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Doctor insights on: Foods To Help Reduce Blood Pressure

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Do bananas help decrease blood pressure?

Do bananas help decrease blood pressure?

No!: Taking bananas don't decrease bp. Non-pharmacological therapy include reducing salt intake to 1.5gm daily, daily exercise and keeping ideal body weight! ...Read more

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Tips to reduce blood sugar?

Tips to reduce blood sugar?

Diet and exercise: Exercise alone with decrease your average blood sugar for up to 4 hours after. Balancing out the carb to protein intake will help. Eating more fresh vegitables and avoiding all types of soda will decrease your blood sugar. ...Read more

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Ways to reduce high blood sugar?

Ways to reduce high blood sugar?

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

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Can bananas help to lower blood pressure?

Can bananas help to lower blood pressure?

Maybe: Diets rich in potassium, calcium and low in sodium (i.e. Dash type diet) have been shown to lower the blood pressure by as much as 10 mmhg in those with hypertension and 6 mmhg in those with prehypertension. Bananas are rich in potassium, so if they are part of a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, they can contribute to lowering of the blood pressure. ...Read more

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How to reduce blood pressure medication?

How to reduce blood pressure medication?

Diet and exercise: Watching your diet, specifically salt and salt derivatives are very important. Certain ethnic groups crave salt and use heavily salted food items because of the salt content. Be careful of msg, used widely as meat tenderizer. Exercise moderately, but regular will also help. ...Read more

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Herbs/foods/drinks/spices to help lower blood sugar?

Herbs/foods/drinks/spices to help lower blood sugar?

Diabetes Type 2?: This is caused by faulty diet and is reversible only by appropriate diet and avoidance of all forms of sugar and sweeteners. No short cuts. ...Read more

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Will shiatsu treatments help to reduce my high blood pressure?

Will shiatsu treatments help to reduce my high blood pressure?

Possibly: Blood pressure is definitely increased with stress & massages often help relive stress. If you smoke, quitting can reduce bp, & if you are overweight, losing even 10# can reduce bp. All of these are good ways to reduce mental & physical stress & though you may still need meds you will be healthier. ...Read more

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Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

Can eating bananas help to lower high blood pressure?

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

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Can liposuction help reduce low blood pressure and stop diabetes?

Can liposuction help reduce low blood pressure and stop diabetes?

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 more

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How to reduce blood sugar?

How to reduce blood sugar?

Diabetes: Blood sugar reduction requires complex approach - lifestyle modifications which includes dietary and exercise routine changes. You may be able to control your diabetes just by that especially if weight loss has been achieved in case you may have excessive weight. In case of very poorly controlled diabetes, different medications including injectables are used to bring sugar down. ...Read more

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What foods help high blood pressure?

What foods help high blood pressure?

Wholesome food: Wholesome plant based food such as whole grains, beans, variety of fruit and vegetables as well as reducing salt intake helps blood pressure. Please google dash diet for hypertension for more information. ...Read more

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What minerals can help lowering blood pressure?

Blood pressure: A high intake of potassium and, possibly, magnesium seem to protect against the development of arterial hypertension and the rise of blood pressure with age. ...Read more

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High blood pressure help to reduce my blood pressure?

High  blood pressure help to reduce my blood pressure?

High blood pressure: You need to be evaluated by a primary care physician to come up with a treatment plan to control your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in addition to lowering blood pressure will hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) also reduce anxiety?

Can you tell me in addition to lowering blood pressure will hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) also reduce anxiety?

No: If I told you it would reduce anxiety, I'd be lying to you. If you want a medicine that can lower BP and reduce anxiety, try propranolol. Start with the long acting form at 60 mg daily and titrate if necessary according to your BP and how you feel. (discuss this with your doc). ...Read more

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How to reduce blood pressure without medicine?

How to reduce blood pressure without medicine?

High blood pressure: In many cases blood pressure medication may be used initially to help to control blood pressure elevation especially if the patient has risk factors. These include family history, diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. Other steps that you may take now include adequate sleep, exercise, smoking cessation, and weight loss. Other alternative treatments include meditation, yoga, tai chi, and even acupuncture. Regardless of what steps to take, I recommend getting a detailed instruction from your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Any dietary changes I can make besides reducing sodium to help with high blood pressure?

Any dietary changes I can make besides reducing sodium to help with high blood pressure?

DASH diet: The dietary approach to systolic hypertension diet is quite effective. It can easily be found with a google search. ...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