High Blood Pressure Can Be Cured By Homeopathy

Hypertension or high blood pressure is an affliction that is currently affecting a continuously growing number of people. The main cause of high blood pressure is an unhealthy lifestyle and a wrong diet.

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Other causes include obesity, excessive alcohol intake, kidney diseases and others. People with hypertension are often given medication by their doctors and specialists to help maintain the optimum blood pressure level.

Home Remedies

a A solution prepared by adding one teaspoon cayenne pepper to half cup lukewarm water may be taken daily. This is an effective home remedy for high blood pressure.

a One may take one teaspoon fenugreek seeds with water every morning in empty stomach. This helps in controlling BP.

a Consumption of fresh papaya daily on empty stomach also lowers BP.

a One may take 2-4 leaves of holy basil and neem on empty stomach for at least 10 days. This treatment checks BP level.

a One may consume two to three cloves of garlic twice a day. It helps in lowering blood pressure, restricts spasm of small arteries and modifies heart beat and pulse rate.

High Blood Pressure Can Be Cured Naturally

High blood pressure affects over 70 million Americans alone and doctors have dubbed it the "silent killer" because it alone causes millions of deaths every year without the victims or anyone else seemingly realising it. In this article I'll tell you what causes high blood pressure and how it can be cured.

The "Mechanics"

You know intuitively that pressure of a liquid inside a pipe rises when you constrict it - for example, when you do the gardening and water the grass with a hose, if you grip the hose tightly then the water pressure rises and you can increase the distance you shoot the water.

The same thing happens in your body. When the arteries narrow or "constrict" then your blood pressure rises. Over time this results in damage to your cardiovascular system.


High Blood Pressure And Natural Remedies

The heart pumps blood into the arteries with enough force to push blood to the far reaches of each organ from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet.

Blood pressure can be defined as the pressure of blood on the walls of the arteries as it circulates through the body.

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Although some people with high blood pressure have symptoms, such as headaches or dizziness, blurred vision, palpitations shortness of breath, most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms at all.

That is why it is so important to have your blood pressure checked regularly by your healthcare provider.

This is especially important if you are someone who is at higher risk for hypertension.

High blood pressure or hypertension is a disease of the modern age. It is regarded as silent killer.

The fast pace of life and the mental and physical pressure increase the adrenaline in the blood stream and this causes the pressure of the blood to rise.

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Untreated hypertension increases the strain on the heart and arteries, eventually causing organ damage.

Hypertension increases the risk of heart failure, heart attack (myocardial infarction), and stroke. Fortunately, treatments for hypertension are effective and usually easy to take.

Causes of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

High blood pressure is not only a serious condition by itself, but it is also the leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.

Severe and immediately life-threatening hypertension is called malignant hypertension and usually requires hospitalization and acute medical care.

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms and high blood pressure often is labeled "the silent killer." People who have high blood pressure typically don't know it until their blood pressure is measured.

1. headache
2. Nosebleed (Epistaxis)
3. Breathlessness
4. sleepiness, Ansomnia
5. confusion

Treatment of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

As with most ailments, treatment of both high and low blood pressure involves short-term relief and cure, combined with an understanding of the primary cause of the condition to prevent recurrence.

The CureSheet series addresses both aspects of cure by giving immediately and easily applicable natural cures, in conjunction with exercises and lifestyle suggestions for the prevention of the condition in the future.

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

1. One may consume two to three cloves of garlic twice a day. It helps in lowering blood pressure, restricts spasm of small arteries and modifies heart beat and pulse rate.

2. A mixture of two tablespoon Indian gooseberry juice and honey may be taken every morning in empty stomach. This checks high BP.

3. Lemon is very beneficial for treating high blood pressure. The Vitamin P content in lemon is effective in preventing capillary fragility.

4. Grapefruit, also rich in Vitamin P, helps in toning up arteries and checks high BP.

5. Dried or roasted watermelon seeds may be consumed daily along with water. They dilate the blood vessels, thereby controlling the BP elevation.

6. Rice-based diet is very suitable for a high BP patient. Rice is low in fat, salt and cholesterol content. The calcium rich brown rice relaxes the nervous system, and acts as a safeguard against high blood pressure.


High Blood Pressure Can Be Cured

What are the main high blood pressure causes? Over 70 million Americans have hypertension so perhaps by investigating what causes it we can then go about curing ourselves. In this article, I'll start by investigating exactly what happens in the body and then show how this can indeed point us towards the obvious remedies.

