What helps high blood pressure. And how to lose weight?

Watch salt, lose wt. BP is in 90% of cases a function of genetic susceptibility (increased vascular tone) and lifestyle factors (wt, salt intake, alcohol, smoking). Body wt is 60% water, so sharp volume increases drive up bp. Improving lifestyle factors can typically drop BP 10-15 points. For many, that's not enough and meds will be required. Lowering BP <140/90 (130/80 in diabetics) lowers heart and vasc risk.

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How will the heat during the body wrap procedure affect my blood pressure? I am suffering from high blood pressure and with medication it is under control, except in the rare cases when I get nervous. I would like to lose some weight and I am willing to g

As . As part of a body wrap treatment, your body will be warmed up. The heat/thermal effect relaxes the blood vessels and causes them to temporarily dilate, causing your blood pressure to decrease during your body wrap treatment. Read more...
Body wrap won't help. Be careful with these unregulated "procedures." if you raise your temperature too high it can have deleterious effects, like dehydration. If the wrap is done correctly it will compress the skin and reduce blood return from the superficial veins and collapse capillaries at the skin level which will make your heart pump harder to return blood and push blood out. Likely affecting your hypertension. Read more...

My father is very lethargic. He is about 64, has high blood pressure and is gaining weight. It is v very hard to get him to take care of himself. Help?

Consider. Discussing with his doctor who will be able to look for hypothyroidism (if not done already). Or depression. Consider social worker to recommend ways for him to have help taking care of himself. You are good to notice and ask for help. Read more...
Depression. Depression in the aging is very common. I have never heard that forcing someone to activity works in any way. Let's talk to him with a frank discussion about what he is feeling, thinking...That is if he will open up. Being on his side is vital. Tell him what you see. Read more...

I'm taking verapamil for high blood pressure and clozapine can I use the psyllium which is fiber to lose wait?

Psyllium. Yes, you can use psyllium with these medicines, but i would take it separately from them so that it doesn't interfere with absorption. Also, if concerned about weight, you'll need a more detailed plan than taking psyllium -- you'll need both exercise & healthy diet, eliminating processed foods with unhealthy fat and high-sugar carbs. Talk with your doctor about this -- nutritionist can help! Read more...

Can you have high blood pressure even if your blood pressure is normal mines is 108/78 weight 238 pounds and 24 yrs old?

Well. to have high blood pressure you have to, you know, have high blood pressure. So, if you have normal blood pressure, it isn't high and therefore you don't have high blood pressure. Because high would be defined as, you know, something greater than normal. But what you say you have is normal blood pressure. Yet you ask about whether being normal can also mean being high. So - are you? Read more...

My brother is 16 years old with hypertension of 11.5/7.5 to 12.5/8.5. is it considered as high blood pressure? Height:170cm Weight:82kg

Hard to say. In this country and much of the world blood pressure is measured in mm of mercury and a common blood pressure in a 16 yo would be 110/70. Since you quote measurements in a system that has no meaning to me I cannot make a reasoned answer. Try to review your data and see if you have left something out.You are free to start over.Questions are not linked. Read more...