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In what ways does iodine help control blood pressure?

In what ways does iodine help control blood pressure?

Needed for thyroid: Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland in the neck to produce a normal amount of thyroid hormone. Lack of iodine causes low (hypo) thyroid hormone, which lowers the heart rate and leads to abnormal blood pressures (bp can be higher or lower than normal). On the other hand, too much thyroid hormone leads to higher heart rates and higher blood pressures. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Is ingesting iodine bad for blood pressure?

Is ingesting iodine bad for blood pressure?

WHY?: Why do you want to supplement iodine? Excess iodine can lead to thyroid problems in some people, and many people get skin rashes from iodine. There's lots of iodine in your diet, particularly salt and bread. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are best ways to control high blood pressure?

Could you tell me what are best ways to control high blood pressure?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress take any medications your doctor prescribes. ...Read more

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Please what are the drugs to help control high blood pressure?

Please what are the drugs to help control high blood pressure?

Many: There are many drugs can help control high blood pressure but the appropriate medication depends on your other medical conditions and body habits. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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What diet can help me control high blood pressure.

Low salt diet. : When it comes to BP lowering, low salt diet would be helpful. Though a lot of fruits and vegetables will help as well. ...Read more

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Are there lifestyle changes that help to control high blood pressure?

Are there lifestyle changes that help to control high blood pressure?

Yes, many: Lifestyle changes that are beneficial for blood pressure include reducing weight (if overweight), daily cardiovascular exercise, meditation, avoidance of dietary salt and saturated fats and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Which medicines control blood pressure?

Which medicines control blood pressure?

Lots of choices.: There are many different types of medications to control blood pressure. Diuretics decrease sodium and fluid retention. Beta blockers decrease the force of heart contractions. Vasodilators relax blood vessel tension. Ace inhibitors block chemicals that raise bp. Alpha blockers adjust blood vessel tone. Many patients need more than one drug to achieve ideal control. Combination pills are available. ...Read more

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How is blood pressure controlled outside of medication, I take meds.?

How is blood pressure controlled outside of medication, I take meds.?

Lots of ways!: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet! ...Read more