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How can digitalis/digoxin modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

How can digitalis/digoxin modulate stress on the heart and blood pressure?

Interesting: It's a complicated question. Digitalis, on its face, makes the heart squeeze a little harder and more forcefully. But the way we use it these days, its primary effect is to modulate the adrenaline system in the body, decreasing the levels of stress chemicals on the heart. Great question. Sorry I don't have more characters to give a longer answer. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Whitbeck
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Digoxin (Definition)

It is a heart drug...A purified product of the foxglove plant. It has effects which include strengthening the contraction of the heart muscle, slowing conduction of the heart's electrical impulse through the av node and thereby helping to slow the heart rate during atrial fibrillation. Because of potential toxicity, its use has been largely replaced ...Read more


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How do I lower blood pressure?

How do I lower blood pressure?

Hypertension: Maintain weight, exercise and restrict salt in your diet are the basics. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure?

How can I lower blood pressure?

Depends: Hi. If you're obese or overweight, weight loss may lower BP. Regular exercise may help lower BP. Weight loss is easier said than done, however. The most direct and proven means is to take BP meds ("antihypertensives"). Personally, I would never put off treating high BP with the hope that weight loss or exercise might control it. High BP injures and kills. Ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does sorel lower blood pressure?

Does sorel lower blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Like most of these 'health foods' its cracked up to have lots of unproven benefits. There is no scientific proof it will help anything other than the person selling it. ...Read more

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How do you lower blood pressure?

How do you lower blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: If you're overweight or obese, you should lose weight, even a loss of 5-10% of your body weight can help. Also, limit your sodium (salt) intake to 1500 mg of sodium per day. Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can help lower blood pressure. Stress reduction techniques may also help. Even if you have a strong family history of high blood pressure you should still follow these recommendations. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure?

How do I lower my blood pressure?

By yourself?: Don't attempt this by yourself. The safest way is to see your doctor, be evaluated for your nutrition and BMI and, if necessary, receive medication. Meanwhile, avoiding salt is a good thing. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure.

How can I lower my blood pressure.

Several: Salt and alcohol restriction, wt loss, exercise. Avoiding meds which cause high bp, reducing stress and relaxation. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

The basics:: High blood pressure places you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Medications can lower the blood pressure, and many people need several medications to bring their BP down. Regular exercise, maintaining a normal weight, and watching your salt intake are extremely helpful measures. Remember that high blood pressure often has no symptoms; you must track it! ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

How can I lower my blood pressure?

Healthy diet: Loosing weight usually will cause your blood pressure to drop. In some people, lowering salt consumption will also help. If neither of these is enough, and for a lot of people they aren't, then you need to take your medication and follow up with your dr. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

Several Ways: Blood pressure that is elevated called hypertension is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke as well as other organ damage - esp kidney and eyes as well. Healthy diet with exercise can play a significant role as well as very affordable medications (many are only once daily). Recommendations today really encourage a goal of 120/80 or less for optimum risk reduction. ...Read more

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How can I decrease blood pressure?

How can I decrease blood pressure?

Complex answer: Lowering one's blood pressure to "normal" levels involves lifestyle changes, reduced salt intake, reduced alcohol intake, stress management, and in most cases, addition of small amounts of medication that work in a variety of different ways. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure easily?

How to lower blood pressure easily?

No easy way: aerobic exercise 30-45 minutes a day and reducing salt intake are the easiest lifestyle changes one may make to deal with hypertension. Relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation have also been successful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Natural ways to lower blood pressure?

Natural ways to lower blood pressure?

See my response: I have answered this question twice previously. Please refer to them! ...Read more

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What help me to lower blood pressure?

What help me to lower blood pressure?

Hypertension: You can try low salt diet and exercise, along with meditation and yoga but if you have more than a borderline hypertension, you're better off doing those and consulting and doctor for medication. If good control is obtained and you're sticking to the diet, exercise, etc. Can always try to back off the drugs at that point. ...Read more

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What should I do to lower blood pressure?

B/p: Decrease smoking, alcohol intake and stress level. Also salt intake. Follow u/p with your pmd. Normal b/p is 120/80. ...Read more

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What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

Hypertension diet: A great guideline for Dietary recommendations for lowering blood pressure, is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, include reducing your intake of fat, sodium, and alcohol. The DASH guidelines also suggest eating more foods rich in potassium, calcium, & magnesium. Information on food choice may be found at http://www. Healthline. Com/health-slideshow/foods-good-for-high-blood-pr ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Medication: We're finding that lifestyle changes are not that good at all.
However, first confirm you really have it.
CHecking outside of doctor's office
wating 5 min calmly before taking it and taking it sitting or lying down and certainly not active/standing/nor talking ...Read more

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Are there ways to naturally lower blood pressure?

Are there ways to naturally lower blood pressure?

Yes: Lifestyle modification include increased exercise, ideal bodyweight to18.5-24.9kg/m2, mediterranean diet, use of omega3-rich oils&low sodium of 2.3gm/day! Screen for sleep apnea! ...Read more

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Which foods lower blood pressure most effectively?

Which foods lower blood pressure most effectively?

High Potassium: Findings also show that potassium, magnesium, and fiber may effect blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber and low in sodium. Also, nuts, seeds, legumes, lean meats, and poultry are good sources of magnesium. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to lower your blood pressure?

Can there be any way to lower your blood pressure?

Lower blood pressure: Best way is to see your doctor and be evaluated and treated. Dash diet, exercise and meditation are useful adjuncts to the treatment of hypertension. In some few patients they may be adequate without drugs. ...Read more

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How could a healthy person lower their blood pressure?

Lifestyle/diet chang: Less salt, alcohol, and calories can help with weight and bp. Regular aerobic exercise and improved muscle tone increases muscular blood flow and helps lower afterload. Relaxation techniques might help. A dash diet with specifics can be researched on line. Each of these maneuvers can help lower BP non-pharmacologically. ...Read more

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Which pills are used to lower someone's blood pressure?

Which pills are used to lower someone's blood pressure?

Many: There really are many different categories of medications for blood pressure that work via different mechanisms and have different indications. Always good eat a diet with no added salt, engage in stress reduction techniques (mediation, restorative yoga, taichi etc), get 7-8 hours of sleep, and take some good long walks each day if there is no limitation or contraindication. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Which foods should you eat to lower your blood pressure?

Examples: Foods that contain a lot of potassium: http://potassiumrichfoods. Com/potassium-rich-foods-list/

calcium rich foods (avoid the cheese):
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fish, high fiber foods, beans, lots of fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural ways to lower blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: A healthy diet that limits calories to achieve or maintain an ideal body weight and also a diet that limit sodium and has plenty of fruits and vegetables that are good sources of potassium help lower blood pressure. Exercise especially aerobic exercise, ideally daily, helps reduce blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the lower number of blood pressure to go up?

Hypertension: Elevation of either number suggests hypertension (high blood pressure). It is not unusual for the upper (systolic) or lower (diastolic) to go up disproportionately. Often younger people have high diastolic, and older people high systolic. Both are dangerous but systolic is worse. If values are above 140/90 that indicates stage 1 hypertension. Let me know if I can help further. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? What kind of factors would raise or lower blood pressure?

See below: Salt, fluids, and pressor agents raise bp. Obesity, stress, nicotine and alcohol abuse will also raise it. Regular exercise, good diet, normal weight and relaxation will lower it. Also: cardiogenic shock, sepsis, tension pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade and acute hemorrhage will lower it. (really lower it!). ...Read more

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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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