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Pickled Beets For Blood Pressure
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
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
It may help.: Eating a diet high in fiber, low in fat, very low in saturated fats and very low in sugars (simple carbs) will improved the lipid panel and high bp, especially if combined with daily exercise! if you eat your oats with brown sugar, cream and bacon, that pretty much ruins the good effects. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Apparently so..: It is said that the ingredient in the bulb of the garlic is effective in lowering blood pressure, among an huge host of other beneficial effects. This belief goes [email protected] 6000 years, most prominently to the chinese and egyptian civilization. It is very highly used in germany, which is known for active use of many herbs, spices and natural remedies. And who could say no to garlic bread! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Avoid salt: Best to avoid salt in your food/meals as a good first attempt at lowering your blood pressure. Learn to read nutrition labels and search for "sodium" which you should keep less than 2, 000mg/d. Also look for foods high in potassium and magnesium (rather than sodium) as some studies suggest that higher levels of both are associated w/better outcomes. This usually entails eating lots of fruits & vegg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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