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Posted by: Terrel | 2008/06/10

High Blood Pressure

Hi

Just wanted to find out, what can I do naturally to lower blood pressure if its a bit high. Like certain foods? Exercises? Or any herbal stuff? And for a lady age 23 what is considered dangerous?

Thanks.

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Dear Terrel
You can eat a diet with at least 5 fruits & vegetables per day, whole grains and low-fat dairy. Losing weight, cutting down in salt, boosting potassium intake with eating potassium rich foods ( do not take supplements - you can overdose) like Bananas, beans, tofu and potatoes and limiting alcohol also helps. The following herbal supplements may increase blood pressure: ephedra, ginseng, licorice and feverfew. Garlic and flax seed have shown some effects in lowering high blood pressure. You can take a combination of calcium and magnesium as a supplement. Just keep in mind that some people have hereditary high blood pressure and that they may need pills even though they eat healthy, is the right weight and exercise regularly!
Dr Bets

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