It Starts In The Arteries

Your blood pressure is simply a measure of the pressure inside your arteries. Your arteries carry blood away from your heart and towards the organs so they are at quite a high pressure compared to veins (which carry blood back towards the heart after exiting the organs).

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can high blood pressure be permanently cured?
    Can you cure high blood pressure through exercise and eating correctly, without taking medication?

    • ANSWER:
      currently scientists would say NO!

  2. QUESTION:
    can high blood pressure be cured permanently?
    solution to cured high blood pressure

    • ANSWER:
      Not usually, no. In the UK 5% of hypertensives have "secondary hypertension" where kidney or hormone issues are affecting BP. Once these issues are resolved, the high BP usually is too.

      Most people have essential/idiopathic hypertension where the cause is unknown. Obesity, smoking, increasing age, high sodium intake, high alcohol consumption and a strong family history are all risk factors. Generally, once you have hypertension, medication is needed lifelong to manage it.

      Sometimes people find that weight losing weight (if overweight) and regular exercise, reduces BP.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can High Blood pressure be cured or is it controlled by medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends.

      90% of all hypertension cases are classified as having Primary Hypertension, which is Idiopathic (ie: the cause of the hypertension is unknown; several etiologies have been theorized but that's about it). This makes it essentially untreatable, however it can usually be controlled by a variety of anti-hypertensive drugs and diet management.

      The remaining 10% suffer from the much more serious Secondary Hypertension, that is hypertension as a complication of a known underlying (often very serious) problem such as Cushing's Syndrome or Intracranial Hemorrhage. This sort of hypertension is treatable by sorting out the causative disease.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can high blood pressure be cured without taking pills>?

    • ANSWER:
      not cured...managed through diet and exercise. Ask your Dr.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a permanent cure for high blood pressure?
    Is there drugs or food that can cure high blood pressure permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      Death.

  6. QUESTION:
    can high blood pressure be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on the cause. If the high blood pressure is the result of stress, bad diet, being overweight etc then dealing with that problem may well cure the high blood pressure. If it is the result of something more serious or permanent then it may not be cured but usually can be adequately managed with the right medication etc.

      (When I was about 9 my blood pressure was found to be something daft like 190/150 (not good when you've got as many health issues as me) and yes it did take a long time to get the medication right but now I'm 13 and am on a cocktail of 3 blood pressure medicines and a diuretic and my blood pressure is healthy. My high blood pressure isn't cured though, won't ever be cured but it is managed now.)

  7. QUESTION:
    What is immediate cure for High blood Pressure?
    what can I do if I have high blood pressure and I am dying?

    • ANSWER:
      High blood pressure is a result of being nutrient deficient.

      The first thing I would do is not stop taking the medication your doctor has recommended because he is monitoring you. I would then go to: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and order the Heart nano detox and take as prescribed. This will typically lower your blood pressure about 30 points within a few weeks. I would work with your doctor to monitor you during this time. The Heart nano detox will not be a problem in regard to working against any medication.

      The nutritional deficiencies causing the high blood pressure is usually mineral deficiencies. I would strongly suggest you get on the "super food trio" offered by the same company and take lots of that. This will put good nutrients into your body.

      Diets high in carbs and low in fat contribute to this problem. Go to: www.westonaprice.org and read the information there.

      good luck to you

  8. QUESTION:
    What are those herbal medicine can cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Herbal medication, or any other kind of medication will not cure high blood pressure. Whatever you try medicine wise, will either start working the same day you take it, or will never work(I don't mean fish oil). Try something, keep checking your blood pressure.

      Here is a list to try. Some are expensive. They are not really classified as herbs. Your insurance in most cases wont cover them.

      Coenzyme Q10
      Garlic - its a blood thinner
      Hawthorn - this one is an herb
      Fish oil - I would put my money on this one, I think flaxx seed oil is better.
      Folic acid

      Your blood pressure may be caused by strees or anxiety(no I don't know you). If that is the case, then that that will take a completely different approach.

      Exercise at least one hour a day, 5 days a week. Someone here said not to ask a doctor any of these things. So if you are having chest pains and troulbe breathing, give that person a call.

      Don't take a lot potasium to lower your blood pressure, eat less salt instead. With potassium you are trying to balance your salt.

      "Conditions that can result from high levels of potassium include weakness, weak or slow pulse rate, irregular heartbeat, nausea, difficulty breathing and paralysis. Other complications include arrhythmias, problems with neuromuscular control or cardiac arrest. "

      Dont take to much magnesium. People with high blood pressure often have kidney problems. It will build up in your blood in that case.

