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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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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?

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

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What kind of fruits & vegetables help to reduce high blood pressure?

What kind of fruits & vegetables help to reduce high blood pressure?

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

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What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to help lower high blood pressure daily?

What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to  help lower high blood pressure daily?

None: There are no vitamins, fruits, or foods that lower bp. Achieving and maintaining normal body weight and avoidance of xs salt are the only nutritional effects on bp. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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.

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

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Is it true that massage can help lower blood pressure?

Is it true that massage can help lower blood pressure?

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 more

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Can you tell me if there are foods known to help lower blood pressure?

Start Here: This works for roughly 75% of the population. About 1/4 of people aren't very responsive to it. http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/guide/dash-diet. ...Read more

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Can coq10 help lower blood pressure?

Can coq10 help lower blood pressure?

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 more

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