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How To Treat High Blood Pressure Immediately
Lifestyle, meds: Lifestyle changes can lower blood pressure a lot: limiting sodium intake in the diet (2 grams per day), losing weight (sometimes even 7-10 lbs) and exercising regularly (30+ minutes of brisk walking or equivalent, per day). One can often lower blood pressure by 10 or more systolic, and 5 or more diastolic points this way. Numerous classes of medications lower BP by targeting different pathways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Restrict salt: First and foremost is limiting salt intake to what nature intended, which is "not very much", and drinking plenty of water. If this does not work, you have gone beyond what natural medicine has to offer -- but also making a much better start than many people, and doing yourself a favor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are a lot of factors that affect what medicine should be given first. Race, whether you have diabetes, your age, and how high the blood pressure is would all be factors. Since many patients end up needing two or more medications, it often becomes a mute point which to start with. A thiazide diuretic, ace inhibitor, or arb are good choices for a starting medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has any doctor used taurine to treat high blood pressure? I am taking 1000 mg a day and my BP has dropped from 150/95 to 130/85.
No: The national institutes of health center for complementary and alternative medicine notes it's used for diabetic neuropathic pain. The epocrates alternative medicine database has no listing. Scanning the web, there are no credible claims that it lowers bp. I suspect that you are a victim of population bias in your research: your study group only consists of 1 person and i suspect few measurements. ...Read more
Not permanently: Permanent ? - no. However it can be helpful to reduce BP & to keep one relaxed and grounded. ...Read more
Yes : Yes it is more common than you think. High blood pressure leads to many complications including heart disease, kidney disease, strokes, and many other vascular / circulation complications such as impotence. This may be difficult to treat because some the medication that treat high BP also can make the impotence worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im a 57 year old women and my BP is 88 over 59, good or bad? Im treated on meds for high blood pressure now, take meds daily
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...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
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