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Dr. Craig Morton
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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 are helpful recommendations to reduce high blood pressure?

What are helpful recommendations to reduce high blood pressure?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress. ...Read more

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What foods help high blood pressure?

What foods help high blood pressure?

Wholesome food: Wholesome plant based food such as whole grains, beans, variety of fruit and vegetables as well as reducing salt intake helps blood pressure. Please google dash diet for hypertension for more information. ...Read more

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What are some foods that help with lowering high blood pressure?

What are some foods that help with lowering  high blood pressure?

Avoid carbs, salt: You may want to avoid any food with significant salt. Otherwise, any diet you follow resulting in significant weight loss will lower your blood pressure toward healthier levels. Its lees important what you eat and more important that you eat less of it. Avoid carbohydrates as much as possible. Eating regularly, one can never become carb deficient. ...Read more

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What foods are good for high blood prepressure?

What foods are good for high blood prepressure?

Keep the salt low: Most doctors recommend a low salt diet - some would also suggest making sure you also get enough calcium. No food group actually lowers your blood pressure, but low salt and low fat (because you want to avoid other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol ) and moderation in alcohol is the best course. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to help lower high blood pressure daily?

What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to  help lower high blood pressure daily?

Vitamins A, B, C, D: Assuming, of couse that that stands for ace inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics. There are no specific vitamins or foods shown to meaningfully lower blood pressure, but a healthy low salt diet and regular exercise will usually lower blood pressure as much as or more than one of the drugs above. ...Read more

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What fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

What fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Berries,apples,pears: Berries are high in fiber which will delay absorption of sugars apples contain fiber and flavonoid phloetin prckly pears again have soluble fiber tha slows down the absorption of dietary sugars grapefruits and guava as well but you have to cosume the whole fruits and not fruit juices, which may raise your sugar and not reduce it. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to reduce high blood pressure?

What is a good diet to reduce  high blood pressure?

LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read more

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What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

What foods are best to lower blood pressure?

Hypertension diet: A great guideline for Dietary recommendations for lowering blood pressure, is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, include reducing your intake of fat, sodium, and alcohol. The DASH guidelines also suggest eating more foods rich in potassium, calcium, & magnesium. Information on food choice may be found at http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/foods-good-for-high-blood-pr ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods and drinks are best for lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling?

Please suggest what foods and drinks are best for lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling?

BP: The main food to avoid is salt. Sodium chloride........ Look up the dash diet, it is the recommended diet for hypertension. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for high cholesterol and blood pressure. ?

What are some good exercises for high cholesterol and blood pressure. ?

In addition to the: good advice another doc offered, you can use a technique called the Relaxation Response. There is a book about it of the same name by Herbert Benson, a cardiologist. Peace and good health. Cholesterol can be lowered naturally. Not enough room here to answer that second question. ...Read more

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What are some ways to manage high blood pressure?

What are some ways to manage high blood pressure?

Diet, wgt loss, exer: Diet, wgt loss, exerecise. Sodium restriction is important. There are numerous drug options available as well. Discuss with you doctor. ...Read more

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What are ways to lower high blood pressure?

What are ways to lower high blood pressure?

MANY: I'm glad you asked. Non medical ways are your first line and include diet and exercise: Lower salt in your diet, lower fat consumption, moderate exercise (walking for 30 minutes 5 times a week). If you are in the habit of taking NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen, motrin, aleve- those can also increase your BP. Reduce stress. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Whats the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Low sodium : Low sodium foods will help. A 2 gram sodium diet is helpful but even with this , medications are usually required. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to reduce high blood pressure?

LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read more

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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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