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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 blood pressure in the test subjects Eating2 Avoid salt (sodium) because it puts higher strain on your blood vessels, which raises your blood pressure Eat ...


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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 sympathetic reflex, transient elevated blood pressure might be seen. However, hypertension is not diagnosed based on a single value, but repeated elevated ...


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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 release the enzyme, renin. Renin converts angiotensinogen, which is produced in the liver, to the hormone angiotensin I. An enzyme known as ACE or angiotensin-...


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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 a bit wishy-washy about it and the British Heart Foundation takes a somewhat tougher stance LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), along with other types of cholesterol are ...


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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 limitations of the review: only participants older than 60 years were included, only LDL (but not HDL) cholesterol was investigated, the effect of statins (...


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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 reduce the risk of preeclampsia in nulliparous women, the risk of intrauterine growth restriction, or the risk of death or other serious outcomes in their ...


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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 respond to certain drugs, though. In the U.S., Black Americans tend to be less likely to respond to ACE inhibitors (and more likely to respond to thiazide ...


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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 a statistically significant effect if there is a large enough actual effect. Your p-value for your primary end point should be a good p-value if you've pre-...


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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 heartbeat can be restored, the findings after cardiac arrest will vary. In general, if a normal heartbeat can be restored and the heart is once again pumping ...


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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 GluCls ion channels (1) in invertebrate nerve and muscle cells,produces paralysis, death of parasite.(2) Medications that interfere with P-glycoprotein( multidrug ...


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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 other dietary changes (especially losing excessive weight) may not help to reduce blood pressure. FISH Food Groups and Risk of Hypertension: A Systematic Review ...


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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 hypertension as a co-morbidity factor in 70% or more of cases, but the prevalence of hypertension in the over 70 year olds is about 70% anyway. They then said the ...


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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 receptor blockers (ARBs). This is just a theory, since there's no research yet on what impact, if any, these medications might have on COVID-19. The theory is based on ...


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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 "Morton's Salt Substitute", which is potassium chloride. Or drink low sodium v-8 juice, which is high in K. One might also take Magnesium citrate, or Mg-taurate ...


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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 Sabdariffa (Roselle or Sour Tea) is a tea where the usually dark colored flowers are used to brew. It appears to inhibit carbohydrate absorption to a degree and appears ...


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