatment, rather you should see your doc for an evaulation to find out why you have low BP and better treatment and be prescribed. Good luck. ...Read more
Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure? . My mom suffers from it, so I extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.
Not with all: Grapefruit juice can block some of the metabolic enzymes responsible for limiting absorption of calcium channel blockers such as Procardia (nifedipine) and others. This results in enhanced effects of the medication, with levels in the body being much higher than intended. This can be dangerous. Your pharmacist can help you determine if your anti-hypertensive medication is in this category. ...Read more
Dr. My blood pressure keeps going up from 137 over 85. Twenty mins later its 170 over 95. I take lisinopril 10mg can I drink grapefruit juice same tim?
YES: However you should keep a BP journal and check your pressure 3-4 times daily (morning, noon, dinner, bedtime). Give the journal to your physician for possible medication adjustments ...Read more
Nifedipine 60 mg, carvevedilol 12.5, clopidogrel 75 mg, irbesartan 300mg, escitalopram 10mg. Her blood pressure is low-90 and juicing. Should I skip?
I have a stuck 3x7mm kidney stone in lower ureter (minimal/rare pain). Urine flows through. Can drinking lemon juice break up stone over time?
Unlikely: Unlikely to have significant effect, more effect from weight loss, exercise and medication. ...Read more
What does drinking pickle juice do to help the body? Will it help lower blood pressure levels of 152/100 with a pulse of 110 for a female 24 years of
Is having a consistently lower than normal diastolic blood pressure a good or bad thing (i.e between 40-50 mmhg) if the systolic pressure is the normal range (i.e in the 90s mmhg)?
Prob normal for you: There are some red flags associated with a low diastolic blood pressure in older people (may mean arteries are stiffer, or taking too much of an anti--hypertensive drug (s), but in a young male such as yourself, it is likely normal. Especially since your systolic blood pressure, while normal, is on the low side, too. Unless you have symptoms such as dizziness/light-headedness, I would not worry:) ...Read more
Mayo says...: Per http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html, there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read more
Lifestyle for HTN: Reducing the amount of salt in your diet is usually the most effective way to lower blood pressure. Regular aerobic exercise for 30-45 minutes each day will lower blood pressure. Relaxation techniques and particularly yoga has been found to lower blood pressure. If these measures are not enough, you should take medications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be very dangerous and damaging. ...Read more
See below: During exercise, BP normally rises. This is healthy. Following exercise, BP falls, in facts, will fall below the baseline temporarily, because of the dilated blood vessels exercise causes. ...Read more