Doctor insights on:
Does Garlic Help With High Blood Pressure
Mayo says...: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more
Yes: Garlic could help cut blood pressure by 10 per cent – but only if you take it in the form of tablets. In one of the study, twelve weeks of treatment with garlic tablets led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence. ...Read more
Does goji berries interfere with high blood pressure and high blood pressure medication such as bystolic (nebivolol) or lisiindpril?
May be: Some common names for goji berries are chinese wolfberry, matrimony vine, lycium barbarum, gou qi zi and tibetan goji berry. This berry grows on shrubs reaching 1-3m in height in china, mongolia and himalayan regions of nepal and tibet. These berries may help to reduce BP and drug interaction is less lilly but not known. ...Read more
Yes: Maca, also known as peruvian ginseng (in spite of the fact that it is not a member of the ginseng famil). It is touted as improving ed among many other "virtues". Since it has been used as a "medicinal" food for centuries, it is probably inocuous but it is advertized on the internet in the usual blown up way. No decent research has been done ! ...Read more
In a sense--yes: Our sugar intake should be via fresh fruit beause the fiber modifies the way that the sugar is processed in the body. All our vitamins and minerals should come from mother nature but farming practices are partly undoing that and most of us actually need vitamin supplements to maintain ideal health. ...Read more
Of course, NO is a: vasodilator of smooth muscles, the type of muscle cells in the walls of all veins & arteries, including the arterioles, the smallest arteries just prior to all capillaries, body wide. Arterioles, under brain (+ local feedback) control determine BP (in combination with cardiac output), 24/7, called TPR vs. CO in medical jargon, both controlled by brain/emotions 24/7 via autonomic nervous system ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angina, strokes: High blood pressure on a chronic basis will lead to so many changes including endothelial dysfunction, hardening of the arteries, heart muscle thickness, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes and so on. It is one of the most common preventable causes for these problems. ...Read more
Controversial: I have not seen it work for the couple patients who tried it. There are only small trials with garlic in this setting and the results haven't been conclusive. However, cutting your salt consumption will for sure help lower your blood pressure. Weight loss, smoking cessation, exercise, decreasing alcohol consumption are other non pharmacologic measures which will lower your blood pressure. ...Read more
No: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Requires both muscle: to work harder to drive blood forward & ?es valve leaflet loads to block reverse blood flow. Heart muscle requires more blood flow for more work (more susceptible to damage of artery Ds), muscle gets thicker/stronger but also stiffer (no longer allows blood return from veins at low pressure) over time. Both lead to ?ed heart attack rates, enlargement, congestive failure, atrial fibrillation, etc. ...Read more
Antihypertensive med: There are several good meds for treating high blood pressure. It depends on your insurance formulary's available options, but here are some categories of meds that you can check on: diuretic, beta blocker, calcium channel blocker, ACE inhibitor, angiotensin blocker, and others. Speak with your physician about which category is best for your particular medical history. ...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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Garlic softgels for high blood pressure
- The benefits of garlic on high blood pressure
- Garlic powder high blood pressure
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Does fish oil help with high blood pressure?
- Does vinegar help lower high blood pressure?
- Does baby aspirin help high blood pressure?
- Does corn silk help high blood pressure?
- Talk to a cardiologist online