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Can you tell me how I could lower my blood pressure for cdl test?

Can you tell me how I could lower my blood pressure for cdl test?

See below: If this applies to you: don't smoke, don't use alcohol, lose weight, eat no salt - do this for 6 weeks before your test. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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My blood pressure has been varying medical test normal (echo and tmt). Bp has been range of 120/80 to 130/90. Lower sometimes goes to 100. bp medicine?

My blood pressure has been varying medical test normal (echo and tmt). Bp has been range of 120/80 to 130/90. Lower sometimes goes to 100. bp medicine?

If your question is: Whether you should be treated for a diastolic blood pressure over 80, the answer is yes. You would like to keep your medical tests normal 5 and 10 years from now so treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and had a high blood pressure test at store. It's high? (Tested twice) How and how can I lower it?

I'm 19 and had a high blood pressure test at store. It's high? (Tested twice) How and how can I lower it?

BP: At 19 you should see your Doctor and be checked to be sure whether you really have high BP and if you do what the cause might be and treatment. ...Read more

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I have usually low blood pressure, but these couple of days my pressure is 70/40 and lower. Tests are okay. What to do?

I have usually low blood pressure, but these couple of days my pressure is 70/40 and lower. Tests are okay. What to do?

Hydration: The first thing is to drink plenty more fluids. It might be related to medications. Could potentially be related to low thyroid If you do not have history of heart problems add more slat to your diet. You might need evaluation of your adrenal glands ...Read more

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My doctor gave me medicine to decrease my post partum high blood pressure. My pressure is 125/95 now. Normal blood tests. Should I see a cardio doc?

+\-: Depends...on your confidence level with your primary care physician. Sounds like you've developed essential hypertension, and it's management will depend on things like weight loss, exercise, salt restriction, and perhaps the conscientious use of BP meds. Many PCPs are gifted at effecting this treatment, but I see many such cases, particularly if they become refractory to first line therapy. ...Read more

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Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

Does garlic help lower blood pressure?

Mayo says...: Per http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html, there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”. ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

How do I lower my blood pressure with diet?

Diet for BP: Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Avoid adding salt to food. Eat extra potassium. Avoid high-fat meats. Take supplements of calcium and magnesium, and coenzyme q is worth a try. ...Read more

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How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

How can I lower blood pressure w/out drugs?

Lifestyle for HTN: Reducing the amount of salt in your diet is usually the most effective way to lower blood pressure. Regular aerobic exercise for 30-45 minutes each day will lower blood pressure. Relaxation techniques and particularly yoga has been found to lower blood pressure. If these measures are not enough, you should take medications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be very dangerous and damaging. ...Read more

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Can whole-grain foods lower blood pressure?

Can whole-grain foods lower blood pressure?

Not alone.: Whole grain foods alone do not independently lower blood pressure. But, when combined with an overall healthy diet and exercise program, whole grain foods can contribute to normalization of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure?

Does exercise rise or lower blood pressure?

See below: During exercise, BP normally rises. This is healthy. Following exercise, BP falls, in facts, will fall below the baseline temporarily, because of the dilated blood vessels exercise causes. ...Read more

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How to lower blood pressure with out medication?

Healthy lifestyle: Diet and exercise, good night sleep, avoid fast food, snacks, excess salt, sugar and fat, fresh air, fresh fruits / vegetables. That said, all the above will help maintain a normal blood pressure or prevent development of of hypertension, however, if you already have the condition, better follow your doctor's advice and recommendations, hypertension can just be sign of another disease, good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to lower blood pressure with diet?

Is it possible to lower blood pressure with diet?

Yes!!: Diet can effect blood pressure in several ways. Many people are "salt sensitive" meaning that higher sodium foods and a high sodium diet disproportionately raises there blood pressure. Subsequently lowering dietary sodium will reduce it. Any loss of weight can help reduce blood pressure independent of other factors, and a low calorie diet is the key to weight loss. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure when it goes up?

How can I lower my blood pressure when it goes up?

Try to see why...: Blood pressure medications are generally taken on a schedule to keep the average blood pressure low. Rarely would one have to take medications only as needed for high blood pressure. If your BP is high periodically, try and identify why this could be (is it due to increase salt intake, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, stress, anxiety, pain, lack of sleep). Keep a BP chart and show if to your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally lower my blood pressure?

What can I do to naturally lower my blood pressure?

Exercise, diet, calm: First thorough checkup to make sure BP is not in danger range requiring meds, that exercise is safe and that there is not an easily treatable cause. Then regular cardio workouts 3 times a week, diet to lose excess weight and avoid masses of salt, calming practices such as meditation and yoga may be very helpful as well. If BP well over 140/90, meds are likely to be required even so. ...Read more

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Quickest way to lower blood pressure 61 yrs. White male

Quickest way to lower blood pressure 61 yrs. White male

Obviously: Obviously with medication. If you have high blood pressure and have not been treated please see your doctor right away. Otherwise, losing weight, decreasing your salt intake, decreasing stress can all lower your blood pressure. The "quickest" way is actually medication, however some patients find if they lay down in a dark room, relax, and focus on their breathing, this can lower thwir blood pressure pretty quickly.
Take care. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure without taking medicine?

How can I lower my blood pressure without taking medicine?

Exercise, meditation: Non-medication ways of reducing blood pressure include regular and consistent cardiovascular exercise (minimum 30 min., 4 days a week) and daily meditation. See my health guide for "meditation made easy" instructions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Low salt intake: IF bPIS ELEVATED iWOULD RESTRICT SODIUM INTAKE TO 1500 TO2000 MG/DAY AND IF IF I WAS OVERWEIGHT WOULD GO ON A LOW CALORIE WEIGHT REDUCTION DIET WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXCERCISE. ...Read more

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How does the excretory system work to lower blood pressure?

How does the excretory system work to lower blood pressure?

Complex: The kidneys are critical from a number of factors. They eliminate excess water from the circulatory system which keeps pressure from rising in the system. They also produce a number of chemicals like renin and angiotensin which constrict blood vessels which if out of balance can cause high bp. ...Read more

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What should one do to lower your blood pressure immediately?

What should one do to lower your blood pressure immediately?

Relax: There are things called vagal maneuvers that can very temporarily decrease filling to the heart and force of heart squeeze. They can be profound enough to cause you to pass out from low blood pressure. But I don't think that's what you're going for. In terms of non-drug interventions, relaxation is the fastest. This can be meditation or breathing exercises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Many ways: aerobic exercise 30-45 min a day can equal the effects of one BP pill! Salt restriction to 2, 000mg of sodium daily can also be effective. Sound sleep at night and relaxation techniques during a stressful day can also help. In the end many many people require medications to control this silent killer. ...Read more

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Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

Try diet change.: Reducing salt may help your blood pressure. Losing weight if you are overweight may help, but if your blood pressure is still high (over 140/90) medications are necessary. Lowering your blood pressure is important to reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure effectively with no medication?

How can I lower my blood pressure effectively with no medication?

See below: If you smoke, stop. Minimize alcohol.Lose weight. Avoid salt. Sleep. Deep breathing and relaxation exercises also can help. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some natural ways to lower blood pressure?

Please tell me what are some natural ways to lower blood pressure?

BP: Dash diet, regular aerobic exercise, don't smoke, minimize alcohol intake, learn to meditate but if your pressue is high be sure you're followed by your doc to be sure it gets normalized. ...Read more