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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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I got high blood pressure how do I bring it down?

Dr. Lynne Weixel
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
31 years in practice
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I got high blood pressure how do I bring it down?

Depends: If you discovered this during a doctor's visit, ask that doctor for advice. It is important how high each reading is and other facts too. Very high may need medication and close monitoring. A bit high could respond to lifestyle changes: diet, smoking, stress, exercise, etc. Pharmacies, libraries, clinics - even gyms will have handouts - so will your doctor. Good for you! best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hypertension (Definition)

Hypertension is also known as High blood pressure. Moderate high blood pressure (moderate hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 160-179, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 100-109. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more


Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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I got high blood pressure and i went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?

Dr. Robert Killian
Board Certified, General Practice
23 years in practice
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I got high blood pressure and i went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?

Follow your Doctor: I would take the medication as prescribed by your physician. If you are overweight and/or are not exercising then both of those life style choices have to be changed for the better. Eat less sugar and less salt. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I got high blood pressure i want to know if i eat healthy like broccoli greens fruits would it bring down my high blood pressure?

Dr. Bradford Romans
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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I got high blood pressure i want to know if i eat healthy like broccoli greens fruits would it bring down my high blood pressure?

Low salt diet may : Help a little along with getting down to ideal body weight.However, if it's repeatedly high, take medicine to control it.If u lose the weight, and your BP gets too low, u can come off the meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Can Hibiscus tea can lower down high blood pressure?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Can Hibiscus tea can lower down high blood pressure?

NO: Proven , right medications under your doctor can lower your blood pressure , prevent complications , like stroke , heart attack etc , please your doctor and take hibiscus tea as health supplement. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Diana Metzger
Board Certified, Cardiology
25 years in practice
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Best foods to lower down hypertension or high blood pressure. Thanks?

Dr. Diana Metzger
Board Certified, Cardiology
25 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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How do I get high blood pressure down?

Dr. Michael Dansie
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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How do I get high blood pressure down?

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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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Given that if you exercise your blood pressure eventually goes down if you have a high blood pressure, but why?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Given that if you exercise your blood pressure eventually goes down if you have a high blood pressure, but why?

Not exactlly: Shortly after exercise, BP falls as you cool down. This is because your blood vessels dilated with exercise as you open vascular beds in your muscles and your total peripheral resistance falls. This is a short term effect and has no long term benefit for controlling hbp ...Read more

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Bp goes down on days i forget to take my high blood pressure meds?

Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Bp goes down on days i forget to take my high blood pressure meds?

Unusual: This is certainly not what is expected! I am glad you are following your bp. It would help to know what the numbers are, what other meds you take (i see the list above). It may be that something else is going on with your medical conditions. I recommend you follow-up with your physician to see what is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Board Certified, Cardiology
46 years in practice
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What should I do to take down my high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Mediterranean diet, salt care, regular aerobic and weight exercise and periodic blood pressure checks. Keep weight down.Work with your doctor to see if meds are needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Does meditation bring down blood pressure numbers, even when a person has hypertension.?

Dr. Seth Zeidman
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
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Does meditation bring down blood pressure numbers, even when a person has hypertension.?

It can: Meditation can certainly help lower blood pressure for some people. It doesn;t work for everyone. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Moderate high blood pressure (moderate hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 160-179, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 100-109. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hypertension (Definition)

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