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Ways to bring down BP

I have hypertension (high BP) and I have been on BP medication for a long time. Just last week my BP med had to be increased almost double because my BP has become very elevated and will not level out. This is the first time that I have had this problem. What can I do to help decrease my BP? I take my BP med everyday, faithfully, so it's not because of that. I'm just wondering what are some other ways to bring high BP down. Anyone having the same problem and getting it under control please tell me how you did it. Thank you!
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Potassium plays a large factor in controlling b/p since it helps the heart go thumpity thump thump on a regular basis. Most doctor's do not tell you when they prescribe a med for hypertension that you may need to keep watch on your potassium level, as some of the meds tend to knock the potassium lower than what you need it to have a healthy b/p. Please read food labels and increase your intake of potassium. V-8 juice, Juicy Juice, many dried fruits are high in potassium. Potatoes, green leafy veg's, certain cereals, grains, are also high in potassium. Just explore and you'll find a bunch of things which are good for your heart. I learned the hard way. I was hospitalized a couple of times since my primary care physician did NOT tell me this little tid bit of info. Since I've found out, I faithfully drink my favorite juices which are high in potassium, plus consume the fruits and vegs which also are. Also, please try and keep your stress level low, or at a manageable rate. Stress can raise your b/p faster than one would think. Meditation, or just alone time is advised. If someone annoys you, walk away. All has been well since I began this regime. Good luck to your own self.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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