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Foods That Reduce Blood Pressure Quickly
Dietician: It boils down to avoiding concentrated sweets like candy,pastry,soda,etc and reducing starches like bread,pasta,rice,pizza,etc. Your best move would be to visit a dietician to determine your ideal weight and the proper diet with the appropriate amount of daily calories. Usually this can be accomplished in one visit with brief followup. ...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
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
Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more
On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?
No, watch the salt: Many types of cuisine that are spicy are also very high in sodium. For most people, an occasional meal at an ethnic restaurant is not an issue. However, a diet that is consistently high in sodium may be a contributing factor to high blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have high blood pressure and diabetes, which blood pressure drug is least likely to raise blood sugar?
Glucose and BP meds: No anti-hypertensive agent raises one's glucose. You should have a 24 hour urine collection to see if you significant proteinuria (protein in your urine). If so you have more than, you should be on ace-inhibitors and/or angiotensin receptor blockers which both reduce one's blood pressure and proteinuria. If you have more than 100mg of proteinuria/24 hours you should be on ace-i and/o arbs. ...Read more
Bogus: Those claims are all bogus or, at least, unproven. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. After all, that's how WWI got started. :) ...Read more
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid carbs, salt: You may want to avoid any food with significant salt. Otherwise, any diet you follow resulting in significant weight loss will lower your blood pressure toward healthier levels. Its lees important what you eat and more important that you eat less of it. Avoid carbohydrates as much as possible. Eating regularly, one can never become carb deficient. ...Read more
No: Liposuction is just to contour your body and smooth out localized fat bulges. It is does not treat diabetes or high blood pressure. If you are overweight, obese or morbidly obese, and have hypertension or type ii diabetes, you may improve your condition by normalizing your weight. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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