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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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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 you control high blood pressure without medication?

How can you control high blood pressure without medication?

Yes: Lifestyle modification including increased exercise, weight loss and sodium restriction can all be helpful on controlling blood pressure. There also a specific diet called dash dietary approach stop hypertension which has been well studied. ...Read more

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How can we control high blood pressure?

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 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 to control high blood pressure without drugs?

How to control high blood pressure without drugs?

Several ways: One, try a low sodium (salt) high potassium diet. Two, make sure your are physically active. Three, make sure your weight is reasonable. This is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What diet can help me control high blood pressure.

Low salt diet. : When it comes to BP lowering, low salt diet would be helpful. Though a lot of fruits and vegetables will help as well. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without medcine?

How to control high blood pressure without medcine?

Several ways: Weight loss, low salt intake, regular physical activity, avoiding or moderating alcohol intake, and a dash diet all help treat high blood pressure, as can treating underlying conditions. If the blood pressure is not that high, it is worth trying these things first, but if it's really high, medicine is required. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure without medicine.

How to control high blood pressure without medicine.

Lifestyle changes: A combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat are the best foods to lower high blood pressure. Also, getting in at least 30 mins of cardiac exercise daily is extremely helpful. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 2 drinks per day. Keep a healthy body weight/BMI. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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. M. Hytham Beck
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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