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How can you increase your blood pressure?

How can you increase your blood pressure?

Salt,see below: The fastest way is salt, caffeine, decongestants. Aging and gaining weight work but they are slower. But there is no need to do any of this unless you are symptomatic from hypotension with dizziness or fainting. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 to reduce your blood pressure?

How to reduce your blood pressure?

No easy ways: Weight loss, dash diet (see: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/dash-diet/hi00047) and regular exercise will help. Beyond those recommendations, medications are necessary. ...Read more

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How soon can you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

How soon can you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

It's individual: Depends on the cause of the high blood pressure. If you're obese, then exercise can help reduce blood pressure when it's combined with good nutrition and weight loss. If you have kidney problems, if you eat a fast food/junk food diet, if you have an extremely stressful lifestyle, or any other cause for hypertension, then exercise won't reduce your blood pressure until you deal with the cause. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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How soon could you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

Exercise and BP: You may see changes in a few weeks after starting exercise and these will continue and may increase over time, but it needs to be aerobic exercise done for 20 to 30 minutes minimum. ...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 you prevent high blood pressure?

How can you prevent high blood pressure?

Get Family History!: Holiday family gatherings are excellent times to ask family members about their health histories. Learning about what symptoms, conditions, treatments they had can be helpful. It is also important to find out how their siblings prevented getting a condition like hypertension. Did they eat right stay slim, exercise, avoid tobacco, manage stress? Those are things people can do to try to prevent it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

Can you tell me how kidney disease increase your blood pressure?

Hormones: The kidney aside from filtering the body also produces hormones and other substances that create red blood cells and regulate the tension of you arteries thus altering blood pressure. High blood pressure hurts the kidney, injured kidneys will alter vascular tone thus you pressure may increase as well ...Read more

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How can you relieve blood pressure?

Normal weight: Attain and maintain normal body weight. Avoid excess salt in your diet. Other than those 2 tips, there's little you can do except to take medication. If you're opposed to medication, consider this: we're very fortunate that there are many cheap, effective, well tolerated meds available. Much of the extension of life expectancy in the last century has been due to availability of BP meds! ...Read more

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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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Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Variable methods: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more