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Is it true that garlic is good for high blood pressure control?

Is it true that garlic is good for high blood pressure control?

Garlic: Per http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read more

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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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How can we control high blood pressure?

Start with: Diet and exercise, and then medication if needed. Many medications are used, and must be recommended in the context of your entire health history and other illnesses. ...Read more

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How can you control high blood pressure?

How can you control high blood pressure?

Medication, exercise: You and your doctor should talk about the best way to control high blood pressure. Whether you need to go on medication will depend on how high your blood pressure is and your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Many people need more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Following the dash diet and getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week usually help as well. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure be controlled?

How can high blood pressure be controlled?

High BP control: It can be helped via weight loss (if appropriate), low sodium intake (in select populations), decrease stress in one's life, regular aerobic exercise (3-4 days per week), and finally medications. ...Read more

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How should I control high blood pressure ?

Diet/Exercise/Meds: Follow a low sodium diet (eg dash diet; http://dashdiet.Org/); exercise 30-60 minutes a day; no smoking; take medications as prescribed by physician. Relaxation techniques like yoga may also help. ...Read more

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How should high blood pressure be controlled ?

blood pressure: Dash diet, regular aerobic exercise, weight control, diabetes control, don't smoke, appropriate meds chosen by your doctor and stress control. ...Read more

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How can I lower high blood pressure naturally ?

How can I lower high blood pressure naturally ?

Exercise,weight loss: Exercise, weight management and a healthy diet are the main 'natural' ways to lower high blood pressure and are sound advice for overall good health. Don't be disappointed if this may not be enough though. Hypertension is common in our population as we age and can be considered a somewhat 'natural' part of the aging process. Appropriate medication allow us to continue aging. ...Read more

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High blood pressure despite using control pills?

Many options: Weight loss, exercise, stress reducing activities, pets can all help. Some patients need more than one type of blood pressure pill. Also, sometimes the hypertension is secondary to a cause which can be cured instead of the more common essential hypertension. Your doctor can help you sort it out. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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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