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Does Drinking Vinegar Help Lower Blood Pressure
Not a recommended treatment.
A study in rats found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure (in rats). That was apple cider vinegar. No proven effect in humans that I could find. In large amounts, vinegar can lower your potassium. The hydrochlorothiazide you take also lowers potassium. Check with your doctor to make sure you don't cause problems with low potassium while trying vinegar. ...Read more
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
So does eating pig feet make my blood pressure rise but I boil them in a little vinegar when I cook them?
It is not likely that eating pig feet will make your blood pressure rise, with or without vinegar. It would be prudent to have your blood pressure checked at your next visit to your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can someone with high blood pressure eat something with distilled vinegar in it? And does distilled vinegar have salt in it?
Silly myth: "Low blood pressure" in people who are walking around and not obviously sick is a mythical diagnosis popular in parts of Europe. Your blood pressure doesn't have to be any higher than is required to keep your body adequately supplied with blood. Apple cider vinegar is promoted as being good for everything, which itself tell you that the claims are mostly fake. Glad you care about your friend. ...Read more
I rarely ever drink soda and never add salt to my food. What are some ways to lower my blood pressure?
Lower BP naturally: To lower BP naturally - consume less salty food; avoid saturated fat; avoid sugars, breads and pizza; eat mostly colored fruit and veggie and whole grains; achieve ideal weight; exercise twice daily; focus on potassium and magnesium rich foods; nuts are excellent; unsalted of course; omega 3 can help ...Read more
I am 26 and have perfect health other than high blood pressure. I do not smoke and only occasionally drink. What can I do to lower my blood pressure?
Exercise & weight lo: Exercise & weight loss for starters.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is having low blood pressure at 19 bad? I get extremely light headed & dizzy. When I feel like it's lower I feel sicker. I eat good and drink fluids.
Yes: You have symptoms associated with the low blood pressure. Good to hear you are drinking plenty of water and eating a balanced diet. I would see your MD for an orthostatic blood pressure test and if it's positive consider seeing a Cardiologist for a tilt table test. Sometimes people with low blood pressure with symptoms may require medication to stabilize it. ...Read more
Is it okay for an 83 years old man to drink apple cider vinegar to lower his blood pressure? Wont it hurt his stomach when he drinks it?
Yuk: Apple cider vinegar? Yuk. Why would you take that? It has not been shown to have beneficial health effects, and may cause gastric problems. To lower blood pressure, instead use things that are supported by a tremendous amount of scientific evidence that they work and are safe! Diet, exercise, and medications approved by the FDA. ...Read more
Never good to smoke: Looak above.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take medication for blood pressure. Used to drink a lot but now beers taste heavy and thick. Why?
Beer: There is no reason I can think of, why taste for beer should change. ...Read more
Simple answer 'Yes': 53y/o asks When you drink does it raise blood pressure while drink has effect. Simple answer Yes. Alcohol, especially if taken in much quantity, can affect any system of the body; from the Head with headache and the Brain with impaired judgment and confusion to the feet not being in balance walking. And when one has HBP the potential for Stroke increases. ...Read more
What can I do to raise blood pressure besides eat and drink and move? It's 88 over 62. Is that normal?
My husband, 71, on 3 blood pressure meds had a drink and then fell. He moaned, appeared to be out for seconds and then was ok. He has no memory of it?
Should be examined: Passing out, especially when happens for the first time at an older age, should be evaluated in an emergency room. It may be related to heart rhythms, transiently low blood pressure from medication, dehydration, blood vessel dilation (occurs with alcohol). Only a trained medical practitioner can answer after exam. ...Read more
Amount?: 1-2 drinks: yes. More than 2 drinks: not recommended. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with general anxiety and if I drink a moderate amount of alcohol my blood pressure lowers from 120-130/80-90 to 110-115/66-75. Why?
Hi I'm 30 year old male. Have smoked in the past (only ever 10 a week) drink around 4 times a week My blood pressure some times is up to 155/90 I have had a irregular hear beat at times (it often skips beats and I get fluttering) so am on atenol was 50mg
Habits: If you change your habits all those problems might improve. Stop drinking heavily and stop smoking and you will see the difference ...Read more
Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure? . My mom suffers from it, so I extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.
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