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How can I reduce my diastolic blood pressure?

How can I reduce my diastolic blood pressure?

Several things: High diastolic pressure is usually related to volume retention due to kidney disease or high blood count. So usually medication that are vaso-dilators or diuretic or other blood pressure medications. Smoking, diabetes, sleep apnea or snoring and obesity are among the factors that elevate blood pressure therefore controlling these factors can also reduce blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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How can I reduce my high blood pressure?

How can I reduce my high blood pressure?

Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking, and stress reduction can all be helpful to reduce blood pressure. Medication can be used in addition to above, if severe or not well controlled. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I reduce blood pressure?

How can I reduce blood pressure?

Stay healthy: Eat well, keep a good weight, do not smoke, avoid too much caffeine, avoid too much salt, decrease stress. If all this fails, see a dr. for eval and possible BP medical management. ...Read more

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How can I increase my blood pressure?

How can I increase my blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise are a good start a small amount of iodized salt on your food may help, be careful. See a dietetian. ...Read more

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How can I lower my systolic blood pressure?

How can I lower my systolic blood pressure?

Meds, lifestyle: You can lower blood pressure with the use of medications. However, lowering blood pressure is also possible with regular exercise and a healthy diet that promotes weight loss. Decreased salt intake it important as well. Searching for the dash diet will give you good plan for dietary changes. ...Read more

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How can I decrease blood pressure?

How can I decrease blood pressure?

Complex answer: Lowering one's blood pressure to "normal" levels involves lifestyle changes, reduced salt intake, reduced alcohol intake, stress management, and in most cases, addition of small amounts of medication that work in a variety of different ways. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure?

How can I lower blood pressure?

Depends: Hi. If you're obese or overweight, weight loss may lower BP. Regular exercise may help lower BP. Weight loss is easier said than done, however. The most direct and proven means is to take BP meds ("antihypertensives"). Personally, I would never put off treating high BP with the hope that weight loss or exercise might control it. High BP injures and kills. Ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I reduce high blood pressure?

How can I reduce high blood pressure?

See your doctor: Avoid salt, don't smoke, be normal weight ,and take prescribed medications. ...Read more

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How can I raise my blood pressure?

How can I raise my blood pressure?

Salt: via eating salt or salt rich foods/drinks. There are also prescription meds you can obtain that achieve this same end. Ask your physician ...Read more

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How can I decrese blood pressure160/90?

How can I decrese blood pressure160/90?

Compliance: Restrict salt intake and start exercising as you are able, now. It is highly likely this will not be sufficient. Unless you want to risk having a massive brain hemorrhage and being left horribly disabled, get on the medication your physician will prescribe for you. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure.

How can I lower my blood pressure.

Several: Salt and alcohol restriction, wt loss, exercise. Avoiding meds which cause high bp, reducing stress and relaxation. ...Read more

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How can I lower my systolic without lowering my diastolic blood pressure?

How can I lower my systolic without lowering my diastolic blood pressure?

Difficult: Difficult as lowering systolic generally lowers diastolic as well. My question is why are you concerned about not lowering your diastolic bp. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

How can I lower my blood pressure?

Several Ways: Blood pressure that is elevated called hypertension is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke as well as other organ damage - esp kidney and eyes as well. Healthy diet with exercise can play a significant role as well as very affordable medications (many are only once daily). Recommendations today really encourage a goal of 120/80 or less for optimum risk reduction. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

How can I lower my blood pressure?

Healthy diet: Loosing weight usually will cause your blood pressure to drop. In some people, lowering salt consumption will also help. If neither of these is enough, and for a lot of people they aren't, then you need to take your medication and follow up with your dr. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure?

How can I lower my blood pressure?

The basics:: High blood pressure places you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Medications can lower the blood pressure, and many people need several medications to bring their BP down. Regular exercise, maintaining a normal weight, and watching your salt intake are extremely helpful measures. Remember that high blood pressure often has no symptoms; you must track it! ...Read more

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How can I increase blood pressure?

How can I increase blood pressure?

Go see your doctor: 1st, go see your doctor to see if your blood pressure is really too low and needs to be raised. Then purchase a BP cuff so that you can monitor as you try to raise it. Finally, do something like drink plenty of fluids, especially if you're dehydrated - hypovolemia can cause low blood pressure. Lab work will also show if you're anemic or not. Finally, you doc can talk to you about salt & meds . . . ...Read more

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How can I treat my low blood pressure?

How can I treat my low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Speak with your doctor to see whether your blood pressure is a concern and what to do about it, if the doctor says treatment is needed. ...Read more

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How can I raise my diastolic pressure?

How can I raise my diastolic pressure?

Why would you?: A low diastolic blood pressure could be due to leaking of the aortic valve or other problems so finding the cause is important. If you feel well, a low pressure, diastolic or systolic, may not be a bad thing. People with relatively low blood pressure live longer. And, how low are you talking about? ...Read more

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Diastolic Pressure (Definition)

Diastolic pressure is essentially the pressure in the blood vessels in between beats when the heart is filling for the next beat, or the "resting pressure". On a blood pressure meter it is the bottom number, with normal for most patients ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Diastolic Blood Pressure (Definition)

Is the lower number on BP reading measuring BP ...Read more