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What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc. These are so called modifiable risk factor--you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well. If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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What the best medication for high blood pressure?

What the best medication for high blood pressure?

Any one: The one that will reduce your blood pressure to normal levels without side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

Exercise: Maintain a normal weight & avoid large amounts of sodium in your diet also alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures. ...Read more

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What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

At night: There is recent medical evidence out that taking your BP meds at night leads to better control of your blood pressure that ultimately decreases your risk of cardiac and renal disease. ...Read more

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What's the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

What's the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Low sodium : Low sodium foods will help. A 2 gram sodium diet is helpful but even with this, medications are usually required. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

What is the best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

Depends: Cornerstone of blood pressure control is diet (low salt) excercise (30 min walk three times per week) reduction of anxiety, good sleep, low caffeine and alcohol intake and weight maintenence near ideal body weight. Beyond that is appropriate use of medications depending on the other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to lower high blood pressure?

Best: Decrease overall salt intake, monitor your weight and take medications as prescribed by your doctor if your BP is elevated. Need to clearly have a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

The "best" depends: There is no one the best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?

What is the best medication to treat high blood pressure?

Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a moot point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read more

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What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

Life style...: Low salt diet with variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grain and light on meat; regular aerobic exercise; attaining an ideal body weight; good stress and time management and a healthy attitude to life. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to lower my high blood pressure naturally?

What are the best tips to lower my high blood pressure naturally?

See below: Diet, especially a low salt diet, weight loss, alcohol in moderation, excercise, no smoking. If not effective then medical therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Which is the best high blood pressure medication at the age of 42?

Weight loss : A very common cause of high BP is metabolic syndrome, caused by excessive carbohydrates and sugars in your diet. High fructose corn syrup is the worst offender. You are better off fixing what is wrong then trying to find the "best drug". The best medicine is prevention. ...Read more

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What is the best midecin for high blood pressure for age above 50?

What is the best midecin for high blood pressure for age above 50?

Depends: There are many good options for whatever age. The right medicine is determined by what is causing the high blood pressure, how high it is, other meds you are taking, and insurance coverage, and other factors. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are the best ways to control high blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are the best ways to control high blood pressure?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress
take any medications your doctor prescribes. ...Read more

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The Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

The Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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Which herbs are considered the best for controlling high blood pressure?

Which herbs are considered the best for controlling high blood pressure?

Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read more

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I am 60yr old male with high blood pressure. What is the best way to lower it?

I am 60yr old male with high blood pressure. What is the best way to lower it?

No salt, lose wt: Exercise, diet and a low salt intake is a good way to start. You should see your physician to make sure you are not at risk due to extremely high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best method to lower high blood pressure naturally?

Could you tell me what's the best method to lower high blood pressure naturally?

Simple is better: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain, and less salt. The more processed the food is, the more likelihood is that it will contain salt and other preservatives that may adversely affect bp. Also, increasing exercise and weight loss help. If there is any question of sleep apnea, get tested. That, too, can increase bp. ...Read more

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Can I know please what is the best way to lose an 8 kgs? I have a high blood pressure!

Can I know please what is the best way to lose an 8 kgs? I have a high blood pressure!

Diet & exercise: Are key... Why 8 kgs? This will likely take 3-6 months depending upon where you are starting from & how intensely you pursue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to always have a consistent high blood pressure? What the cause? And what is the best practice to reduce it. Thanks

Not normal.: Consistent high blood pressure > 140/90 is hypertension. Treatment is to avoid things that might elevate it such as alcohol and salt and to engage in active diet exercise and wt loss. Next step is to treat with medications if necessary. ...Read more

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What are the best preventative methods for high blood pressure?

What are the best preventative methods for high blood pressure?

Hard work & meds: Diet, exercise & weight loss are first steps & if ineffective medications of which there are a slews of potential choices. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with beta blocker?

What type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with beta blocker?

Just about any: We often combine beta blockers w/mild diuretics, ace inhibitors, arb, ccb, etc. Many patients need 3 or more BP lowering medications to achieve their goal bp. It's just a matter of choosing a drug from each class, looking for secondary gain if possible, while avoiding side effects. Diuretics are good if you have swollen feet. Ace inhibitors & arbs protect heart in CHF & kidneys in diabetcs. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take my high blood pressure pill 20mg olmetec morning or at night?

Best time for BP med: Olmetec is a BP medication with a dosing schedule of one a day. There are reports in the medical literature that is probably better to take BP meds at night, so I would say it would be better to take your o once a day before you go to sleep. ...Read more

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Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?

Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?

Any: The low dosage of beta blocker would not especially influence my choice of a second agent except for the fact that medications like verapamil or Diltiazem also slow the pulse as does the beta blocker. So one would want to make sure that the beta blocker has not significantly lowered the pulse. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

What is the best time to take the medication for high blood pressure? Morning or evening? After food or before food?

BP medication: Very good question. Data show that taking BP meds in the evening after food is best. Many BP pills though are not 24 hour pills. Amlodipine is about 18 hours duration. Taking it in the evening is best. ...Read more

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The Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

The Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Diet and Hi BP: The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke; ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best natural cure for high blood pressure?

DASH diet: Although not a cure, compliance with a low sodium dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet has been shown to be as effective as any single antihypertensive agent. The details of the diet can be found using any search engine. Additionally, exercise and weight loss as well as increased potassium intake may help to lower bp. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, 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


Dr. Janice Alexander
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more