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Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for hypertension?

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Dr. Martin Rossman
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Often

Mild to moderate hypertension often responds to weight loss, exercise, meditation and stress reduction.
Acupuncture, nutritional changes, and biofeedback. One or more of these may well help.

In brief: Often

Mild to moderate hypertension often responds to weight loss, exercise, meditation and stress reduction.
Acupuncture, nutritional changes, and biofeedback. One or more of these may well help.
Dr. Martin Rossman
Dr. Martin Rossman
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Avoid toxic foods

Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors.
All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases.

In brief: Avoid toxic foods

Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors.
All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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2 comments
Dr. Brad Eilerman
There are no large scale data to suggest that aspartame is toxic or produces damage to cells in the amount consumed by humans. There is no established connection between aspartame and high blood pressure. I would encourage you to follow the literature on pubmed.
Dr. Ward Dean
I concur with Dr. Rothman's recommendations. In addition, for hypertension, I recommend several grams of potassium, and 500-1,000 mg of magnesium each day. Potassium is most easily obtained in "Lite Salt," or "No Salt." For references regarding potassium deficiency as a cause of hypertension, see the book "The K Factor."
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

More and more conventionally trained physicians recognize the value of healthy diet and exercise in regulating weight and blood pressure -- and include these in their treatment recommendations.
If the degree of hypertension allows it, most doctors want patients to work on lifestyle issues before adding medications. Dr. Weil: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00686/high-blood-pressure-treatment.

In brief: Multiple

More and more conventionally trained physicians recognize the value of healthy diet and exercise in regulating weight and blood pressure -- and include these in their treatment recommendations.
If the degree of hypertension allows it, most doctors want patients to work on lifestyle issues before adding medications. Dr. Weil: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00686/high-blood-pressure-treatment.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hypertension

Agree. Also some with mild effects include magnesium and hawthorne, and most recently raw piistachios.

In brief: Hypertension

Agree. Also some with mild effects include magnesium and hawthorne, and most recently raw piistachios.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thanks, Dr. Ali!
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
Pharmacology

In brief: In many cases yes...

How high is your bp?.
.. In general, studies have shown that both pomegranate extract and garlic may help lower blood pressure. It is important to monitor your BP regularly and to consult with your physician and pharmacist before you any herbal supplements are taken. The quality of supplements variesoso please only use professional grade products such as those provided here: thebluecounter.Com.

In brief: In many cases yes...

How high is your bp?.
.. In general, studies have shown that both pomegranate extract and garlic may help lower blood pressure. It is important to monitor your BP regularly and to consult with your physician and pharmacist before you any herbal supplements are taken. The quality of supplements variesoso please only use professional grade products such as those provided here: thebluecounter.Com.
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
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