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What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

What is the best way to lower blood pressure?

Medication: we're finding that lifestyle changes are not that good at all. However, first confirm you really have it. CHecking outside of doctor's office wating 5 min calmly before taking it and taking it sitting or lying down and certainly not active/standing/nor talking ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 is the best way to reduce blood pressure?

What is the best way to reduce blood pressure?

See Below: Healthy diet high in potassium , fruits and vegetables, low salt diet. Exercise 30 min or more most days, stop smoking. Limit alcohol. Medications as needed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to control the blood pressure?

What is the best way to control the blood pressure?

BP control: Weight loss! Small drops(3-5#) can have dramatic affects on blood pressure control. Lessening salt intake can also prove beneficial. Of course, for some people these measures aren't enough and medications are necessary. Fortunately, we have numerous forms of medications for BP control and many of them are generic! ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce the top blood pressure reading?

What is the best way to reduce the top blood pressure reading?

Blood Pressure: Lifestyle change is the most important issue in management of hypertension. Smoking cessation, weight loss,limit alcohol,reduce salt intake, exercise 30 min a day for most days. Medications will be required to help with BP. Your GP will need to assess you before prescribing as they have to rule out other causes first. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to lower your blood sugar?

What is the best medicine to lower your blood sugar?

Depends: It depends upon many, many factors. Usually metformin is the most commonly prescribed medication. You also need education, good medical advice, diet, exercise, weight loss, control of BP and cholesterol, monitoring and many other things to make sure your diabetes is well controlled. ...Read more

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What is the best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

What is the  best way to ontrol high blood pressure?

Depends: Cornerstone of blood pressure control is diet (low salt) excercise (30 min walk three times per week) reduction of anxiety, good sleep, low caffeine and alcohol intake and weight maintenence near ideal body weight. Beyond that is appropriate use of medications depending on the other medical conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best way to measure blood pressure?

What is the best way to measure blood pressure?

Good question!: BP should be measured in the sitting position after at least 10 minutes of inactivity, at the level of the heart, on both arms for at least two-three times and the measurements averaged. The subject should not have smoked or eaten the hour before, be relaxed and an appropriate-size cuff used for the body size. Classical mercury sphygmomanometers are unsurpassed. I know this is not adhered to. ...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

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What is the proper way to take your blood pressure?

Very carefully?: Electronic blood pressure (BP) cuffs are not too expensive & readily available at most pharmacies & big box stores. Rest 5-15min before checking BP. Then wait another 5min & recheck your BP. Do this one more time then average all 3 readings. Keep track of these averages then bring your cuff & record to your family doc for calibration & interpretation. Don't check after exercise or stressful events ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lower high blood pressure?

What is the fastest way to lower high blood pressure?

IV medications: If the high blood pressure is extremely high called accelerated hypertension or hypertensive emergency, the fastest ways to reduce blood pressure is through IV medications including Nitroglycerin or fenoldopam. Otherwise multiple medications can be used to help reduce blood pressure. It also must be considered that it is not always best to lower blood pressure rapidly. ...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 (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

What is the best way (without meds) to lower high blood pressure?

Life style...: Low salt diet with variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grain and light on meat; regular aerobic exercise; attaining an ideal body weight; good stress and time management and a healthy attitude to life. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lower blood pressure without medication?

What is the fastest way to lower blood pressure without medication?

Lifesyle changes: Many times BP can be improved with a regular exercise plan and with dietary changes. Cardiovascular exercise is more important than weight training for this, one specific diet for this is known as the dash diet. Your doctor can help you choose the right plans for you. ...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 is the best way to decrease the suger blood?

Diabetic diet: A diabetic diet would be best. In other words, limit carbohydrates. If your sugar remains elevated and if your HGB a1c is as well, then consider adding medications. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure?

What is the best natural way to lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure?

Change Lifestyle: All three are tied to poor lifestyle choices in people at risk. If you start eating healthy, excersicing and therfore loosing weight allof them will improve. What more natural than that? ...Read more

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What is the best way to lower ldl?

What is the best way to lower ldl?

Combination : Of diet, exercise and most likely medications like a statin. See your doctor. ...Read more

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