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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 are some natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

What are some natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

Use systolic: For ambulatory or home monitoring, use systolic measurements (the top number) -- the diastolic measurements are less accurate. ...Read more

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What are some wholesome, natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

What are some wholesome, natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

Exercise; less salt: Reducing salt intake will help to decrease blood pressure. Exercise helps keep the heart healthy and the vascular system elastic enough to provide a good blood pressure. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies are good for blood pressure?

Which natural remedies are good for blood pressure?

Blood pressure : There are many natural approaches to blood pressure, but there are a lot of variables. For example, your age, the number of BP medications you're already on, your weight, etc. There is an 8-wk acupuncture program, studied and published through harvard medical school several years ago, that showed sustained lowering of BP for mild-to-moderate conditions without using medications. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for low blood pressure?

What are some natural remedies for low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Increasing your salt intake - chicken soup is highly recommended! - is one of the easiest and often prescribed remedies for slight hypotension. You did not include your actual blood pressure so this is a simple answer not considering any other health factors or concerns. Please see a doctor to make sure that you are being treated appropriately. Be careful. ...Read more

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Is garlic an effective remedy for lowering high blood pressure?

Probably: A meta-analysis looking at 8 studies looking at garlic and hypertension showed that 3-4 studies showed reduction in blood pressure. However there were flaws in methodology and there needs to be more studies before recommending this routinely. Probably safe to try it and see if it works for you.Fyi, if you are overweight, any attempt and successful weight loss will reduce blood pressure. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is best natural remedy for high blood pressure?

What is best natural remedy for high blood pressure?

None: There are no natural remedies. The best treatment can be recommended when the underlying cause can be identified. Weight loss, exercise, smoking cessation, reduced alcohol use , diet low in salt and rich in potassium are essential ways before meds are used. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for chronic high blood pressure?

What's the most natural treatment for chronic high blood pressure?

Diet and exercise: Keep weight in a healthy range. Eat lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. If you're not vegetarian, eat fish, poultry and lean meat. Even if you do eat meat, substitute non-meat protein dishes at more meals. Keep salt intake low. Get regular aerobic exercise. You may also want to practice relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or tai chi. ...Read more

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What is a good natural remedy for extreme high blood pressure like 200s?

What is a good natural remedy for extreme high blood pressure like 200s?

Medicine and a dr: There is no good natural remedy to control a blood pressure that high. You should see a physician as soon as possible to control this. Once the pressure is more acceptable, per your doctor, exercise, eating properly and weight loss can help reduce your blood pressure and may result in reducing medication , but first is medical treatment. ...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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Anyone know of any home natural remedy for high blood pressure?

Anyone know of any home natural remedy for high blood pressure?

Shiitake mushroom: Shiitake has beta glucan which relaxes blood vessel wall and helps lower bp. Make sure gut is not inflamed (raisebp) by taking glutamine and vitamin k. Anti inflammatory diets and essential fatty acid supplements helps. Take magnesium supplements daily. ...Read more

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What natural food/ remedy is good to control high blood pressure?

What natural food/ remedy is good to control high blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: A combination diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products and low in snacks, sweets, meats, and saturated and total fat are the best foods to lower high blood pressure. Also, getting in at least 30 mins of cardiac exercise daily is extremely helpful. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than 2 drinks per day. Keep a healthy body weight/BMI. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

Will blood for high blood pressure prevent erections?

U mean the medicine?: I assume you are talking about the medication to treat hypertension causing erection problem" yes, some can affect your erection. If you are taking medication for blood pressure issue and now experiencing significant ed trouble, consult your doc for re-eval and possible change of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more