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Lowering 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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
Hypertension: There is no safe way to do this yourself without mortal risk. ...Read more
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