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Is Lemon Juice Good For High Blood Pressure
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
Yes, but...: The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number). The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
ECGC: Green tea contains a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ecgc) which was shown in rats to decrease systolic blood pressure. A study by y.C. Yang indicated that consistent use of green tea can lower risk of developing high blood pressure. However, the caffeine in green tea may cause a blood pressure increase in some individuals. ...Read more
Maybe...: Paprika is an anti-inflammatory. As such it may help to attenuate the underlying defect of type 2 dm, cellular Insulin resistance. Since hypertension is also due to ir, it may help with both. So does garlic, onion, fennel and cinnamon, the latter published in nejm last year. Exercise and low glycemic index diet are still the two best options. ...Read more
Adjunct only: Apple cider vinegar is promoted as being very good for EVERYTHING. This is perhaps okay because the stuff is safe, but you'd be reading uncritically if you were to accept all these claims. Don't neglect fitness, other lifestyle changes, and perhaps medication to address cardiovascular issues like these. Best wishes. ...Read more
It can't hurt though: I am not aware of any research in regards to supporting this statement. ...Read more
Neither: There is little data that bittermelon is good or bad for hbp patients. ...Read more
Never heard of that: but it is tasty.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lemon juice BP: 27 M from Bagdad asks is lemon juice good in kidney impairment and does it lower BP? Not sure about "good". I specialize in high blood pressure for 52 years and have never heard or read that lemon juice lowers BP. Key factor for BP in Kidney impairment in general your salt intake. The higher the salt intake the higher the BP. Recommend app fitness pal to track Na/K intake and show ur Dr. &Discuss ...Read more
Bogus: Those claims are all bogus or, at least, unproven. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. After all, that's how WWI got started. :) ...Read more
LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Probably: A meta-analysis looking at 8 studies looking at garlic and hypertension showed that 3-4 studies showed reduction in blood pressure. However there were flaws in methodology and there needs to be more studies before recommending this routinely. Probably safe to try it and see if it works for you.Fyi, if you are overweight, any attempt and successful weight loss will reduce blood pressure. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for vitamin C in orange juice and ascorbic acid to affect high blood pressure medication?
Yes and no: Vit c in normal doses does not impact BP meds. Orange juice and other sweet liquids (all juice, soda, gatorade, etc) will increase your blood pressure - this will cause a relative decrease in the effectiveness of your meds. Liquids with over 10 cal/serving (except non-fat milk in moderation) are not good for you. Sweets in liquid form increase blood fats, belly fat & ultimately blood pressure. ...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
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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