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Is Olive Oil Bad For High Blood Pressure And Cholesterol
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
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
Can having high cholesterol cause chest pains? And on a cholesterol blood test, which is the bad cholesterol the HDL or LDL and triglycerides?
Sometimes: Chest pain can be caused by coronary vasospasm decreasing the blood flow to the heart. High choleserol and LDL can cause atherosclerosis which can make this worse and subsequently stop the flow of blood to the heart causing pain or cardiac arrest. Hdl is considered cardioprotective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...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
Cold water fish: Tuna, herring, mackeral, sardines and salmon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood sugar 125, little high cholesterol and triglyceride and vitamin d. Is this a severe problem?
Low salt, low fat: Low salt, low fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
Neither: There is little data that bittermelon is good or bad for hbp patients. ...Read more
Yes, you can: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just the opposite: Tree nuts are great for cardiovascular health. Some people's blood pressure can be sensitive to excess salt, so if nuts are salted blood pressure needs to be watched. Also all people with heart, liver or kidney failure need to avoid excess salt. But nuts are quite healthy. ...Read more
Never heard of that: but it is tasty.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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