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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Is capapril good for blood pressure?

Is capapril good for blood pressure?

Captopril v Capapril: Assuming you mean Captopril, which is one of many ACE inhibitors, then yes, it's good for treating/lowering high blood pressure. However, because it needs to be taken several times a day, we usually prescribe something like Lisinopril instead. The good news is that they're relatively inexpensive, say $4/mo. ACE inhibitors also protect your heart & kidneys if you have heart failure and/or diabetes. ...Read more

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What's a good blood pressure medication?

What's a good blood pressure medication?

Many: There are many different classes of medications that are effective. Treatment needs to be tailored to the individual patient. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

Is lisinopril good for controlling blood sugar in addition to blood pressure?

No: Lisinopril is a medication used to control hypertension and has been shown to decrease microalbuminuria in those with diabetes though glycemic control is also necessary. ...Read more

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Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Possibly: This is a very special diuretic aimed at blocking aldosterone which is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands causing salt retention and arterial constriction. If you have a condition leading to aldosterone excess this drug could work very well for you. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for high blood pressure?

Please describe a good diet for high blood pressure?

Diet for HTN: DASH is best. I have a checklist here for DASHing. Here is book number I recommend. ISBN 9780743410076 I specialize in high blood pressure and salt and happy to do 2nd opinion. Live. ...Read more

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Is lisinaprl a good chose for lowering blood pressure?

Many good meds: Lisinopril is an excellent, low-cost BP medication and works well for many people. It is particularly a good first choice for kidney protection if someone is diabetic or prediabetic. In some people there can be a side effecst of cough or elevation in potassium levels. There are many BP medication choices out there so if Lisinopril doesn't work, your doctor can choose another medication later. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure bad for you?

Is low blood pressure bad for you?

Depends: Low BP or "hypotension" (less than 120/80) is always bad if happened all of a sudden. It has got several reasons. Of those reasons the common bad ones are 1)severe dehydration, any cause of 2)bleeding, any where in our body, 3)infections, hormonal dysfunction, and 4) heart conditions with failure, or hear attacks, to name a few. For some it can be a normal finding too, as low as 80/60. ...Read more

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Best exercise for diabetic and high blood pressure?

Best exercise for diabetic and high blood pressure?

Before even : Considering i would optimize blood sugar and the hypertension through the appropriate medication. I would then recommend walking as an excercise or swimming. This will likely help lower your blood su gar and blood pressure and you can continue this or with medical doctor decide what else you may do. ...Read more

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Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Not good or bad: They're just food with calories in them, there is also potassium, but not enough to make a difference. A calorie is a calorie. There are no magic foods. ...Read more

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Please describe a good menu for lowering blood pressure?

Low salt: Food with no salt added and food with low salt content. Fresh fruits and most vegetables would fit this diet. The vegetables should be cooked with no salt added. Poultry and fish usually have less salt than beef or pork, but of course it depends on the cooking. Bottom line, low salt diet. ...Read more

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Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lisopronil a good high blood pressure meds?

Is lisopronil a good high blood pressure meds?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril is a good anti hypertensive medication. It is not necessarily one that we recommend as a first choice. We try and choose Meds appropriate to the individual. ...Read more

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Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

Ramipril and BP: Yes, ramipril is one of the drugs of the ace-i family and is an effective for lowering blood pressure. The hope study was published earlier showing it was effective not only lowering bp, but also reducing cardiovascular complications of hypertension. The response to its lowering BP and proteinuria (p) is dependent on its dosing. The higher the dose the more BP and p is reduced. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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