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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
Hypertension : Hypertension work with your doctor to achieve control. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I have anxiety my blood pressure gets high. How can I control this? Is there anything i can take?
I m 33 year's woman. I have blood pressure 150/100.i have old acidity problem also.is this acidity problem is the cause of bp?how can i control bp ?
Hi im 38 and my blood pressure has been 144/100. I don't want to have to take medicine because of the side effects. I really want to try and control i?
It depends...: In general, high blood pressure is treated because of the potential for disastrous consequences, such as heart attack and stroke the longer it is left untreated. The more risk factors you have (such as your age, cholesterol levels, presence of diabetes, weight, etc), and the higher the pressure has been will all contribute to increased risk. First thing to do, though, is check on another cuff! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medication, exercise: You and your doctor should talk about the best way to control high blood pressure. Whether you need to go on medication will depend on how high your blood pressure is and your risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Many people need more than one drug to control high blood pressure. Following the dash diet and getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5 days a week usually help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Weight loss, exercise, stress reducing activities, pets can all help. Some patients need more than one type of blood pressure pill. Also, sometimes the hypertension is secondary to a cause which can be cured instead of the more common essential hypertension. Your doctor can help you sort it out. ...Read more
Several ways: Weight loss, low salt intake, regular physical activity, avoiding or moderating alcohol intake, and a dash diet all help treat high blood pressure, as can treating underlying conditions. If the blood pressure is not that high, it is worth trying these things first, but if it's really high, medicine is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Uncontrolled BP: There could be many reasons for poorly controlled hypertension. It could be something as simple as poor dietary compliance (low salt diet) or there could be medical conditions leading to refractory hypertension. Working closely with your nephrologist or hypertension specialist is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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