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What are some natural ways to reduce blood pressure?

Walking Several studies have been done on the effects of walking and high blood pressure One Korean study1 had 23 men with hypertension; they found that taking a 40 minute walk helped to reduce the ...
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Is high blood pressure ever a symptom attributable solely to dehydration?

Dehydration usually would result in hypotension (low blood pressure) and reflex tachycardia (rapid pulse) due to decreased circulating blood volume. But depending on several factors, including the ...
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How do the MOAs differ that ACE-Inhibitors might not work, but Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB) do work

ACEI work on the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) whereas Ca++ blockers primarily work on cardiac contractility, HR, and vessel constriction. For the ACE-Inhibitor: Cells in the kidney ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

The NHS page you linked to does quite a good job of explaining why the study that puts forward the claim that there isn't a link doesn't actually quite say that with any degree of certainty. They are ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

The mentioned paper has been published in BMJ Open in 2015: The Association Between Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Mortality in the Elderly. A systematic review. The NHS article mentions the ...
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Can Vitamin C and E supplements cure or manage Preeclampsia resulting from oxidative stress?

No. There have been several trials testing this and they have not shown benefit. One example of the conclusion from such a trial: Supplementation with vitamins C and E during pregnancy does not ...
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How do the MOAs differ that ACE-Inhibitors might not work, but Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB) do work

As @DoctorWhom says, there is a great deal of variability in the effectiveness of single agents for blood pressure control. There are some subgroups of patients who are more likely to respond or not ...
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What does primary, secondary and safety outcome of a drug study mean?

The primary endpoint is the thing you design your study around. You choose a sample size based on a statistical power analysis, making sure you have enough participants that you will be able to detect ...
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cardiac arrest effects on blood pressure

By definition, cardiac arrest means the heart is not pumping blood; therefore, there is no blood pressure. None at all. So if you were to cut a person in cardiac arrest, they would not bleed. If a ...
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Side effects of ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs

Ivermectin (Stromectol) is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic agent with macrocyclic lactones structure, Ivermectin acts by interfering with nervous system and muscle function,in particular by Binding ...
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Does eating fish help high blood pressure?

Question: Does eating (fatty) fish help to lower high blood pressure or does it help only when eaten instead of red meat? Answer: Merely increasing fish, including oily fish, consumption without ...
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What is considered moderate when referring to (sub)acute hypertension, hyperthermia and tachycardia?

"Moderate" and "modest" are just descriptive adjectives. They don't have any quantitative meaning, and I'm not aware of any effort to standardize their meaning for these sorts of ...
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Monotherapy of multiple drugs or combination therapy - Beginner 101

If it is planned this way, it can be seen to be combination therapy but generally it would be monotherapy throughout. Generally speaking, monotherapy is using one medication to treat a condition. If ...
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How to differentiate between Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes

The answer to this question is for classification as Type 1 or Type 2 in adults (age >20 years) known (or believed) to have diabetes. Distinguishing Type 1 from Type 2 diabetes in children (age &...
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Is the link between COVID-19 fatalities and hypertension specific to uncorrected hypertension or to corrected (pharmaceuticaly) hypertension as well?

I don't think we really know if hypertension is truly an independent risk factor for disease severity in COvID-19. The first studies coming out of China indicated that hospital admissions listed ...
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Is the link between COVID-19 fatalities and hypertension specific to uncorrected hypertension or to corrected (pharmaceuticaly) hypertension as well?

The article you linked to says Another possibility is that the higher risk comes not from high blood pressure itself, but from certain drugs used to treat it -- ACE inhibitors and angiotensin ...
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Is there anything besides sodium to avoid to lower blood pressure?

The aging process itself can cause a stiffening of the blood vessels; also our genes, etc. In general, for people with hypertension, more potassium is better. One might use a salt substitute, like "...
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What are some natural ways to reduce blood pressure?

There are only currently two main supplements you can take to help reduce blood pressure, beyond the advice of just exercising more, eating healthy and relaxing. Hibiscus Sabdariffa Hibiscus ...
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