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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. Jon Fishburn
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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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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.

What diet can help me control high blood pressure.

Low salt: If salt sensitive. Weight loss toward ideal body weight if overweight will also lower bp, but will take time. Should be on meds when BP high, and can always stop them after life changes / weight loss success. ...Read more

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What to do to help lower blood sugar besides using medicine?

Depends: Exercise can lower blood sugar if there is enough Insulin present to put the sugar into cells. If the high blood sugars are from type 2 diabetes eating food with a low glycemic index (less sugar, more fiber) can help. Losing weight can also often help blood sugars return to a more normal range. ...Read more

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How can a water pill help lower blood pressure?

How can  a water pill help lower blood pressure?

Hypertension: Diuretics lower pressure both by removing fluid from the body and decreasing vascular resistance. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some effective ways of lowering my blood glucose levels?

Could you tell me what are some effective ways of lowering my blood glucose levels?

It depends on your c: It depends on your current condition. If you do not have diabetes, then weight reduction by eating less and increased exercise is the best way to reduce borderline(prediabetes) type of problems. Once a diagnosis of diabetes has been made, then you have to use medicines either pills or Insulin to lower your suagr. You need to have your doctor monitor you and guide you for proper medical control of. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure what to do besides prescription pills?

A few things: Assuming a full work up was done....Increasing sodium intake (salt) , increase water intake, support stockings, dont get up too quicly. Other than that when you fell a spell coming on lye down and wait for it to pass. If this doesnt work and your still severly symptomatic you need medications such as flourinef or midodrine. In severe cases driving would be restricted until treatment was theraputic. ...Read more

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What does drinking pickle juice do to help the body? Will it help lower blood pressure levels of 152/100 with a pulse of 110 for a female 24 years of

What does drinking pickle juice do to help the body? Will it help lower blood pressure levels of 152/100 with a pulse of 110 for a female 24 years of

Pickle juice: Largely this is nonsense; I'd expect it contains electrolytes readily available elsewhere ,large amount of sodium risking those with hypertension or heart failure ;acid Ph to dissolve your dental enamel etc etc !! ...Read more

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What are some ways to control blood sugar level?

What are some ways to control blood sugar level?

Meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. ...Read more

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What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

What will having low blood pressure do to the body?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure is what keeps the blood moving around the body. Too low and you have shock and death. Too high and you have increased chance of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What are common over-the-counter blood pressure pills that i can use to lower my blood pressure?

That Work?: Maybe someone else has a good idea, but i'm unaware of any otc pills that safely and reliably lower blood pressure. I would ask for proof from anyone who had a "natural" remedy that didn't involve exercise, diet, weight loss, or salt restriction. ...Read more

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How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

Diuresis: They act on the tubular part of the microscopic nephron in the kidney which filters out water and prevents reabsorption of that water in various parts of the tubule. Then this return blood deprived of water again circulates through the skin releases a plasma and it is avid for water and sucks it back. ...Read more

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