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Any supplements to lower blood pressure?

Started 1355852693.487 in Health & Fitness | Last reply 1356984219.733 by majestic777

What do you take in addition to medication, and how long does it take to see results? Any advice/tips would be appreciated.

Thank you

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Skylands1355852824.9876087 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010

Healthy diet, low in fat and plenty of daily exercise. There is no other supplement.

Jgirl1355853914.2532804 PostsRegistered 2/16/2008

Walk. Exercise. Yoga. Walk. Yoga. Hot yoga. Walk. Exercise. Rest.

catprincess1355853927.1432365 PostsRegistered 4/9/2007Rocky Mountains

I take Exforge by pres. and Bystolin. I add 1 L'Argentine tablet at night. It is to help the veins relax and work better. My BP has gone down to 130/70. I am still trying to get into the 120"s!

Nightowlz1355854341.1279418 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Magnesium. You can read about it online.

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Will Rogers

Brinklii1355855176.2410277 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Calcium.

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

vermint1355855532.9931298 PostsRegistered 9/5/2007Southeast USA

My DH stopped taking ALL supplements...his BP and cholesterol BOTH went down!

rosie031355856675.327723 PostsRegistered 10/30/2007

I am tired of people who are clueless as to medical conditions giving out advice. For some, diet, exercise, etc will not cut it. I for one watch the food, walk, exercise and all that but will still be on BP meds for the rest of my life. It is none of you business what causes my BP to remain high, but your almighty responses are not helpful to anyone.

luvmyteddy1355856936.4438393 PostsRegistered 9/4/2010Land of Oz
On 12/18/2012 nightowlz said:

Magnesium. You can read about it online.

My Dr. mentioned it lowered BP the last time I was there. Ask your Dr. about it.

Skylands1355856947.786087 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010
On 12/18/2012 rosie03 said:

I am tired of people who are clueless as to medical conditions giving out advice. For some, diet, exercise, etc will not cut it. I for one watch the food, walk, exercise and all that but will still be on BP meds for the rest of my life. It is none of you business what causes my BP to remain high, but your almighty responses are not helpful to anyone.

Dr. Dean Ornish has great success with patients using diet & exercise.

Do more research before you give up and accuse others of something you know very little about yourself.

Pook1355857057.7173527 PostsRegistered 5/5/2007

The responses can be very helpful. I have been helped more by suggestions from others who have the same medical problems than I have by pill pushing doctors. What works for some may not work for everyone but before taking any supplements do a thorough check or check with your pharmicist to see if there will be a reaction with any medications you are taking. Most do not have adverse effects are are safe though. Check Dr Oz's website for a supplement to help lower BP as I know it has been addresed.

Brinklii1355857145.76710277 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI
On 12/18/2012 rosie03 said:

I am tired of people who are clueless as to medical conditions giving out advice. For some, diet, exercise, etc will not cut it. I for one watch the food, walk, exercise and all that but will still be on BP meds for the rest of my life. It is none of you business what causes my BP to remain high, but your almighty responses are not helpful to anyone.

Wow...I can't see that anyone was talking to you, your royal highness...but not everyone is clueless. If you're tired of reading these threads, then...um, don't...duh!

A tongue has no bones, yet it is strong enough to break a heart. Be careful with your words.

Sunshine K­ate1355857174.62312048 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

Genetics has a lot to do with it also.

Respectfully ~
Kate

ID21355857653.9172157 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012

No one mentioned the #1 cause of high blood pressure?? Take out all sodium in your diet!

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mousiegirl1355858718.3414079 PostsRegistered 10/20/2007

Dr. Oz mentioned a supplement, which I believe is Taurine, but you could go to his site to get the name, and then research it to see it you want to try it.

suzeecat1355859046.8131727 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

We had a wellness seminar at work recently and the speaker mentioned that cutting out as much sodium as possible would do a LOT to lower blood pressure.

LoopyLoo1355860163.3332105 PostsRegistered 7/30/2011
On 12/18/2012 ID2 said:

No one mentioned the #1 cause of high blood pressure?? Take out all sodium in your diet!

I couldn't agree more ID2, and also suepriem!

Along with medication, watch your sodium intake like your life depends on it---because it does!!

nunu4u1355933810.3978661 PostsRegistered 9/22/2006

Divya Mukta Vati is an ayurvedic herbal blend that brings blood pressure down and also claims to cure it over time. I read about it on several health sites and gave it a try. My blood pressure used to be 140. My last reading was 109 over 95.

Southern F­ried Chick1355936168.057067 PostsRegistered 11/17/2007

Wow, and thanks to all of you for taking the time to respond. Now I have some exploring to do. I'm new to this kind of issue, and had not heard about most of what has been said here.

Again, thank you.

qbetzforre­al1355953501.307478 PostsRegistered 8/28/2010
On 12/18/2012 Southern Fried Chick said:

What do you take in addition to medication, and how long does it take to see results? Any advice/tips would be appreciated.

Thank you

If you're already on medication for hypertension, please check with your Dr. before you start any supplements. You may run the risk of damaging your health. Good luck

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qbetzforre­al1355953517.75478 PostsRegistered 8/28/2010
On 12/18/2012 Southern Fried Chick said:

What do you take in addition to medication, and how long does it take to see results? Any advice/tips would be appreciated.

Thank you

If you're already on medication for hypertension, please check with your Dr. before you start any supplements. You may run the risk of damaging your health. Good luck

TSDTS1356041874.743748 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006Sonoma County, CA

The only suggestion I have is to ask your doctor to try a different combination of medications (not supplements). They don't always get it right the 1st or 2nd time. My DH is on a combination of meds but it took a few tries to get the right combination and then it was like magic.

reiki6041356042893.7371529 PostsRegistered 10/22/2008nyc
On 12/19/2012 nunu4u said:

Divya Mukta Vati is an ayurvedic herbal blend that brings blood pressure down and also claims to cure it over time. I read about it on several health sites and gave it a try. My blood pressure used to be 140. My last reading was 109 over 95.

I'd be a lot more concerned about a diastolic reading of 95 than a systolic reading of 140.

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Pink561356047624.45768 PostsRegistered 12/14/2007

Actually, there have been ongoing trial studies for several years related to vitamin C. The recent study (google vitamin C and blood pressure) showed a modest reduction when taking 500 milligram of vitamin C daily.

As vitamin C is water soluable and does not build up in the tissue it is generally considered safe. I have taken 1,000 milligram daily just for maintenance and to boost the immune system for years.

Your Dr. should be familiar with the data and indicate if he feels this may be something you could safely combine with any other medications you may be taking.

feline fine1356067221.613178 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012where Phillies fans rule

Not yet mentioned: garlic, hawthorne berries, celery seed.

BTW, I'm 49 and have had high BP for 30 years; I know my stuff.;)

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feline fine1356067330.833178 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012where Phillies fans rule
On 12/18/2012 ID2 said:

No one mentioned the #1 cause of high blood pressure?? Take out all sodium in your diet!

And sugar (latest facts).

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ Albert Einstein

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