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Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

No: Bananas are high in potassium and may be good for cramping (if they are related to low potassium) they may have a very minimal and indirect effect in BP and they are not part of the management/ treatment of hbp and neither is garlic, another myth. If you do have hbp you need to be under medical supervision to have the best chance of avoiding the complications of hypertension. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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How much mushrooms help lower high blood pressure?

How much mushrooms help lower high blood pressure?

???: I have never heard of mushrooms lowering blood pressures by themselves. Maybe as part of a low salt diet and increased physical activity. Please refer to the american heart association website for more non-medication ways to lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have seen have told me garlic pills help lower high blood pressure, along with working put and good diet is this true?

I have seen have told me garlic pills help lower high blood pressure, along with working put and good diet is this true?

Diet ; Exercise: Reduced salt intake in the diet has been shown to be able to lower blood pressure by a few points. Daily exercise is important for almost every aspect of health including blood pressure. Unfortunately the effect of garlic pills is not scientifically proven. If blood pressure is abnormally elevated despite diet and exercise then it must be addressed with a doctor as medication may be needed. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to help lower high blood pressure daily?

What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to help lower high blood pressure daily?

Vitamins A, B, C, D: Assuming, of couse that that stands for ace inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics. There are no specific vitamins or foods shown to meaningfully lower blood pressure, but a healthy low salt diet and regular exercise will usually lower blood pressure as much as or more than one of the drugs above. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat: A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables, nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. To lower blood pressure, this helps as well. So does exercise ...Read more

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What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc. These are so called modifiable risk factor--you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well. If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lower high blood pressure naturally?

How can I lower high blood pressure naturally?

Exercise, weight loss: Exercise, weight management and a healthy diet are the main 'natural' ways to lower high blood pressure and are sound advice for overall good health. Don't be disappointed if this may not be enough though. Hypertension is common in our population as we age and can be considered a somewhat 'natural' part of the aging process. Appropriate medication allow us to continue aging. ...Read more

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What kind of food can lower high blood pressure?

What kind of food can lower high blood pressure?

Food for HTN: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Look up DASH Diet. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to lower high blood pressure?

Best: Decrease overall salt intake, monitor your weight and take medications as prescribed by your doctor if your BP is elevated. Need to clearly have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure without taking meds?

How to lower high blood pressure without taking meds?

Hypertension: Lifestyle modifications are recommend for all patients with hypertension (elevated blood pressure) and may be done along with a medication if required. Advise dietary salt restriction (look up DASH diet), exercise, limit alcohol intake, weight loss. And decrease stress. Always bring in written down blood pressures to your doctor appointments. ...Read more

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How does the Jamaica flower lower high blood pressure?

How does the Jamaica flower lower high blood pressure?

DX: PRIMARY HTN: NO DATA WITH JAMAICA FLOWER: HYPERTENSION. It is a combination of genetics Environment SBP<120. DBP<80. THE GOAL IS TO PREVENT LVH (heart thickening) ONL2 classes reverse LVH 1.ARB/ACEI (DIOVAN (valsartan)) it IS BETTER IN DIABETICS TO IMPROVE RENAL FLOW. 2. CALCIUM CHANEL BLOCKERS (NORVASC) DIURETICS& BB DO NOT HAVE THE DATA You need to be GF WHOLEAPPROACH. Com /weight loss. MAKE SURE SECONDARY CAUSES R/O ...Read more

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Can you recommend techniques to lower high blood pressure?

Can you recommend techniques to lower high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good ways to lower high blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are good ways to lower high blood pressure?

Taking medication: Exercise and low salt diet, keeping your weight under control are very beneficial but you must take your medication regularly to avoid complications. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure?

Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication (s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more

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What does lower high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure quick?

Medication: Medicines are very helpful to lower BP quickly. Diuretics are an example. ...Read more

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What are ways to lower high blood pressure?

What are ways to lower high blood pressure?

MANY: I'm glad you asked. Non medical ways are your first line and include diet and exercise: Lower salt in your diet, lower fat consumption, moderate exercise (walking for 30 minutes 5 times a week). If you are in the habit of taking NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen, motrin, aleve- those can also increase your BP. Reduce stress. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What foods could lower high blood pressure?

What foods could lower high blood pressure?

Fewer foods: If you're overweight, losing weight, ie eating less food, will lower your blood pressure. Avoiding excess sodium chloride (table salt) will also lower bp. There aren't any effective foods that will actively lower your BP - it's all about what you don't eat. ...Read more

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Any quick way to lower high blood pressure?

Phlebotomy: Taking off a unit or two of blood will promptly lower your blood pressure. It's safer and more advisable to lower BP slowly. A low salt diet and antihypertensive medications are the usual means. ...Read more

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I want helpful ways to lower high blood pressure?

I want helpful ways to lower high blood pressure?

Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking.
Pharmacologic considerations: chlorthalidone, lisinopril, carvedilol, amlodipine, others. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lower high blood pressure?

What is the fastest way to lower high blood pressure?

IV medications: If the high blood pressure is extremely high called accelerated hypertension or hypertensive emergency, the fastest ways to reduce blood pressure is through IV medications including Nitroglycerin or fenoldopam. Otherwise multiple medications can be used to help reduce blood pressure. It also must be considered that it is not always best to lower blood pressure rapidly. ...Read more

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Need information on how to lower high blood pressure?

Need information on how to lower high blood pressure?

Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking.
Pharmacologic considerations: chlorthalidone, lisinopril, carvedilol, amlodipine, others. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways in which to lower high blood pressure?

Could you tell me ways in which to lower high blood pressure?

Treat Blood Pressure: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can lower high blood pressure naturally?

Can you tell me how I can lower high blood pressure naturally?

Activity: Exercise that is moderate! A fast walk (brisk) for 40 minutes a day. Mediterranean diet. Yoga. Meditation. Mindfulness. Biofeedback. Taking regular breaks at work and getting away from your work area, even if to just walk around... Limit salt intake. ...Read more

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What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

Life style...: Low salt diet with variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grain and light on meat; regular aerobic exercise; attaining an ideal body weight; good stress and time management and a healthy attitude to life. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more