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How to lower high blood pressure?

How to lower high blood pressure?

Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication(s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more

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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 lower high blood pressure quick?

How to lower high blood pressure quick?

Medication: Medicines are very helpful to lower BP quickly. Diuretics are an example. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Eat healthy food: Stop high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance that eventually causes high BP. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Get some sunshine daily. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure?

How to lower blood pressure?

Low salt: Reduce sodium Intake. Work to achieve ideal weight, Caffeine only in moderation. Regular aerobic exercise. Take medication as prescribed by you physician. ...Read more

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How can it be that my blood pressure increases when my pulse rate goes low?

How can it be that my blood pressure increases when my pulse rate goes low?

Carotid body : There is a set of receptors in the carotid arteries in the neck. Increased blood pressure can stretch the carotid arteries and stimulate the carotid bodies which slow the heart by sending a signal to the vagus nerve. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat : A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables , nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. To lower blood pressure , this helps as well. So does exercise ...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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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

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What can I do to lower my blood pressure when it gets high after i've already taken my blood pressure medication?

What can I do to lower my blood pressure when it gets high after i've  already taken my blood pressure medication?

Hmmm: You can try meditation / yoga / biofeedback types of stress reducers to see if they help. More likely, you should be keeping a BP diary (date/time and reading, also with entries for what time you take your med(s)), and then take this in to your doctor--you might be undermedicated, or on non-ideal medicine for you. Get a few days' worth of data and ask your doc. ...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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What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

What to do when my blood pressure is very high?

Hypertension: When your blood pressure is very high you should go to the doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening, what to do?

I have high blood pressure readings when sitting and in the evening, what to do?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor. It may be truly elevated or it may be something related to the instrument and the way you are taking the blood pressure. Your doctor will check the blood pressure and take appropriate action. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure easily?

How to lower blood pressure easily?

No easy way: aerobic exercise 30-45 minutes a day and reducing salt intake are the easiest lifestyle changes one may make to deal with hypertension. Relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation have also been successful. Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

Agree w Dr. Koch: There is an acupuncture protocol that can safely and quickly lower blood pressure. However, for lasting results look to appropriate medications, exercise, healthy weight, healthy nutrition, etc. ...Read more

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How can I keep my diastolic number low when checking my own blood pressure?

How can I keep my diastolic number low when checking my own blood pressure?

Treat hypertension: If you have hypertension, either systolic or diastolic, be sure you follow a low sodium diet, exercise and be in ideal body weight. If you need medicines: Take them REGULARLY. There are NO shortcuts IF you are going to measure your BP be sure you use the right technique after resting for a few minutes and do it with reliable BP machine. Trust your doctors ...Read more

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How can lower my blood pressure quickly?

How can lower my blood pressure quickly?

Do you need to?: If you have high blood pressure at your age then you should probably be examed and have a work up. If you are asymptomatic you don't necessarily need to 'quickly' lower your BP. ...Read more