Avatar universal
high blood pressure
Are there any herbs or minerals or vitamins that can be used to help reduce blood pressure.  My pressures have been around 143/106.
I assume this is high since 120/80 is norm.  I would like to give them a try first before I go on a life long trial of meds from my Dr.

thank you
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
875426 tn?1325532016
Your diastolic is particularly troubling to me here- that means your heart is not relaxing as it should in between beats, which can in the long run, lead to a stiffening.  Did the doctor order an echocardiogram?  Is the doctor agreeable with you trying natural methods first to try to reduce your blood pressure?  

You might check with a licensed Chinese acupuncturist/herbalist.  I think acupuncture can help to lower blood pressure, though not sure about all particulars & they would be familiar with what herbs might help or not.  

Exercise, weight loss if not at ideal weight (which can lessen the stress on one's heart), and practicing deep breathing a number of times a day for several minutes may all help to reduce blood pressure.
Comment
Cancel
875426 tn?1325532016
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hericium_erinaceus

Consider lion's mane mushroom in supplement form.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
Barbourville, KY
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Keep track of your blood pressure
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
MH Community Mgr commented on photo
May 25
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Best Multivitamins for Men
May 24 by gymdandee
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Medium-chain triglycerides
May 24 by gymdandee
High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Community Resources