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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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How can you best control blood pressure?

Get your family doct: Blood pressure can be easily controlled. Find a good doctor to check you and give you the right medication...There are many good drugs which will get your BP in good shape. But it requires regular check ups and close monitoring for the years to come. Often the medicines have to be taken for the long hall unless your BP is only minimally high. ...Read more

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What are some medications used to control blood pressure?

What are some medications used to control blood pressure?

There are so many : Many classes of meds available now. Example: beta-blocker--toprol, coreg, bystolic, (nebivolol) inderal, labetalol; calcium chanel blocker--norvasc, cardizem, verapamil; diurectic--dyazide, chlorthalidone; ace-inhibitors--lisinopril, enalapril, captopril; arb-blocker--atacand, cozar, benicar, diovan; alpha-blocker--doxazosin/terazosin etc..This is just a partial list (i am running out of room). Consult doc. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and my blood pressure is out of control..Any suggestions?

I'm 16 and my blood pressure is out of control..Any suggestions?

Look for causes: Age 16 is quite young for typical hypertension. Would consider going in and getting evaluated, looking for some potential underlying causes. ...Read more

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Could you suggest a bulk herbs to mix to allow control blood pressure as a experiment?

Could you suggest a bulk herbs to mix to allow control blood pressure as a experiment?

Many herbs can help: Many herbs that have been proven to lower blood pressure, including hawthorne berries, garlic, polygonum cuspidatum (japanese knotweed, which has resveratrol), coleus forskohlii, chocolate, reishi & maitake mushrooms. However, each may only lower it a few points but can have combined benefits. Other useful measures include diets rich in fruits & vegetables, coq10, magnesium, exercise & meditation. ...Read more

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