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Is Tea Good For High Blood Pressure
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
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
Neither: There is little data that bittermelon is good or bad for hbp patients. ...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
Ramipril and BP: Yes, ramipril is one of the drugs of the ace-i family and is an effective for lowering blood pressure. The hope study was published earlier showing it was effective not only lowering bp, but also reducing cardiovascular complications of hypertension. The response to its lowering BP and proteinuria (p) is dependent on its dosing. The higher the dose the more BP and p is reduced. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Many good meds: Lisinopril is an excellent, low-cost BP medication and works well for many people. It is particularly a good first choice for kidney protection if someone is diabetic or prediabetic. In some people there can be a side effecst of cough or elevation in potassium levels. There are many BP medication choices out there so if Lisinopril doesn't work, your doctor can choose another medication later. ...Read more
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
Possibly: This is a very special diuretic aimed at blocking aldosterone which is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands causing salt retention and arterial constriction. If you have a condition leading to aldosterone excess this drug could work very well for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can't hurt though: I am not aware of any research in regards to supporting this statement. ...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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