      Caffeine only raises blood pressure temporaily. It is a diuretic(like a water pill), so it can lower and raise your blood pressure.

      If none of these things are working for you, post a question in the un-alternative medicine section.

  9. QUESTION:
    how can high blood pressure can be cured..?

    • ANSWER:
      Joe High Blood Pressure can not be cured only controlled, of course you can do things that will make the blood pressure closer to normal with diet, exersise, no smoking but as far as cured only the Lord can cure your high blood pressure. Go to web md and find tings that will lower and control it. Good Luck Rita V

  10. QUESTION:
    Cure for High Blood pressure?
    Can anyone advise me on how to cure high blood pressure. My gradfather is suffering and does'nt want to eat the medication...desprate please advice :(

    • ANSWER:
      He needs to work with his doctor to find an approach that will work for him. Medication will help but often lifestyle changes can alleviate much of the problem. It might help for you to tell him how you feel, let him know that you love him and are concerned about his health and would like to work with him to lower his blood pressure if he will let you.

  11. QUESTION:
    my father has heart enlargement (due to overwork and high-blood pressure)...can it be cured or reversed?
    he won't be home till Christmas...is heart enlargement a deadly disease?

    what do we do one's he gets home?....what to avoid,what to eat..etc.

    help is appreciated......

    • ANSWER:
      this condition can be managed with medication, but it can't really be reversed.
      the heart has been chronically affected by too many factors like high blood pressure, or chronic lung problems.
      when he gets home, he'll need lots of rest. he'll probably have to follow a cardiac diet that avoids fat and salt, but his doctor will let him know.
      a month is a long time, and there is a lot of improvement he can make by then.

  12. QUESTION:
    Cure for high blood pressure?
    I went to a clinic and they told me for my age(18)my blood pressure should be at 120-80,mine is between 140-148-80,my grandfather on my mom side had diebetes and my mom has it.There both kinda big and im really skinny.The nurse was sayin it's probaly genetics. How can i bring it down?

    • ANSWER:
      exercise more and eat less salty foods. also, try not to stress out or get mad (if you have a temper).. things like that can cause high blood pressure.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are your natural cures that actually work for pain and high blood pressure?
    The ones you find to be tried and true:

    Such as potassium in bananas for high blood pressure for example or steamed broccoli for the calcium. One resource I read claimed that it may not be just high sodium intake but also a mineral deficiency such as potassium and calcium causing or something that can help lower it.
    Here's another resource. http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/High-Blood-Pressure.html

    Any other successful natural pain and hypertension reducers that you know of?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  14. QUESTION:
    can high blood pressure be cure with only exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      depending on the level of blood pressure you have. if it is extreamly high i suggest lots of exercise and possible a severe diet change and partisipate in less stressful activities and or invironments. but if you do just have moderatly high blood pressure exercise should help signifigantly and try some relaxation methods.

  15. QUESTION:
    Natural cures for high blood pressure.?
    I have asthma/allergies and anemia. I also have blood pressure that was 145/95 in November. I have been using Proventil for a few months for my asthma, but I generally only use it once every few days. When I was told about my high blood pressure in November, the doc said she wanted to wait a month before she decided to put me on medication for it. I then started taking garlic, fish oil, and about that time I started using a Neti pot. When I went back to the doctor, (a month later) my blood pressure was 142/86. I feel that either one or all of the things that I did that I previously mentioned contributed to this significantly lower bottom number. What do you guys think? The doc still decided to put me on atenolol and iron pills, but I am wondering if it can help more than these natural remedies already are.

    I do not have high cholesterol or any thyroid issues. I do have a fast heartbeat (about 100 times per minute) The doc thinks that my fast heartbeat is directly related to the anemia.
    Phoenix ~ I already said that I was taking garlic. If you read the ENTIRE question, you would have known that ;)
    VRG ~ The salt thing is a great point. I never "add" salt to anything, but there is tons of salt in processed foods, so I am trying to eat less of those types food.

    I also started taking hawthorne, too, when I started the Atenolol.

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely cut out processed foods as much as possible. It's not just the salt issue but their imbalance of minerals plus artificial ingredients.

      Exercise is the complement to diet. Even walking a brisk half hour a day will reduce blood pressure. I've done it so I know it.

      Herbs like hawthorne berry can be effective for some people but they are not completely harmless. With your allergies I would be careful with herbs.

