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kqa

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2014, 07:12:49 am »
Reduce the salt in your diet. There is also a DASH diet for hypertension. Stress can make one's blood pressure go up; HOWEVER, hypertension is a serious disease and is called the silent killer. It should be taken very seriously and not merely attributed to stress!!! I'm a nurse and it runs in the females in my family although we are all thin and nonsmokers and aren't abnormally stressed.

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2014, 07:18:15 am »
less salt and water

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2014, 07:27:45 am »
If you're overweight, just losing a few pounds can really help.  Meditation can also help you relax.

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2014, 08:11:53 am »
As others have mentioned, lower your sodium intake, eat garlic (or garlic supplements), and exercise more. Now most people have been mentioning about salt intake, but it is more than just salt; it is you over-all sodium intake that you should pay attention to. Since salt is the main way that we consume sodium, those suggestions aren't "wrong" or "bad". But sodium can be added to our diets in other ways as well. For example, many processed foods are preserved by using sodium benzoate, which is one of the reasons why you should try to stay away from such foods -- including some of the canned foods (try using frozen veggies instead of canned ones, for example). Canned tomato products tend to be a major source for "hidden" sodium: canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, salsa, ketchup, etc. all could contain very high sodium levels, so if you plan to use these items (esp. considering you hardly ever find frozen tomatoes) check the labels from different manufacturers as there is sometimes a great disparity among different brands.

Also as linderlizzie mentioned, try to eliminate adding salt at the table; rather, try adding the salt while you are cooking... When you add salt at the dinner table, you tend to add more than necessary. The salt doesn't have a chance to dissolve as much so it will only add its taste to a little bit of the food instead of being spread throughout the dish as would happen when adding salt while you are preparing food; another way of looking at it is that at the table, a pinch of salt is added to just one portion of food whereas during preparation of a dish, a pinch will add salt to several portions. Also, the salt will dissolve into the juices / sauces while you are cooking, which usually some portion gets left on the plate (eg people don't lick their plates, so anything remaining on the plate will have some of the excess salt). Finally try to use kosher(ing) salt or sea salt while cooking. Although these forms are still chemically identical to table salt (for the most part, although sea salt may contain trace impurities giving it a unique color and/or taste), because the crystals are larger there is less mass of the salt per volume and since most recipes measure by volume instead of mass/weight, you end up adding less sodium in the process.

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2014, 08:14:10 am »
i got told today by blood pressure is way to high but i really don't like taking more then i have to so i am looking for a regular way to treat it and the doctor says the only way is to stay away from stress which as we all know is virtually inpossible so if you know any thing can you let me know thanks alll
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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2014, 08:18:09 am »
Personally, I don't have high blood pressure.  However my hubby does and has been on Metroprol (s/p?) Since he was in his young 20's.  His Dr. just increased his dosage to 2 a day about a year ago.  He has anxiety issues... so it seems that and blood pressure go hand in hand.  I'm a big believer in making a lifestyle change rather go on med's too.  Exercise, eat right  - all the advice on reducing salt, fast food etc...seems to be right on.

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2014, 10:26:53 am »
Maybe you could try yoga, the meditation is supposed to help reduce blood pressure.

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2014, 10:37:42 am »
I was told a tea spoon of vinagar can help lower your blood pressure, also taking garlic everyday can help.

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2014, 10:42:34 am »
Yea, BP meds are pretty nasty things I've told.  I have a friend who is on 2 ... yep that's right 2.  I know there are some natural and homeopathic remedies that work for BP.  If it were me, I would do a search for a naturopathic doc and see what they had to offer.  They can be expensive tho. Come to think of it, I'd probably just search the internet and do extensive research and try a few.

Reducing stress, lower salt and exercise (as has already been mentioned are the best)  I'm fortunate that my BP is ok. I'm on other meds that I want to eliminate ... that's a whole other topic tho!!! Chuckle.

Hope you find something other than traditional meds.   :angel11:

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2014, 12:22:29 pm »
thanks everyone i already do a lot of what you all are saying like the garlic bananas eating healthy i know most of my family has high bp and i have had it for years now when i was younger they put me on meds but i didn't like the way they made me feel and now i take more medicine then i want to but have no choice about them i know the doctor told me i have what they call uncontroable bp high and low so i guess i will try all the alertaives before taking the meds

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 01:29:14 pm »
 MEDITATION..... :heart: :peace:

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Re: is there a way to bring blood pressure down with out medicine
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2014, 06:32:17 pm »
Some sites that are good for some ideas.  I like allthehealthnetwork.  Gives some good advice on healthy living.  Foods that are good for certain things and stuff like that.  Good luck, I know it can be done.  My brother in law brought his down in a few months.

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