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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


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Why does my blood pressure fluctuate so much throughout the day? In the mornings it 120/75-80 afternoon it's 160/90.Anything I can do to bring it down

Why does my blood pressure fluctuate so much throughout the day? In the mornings it 120/75-80 afternoon it's 160/90.Anything I can do to bring it down

Lifestyle first : start with restricting dietary sodium intake to 2,000 mg per day. Next, begin a daily fitness program of aerobic exercise minimum 30-40 min daily. If these measures don't stabilize BP then time to see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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How to bring down blood pressure mine was 133/95?

How to bring down blood pressure mine was 133/95?

Several options: Elevated blood pressure such as you have described is usually first treated with lifestyle modification, such as avoiding caffeine, cutting down on sodium, getting adequate exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. If those measures are not adequate, then it is often necessary to take blood pressure medication. Check with your doctor to discuss which treatment options are best for you. ...Read more

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I am a 20 year old female and my blood pressure was 135/125 when i checked it yesterday. Is there anything i can do at home to help bring it down?

I am a 20 year old female and my blood pressure was 135/125 when i checked it yesterday. Is there anything i can do at home to help bring it down?

BP 135/125: Probably an incorrect reading. Try another BP cuff or ask a friend who has one to check you. If your second number is above 85 you should call your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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My mum has a blood pressure of 199/120 what can she do to bring this down as it is a major concern?

My mum has a blood pressure of 199/120 what can she do to bring this down as it is a major concern?

See doctor ASAP: The blood pressure you report is very high and needs immediate treatment provided by a doctor. Please advise your mother to see the doctor right away. ...Read more

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Is it true that if u take a teaspoon of vinegar a day it would bring your blood pressure down?

Is it true that if u take a teaspoon of vinegar a day it would bring your blood pressure down?

Apple cider vinegar: There are no good human studies to suggest apple cider vinegar is a useful treatment for bp. There was one done in rats which suggest it could help - but what that means for humans is unclear. On scale of 1-10 in terms of usefulness, i'd give it a 2.... If you wanted to try it, why not... It's cheap and won't kill you. But it's no substitute for the proven things: low salt, exercise. ...Read more

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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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