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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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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
I had a spike in my blood pressure recently. My check up results are all okay. I eat mostly vegetables and fruits recently. How come i still experienc?
Blood pressure: You don't want to be diagnosed with high blood pressure after one visit. BP fluctuates. Follow it for a few weeks and see what it does. It is common for people to develop BP issues in their 40's and 50's - as you age, your blood vessels stiffen. Also genetic influences play a role. You can be the world's greatest athlete and eat a perfect diet and still have high blood pressure. ...Read more
See DASH diet: Fruits and vegetables are healthy for a variety of reasons and most people need to increase the amounts they eat. I am not aware of specific fruits or vegetables that have more effects on blood pressure. Low sodium and high potassium(high in fruits and vegetables) diet can help BP. The DASH diet (available with simple search on Google) is specific diet proven to lower BP. Best with low salt diet ...Read more
Which vegetables are good in combating high blood pressure?. My mom suffers from it, so i extract their juices for her to drink to keep her healthy.
Reds and greens!: Nitrates in beets are beneficial to relaxation of blood vessels. Combine beets with a little bit of ginger and honey for a delicious drink, ! used hey protein with dark cherry juice for a more filling smoothie. Kale and other green add fiber and powerful antioxidants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there pills to help lower blood pressure? If so, what are they and how do I get them? I believe this may be why i cannot keep an erection.
Yes. See doc. : There are at least 50 medications in common use to treat high bp. You will need to see your doc to get them. This is not likely the cause of your problem with erections. ...Read more
It can: Anything that helps you to relax, massage, a pleasant evening with friends, petting a friendly cat, can help to lower your blood pressure for a short time. Long-term blood pressure lowering requires more extensive lifestyle changes and possibly medication. If blood pressure is a problem for you, see your doctor to plan out your strategy for taking care of it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sort of: Coq10 may lower blood pressure a small amount according to review of studies in 2007. It wasn't a big wow change, though, like eating right, exercising, or stopping smoking. Also, we don't know if coq10 prevents heart attack and stroke. That's what we really want to know because that's what we're really trying to prevent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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