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Natural Treatments For Hypertension
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
Depends: If your looking for treatment options i would check out curecrowd. Everyone is different but its a great starting point to see what people say works, and has great screening tools to help you find something more specific for you. http://curecrowd.com/ailments/hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT TRYING TO BE A: Smart ass, but the treatment choices are plenty, and there are so many variables we consider when treating hypertension that the answer to your question takes several chapters of medical literature and hundreds of pages. ...Read more
Many causes: The usual suspects are excess dietary salt, use of NSAIDs, sleep apnea, malabsorbtion or interference with prescribed anti-hypertensive medication, licorice. Less common but to be excluded: new onset renal disease. I ask patients to purchase a BP cuff and keep a home diary of BPs taken at complete rest. If HTN is confirmed, I start a gradual upward titration of medication until BP is acceptable. ...Read more
Can lae be reversed once the cause such as hypertension has been identified and longterm treatment is initiated?
LAE: If LAE is present because of a process which can be treated to normal hemodynamics, then LAE may be reversible. ...Read more
Hypertension: Is there anything out there that will replace Simplicity HTN-3 the disbanded research study for potential treatment of uncontrolled HTN?
White coat hypertens: I believe you're referring to white "coat" hypertension whereby your blood pressure is normal at home but due to anxiety of going to doctor's office, your blood pressure increases in presence of his/her white coat. I suppose we could take off our white coats. Better yet, measure your BP at home & then bring in your cuff for calibration. Then compare calibrated office readings to home BP to prove. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Weight loss, exercise and salt restriction may be helpful for some patients but the majority of patients need medication. It's much safer to treat high blood pressure with medication than it is to get a stroke for not treating. Healthy lifestyle should always be our first choice if we have that luxury. Don't wait too long though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too general: The question is too non-specific. There are multiple ways to treat hypertension and dependent on how high a BP and the other circumstances existing, the treatment is different. Sometimes, lowering the BP too much is not even a good idea (like in a stroke patient). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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