Along with medicines, lifestyle changes play an important role in treating hypertension or high blood pressure. Some of the things you can try are losing extra weight, exercising regularly, eating healthily, quitting smoking and alcohol, limiting the intake of caffeine, and monitoring your blood pressure at home regularly.
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What foods should I avoid to lower my blood pressure?
Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure for a week now. I have the highest blood pressure of 175 by 100 mm Hg and it is not getting down to 130 by 90 mm Hg. I can feel my heart beating so fast and I get nervous. Sometimes, my legs lose their strength and started to shake. Sometimes, I have a headache... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having a blood pressure of 175 by 100 mm Hg is high and the symptoms are attributable to anxiety. So I advise you to check your blood pressure at rest and after emptying your bladder. You should decrease the content of salt intake, pickles, and canned food. You need to ... Read Full »
Can a mild rise in blood pressure be controlled with exercise without taking any medication?
Query: Hello doctor, My blood pressure is high. Can I reduce my blood pressure from 146/95 mmHg to normal, just with regular exercises? I started working out at the gym for an hour, both in the mornings as well as in the evenings, since the last two days. Do I still need to continue my medications? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I observe that your BMI (body mass index) is 28, which means you comes under BMI category overweight. Reducing your weight as well as getting your BMI to around 20 will directly help reduce your blood pressure. Also, check if you have a snoring problem. You c... Read Full »
Does yoga help in lowering BP?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old unmarried male. My weight is 70 kg and my height is 5'7". Recently, I checked my BP and it was 150/100 mmHg. Please suggest some medicine to reduce my BP. Shall I follow yoga or pranayama for lowering my BP? What all foods should I take and avoid? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When you adopt ayurveda lifestyle and yoga practices, it will cure the condition without any doubt. Avoid salt intake and spicy food as much as possible. Avoid fast food, deep fried foods and preservatives. Eat more fresh vegetables and drink three liters of water da... Read Full »