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Does Your Thyroid Help Control Blood Pressure
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
Needed for thyroid: Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland in the neck to produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. Lack of iodine causes low (hypo) thyroid hormone, which lowers the heart rate and leads to abnormal blood pressures (bp can be higher or lower than normal). On the other hand, too much thyroid hormone leads to higher heart rates and higher blood pressures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get your family doct: Blood pressure can be easily controlled. Find a good doctor to check you and give you the right medication...There are many good drugs which will get your BP in good shape. But it requires regular check ups and close monitoring for the years to come. Often the medicines have to be taken for the long hall unless your BP is only minimally high. ...Read more
There are so many : Many classes of meds available now. Example: beta-blocker--toprol, coreg, bystolic, (nebivolol) inderal, labetalol; calcium chanel blocker--norvasc, cardizem, verapamil; diurectic--dyazide, chlorthalidone; ace-inhibitors--lisinopril, enalapril, captopril; arb-blocker--atacand, cozar, benicar, diovan; alpha-blocker--doxazosin/terazosin etc..This is just a partial list (i am running out of room). Consult doc. ...Read more
Look for causes: Age 16 is quite young for typical hypertension. Would consider going in and getting evaluated, looking for some potential underlying causes. ...Read more
Hypertension : Hypertension work with your doctor to achieve control. ...Read more
Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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