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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Mild Elevation Of Blood Pressure

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 are some natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

What are some natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

Use systolic: For ambulatory or home monitoring, use systolic measurements (the top number) -- the diastolic measurements are less accurate. ...Read more

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What are some wholesome, natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

What are some wholesome, natural treatments for reducing high diastolic blood pressure?

Exercise; less salt: Reducing salt intake will help to decrease blood pressure. Exercise helps keep the heart healthy and the vascular system elastic enough to provide a good blood pressure. ...Read more

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What treatmets do you recommend for high blood pressure?

What treatmets do you recommend for high blood pressure?

Individual: Every patient with high blood pressure should be approached individually. History, family history, diet, sleep and stressors would give clues regarding possible causes. Need more information and physical examination to be able to tailor this answer to an individual patieny ...Read more

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Will shiatsu treatments help to reduce my high blood pressure?

Will shiatsu treatments help to reduce my high blood pressure?

Possibly: Blood pressure is definitely increased with stress & massages often help relive stress. If you smoke, quitting can reduce bp, & if you are overweight, losing even 10# can reduce bp. All of these are good ways to reduce mental & physical stress & though you may still need meds you will be healthier. ...Read more

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Is cupping massage a good alternative treatments for blood pressure ? is it safe and healthy ?

Is cupping massage a good alternative treatments for blood pressure ? is it safe and healthy ?

No: it is East West integrative medicine. You still need to take your blood pressure medication. The cupping massage and acupuncture will be your adjunctive therapy. It is important to have your blood pressure normal to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

What is the best medicine to cure a high blood pressure?

The "best" depends: There is no one best medicine for everyone. Your doctor will consider the most likely causes based on your specific conditions. Sometimes low doses of several medications are prescribed to reduce pressure while minimizing medication side effects. The benefit of light-to-moderate exercise is very real. If you are healthy enough to exercise, but are sedentary, start walking, bicycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for managing blood pressure?

What is the best treatment for managing blood pressure?

Exercise & Nutrition: Once you've been diagnosed w/hypertension (high blood pressure), decide w/your family doc if you can start w/lifestyle modification before going on meds. With that said, even if you need drugs, lifestyle modification is still a good idea. For instance, quit smoking, exercise regularly & eat healthy. Get enough sleep & consider meditation, too. And buy a BP cuff to measure your response to efforts. ...Read more

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Atenolol 25mg or asomex 2.5mg(amlodipine) which is the best treatment for high blood pressure. Am just 32 years old with high blood pressure of 140/80?

Atenolol 25mg or asomex 2.5mg(amlodipine) which is the best treatment for high blood pressure. Am just 32 years old with high blood pressure of 140/80?

Other conditions?: Do you have any other illnesses? Both medications are effective but the side effects differ. For example, I would recommend avoid atenolol or similar medications in people with depression. Do you exercise and eat a balanced diet? You're blood pressure could be brought under control with diet and exercise and without medication if you haven't already given that approach a good trial first. ...Read more

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What is the best allegry medication to take. I have allgeies really bad and need relief, but can't take a decogestive because of blood pressure

What is the best allegry medication to take. I have allgeies really bad and need relief, but can't take a decogestive because of blood pressure

Over : Over the counter Loratadine which is the generic claritin, (loratadine) can often help. It will not provide immediate relief as many decongestants will but will help and should not affect your blood pressure. ...Read more

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When is the best time to measure blood pressure?

When is the best time to measure blood pressure?

When relaxed: There are certain factors that can cause blood pressure to temporarily rise: stress smoking cold temperatures exercise caffeine certain medicines try to avoid as many of these factors as you can when taking your blood pressure. Also, try to measure your blood pressure at about the same time each day but also check your blood pressure several times during the day to see if it fluctuates. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Can you tell me what is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Many ways: aerobic exercise 30-45 min a day can equal the effects of one BP pill! Salt restriction to 2,000mg of sodium daily can also be effective. Sound sleep at night and relaxation techniques during a stressful day can also help. In the end many many people require medications to control this silent killer. ...Read more

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What's the best way to control blood pressure other than medicine?

What's the best way to control blood pressure other than medicine?

Blood pressure: You should increase your cardiovascular activity, lose weight, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol in excess. Low salt diet. If your blood pressure remains elevated despite optimal lifestyle changes then medication may be the next option. Take care! ...Read more

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What is the best way to check blood pressure? When to do it and how?

Great question: Many people do it wrong! you must be at complete rest for 10 minutes or so. An ideal way is to put the cuff in your lap (so you don't have to get up and walk someplace to get it), watch tv, and when the commercial comes on, slip the cuff over your arm, record your bp, wait a minute or 2, and repeat it. Average the results. This will give you an accurate measure! ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

What is the best way to avoid high blood pressure?

Exercise: Maintain a normal weight & avoid large amounts of sodium in your diet also alcohol in moderation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

What is the best way to manage high blood pressure?

Combination approach: Consider the combination approach- lower the sodium in your diet, exercise most days of the week, take time to de-stress, and monitor your blood pressure with a home blood pressure cuff to see how well this regimen is working. You may also need medication if the blood pressure doesn't improve with these measures. ...Read more