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How do I lower my blood pressure?

How do I lower my blood pressure?

By yourself?: Don't attempt this by yourself. The safest way is to see your doctor, be evaluated for your nutrition and BMI and, if necessary, receive medication. Meanwhile, avoiding salt is a good thing. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 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 do I lower my blood pressure fast?

How do I lower my blood pressure fast?

Not advised: Rapid reduction of BP is very dangerous. If you have high blood pressure, lower it gradually and safely over weeks to months. ...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 do I raise my blood pressure?

How do I raise my blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: No reason to do so unless passing out or dizziness associated with low blood pressure. If such symptoms, then increasing salt and fluid intake is the first treatment. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure?

How can I lower blood pressure?

Lower blood pressure: To do it immediately, and depending on the severity of your numbers, you should see a doctor and get prescribed anti-hypertensive medications. In the long run, you could lose weight, exercise, cut out fatty/cholesterol rich foods that over time will clog your arteries and worsen BP, decrease salt in your diet, stop smoking if you smoke, and overall live a healthier lifestyle to improve outcomes. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

Diet for BP: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding salt to food. Eat extra potassium. Avoid high-fat meats. Take supplements of calcium and magnesium, and coenzyme q is worth a try. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my blood pressure?

What can I do to lower my blood pressure?

Take meds: While, low-salt & low caffeine help some, it is not all. Also, not all can reduce life stress. If you are overwt, could lose down to goal. If your family has high bp, you may fail with all these efforts. Time ticks while trying them--get BP controlled w/meds--you can always have them stopped when wt down / diet changed / life calmer (/...Pigs fly...). Don't let HTN hurt you while you try things. ...Read more

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How do I lower my high blood pressure without meds?

How do I lower my high blood pressure without meds?

Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle modifications are essential to treating hypertension. Weight loss, smoking cessation, decrease in alcohol consumption, exercise, low sodium diet (2400 mg/day) which is very difficult, a diet rich in potassium and vegetables. These are all extremely important measures. Ask your doctor for further info. ...Read more

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How can you raise my blood my blood pressure?

See below: Eat 6-8 grams of salt a day. Drink 4-6 liters a day. Be sure you're not any meds that might lower your bp. Be checked for renal disease, thyroid disease, blood loss, chronic infection. ...Read more

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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 lower blood pressure and cholesterol?

How can I lower blood pressure and cholesterol?

See below: You need to see a doctor and follow the advice about diet, weight control, and medications that may be prescribed. Losing weight, if you are even slightly overweight, will help with both. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally lower my blood pressure?

What can I do to naturally lower my blood pressure?

Exercise, diet, calm: First thorough checkup to make sure BP is not in danger range requiring meds, that exercise is safe and that there is not an easily treatable cause. Then regular cardio workouts 3 times a week, diet to lose excess weight and avoid masses of salt, calming practices such as meditation and yoga may be very helpful as well. If BP well over 140/90, meds are likely to be required even so. ...Read more

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How can I lower my genetic high blood pressure?

How can I lower my genetic high blood pressure?

HTN: not sure what you mean by genetic HTN, but generally unless you have some rare secondary cause of HTN, ie renal artery stenosis, etc, then HTN is treated like all other HTN. Low salt diet, weight loss, exercise, medications. ...Read more