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Dr. Balachandran is a popular Cardiologist in Chitlapakkam, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Balachandran personally at B.S. Hospital in Chitlapakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Balachandran on Lybrate.com.

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7 Simple Ways To Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Simple Ways To Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

In the our community, high blood pressure (HBP), also known as hypertension, is a common health condition to say the least. In fact, more than 40 percent of population have HBP, according to the American Heart Association. Whether it?s a close relative or friend, there?s a good chance that you know someone with HBP. Unfortunately, it?s considered the norm, but it doesn?t have to be that way at all.
Higher rates of obesity and diabetes and plain ole genetics put African Americans at a higher risk for HBP. Not to be taken lightly, HBP that?s left untreated can lead to a stroke. If you take medication to help control your blood pressure, then by all means, continue following your doctor?s orders, but perhaps ? just perhaps ? the best medicine is a new, healthy lifestyle. The following suggestions can not only lower your blood pressure but reduce your need for medication. Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Lose weight.
Only do so if you?re overweight or obese. Need some convincing? Essentially, the more weight you lose, the better your blood pressure. Also, if you?re already taking medication(s) to treat your HBP, losing weight will help make those medications more effective.
2. Exercise often.
We all know how chaotic life can be at times, but it?s important to squeeze in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day or every other day. Exercising regularly can lower your blood pressure as much as 4-9 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
3. Change your diet.
This means avoiding salty foods, including potato chips, French fries, pretzels, lunch meat and pasta sauce. Boosting your potassium intake and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg.
4. Reduce stress.
Don?t neglect yourself. It?s important to take a little time to relax and unwind by participating in activities that you truly enjoy, whether it?s jogging, power walking, reading, listening to music or going to the movies. And whatever it is that seems to trigger stress in your life, figure out a way to eliminate or avoid those triggers as much as you possibly can. You might find it helpful to learn a few stress management techniques for when the going gets tough.
5. Eat more dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate seems to be the food that keeps on giving. Not only does it boost your energy and reduce inflammation, but did you know that just one small square a day can lower your blood pressure? This is due to the fact that dark chocolate is rich in antioxidant flavonoids. Now, that?s sweet!
6. Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
We?re not saying that you have to completely swear off drinking because after all, what is a good party, vacay or get-together with friends without an ice, cold pi�a colada? Try to keep your alcohol consumption to no more than one glass per day.
As for smoking, besides lung cancer, COPD, heart disease, infertility and the other dangers of smoking, tobacco products can raise your blood pressure. Although difficult at first, quitting certainly has its health benefits and pays off in the long run.
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Main jab vi thora sa kam karta hoon ya fer thora jor se bat karne se ya thora walk karne se mare ko saans lene taklif hota hain aur mera heart beat bar jata hai. Bahut pasina vi hota hain. please suggest what can I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Main jab vi thora sa kam karta hoon ya fer thora jor se bat karne se ya thora walk karne se mare ko saans lene taklif...
Dear lybrateuser, -your tiredness & breathlessness are due to your weight & sedentary life if you are not exercising regularly -to reduce weight eat more of fibrous foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, wholegrains, sprouts, legumes, pulses, restrict dairy products, non-veg, fried, processed & junk food -do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, start slowly & increase time by 10-15 min every week along with the pace, if you feel tired then take a break & again start, do mild weight lifting as it provides exercise to the heart & helps it to pump blood more efficiently into the body, do it in a gym under a trainers guidance -do deep breathing exercise & yoga 10-15 min daily in the morning -get investigations, blood cbc, for sugar, cholesterol, ecg, & consult a doctor with results. -
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I was having problem s like raising heart beat, dizziness, a bit pain in chest. I consulted a lot of physicians, everyone checked ECG, TMT and all that but nothing came out, finally I was reffered to psychologist and there the doctor told me that I have anxiety neurosis. Now I am mainly on the drug desvenlafaxine 50mg along with some other drugs from last 2 years but the problem still persists however the intensity is lowered. What to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmedabad
I was having problem s like raising heart beat, dizziness, a bit pain in chest. I consulted a lot of physicians, ever...
You may need psychotherapy and medicines for longer period. Start doing exercise and morning walk 30--45 minutes daily. Also yoga pranayam and meditation will help. For more scientific suggestions feel free to ask with details.
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I am having high bloodpressure problem from past 4 months. Was admitted to hospital for one month nd lost my baby because of it 2 months ago, still not in control. please suggest something.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D in Ayurveda, Ph.D
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am having high bloodpressure problem from past 4 months. Was admitted to hospital for one month nd lost my baby bec...
Along with your routine Allopath medicine ie Amdepin or any anti BP, you take this Ayurvedic one from Himalaya company (ABANA - Tabs 2 bid) available in any even Allopath shops also. Automatically your BP will get down. But after few days you can stop the Amdepin. Ok.
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Has a pain in heart when tense. Twice bye pass done. Any precautions or r these symptoms of any other disease?

