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?



Welcome to

  •  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:


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.--->

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Hypertension - How Aware Are You?

.. your knowledge and teaches you hypertension facts .. ...   Read full

Please suggest ayurveda treatment for hearing loss.

Please suggest any ayurveda treatment for the same ... As it is a physiological degradation disease, the treatment falls into two categories pharmacological and surgical tr...   Read full

High Blood Pressure: Things You Need To Know!!

Co-morbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus accelerate the organ damage ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Coronavirus Variant Arcturus: | Omicron XBB.1.16 Variant
Arcturus is an emerging variant of the Omicron virus that causes various symptoms and spreads rapidly across the world. ...  Read more»
Adrenaline Rush - Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and How to Control
Adrenaline is a hormone responsible for fight or flight response. It is also a neurotransmitter and medicine. It is also...  Read more»
Fatty Liver - Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment
The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filte...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Yoga Specialist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.