      There are effective natural methods that don't involve diet or ingesting things like herbs or supplements. Listening to relaxing music and slow breathing are both totally safe and enjoyable activities proven to lower blood pressure, sometimes by very large amounts.

      Best of all, you can do them both together. Fifteen minutes a day is all it takes. Check the website below for full information along with free instructions (check the articles for that) and a complete online demo. You don't even need to register.

  16. QUESTION:
    High Blood Pressure Questions!?
    I heard that high blood pressure can be controlled, but it could never be cured. I have high blood pressure, so does this mean that I'm always gonna live with possible health problems?? Oh, and I heard that high blood pressure can cause a stroke, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney failure. If you have high blood pressure, is it 100% for sure that you'll end up having health problems?? Or does high blood pressure only put you at risk for health problems??

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing is 100%. The better you control your blood pressure over the course of your life, the more you lessen the risks associated with high blood pressure. A healthy diet, low in salt, fats, and processed foods, and daily moderate exercise go a long way towards controlling it. It's just healthy living and taking care of yourself like we're all supposed to do anyway.

      No need to stress. Just get your habits in order and get that blood pressure down. The link is to a guide on lowering blood pressure.

  17. QUESTION:
    how to cure blood pressure naturally?
    i want to know if high blood pressure can be cured without taking regular allopathic medicines

    • ANSWER:
      First off, allopathic is a pejorative term coined by Samual Hahneman the inventor of homeopathy to distinguish what he did, from the sort of pre-scientific medicine that was practiced at that time (bleedings, purging, etc) It should NOT be used to refer to modern science based medicine.

      "natural" treatments of hypertension include avoidance of sodium, regular exercise, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy body weight, getting lots of rest, and minimizing your bodies stress response by learning how to relax. Stop smoking if you do, and keep alcohol to a minimum.

      There are no herbal treatments that have been proven clinically effective, and homeopathic and other AltMed treatments are nothing but placebos.

      While the causes of "essential hypertension" are not fully understood, we know there is a genetic component, as it does seem to run in families. So if you do all the above, and you still have high blood pressure, you will probably need to be on some sort of medication. They are safe and clinically proven effective.

  18. QUESTION:
    Are bedbugs effective treatment to someone has high blood illness?
    Is it credible information? that by pouring hundreds of bedbugs on the bed of high blood person it can cure / reduce the high blood pressure problem of his /her body.

    • ANSWER:
      i have heard about leeches but not bedbugs. well they may suck your blood but you will have other skin deceases that would make the situation worse.i am afraid that before the bedbug could make another bite your blood pressure has rise up because of itchiness you will encounter all over your body. with the smell of the bug that is very sickening, i don't recommend.

  19. QUESTION:
    38 weeks pregnant with high blood pressure and they found Ketones in my urine?
    I went to the doctor today, and after a picture perfect pregnancy, the doctor told me my blood pressure had gone up (not an unfamiliar condition to me, this is my second baby and I had preeclampsia with the first so bad the labor had to be induced) but when they did the urine test, they also found Ketones in my urine. For those unfamiliar with ketones, they are proteins which feed on muscle, usually due to starvation or uncontrolled diabetes. I eat VERY well, and I don't have diabetes, or gestational diabetes. My question is, why are they showing up? Could it have something to do with the blood pressure? Has anyone else had this problem or similar? Have I done something wrong? How can I make them go away? I go back to the Doctor Tuesday, and if I don't go into labor before then he will probably induce. Will that cure the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not very sure of this but you can check it out from net.
      There's a type of diabetes melitus that might develop in pregnant women, fortunately it'll subside after labour.

      And diabetic patient in a very serious matter can develop ketosis. As your glucose is not accessible for your cells (due to lack or desensitizing of insulin), means that you're virtually starving your cells, another form of energy will come into service, fat. Fat (fatty acids chain from triglycerides) will then breakdown to numerous 2-carbon substances called acetyl-CoA via beta oxidation, this breakdown of fat mostly will occur in liver.

