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Natural Treatment Of 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes.: All patients with high blood pressure are recommended to change their lifestyle. This includes reducing the amount of salt and saturated fat in the diet, losing weight, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, and managing stress. If patients follow these recommendations and their blood pressure is well controlled, they may not need any blood pressure medication. Also see your doctor regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low Sodium: A low sodium diet works but is difficult to achieve: you must avoid all dairy foods which are naturally high in sodium and not eat boxed, canned or restaurant foods. This means eating only meats, fruits, grains and vegetables in their unsalted state by cooking with other flavoring agents like lemon or other juices, herbs and spices, but not prepared sauces like soy or a1 or worcestershire. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I have high blood pressure which would not be go down and except for the pills co-diovan. can you suggest such a natural alternative?
NO: Lose weight if you're over-weight. Don't smoke or use excessive alcohol. Avoid salt. Exercise regularly. Take your medicines. There are no other "natural" alternatives. The consequences of poorly controlled HTN are: renal failure, stroke, heart failure and heart attack. Overall life expectancy is shortened. ...Read more
After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, i want to stop. Is there an alternative natural remedy?
Possibly: If you are already at an ideal body weight, eat a healthy diet including limiting alcohol intake and exercise regularly you may have done most of what can be done naturally. As to non-drug remedies beyond these measures, I have to admit ignorance. Consultig with your personal caregiver may be helpful. Even if the above measures don't achieve a normal blood pressure they are good for us anyway! ...Read more
Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?
After 5 years of taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?
Low Salt Diet: The best natural remedy for blood pressure control is getting to your ideal body weight and mainting a low salt diet (less than 2 grams daily). If these methods fails, then their are other pharmacological medications that have been tested safely to help with hbp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individual: Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: Blood pressure is definitely increased with stress & massages often help relive stress. If you smoke, quitting can reduce bp, & if you are overweight, losing even 10# can reduce bp. All of these are good ways to reduce mental & physical stress & though you may still need meds you will be healthier. ...Read more
DASH diet: Although not a cure, compliance with a low sodium dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet has been shown to be as effective as any single antihypertensive agent. The details of the diet can be found using any search engine. Additionally, exercise and weight loss as well as increased potassium intake may help to lower bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more
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
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