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Suggest me some herbs or food articles to keep my BP in control

can suggest some herbs or food articles to keep my Blood Pressure in control.My bp is 90/140.I'm 56 years.
I want to suggest some herbs or nuts or food articles to keep my Blood pressure under control without the medicines. i am 56 years my BP is 90/140. Is this count alright for my age? I also take Tranquilizers i.e.,Inderal 10mg and epitril 1mg daily. I want answers by 9pm today and I dont want any further instructions after this time.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Your BP is more or less appears to be normal though it is preferred it is 80/130. Probably this due to the medication you are taking. There is no way to reduce it overnight without medication. You must know that High Blood pressure is called 'SILENT KILLER' INDERAL - is (Basic drug - propanolol) is a beta blocker used in treating hypertension and angina pectoris and essential tremor. So it should not be discontinued abruptly unless you bring down you BP by other methods. Epitril you are taking for sleep and you can try to sleep with out taking this and if you do not get sleep properly, you have to continue this medicine also. Now coming to treatment part - There is no cure for primary hypertension, but blood pressure can almost always be lowered with the correct treatment. The goal of treatment is to lower blood pressure to levels that will prevent heart disease and other complications of hypertension. In secondary hypertension, the disease that is responsible for the hypertension is treated in addition to the hypertension itself. Successful treatment of the underlying disorder may cure the secondary hypertension. Treatment to lower blood pressure usually includes changes in diet, getting regular exercise, and taking anti-hypertensive medications. Patients with mild or moderate hypertension who don't have damage to the heart or kidneys may first be treated with lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes that may reduce blood pressure by about 5 to 10 mm Hg include: * reducing salt intake * reducing fat intake * losing weight * getting regular exercise and brisk walking of 6 kms atleast * quitting smoking * reducing alcohol consumption * managing stress. Taking Herbs or nuts or salt less and fat less food will not bring down the BP suddenly. You have to achieve it slowly without stopping the medicine. -
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