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Tibetan Medicine Nutmeg 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: That question is so far out of bounds, it is unanswerable for this simple app. There are over ninety different blood pressure medications and then you add on a whole other disease. This site is not to learn pharmacology or science. Your treating physician will help you decide on the appropriate treatment for your conditions. ...Read more
Acceptable: 120/80 is a desirable goal in the treatment of hypertension. Your reading is quite acceptable on your current medications especially if you're not experiencing any side effects. ...Read more
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
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
Of course, NO is a: vasodilator of smooth muscles, the type of muscle cells in the walls of all veins & arteries, including the arterioles, the smallest arteries just prior to all capillaries, body wide. Arterioles, under brain (+ local feedback) control determine BP (in combination with cardiac output), 24/7, called TPR vs. CO in medical jargon, both controlled by brain/emotions 24/7 via autonomic nervous system ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atorvastatin. 20:amlodipine10:metoprolol 100:benazepril HCl 40: is this a safe combination for high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
Yes: Used quite often if BP does not respond to one or two medications. ...Read more
Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?
ARB vs ACE-I: Both families of drug are effective for hypertension and of similar potency. ...Read more
Yes: Amlodipine is an adequate treatment for hypertension if the BP is controlled, however if you have other medical conditions, a different antihypertensive might give you 'more bang for your Buck' For example if you are diabetic then an antihypertensive with kidney protective properties would be a better choice. If you had heart disease, a beta blocker might be a better choice ...Read more
Yes: Very reliable BP drop, used to be the gold standard for new hypertensive medications studies. ...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 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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