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What to take at home for high blood pressure?

What to take at home for high blood pressure?

See below: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/dash/.

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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?

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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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 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 to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

What to do when blood pressure is low and i'm at home?

Rest &enough fluids: If symptomatic from low blood pressure with dizziness/ nausea/blocking sensation in ears/fast heart beats, sweating/cold and clammy-especially hands and feet /feeling dazed /confused/near fainting like episode , lie down flat, without a pillow to improv.Brain circ.If low BP is confirmed, drink fluids like gatorade which has sodium.If u r on BP meds, hold them. Call your doctor and get his recommenda. ...Read more

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How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

How can you lower high blood pressure, and keep it at a regular level?

High BP: Consult your family doctor to perform workup & determine the cause, so as to treat that. ...Read more

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How is blood pressure recorded at home easiest?

How is blood pressure recorded at home easiest?

Home Machine: You can get home blood pressure machines at many pharmacys and retail stores. Consult with your doctor about most appropriate machine for you. When you get a machine, take it to your doctors appointment and check your blood pressure as compared with the office measurement. ...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 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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What to do for low blood pressure and i'm home alone?

What to do for low blood pressure and i'm home alone?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

How can you get high blood pressure down in pregnancy?

Treat it: There are a number of medications that can be used for hypertension.Some are potentially harmful to baby, some less so.Treatment is based on many factors by your treating doc. Sometimes an early delivery must be planned to reduce damage to mom.Delivery is usually followed by an improvement, although it can take some time. ...Read more

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How should I control diabetes and high blood pressure ?

See MD: We have so many options now, that your md can pick correct diet and meds for you as an individual. ...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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How to control blood pressure?

How to control blood pressure?

Several ways: Avoid salt, exercise regularly, keep your weight down, and get a good nights sleep. If these things don't work then medications might be needed. ...Read more

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How is monitoring my blood pressure at home useful?

How is monitoring my blood pressure at home useful?

Blood pressure: Checking your blood pressure at home is an important part of managing high blood pressure (hypertension). The american heart association and other organizations recommend anyone with high blood pressure monitor his or her blood pressure at home. Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure in a familiar setting, make certain your medication is working, and alert you and your docto. ...Read more

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How to control my high blood sugar?

How to control my high blood sugar?

Many ways: Control and limit calorie intake. Diabetic cookbooks will help to guide you here. Avoid alcohol. Exercise regularly. Keep a normal weight - if necessary, lose weight. If your sugars are high, take medications (metformin, actos, bydureon, (exenatide) insulin) as indicated. ...Read more

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How to control high blood pressure, her age is 57 and even her sugar levels are high?

How to control high blood pressure, her age is 57 and even her sugar levels are high?

Be seen: There are many medications to treat hypertension and diabetes, but you need to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

What the best time to take high blood pressure meds?

At night: There is recent medical evidence out that taking your BP meds at night leads to better control of your blood pressure that ultimately decreases your risk of cardiac and renal disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


Dr. Patricia Foster
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more