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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Is it true that if you soak almonds in lemon juice at night and eat in the morning, it helps maintain blood sugar levels.?

Is it true that if you soak almonds in lemon juice at night and eat in the morning, it helps maintain blood sugar levels.?

Haven't: Heard that one but raw almonds are very good for you and as a snack would helps maintain blood sugar just by keeping insulin constant. Raw they don't aggrevate cholesterol ...Read more

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Does beet juice help in lowering blood pressure?

Does beet juice help in lowering blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Beet juice may seem to help if you take your blood pressure medication with beet juice. If you take beet juice alone, there's no evidence it will be followed by lowering of the bp. ...Read more

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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

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Could you tell me what are good home made juices for lowering blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are good home made juices for lowering blood pressure?

Beetroot: The best evidence for a juice to lower BP comes from beetroot juice. It can drop BP by about 10 mmhg.

http://hyper. Ahajournals. Org/content/56/2/274.abstract? Sid=19b8bf56-6931-4545-a4d2-e648cd17be03

weight loss and regular exercise also held. Hope these help your bp. ...Read more

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Can you do juicing when you are on high blood pressure medication?

Can you do juicing when you are on high blood pressure medication?

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

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My blood pressure was low I heard you can drink pickle juice to bring it back up. Its the salt in it.?

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

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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.

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.

Reds and greens!: Nitrates in beets are beneficial to relaxation of blood vessels. Combine beets with a little bit of ginger and honey for a delicious drink, ! used hey protein with dark cherry juice for a more filling smoothie. Kale and other green add fiber and powerful antioxidants. ...Read more

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Can you take grapefruit juice while taking blood pressure pills?

Can you take grapefruit juice while taking blood pressure pills?

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

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Is it possible for me to drink grapefruit juice if I take clonidine for blood pressure?

Is it possible for me to drink grapefruit juice if I take clonidine for blood pressure?

Clonidine: There is no significant interaction of grape fruit juice with clonidine. You can drink. In case if you are on any other medications then you have to verify about each medication with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Nifedipine 60 mg, carvevedilol 12.5, clopidogrel 75 mg, irbesartan 300mg, escitalopram 10mg. Her blood pressure is low-90 and juicing. Should I skip?

Nifedipine 60 mg, carvevedilol 12.5, clopidogrel 75 mg, irbesartan 300mg, escitalopram 10mg. Her blood pressure is low-90 and juicing. Should I skip?

Adjust, don't skip: Call her doc who will carefully lower the dose of something. If you skip everything the blood pressure will shoot up like a yo-yo. ...Read more

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Can lemon juice lower elevated sgpt?

Can lemon juice lower elevated sgpt?

No: The common causes of elevated SGPT are alcohol intake, hepatitis, medication side effects and obesity. Lemon juice is not a treatment for any of these and the only way it would reduce SGPT is if it replaces alcohol in a person who drinks and alcohol caused SGPT elevation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Passing Stones: Lemon juice for certain patients can help prevent stone formation but really will not help in passage. I agree that significant hydration is important, your doctor should also add tamulosin to help facilitate the process. ...Read more

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Could drinking cranberry juice really lower ones blood pressure?

Could drinking cranberry juice really lower ones blood pressure?

Unlikely: Unlikely to have significant effect, more effect from weight loss, exercise and medication. ...Read more

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Could drinking lemon water lower my high blood pressure?

Could drinking lemon water lower my high blood pressure?

Slightly: Acting as a weak diuretic it may but this is likely not a great means of control ...Read more

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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)?

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

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Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

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

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How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

Diet for BP: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding salt to food. Eat extra potassium. Avoid high-fat meats. Take supplements of calcium and magnesium, and coenzyme q is worth a try. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

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

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Can whole-grain foods lower blood pressure?

Not alone.: Whole grain foods alone do not independently lower blood pressure. But, when combined with an overall healthy diet and exercise program, whole grain foods can contribute to normalization of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure?

Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure?

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

Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more