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Can you reduce your own BP using your mind ?

I'm thinking Derren Brown sort of thing....Can you control your emotional and physical stress with your mind so you could avoid medication? Has anyone done this or can you reccomend something? Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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purple, Probably not. You can lower your hypertension with relaxation techniques only if your hypertension is caused by stress. If it is of a clinical origin, then no. Now, there are many causes of hypertension, such as: hypothyroidism hypercalcaemia stroke drugs (prescribed ones, not the recreational type) type 2 diabetes anemia renal artery stenosis some kidney diseases As you might guess, using your mind in any of these situations will not help, for it is not the mind that causes teh hypertension. A question: Why wouldn't you want to take medication for it? Hhypertension medication has been around for a very long time as these drugs go and have a very good track record. If you have hypertension I would strongly recommend that you take medication for it. The risks of having it far outweigh the risks of taking blood-presure medication.
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