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Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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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 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 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

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What can you do to treat high blood pressure?

What can you do to treat high blood pressure?

Lifestyle, meds: Lifestyle changes can lower blood pressure a lot: limiting sodium intake in the diet (2 grams per day), losing weight (sometimes even 7-10 lbs) and exercising regularly (30+ minutes of brisk walking or equivalent, per day). One can often lower blood pressure by 10 or more systolic, and 5 or more diastolic points this way. Numerous classes of medications lower BP by targeting different pathways. ...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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Can you suggest how to lower my blood pressure without medication?

Can you suggest how to lower my blood pressure without medication?

Hypertension: You can try low salt diet and exercise, along with meditation and yoga but if you have more than a borderline hypertension, you're better off doing those and consulting and doctor for medication. If good control is obtained and you're sticking to the diet, exercise, etc. Can always try to back off the drugs at that point. ...Read more

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What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

Hypertension: Hypertension is not related to cholesterol level. Genetics and other processes are associated with hypertension. ...Read more

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Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Can you please help to make my blood pressure higher?

Variable methods: Low blood pressure is generally desirable, but if there is lightheadedness with position change or other symptoms of low blood pressure, need to ensure no underlying problems- low thyroid, or low cortisol, or slow heart rate. Need to ensure good hydration status, consider liberalizing salt intake. Compression stockings can be quite helpful. Some medications may include midodrine or florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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What to do to increase blood pressure if dizzy?

What to do to increase blood pressure if dizzy?

Have it checked/caus: If you have very low BP and are getting symptoms from it like dizziness and lightheadedness, chest pain only than you need to raise your bp. But before that you need to be examined and investigated to find the cause of your low bp if so eat extra salt and more fluids, if there is no cause f. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Can you tell me which foods help lower your blood pressure?

Low salt intake: IF bPIS ELEVATED iWOULD RESTRICT SODIUM INTAKE TO 1500 TO2000 MG/DAY AND IF IF I WAS OVERWEIGHT WOULD GO ON A LOW CALORIE WEIGHT REDUCTION DIET WITH A MODERATE AMOUNT OF EXCERCISE. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my blood pressure without taking the pills?

DASH diet, exercise : The dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet combined with a low sodium diet can lower BP as much as any single medication. Exercise and wt loss can also benefit bp. ...Read more

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Could you tell me ways in which to lower high blood pressure?

Could you tell me ways in which to lower high blood pressure?

Treat Blood Pressure: Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, decreasing sodium (salt) intake, avoiding alcohol and excessive stimulants such as caffeine, getting enough sleep, treating sleep apnea if present all help. However, blood pressure tends to rise gradually with age, so be prepared to take some medicines in needed to prevent stroke, heart attack, heart or kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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What can you do to take blood pressure ?

Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...Read more

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How many days does avapro (irbesartan) take to lower blood pressure?

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How many days does avapro (irbesartan) take to lower blood pressure?

About a month.: Most physicians will give a new blood pressure medication about one month to see if it works as long as the blood pressure is not critically high (above180/100). Make sure you are also exercising, eating a low sodium diet (. ...Read more

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How many days or weeks should procardia (nifedipine) 30mg ER take to lower blood pressure?

How many days or weeks should procardia (nifedipine) 30mg ER take to lower blood pressure?

Variable: It will take at least 5 days to reach a steady state blood level, but it could take several weeks to have a maximal biologic effect. ...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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Which type of pills can I take to decrease my blood pressure?

