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Q. Shall I follow yoga to reduce my BP?

Answered by
Dr. Santhosh M D
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 03, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 24, 2019

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?

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Hi,

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  •  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 daily.
  • Daily yoga or brisk walk for one hour can help a lot.
  • In yoga, you should give more importance to practices such as vrikshasana, garudasana, konasana, sheetali pranayam, chandranuloma, viloma pranayama and nadi shuddhi pranayama.

The Probable causes:

Anxiety, tension, stress, excessive salt intake, cardiac ailments, etc.

Investigations to be done:

ECG (electrocardiography).

Probable diagnosis:

Hypertension.

Treatment plan:

1. For one week, take only fruits for breakfast and dinner and salt less food for lunch. Any kind of relaxing techniques you can practice during these days.
2. I suggest you Cardimap tablet twice in a day. Consume morning and evening after food.
3. Apply Ksheerabala oil on the nails of the toes and to the head before going to bed. It should be avoided if you feel cold or fever after applying oil.

Preventive measures:

Control weight and do regular exercise.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after two weeks to a yoga specialist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/yoga-specialist


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