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Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

Try diet change.: Reducing salt may help your blood pressure. Losing weight if you are overweight may help, but if your blood pressure is still high (over 140/90) medications are necessary.Lowering your blood pressure is important to reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What kind of medicine can you take for lower back pain while on high blood pressure medicine?

What kind of medicine can you take for lower back pain while on high blood pressure medicine?

Ask your doctor: There are many different types of medicine for back pain and many for high blood pressure. It is best to check with your doctor. A pharmacist can also give you information about drug interactions. ...Read more

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What can I take to lower my blood pressure?

Many choices: Before medication, diet and exercise can go an awful long way in controlling high blood pressure. Should that not be enough, there are literally dozens of drugs over several classes that can be used to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate medication based on your individual needs. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure without taking medicine?

How can I lower my blood pressure without taking medicine?

Exercise, meditation: Non-medication ways of reducing blood pressure include regular and consistent cardiovascular exercise (minimum 30 min., 4 days a week) and daily meditation. See my health guide for "meditation made easy" instructions. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure naturally without medicine?

How can I lower my blood pressure naturally without medicine?

Exercise,diet,stress: The foundation treatments for many problems such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, menopause, depression and so on, involved what you eat and what you do. Studies show that watching your diet, including decreasing saturated fats, salt, calories help. Weight loss is helpful. Avoiding stimulants like tobacco, alcohol, caffeine. Stress reduction like yoga, prayer and biofeedback can all lower bp. ...Read more

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How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

Depends: After starting labetalol, you should detect improvement in your BP within 1-2 weeks. If your BP remains elevated, you may require a higher dose. This should be followed closely by your obstetrician. Pregnancy and high blood pressure are not "good bed fellows". ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

5-14 days: Your blood pressure will begin to lower with your first dose of medication, but it make take as long s 2 weeks on the new med to see where your blood pressure will level off. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

Lifestyle changes: 1. Lose weight 2. Exercise regularly 3. Eat a healthy diet. 4. Limit sodium in your diet. 5. Limit alcohol. 6. Don't smoke. 7. Reduce caffeine. 8. Control stress with meditation, yoga, relaxation breathing, etc. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure? I hate pills&the Dr.prescribed them&I don't want to take them.

How can I lower my blood pressure? I hate pills&the Dr.prescribed them&I don't want to  take them.

Blood pressure pills: If one is very overweight losing weight can normalize the blood pressure. Lowering salt intake may have benefit as may moderate aerobic exercise 30 min/day and perhaps meditation. Taking blood pressure medication is important if BP is high as untreated hypertension can cause heart attacks , kidney disease with need for dialysis and stroke. There are many1/day pills please be compliant ...Read more