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Is there a certain fruit or vegetable that may help lower blood pressure?

Is there a certain fruit or vegetable that may help lower blood pressure?

Not really: There is no particular fruit or vegetable that is proven to lower blood pressure. Fruits have lots of sugar and starch, which can lead to pre-diabetes (not good for the cholesterol or arteries). Vegetables would be a better bet, but one should avoid high salt (sodium) items. Avoid adding salt during cooking, because salt increases blood pressure. V8 vegetable juice has a low sodium variety. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Is there any herbs or spices that can cause blood pressure to rise?

Is there any herbs or spices that can cause blood pressure to rise?

See List Below: Herbs That May Increase Blood Pressure: Aniseed St. Johns Wort Capsicum Parsley Blue Cohosh Vervain Chaste Berry Bayberry Licorice Ginger Ginseng Ephedra Pau d'Arco Coltsfoot Gentian Cola alkaloids Broom alkaloids Calamus amines Guarana Actually the list of Herbs that may cause Hypotenstion (Low Blood Pressure) is much longer. ...Read more

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Are there any high blood pressure meds that improves or helps a mans erection?

Are there any high blood pressure meds that improves or helps a mans erection?

Unfortunately you'll: Find yourself is a bit of a predicament. As uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction but by the same token many of the medications used to control blood pressure can also lead to erectile dysfunction. For a young gentleman you are on an interesting blood pressure regimen. At some point, you may want to address these concerns with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Is there a salt substitute that can help with blood pressure?

Is there a salt substitute that can help with blood pressure?

Yes: There is a salt substitute that has less sodium on the grocery shelf.It has more potassium and has a lighter shade of blue label. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is the best fruit or vegetable in order to increase blood level in a diabetic female?

Any suggestions on which is the best fruit or vegetable in order to increase blood level in a diabetic female?

Diabetes: A couple of things. 1: I prefer you use the term "woman with diabetes" particularly if you have type 2 diabetes. The goal in your management is to get rid of diabetes. Yes is does happen in type 2! 2: Go on-line to NuVal.com and see what foods are good and what are not. ...Read more

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Is it true that some of Chinese tea can help lower down the high blood pressure ?

Is it true that some of Chinese tea can help lower down the high blood pressure ?

NO may calm u down: but only thing will help to is by proven medications under your doctor's supervision and will prevent complications from blood pressure. ...Read more

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First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

First aid to lowering high blood pressure and when is it a state of emergency? Presume there are no past conditions known.

Rarely emergent: It's never good to lower BP fast! it becomes a more urgent issue if there are symptoms present: angina, heart failure, encephalopathy. In that circumstance, gradual reduction in BP over several hours is indicated. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. I understand that I have to reduce salt. Are there other food or veritable that i can be taking to reduce salt in the body?

I have high blood pressure. I understand that I have to reduce salt. Are there other food or veritable that i can be taking to reduce salt in the body?

Food for HTN: Great question: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Look up DASH Diet. ...Read more

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On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

Salt: Salt does cause fluid retention and therefore increases blood pressure. Very low blood sugar can cause release of adrenaline which raises blood pressure, other than that, I do not know of any interaction with particular foods. ...Read more

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Is there some brain condition that you can get by eating certain foods or too much of a particular food?

Is there some brain condition that you can get by eating certain foods or too much of a particular food?

Atherosclerosis: Too much fatty foods, such as red meat may cause "hardening of the arteries", atherosclerosis, whereby brain or coronary blood flow is insufficient for function. Parasites can be deadly, such as pork tapeworm. ...Read more

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Would eating a gram of potassium chloride lower blood pressure, and eating a gram of salt raise it? Is there a certain ratio you should have?

Would eating a gram of potassium chloride lower blood pressure, and eating a gram of salt raise it? Is there a certain ratio you should have?

Somewhat unrelated: Though extra salt (or sodium) in your diet can definitely contribute to increasing blood pressure (especially in the long run), the extra potassium would not affect your blood pressure, neither increasing nor decreasing it. Thus, there is no ratio needed. ...Read more

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Is there a pill that can be used to raise blood pressure?

Is there a pill that can be used to raise blood pressure?

Not always needed: Low blood pressure doesn't always need to be elevated. If you are not having symptoms of lightheadedness or dizziness you may not need any medication at all. There are some medicines that we will use in people who have a need to have their blood pressure raised. ...Read more

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What are the main foods, vegetables, and fruits that can stimulate or reactivate pancreas or may be recomended for diabetic patients?

What are the main foods, vegetables, and fruits that can stimulate or reactivate pancreas or may be recomended for diabetic patients?

Condisder raw foods: Dr. Gabriel cousens has found that a raw food vegan diet can have dramatic benefits for diabetes, often totally reversing type 2 and reducing Insulin requirements for type 1. See http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ; http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 for details. Ginger has been found to be esp. Beneficial- see http://bit.Ly/15zcnkz i would emphasize low-glycemic fruits like berries ; pomegrantes ; avoid tropical fruits. ...Read more

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I have a law blood pressure of 90/60. Is there any danger that a damage might be caused to the peripheral heart nerves and should i take a medication?

I have  a law blood pressure of 90/60. Is there any danger that a damage might be caused to the peripheral heart nerves and should i take a medication?

If you are healthy: with a normal blood pressure of 90/60 & no symptoms- then I would not worry. However, if you are ill and this is a marked drop in your normal blood pressure - would discuss that further with your physician. ...Read more

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Other than colestipol what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids (and is that a bad thing)?

Other than colestipol what medications can lower blood levels of carotenoids (and is that a bad thing)?

You mean cholesterol: Colestipol is a bile sequestrant drug mostly used to lower cholesterol. These meds have fallen a bit out of favor due the superiority of statins and far fewer adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if i can!

Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if i can!

No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more

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Might there be a correlation between the obesity and diatbetes problems and the switch to corn syrup as a sweetener?

Might there be a correlation between the obesity and diatbetes problems and the switch to corn syrup as a sweetener?

Carb Calories Count!: Non-insulin dependent diabetes is related to obesity, which is caused by excessive intake of carbs, such as those present in sugars for all sources. The origins of the global obesity epidemic can be tracked to our modern life style where activity has been engineered out of daily life, while we eat larger portions of calorie dense processed foods. The body stores unused calories as fat cells. ...Read more