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Cinnamon For Blood Pressure Control
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
Lots of choices.: There are many different types of medications to control blood pressure. Diuretics decrease sodium and fluid retention. Beta blockers decrease the force of heart contractions. Vasodilators relax blood vessel tension. Ace inhibitors block chemicals that raise bp. Alpha blockers adjust blood vessel tone. Many patients need more than one drug to achieve ideal control. Combination pills are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BP control: Weight loss! Small drops(3-5#) can have dramatic affects on blood pressure control. Lessening salt intake can also prove beneficial. Of course, for some people these measures aren't enough and medications are necessary. Fortunately, we have numerous forms of medications for BP control and many of them are generic! ...Read more
Less than 140/90: With pre-hypertension being anything greater than 130/80. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Regular exercise, good nutrition & enough sleep can help you obtain better control of your blood pressure. Avoid adding salt to your foods and avoid foods loaded w/salt. Stop smoking. Don't drink to excess. Meditate. Do keep track of your blood pressure then bring BP cuff in for calibration to be sure your home readings are accurate. If obese or overweight, lose weight. If sleep apnea, use CPAP! ...Read more
Needed for thyroid: Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland in the neck to produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. Lack of iodine causes low (hypo) thyroid hormone, which lowers the heart rate and leads to abnormal blood pressures (bp can be higher or lower than normal). On the other hand, too much thyroid hormone leads to higher heart rates and higher blood pressures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Look for causes: Age 16 is quite young for typical hypertension. Would consider going in and getting evaluated, looking for some potential underlying causes. ...Read more
Hypertension : Hypertension work with your doctor to achieve control. ...Read more
Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I have anxiety my blood pressure gets high. How can I control this? Is there anything i can take?
I m 33 year's woman. I have blood pressure 150/100.i have old acidity problem also.is this acidity problem is the cause of bp?how can i control bp ?
Hi im 38 and my blood pressure has been 144/100. I don't want to have to take medicine because of the side effects. I really want to try and control i?
It depends...: In general, high blood pressure is treated because of the potential for disastrous consequences, such as heart attack and stroke the longer it is left untreated. The more risk factors you have (such as your age, cholesterol levels, presence of diabetes, weight, etc), and the higher the pressure has been will all contribute to increased risk. First thing to do, though, is check on another cuff! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get your family doct: Blood pressure can be easily controlled. Find a good doctor to check you and give you the right medication...There are many good drugs which will get your BP in good shape. But it requires regular check ups and close monitoring for the years to come. Often the medicines have to be taken for the long hall unless your BP is only minimally high. ...Read more
There are so many : Many classes of meds available now. Example: beta-blocker--toprol, coreg, bystolic, (nebivolol) inderal, labetalol; calcium chanel blocker--norvasc, cardizem, verapamil; diurectic--dyazide, chlorthalidone; ace-inhibitors--lisinopril, enalapril, captopril; arb-blocker--atacand, cozar, benicar, diovan; alpha-blocker--doxazosin/terazosin etc..This is just a partial list (i am running out of room). Consult doc. ...Read more