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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Abnormal Blood Pressure

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Should I avoid chinese medicinal herbal tea if I have high blood pressure?

Should I avoid chinese medicinal herbal tea if I have high blood pressure?

Not necesarily: This is like asking if you should avoid pharmaceutical drugs if you have high blood pressure. There are thousands of Chinese herbal formulas;some will be beneficial for high blood pressure while others may aggravate it.I advise avoiding taking such teas without the guidance of an acupuncturist or specialist in Chinese herbs;such a practitioner will help assure the ones you take are good for you. ...Read more

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I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off

I have been on 3mg a day of xanax for about 5 years for anxiety disorder. I am also on 40 mg a day of paxil for depression and lisinoprinol for high blood pressure. Is there something else I could take in place of the xanax (an herbal remedy) to come off

Buspar (buspirone) : If you have generalized anxiety disorder consider Buspar (buspirone) It is non habit forming. Deplin is a methyfolate supplements which can make your medication more effective. You are going to need to be weaned off of Xanax since you have been on it for so long. For panic disorder consider klonopin which is a longer acting bbenzodiazipine like xanax. You may get less peaks and troughs ...Read more

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Abnormal blood pressure worse if upper or lower number?

Abnormal blood pressure worse if upper or lower number?

Both are bad: Docs used to think that a high number was normal with age, research found a higher risk for stroke with higher upper number than lower number if either number or both are high, there is risk for heart attack and stroke, and both need treatment. Risk starts to climb at 125/75, not 140/90. Blood pressure over 130/85 needs to be treated first with lifestyle changes, then medication if fails. ...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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Why does having abnormal blood pressure lead to impotence?

Why does having abnormal blood pressure lead to impotence?

Many reasons.: The drugs used: diuretics and beta blockers, etc. But remember, if you have other co-morbid conditions such as cholesterol issues, or diabetes, you may have vascular disease as well. Also, obesity in men converts testosterone to 17-b-estradiol, an estrogen. This is not good for libido. Remember, obesity can lead to all the above, and treatment can worsen it. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes abnormal blood pressure?

Please tell me what causes abnormal blood pressure?

Blood pressure: The diseases that can cause high or low blood pressure are legion and comprise virtually every category of disease, infectious, endocrine, gastrointestinal, renal, cardiac.... ...Read more

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What treatmets do you recommend for high blood pressure?

What treatmets do you recommend for high blood pressure?

Individual: Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more


Dr. James Hocker
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