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Is green tea good for high blood pressure?

Is green 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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

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 more

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Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Which is a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat : A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables , nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. ...Read more

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Is it good for drinking beer for high blood pressure?

Is it good for drinking beer for high blood pressure?

No: Drinking beer adds additional calories and weight to your body. The more your drink, the higher your weight is. The higher your weight is, then it is more likely that your high blood pressure will worsen. ...Read more

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Is paprika powder good for high blood pressure and diabetes 2?

Is paprika powder good for high blood pressure and diabetes 2?

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

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Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

Is ramipril good for lowering the high blood pressure?

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 more

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Is lisinaprl a good chose for lowering blood pressure?

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

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What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

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

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Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

Is spironnolact good for elevated blood pressure?

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 more

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

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Is non-vegetarian bad for high blood pressure?

No.: Just watch the salt in your food. Too much salt causes more high prtessure than the meat. ...Read more

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Is lisopronil a good high blood pressure meds?

Is lisopronil a good high blood pressure meds?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril is a good anti hypertensive medication. It is not necessarily one that we recommend as a first choice. We try and choose Meds appropriate to the individual. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure bad for pregnancy?

Is high blood pressure bad for pregnancy?

Maybe: Depends on your blood pressure and any other associated problems. Hypertension can be controlled and risk can be minimized. Close follow-up with your OB is essential to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. ...Read more

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Can drinking basil in water is good for dieting and high blood pressure?

Can drinking basil in water is good for dieting and high blood pressure?

It can't hurt though: I am not aware of any research in regards to supporting this statement. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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