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What Does Glutamine Do 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
May I take L-glutamine if I have high blood pressure? I want to take it after a work out. Currently taking lisinopril 20mg and atenolol 25mg
Maybe (not). . .: Good news: I couldn't find any drug-drug interaction btwn L-glutamine, Lisinopril & Atenolol (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=273-0, 3011-0, 1476-0). Even better news: I couldn't find any reason not to take glutamine in those w/high blood pressure (http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/glutamine. Html). Still, it's best to monitor BP for several wks before starting glutamine. Then recheck BP ...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 more
Nothing!: The most common symptoms of high blood pressure are no symptoms. The only way to check out your blood pressure is to have it measured. By the time people have symptoms like headache, chest pain or shortness of breath, they have probably had elevated blood pressure for quite a while. ...Read more
Lower sodium: You'd want to lower your sodium intake, and increase your potassium. You can do the first part by eliminating processed foods as much as possible, because those often have lots of sodium in them. Read the labels of soups & frozen foods! High potassium foods include all leafy greens like spinach & kale; baked potato w/skin on; white beans; winter squash; bananas, dried apricots, nuts, etc, . ...Read more
How much?: All bps normally fluctuate. BP meds can exaggerate this as they are absorbed and lower BP and wear off with release of BP control. Aging exaggerates it as blood vessel elasticity wanes. An extremely rare (1 in a million) tumor called pheochromocytoma can cause it -unlikely that you have that! ...Read more
Genotype for HBP:
Yes in rare cases there are specific genes that cause high blood pressure.
Other clues to genes are:
Is there high blood pressure in your family?
Do you have a twin with high blood pressure?
Are of you African Descent especially African American.
But we do not know the genes for most causes of high blood pressure. All genes today appear to involve salt metabolism as does much garden variety HTN. ...Read more
None: Please take medication every day to control it. ...Read more
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Coffee: One or two cups of coffee a day ok for bp. More than that could cause problems. ...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 occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more
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