DNB Cardiology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
Has a pain in heart when tense. Twice bye pass done.
Any precautions or r these symptoms of any other disease?
Hello sir, based on the short description it would be difficult for me to help you determine whether the cause of the pain is cardiac or not. Considering the history of bypass surgery, it's best to rule cardiac cause of pain. It's always better to find the cause and than treat the same. No particular precaution to be taken, except continuation of medicine prescribed and an active lifestyle with healthy diet. For finding the cause: if you are physically active, a treadmill stress test would be the best choice. If not a stress echocardiography should be a reasonable alternative. The above test should be particularly done if the chest pain occurs when you exert (being tense is a mental exertion) climb stairs and if there is associated breathlessness. Let me know if any clarification needed and I would be happy to help. Regards
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Just like my heart beat sometimes my lower jaw, One of my fingers or elbow starts beating slowly just like my heart. Is it usual or any problem?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Just like my heart beat sometimes my lower jaw, One of my fingers or elbow starts beating slowly just like my heart. ...
It is not that usual... but sometimes it happens... that you feel the pulsation in the distant parts... I don't think it is an issue.... If you don't have any symptoms other than that then don't worry...
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I am 56y old. No sugar or b.p. But breast operated right side in2006. I knew that slight maligamy for my left valve of heart in 2006 but not a problem for my breast operation I took keemo and ok. But since 3 years right hand is swelling and recovering but no pain or problem. Breathing air is forcedly coming out from mouth when I slept on left side. Is this harmful? What to do?

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
I am 56y old. No sugar or b.p. But breast operated right side in2006. I knew that slight maligamy for my left valve o...
Dear After breast surgery this is seen that there is arm swelling on same side. There is obstruction to lymph flow causing this. In case of pain consult your doctor. Regular checkup advised. Vm.
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I am having severe pain in the chest when I breath. What is the causes and what are the possible diseases?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am having severe pain in the chest when I breath. What is the causes and what are the possible diseases?
Could be some chest infection ...or simple muscular pain...get chest X-ray ecg done and review with reports
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From 3/4 months my bp is staying near about 138/93. For my age os there any risk?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
From 3/4 months my bp is staying near about 138/93. For my age os there any risk?
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning...
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I have been told by a doctor that I have some heart problem. Since then I have becom very conscious a little pain weather it is muscle pull or shoulder pain makes me very much upset and often I rush to doctor for minor things it has even disturbed my routine work.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have been told by a doctor that I have some heart problem. Since then I have becom very conscious a little pain wea...
Dear Lybrateuser, - To clear your doubts get yourself checked up & thoroughly investigated by a cardiologist so that you stop worrying over little pain - have a well balanced diet including more of fibre, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, have milk & milk products, lean meats, nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews, peanuts - avoid fried, spicy, processed & junk food - do regular exercise like walking, jogging for 30 min, yoga, deep breathing for 10-15 min daily in the morning to keep your body fit.
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