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How to lower high blood pressure?

How to lower high blood pressure?

Great question: Avoid salt. Achieve and maintain normal weight. If you're overweight, just the process of being on a diet (even before there's any weight loss) will lower bp. Google the "dash" diet. Exercise daily. Aside from these lifestyle changes, you'll need anti-hypertensive medication(s). Your doctor is your ally. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What does lower high blood pressure?

What does lower high blood pressure?

Blood Pressure Treat: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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How to lower high blood pressure quick?

How to lower high blood pressure quick?

Medication: Medicines are very helpful to lower BP quickly. Diuretics are an example. ...Read more

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What are ways to lower high blood pressure?

What are ways to lower high blood pressure?

MANY: I'm glad you asked. Non medical ways are your first line and include diet and exercise: Lower salt in your diet, lower fat consumption, moderate exercise (walking for 30 minutes 5 times a week). If you are in the habit of taking NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen, motrin, aleve- those can also increase your BP. Reduce stress. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What foods could lower high blood pressure?

What foods could lower high blood pressure?

Fewer foods: If you're overweight, losing weight, ie eating less food, will lower your blood pressure. Avoiding excess sodium chloride (table salt) will also lower bp. There aren't any effective foods that will actively lower your BP - it's all about what you don't eat. ...Read more

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Any quick way to lower high blood pressure?

Phlebotomy: Taking off a unit or two of blood will promptly lower your blood pressure. It's safer and more advisable to lower BP slowly. A low salt diet and antihypertensive medications are the usual means. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

What can I do to lower 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. To lower blood pressure , this helps as well. So does exercise ...Read more

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What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

What food is best to lower high blood pressure?

A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc..These are so called modifiable risk factor--you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well.If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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