There are quite a : Few different anti-hypertensive medications. Your doctors will carefully select one that is appropriate based on your specific presentation. ...Read more

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Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

Try diet change.: Reducing salt may help your blood pressure. Losing weight if you are overweight may help, but if your blood pressure is still high (over 140/90) medications are necessary.Lowering your blood pressure is important to reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes. ...Read more

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How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

Depends: After starting labetalol, you should detect improvement in your BP within 1-2 weeks. If your BP remains elevated, you may require a higher dose. This should be followed closely by your obstetrician. Pregnancy and high blood pressure are not "good bed fellows". ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

5-14 days: Your blood pressure will begin to lower with your first dose of medication, but it make take as long s 2 weeks on the new med to see where your blood pressure will level off. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

Lifestyle changes: 1. Lose weight 2. Exercise regularly 3. Eat a healthy diet. 4. Limit sodium in your diet. 5. Limit alcohol. 6. Don't smoke. 7. Reduce caffeine. 8. Control stress with meditation, yoga, relaxation breathing, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to lower blood pressure after making positive changes?

Blood pressure: It depends on what we're doing, doing hypertensive crisis we use intravenous medicines to get blood pressure into normal range within minutes hopefully. In elective blood pressure treatment can be days to weeks to get to pressure goal. ...Read more

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In addition to exercise what natural things can I take to lower my blood pressure it’s 167/100 ?

In addition to exercise what natural things can I take to lower my blood pressure it’s 167/100 
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Blood pressure : I don't know of anything natural that will get you back to normal. It is dangerous to not treat blood pressure at that level because of the risks of heart disease and heart failure , stroke, aneurysms, blood vessel damage, kidney damage and failure, eye damage, and many others. This is an easy condition to treat and there are many safe medications to do so. ...Read more

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At what blood pressure reading would a person be urged to take meds to lower it ? I've been hovering between a BP of 120-138 most of my life.

You may be ok: *although 120/80 mm hg or lower is the ideal blood pressure goal, doctors are unsure if you need treatment (medications) to reach that level. If you're an adult age 80 or older and your blood pressure is very high, your doctor may set a target blood pressure goal for you that's slightly higher than 140/90 mm hg. Changing your lifestyle can go a long way toward controlling high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How can I lower my blood pressure? I hate pills&the Dr.prescribed them&I don't want to take them.

How can I lower my blood pressure? I hate pills&the Dr.prescribed them&I don't want to  take them.

Blood pressure pills: If one is very overweight losing weight can normalize the blood pressure. Lowering salt intake may have benefit as may moderate aerobic exercise 30 min/day and perhaps meditation. Taking blood pressure medication is important if BP is high as untreated hypertension can cause heart attacks , kidney disease with need for dialysis and stroke. There are many1/day pills please be compliant ...Read more

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How long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

How long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

Few days: It usually takes several days to see a consistent effect on your blood pressure. Most diuretics lower the blood pressure by 6-10 mmhg. ...Read more

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How long does Benicar (olmesartan) 20 milgram takes to lower blood pressure when u take it the first day..

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How long does Benicar (olmesartan) 20 milgram takes to lower blood pressure when u take it the first day..

About an hour: It takes time for the medicine to be absorbed from the GI tract. Generally, you can expect to start seeing the effect after an hour. However, you will need to take the medicine daily for the medicine to reach its maximum effect after about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have been taking linsopryl for three months now and my blood pressure is lower a lot am i going to have to take a pill the rest off my life?

I have been taking linsopryl for three months now and my blood pressure is lower a lot am i going to have to take a pill the rest off my life?

Likely: Unless there is aa significant change like weight loss , alcohol consumption and salt intake it is quite likely mst patients will require long term therapy wi hypertension. ...Read more

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I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it ? I don't want to take the drug

I have a high blood pressure is there a way to decrease it ? I don't want to take the drug

Extreme weight loss: and complete reduction in salt intake could probably lower your blood pressure unless it is extremely high. It will be a lot more comfortable, convenient and effective to take the medications. ...Read more

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Diovan (valsartan) hct seems to lower my blood pressure too low when I take it?

Diovan (valsartan) hct seems to lower my blood pressure too low when I take it?

Possibly.: There are two medications in diovan/hct. Perhaps you do not need both or a lower dose. Consult your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more