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What can I do to lower my BP ?

Occasionally my blood pressure gets really high and I was wondering what I could do to lower it at that moment. I have already talked to my doctor about it and she is putting me on medication. I was just wondering if anybody knew what I can do immediately that would make it go down.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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All the above answers are good; but you are wanting to know what you can do to lower it RIGHT THEN.... An true example of the breathing exercise my doctor gave me to do: I went in to the cardiologists' office for a chemically-induced stress test; but BEFORE the test, when they took my blood pressure...it was SKY-HIGH due to FEAR. ( Ah,...yessss, when my heart stopped the last time we did this test...you betcha I was scared ! ) They were going to cancel the test...until I told him.." Go away & give me 10 minutes." 1. Breath in thru your nose for a count of 4. 2. HOLD your breath for a count of 4. 3. Then slowly blow out that breath thru your MOUTH for a count of 7. Repeat until the B/p comes down. When the dr came back in 10 min. my B/P was lower then his ! And the test was a breeze !
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