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Nopales Cactus For High Blood Pressure
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
Bogus: Those claims are all bogus or, at least, unproven. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. After all, that's how WWI got started. :) ...Read more
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Maybe...: Paprika is an anti-inflammatory. As such it may help to attenuate the underlying defect of type 2 dm, cellular Insulin resistance. Since hypertension is also due to ir, it may help with both. So does garlic, onion, fennel and cinnamon, the latter published in nejm last year. Exercise and low glycemic index diet are still the two best options. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Garlic could help cut blood pressure by 10 per cent – but only if you take it in the form of tablets. In one of the study, twelve weeks of treatment with garlic tablets led to a ‘significant’ cut in blood pressure, slashing the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a review of evidence. ...Read more
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
Controversial: I have not seen it work for the couple patients who tried it. There are only small trials with garlic in this setting and the results haven't been conclusive. However, cutting your salt consumption will for sure help lower your blood pressure. Weight loss, smoking cessation, exercise, decreasing alcohol consumption are other non pharmacologic measures which will lower your blood pressure. ...Read more
Yes it may be: It depends on the surgery.There is incresed chance of blood loss during and after the surgery it is advisable to lower systolic to less than 140, if it is elective surgery. Emergency surgery can be done with elevated blood pressure as anesthetist can monitor the blood pressure and keep it under control during surgery and post op BP can be monitored by internist or family physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Like many natural supplements, more research is needed, but a handful of studies have shown that 10-15 grams of ground fenugreek seeds per day improve fasting blood sugar & hemoglobin a1c. Animal studies show it improves Insulin sensitivity. See http://www.Emaxhealth.Com/1275/fenugreek-type-2-diabetes & http://www.Wikihow.Com/use-fenugreek-for-diabetes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ECGC: Green tea contains a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ecgc) which was shown in rats to decrease systolic blood pressure. A study by y.C. Yang indicated that consistent use of green tea can lower risk of developing high blood pressure. However, the caffeine in green tea may cause a blood pressure increase in some individuals. ...Read more
Does goji berries interfere with high blood pressure and high blood pressure medication such as bystolic (nebivolol) or lisiindpril?
May be: Some common names for goji berries are chinese wolfberry, matrimony vine, lycium barbarum, gou qi zi and tibetan goji berry. This berry grows on shrubs reaching 1-3m in height in china, mongolia and himalayan regions of nepal and tibet. These berries may help to reduce BP and drug interaction is less lilly but not known. ...Read more
Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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