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What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

What can I do to lower high blood pressure?

Low salt low fat : A low-salt low-fat diet is best for cardiovascular and overall health. Studies have shown that a mediterranean diet which is high in vegetables , nuts and fish intake is the best overall type of diet. To lower blood pressure , this helps as well. So does exercise ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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What can I do to prevent low blood pressure?

What can I do to prevent low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: You can increase the fluids and salt in your diet, wear support hose and pay attention when you are standing up to do it slowly. ...Read more

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What can I do to lower my blood pressure?

What can I do to lower my blood pressure?

Take meds: While, low-salt & low caffeine help some, it is not all. Also, not all can reduce life stress. If you are overwt, could lose down to goal. If your family has high bp, you may fail with all these efforts. Time ticks while trying them--get BP controlled w/meds--you can always have them stopped when wt down / diet changed / life calmer (/...Pigs fly...). Don't let HTN hurt you while you try things. ...Read more

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What can I do to help lower my cholesterol and blood pressure?

What can I do to help lower my cholesterol and blood pressure?

Eat right. Exercise.: This is one we all struggle with. The best course of action is to eat right and exercise. See your doctor before you start a new diet or exercise regimen. The doctor may be able to put you on the right path. Spending some time with a dietician or nutritionist may also help. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix low blood pressure?

What can I do to fix low blood pressure?

Fix?: How do you know it needs to be fixed? Unless you're passing out, low BP is generally a good thing. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer ! ...Read more

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What should I do to lower blood pressure?

What should I do to lower blood pressure?

B/p: Decrease smoking, alcohol intake and stress level. Also salt intake. Follow u/p with your pmd. Normal b/p is 120/80. ...Read more

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What can I do about high blood pressure and high potassium?

What can I do about high blood pressure and high potassium?

Consult: For essential hypertension, that means no other pathological findings, then change life style, like low sodium diet, increase aerobic exercise, take medication if it is needed as your physician recommends. But if your potassium is also very high, then further investigation to find out the original pathology should be carried out by your physician. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

What can you do to reduce high blood pressure?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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What sport can i do to lower my blood pressure?

What sport can i do to lower my blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Walking is a great exercise for those who are just getting started. It may tend to lower the blood pressure a little. Owning a pet (especially a dog) also lowers BP. But if your BP is consistently elevated it should be evaluated by a doctor and treated with medicine to reduce the long term risk of stroke, heart disease, and kidney damage from untreated hypertension (high blood pressure.) ...Read more

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What can I take to lower my blood pressure?

What can I take to lower my blood pressure?

Many choices: Before medication, diet and exercise can go an awful long way in controlling high blood pressure. Should that not be enough, there are literally dozens of drugs over several classes that can be used to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate medication based on your individual needs. ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally lower my blood pressure?

Exercise, diet, calm: First thorough checkup to make sure BP is not in danger range requiring meds, that exercise is safe and that there is not an easily treatable cause. Then regular cardio workouts 3 times a week, diet to lose excess weight and avoid masses of salt, calming practices such as meditation and yoga may be very helpful as well. If BP well over 140/90, meds are likely to be required even so. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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