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Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

Does garlic help lower 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 more

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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 does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

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

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Could garlic pills work for high blood pressure?

Could garlic pills work for high blood pressure?

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

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Does goji berries interfere with high blood pressure and high blood pressure medication such as bystolic (nebivolol) or lisiindpril?

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

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Does beet juice help in lowering blood pressure?

Does beet juice help in lowering blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Beet juice may seem to help if you take your blood pressure medication with beet juice. If you take beet juice alone, there's no evidence it will be followed by lowering of the bp. ...Read more

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Can people with high blood pressure use maca supplements?

Can people with high blood pressure use maca supplements?

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

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Does vitamin C and sugar in oranges help reduce blood pressure?

Does vitamin C and sugar in oranges help reduce blood pressure?

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

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Can I take nitric oxide with high blood pressure medicines?

Can I take nitric oxide with high blood pressure medicines?

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 more

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How does high blood pressure contribute to cvd?

How does high blood pressure contribute to cvd?

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

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Can Garlic supplements control high blood pressure?

Can Garlic supplements control high blood pressure?

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

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How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

How can I reduce hypertension or high blood pressure ?

Simple: Lose weight. Avoid salt. Take medications. Those are the only safe ways. (gunshot wounds work but, obviously, are not safe). ...Read more

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Does drinkn white vinegar help lower your blood pressure?

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 more

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How does high blood pressure affect your heart?

How does high blood pressure affect your heart?

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

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Can you recommend a good high blood pressure tablet that will lower the high blood pressure.

Can you recommend a good high  blood pressure tablet that will lower the high blood pressure.

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

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How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

Fluids, medication: Replacing fluids and electrolytes are the most common causes. Sometimes the adrenal glands are not functioning and certain steroids need to be replaced. ...Read more

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Help can blood loss relieve high blood pressure?

Help can blood loss relieve high blood pressure?

Yes: People who bleed to death virtually NEVER have high blood pressure immediately prior to or at the time of death. You can take that idea to the bank! ...Read more

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Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Is liver and onions healthy for someone with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

Not really: Someone is trying to sell you something. Liver's loaded with iron, but also cholesterol (way high) and is probably fried. The old story about onions preventing heart disease is simply made up. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

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Does high blood pressure help poor circulation?

Not necessarily: High blood pressure can actually contribute to poor circulation as a powerful risk factor for peripheral vascular disease. Once established, low blood pressure may exacerbate peripheral vascular disease, but as a rule, high BP is not a treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Gerald Mandell
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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