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How can someone lower their blood pressure without medication?

I have a friend with hight blood pressure , but she doesn t suffer from this. She just had a baby and maybe that s what s going on. How can she lower it and take her headache away? Home remedies maybe?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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certain foods can help lower blood pressure... foods that are high in potassium, calcium and magnesium mainly are what you want to look for... such as bananas ... they dilate the blood vessels increasing their size and reduce the pressure of blood flow... others include prunes, grapes, mangoes..... also asparagus is good for getting rid of migraines. Garlic has also been proven to lower blood pressure also celery and oily fish. Other than foods, exercise or yoga are also very effective... Yoga is very soothing and relaxing, and regular exercise will strengthen your heart and a stronger heart can pump blood with less effort...
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