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Chaga Mushroom Hypertension
Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?
Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Is a 60 y/o Diagnosed with Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery w/ angina pectoris w/ documented spasm allowed to have angiogram?
Hi there. I'm slightly prehypertensive, and for general heart health, apart from exercise, etc., I take moderate amounts of several vasodilators, such as fish oil, garlic, hawthorn, celery seed, olive leaf, arginine, CoQ10, and reishi mushroom (as well a
Need a big picture: Hi, Shaun, Make sure you had a stress test to see if blood pressure is overly elevated with exercise. This is an important marker of how your blood vessels react. Echocardiogram (which you had) and functional medicine testing may help to idenitify root cause of blood pressure elevation. You need blood work, heavy metal screen, and vascular reactivity assesment, maybe meds, and supplement tune up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Congenital defect: Thoracic ectopia cordis rare congenital defect with few reported survivors after surgical correction.Failure of fusion of paired cartilage bars of the embryonic sternum leads to cleft. When associated with heart positioned outside the chest wall known as ectopia.Thoracic ectopia cordis reported incidence of 5.5–7.9/million live births. Sometimes partial and not comlete.Intrinsic cardiac dis. 80% ...Read more
Too vague: Congenital heart disease is an incredibly broad term, encompassing critical life-threatening & debilitating conditions as well as transient defects with no real clinical effect. With the more severe defects, any supplement or homeopathic medication should really be discussed with the PCP (especially if there is any history of arrhythmias), while mild defects may not need any special consideration. ...Read more
Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation?
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.
Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe for heart patients? Can it damage liver or kidneys? I have heart disease & gilbert's disease.
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Is it safe to take Reishi , Chaga and Cordyceps Mushroom with prescription medications ,specially Fiorecet With Codeine?
Unlikely: Unfortunately an ailment like seborrheic dermatitis tends to be a chronic inflammatory disorder with limited data in regards to curative treatment. The Chaga mushroom has demonstrable anti-inflammatory properties and has been reported to help conditions like seborrheic dermatitis. Be aware, the data is limited. It's unlikely to harm you in topical form but may provide limited help. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there a possible link between hereditary hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera (primary jak2 mutation), & idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension?
Elevated BP: Hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 (either value). Normal BP is considered 120/80 with pre-hypertension as 120-140/80-90. For pre-hypertension recommendations include improved diet (low salt) and exercise with consideration of an anti-hypertensive medication. Hypertension can lead to problems such as heart attack and stroke and usually does not cause any symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
BP > 130/80 mm Hg: Hypertension is when a person’s blood pressure is regularly too high. High blood pressure is defined as greater than 130 systolic (the number above the dash) or 80 diastolic (the number below). Obesity, smoking, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet may contribute to hypertension. Keeping blood pressure below 120/80 is important because it prevents the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High blood pressure: High blood pressure, which is also referred to as HBP, or hypertension, is when your blood pressure, which is the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. When not treated, the damage that high blood pressure may do to your circulatory system is a significant factor which contributes to heart attack, stroke and other health issues. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Blood pressure is a measure of how hard your heart is pumping, the accepted normal value is around 120/80. Hypertension is when the blood pressure is high, this can cause increased pressure in places like the kidneys, the heart and the brain and can lead to stoke, kidney failure and heart failure. Go to healthnavigator.org.nz and search under “high blood pressure” there is some great info there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension. : Hypertension is a condition where in your blood pressure numbers are chronically elevated, which can lead to problems with the heart, blood vessels to the brain, and the kidneys, just to name a few. It is treatable with medication when necessary and with diet and exercise when feasible. ...Read more
Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Factors: Hypertension can be secondary due to conditions in cardiovascular system like coarctation of aorta, adrenals or kidneys and renovascular(from renal artery stenosis) or it may be primary also called essential which may be due to genetic predisposition and made worse by life style like obesity, high salt intake, lack of exercise and smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypertension: Hypertension has no definate etiology but there are several risk factors that can lead a person to become hypertensive.There 2 types of hypertension 1. Primary which has no etiology except Family Hx. Metabolic Syndrome, ObesitySmoking,Drinking,Inactivity. Secondary causes which include,Renal diseases like renal artery stenosis,Pheochromocytoma,Hyperthyroidism,certain medication. ...Read more
It depends: Some causes of hypertension are reversible, most are not because in 95% of the cases we do not know what causes the development of high blood pressure. I suggest you read the following article: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/prevention-treatment-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_002054_article.Jsp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple reasons: Though the exact causes of hypertension are usually unknown, here are several factors that have been highly associated with the condition. Smoking obesity or being overweight being obese/overweight as a child diabetes sedentary lifestyle lack of physical activity high levels of salt intake (sodium sensitivity). Insufficient calcium, potassium, and magnesium consumption vitamin d kidney dz. ...Read more
Treat high BP.: Hypertension can be treated without medication. Regular cardiovascular exercise, at least five days per week. DASH diet - salt < 2000mg daily, fiber (50 grams daily for women and 70 grams daily for men), lean protein sources and complex carbohydrates. Stress reduction - meditation and such. Sleep 6-9 hours nightly. Don't smoke cigarettes - ever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genes and time: The arteries (vessels that transport blood away from heart) are very elegant pipes lined with muscle and smooth tissue to allow blood to travel quickly where its neeeded and to stretch or pulse based on body needs. As we get older, cholesterol deposits make them stiffer and less flexible increasing the pressure. High dietary sodium, kidney disease, obesity can also increase the volume of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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