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How to control blood pressure?

How to control blood pressure?

Several ways: Avoid salt, exercise regularly, keep your weight down, and get a good nights sleep. If these things don't work then medications might be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Which medicines control blood pressure?

Which medicines control blood pressure?

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 more

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How can you best control blood pressure?

How can you best control blood pressure?

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

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What are some medications used to control blood pressure?

What are some medications used to control blood pressure?

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

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What's the best way to control blood pressure other than medicine?

What's the best way to control blood pressure other than medicine?

Blood pressure: You should increase your cardiovascular activity, lose weight, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol in excess. Low salt diet. If your blood pressure remains elevated despite optimal lifestyle changes then medication may be the next option. Take care! ...Read more

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In what ways does iodine help control blood pressure?

In what ways does iodine help control blood pressure?

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 more

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Could you suggest a bulk herbs to mix to allow control blood pressure as a experiment?

Could you suggest a bulk herbs to mix to allow control blood pressure as a experiment?

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 more

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My blood presure is 150/100. And had started BP medicines from yesterday. Please advice me to how to control blood pressure and get rid from medicines?

My blood presure is 150/100. And had started BP medicines from yesterday. Please advice me to how to control blood pressure and get rid from medicines?

Get blood pressure: Controlled with medication then begin to make the lifestyle changes your doctor recommends. You may ultimately be able to discontinue medication but there is no guarantee. Here are some guidelines: http://www.Webmd.Com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/preventing-high-blood-pressure. ...Read more

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Is there a part of the brain that controls blood pressure?

Is there a part of the brain that controls blood pressure?

No: There is no certain brain part that controls blood pressure. Blood pressure control is multifacet mechanism but is primarily regulated by so called "baroreceptors" in the vessel wall. Those receptors are able to detect the degree of the vessel wall stretch and react to it accordingly. This triggers a whole cascade of other mechanisms of BP regulation. ...Read more

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