      Acetyl-CoA formed however is immobile and limited within cell, so your liver needs to transport the formed acetyl-CoA to the other tissues, via converting it to the soluble form, ketone (acetoacetate specifically). ketone can be utilized by various cells (even those without mitochondria, "energy generator" of cell) by reversing the pathway to form acetyl-CoA after they receive the ketone from blood stream.

      increased ketone synthesis means your body actually starves, even thought you really eat well. take my answers as a reference and consult your GP, he/she can tell you more out of the diagnostic lab report.

      take care, and good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure in pregnancy?
    Ive heard that in pregnancy if you have high blood pressure it can cause preeclampsia (not sure of spelling) and the only way to cure it is to deliver the baby! if a woman has preclampsia at what stage in the pregnancy would the doctors deliver the baby?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you reduce/eliminate high blood pressure/ diabetes by living healthy?
    I'm personally overweight, and while I don't have these issues, I know it's a very likely I can start having these problems. For a few months I've been dedicated to losing weight (15 lbs so far!).

    I was wondering though, if I did have these problems, would they be cured by healthy living and exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes and no. You may be able to reduce the effects of these diseases by exercise and low fat and calorie diets, and you may be able to prevent an onset of these diseases by doing the sam things, however the "cure" of these diseases is not usually possible, the symptoms are just controlled or minimized.

  22. QUESTION:
    Cure For Panic Attacks to Avoid High Blood Pressure?
    I'm a pretty heathy person. I'm going to be 19 in 2 days,Average weight,No hypertension that i know of runs through my family.
    I have anxiety problems though. Lately my stress level has been really bad. I'm not gonna take up time and write about what has been going on,but i have had it pretty rough lately. Well yesterday a friend of mine came over. He shares with me the same problems with his family over and over. I keep giving him advice and he doesn't listen,so i told him i'm sick of hearing his stuff when he won't doing anything about it and how it has been stressing me out. Previously i had drank some tea called Yerba Mate. It's like green tea but a little different. It has alot of caffeine in it,at the time i didn't know this would mess with my stress.
    I felt really sick all of the sudden,i thought i was gonna barf. At this time i was still talking to my friend. I got up to go to the kitchen,i lend in the sink and i felt so dizzy i couldn't even Stand up right,I couldn't see,everything seemed super blurry and my hearing sounded all fuzzy when my mom was trying to ask if i'm okay. I couldn't talk,i fainted on the floor. I ended u regaining consciousness and my mom called the ambulance,i couldn't breathe right and i could feel my heart beating really fast,my hands and feet started to curl up and my wholebody went numb. They took me to the ER and said my blood pressure was 165 over 104
    Which in turn was high blood pressure. The doc said it sounded like i was having a panic attack,but it just came in the middle of no where! I know i have been stressed,but i felt fine. What can i do to prevent stress and panic attacks?
    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!
    Forgot to add,i don't rly like taking meds,is there any herbal things you know of i can take or some remedies you know of at all? Let me know.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      The technique at the link can be pretty effective if you practice it. This is very similar to cognitive therapy that is used by some therapists. So, if the technique at the link helps, you might consider seeing a therapist that specializes in cognitive therapy.

  23. QUESTION:
    im i at risk of high blood pressure if im just only 21...?
    about one week ago,i was prepared with sticky rice as my lunch,and after that a dessert that are quite sweet..
    as a result i was suffered from a little bit dizzyness which i never felt before..
    and today..when i ate some dark chocolate..it gave an affect as well..
    so,m really worry if i got high blood pressure now..
    is high blood pressure is a disease..?
    can it be cured.
    is it dangerous..?
    any infomation woul dbe great thanks..^^

    • ANSWER:
      high blood pressure is a systemis disease involving several organs and body functions. Usually it's uncommon to occur at this age....maybe you have diabetes.
      I suggest you to consult your doctor please.

  24. QUESTION:
    Can high blood pressure cause a headache or is it the other way around? Check the added details B4 answering.?
    I normally don't have high blood pressure but since I have had this massive headache for a few days that no pill will cure, I got my blood pressure checked at the pharmacy. It was 136/100. Is it high because of the headache or did the headache cause it? I have got it checked with my GP before but it is always fine when I get it checked there. When I stand up it is higher than sitting and I know when I stand up it is as if my head is going to explode and I can hear my heartbeat in my ears at night sometimes. Is this all related to blood pressure problems? I need honest helpful answers here, only answer if you can help. I am 42 and both my parents have high blood pressure, my mothers is really really high.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't fool around with high blood pressure. Go to the doctor. My son was only 16 when he first got high blood pressure. He had a heart attack at 36. See a doctor. High blood pressure runs in our family, too.

  25. QUESTION:
    I'm 18 and have high blood pressure!!?
    Hello every one, i had a terrible day today, just got my readings for my pressure at home with the machine that my grandma uses. I never expect to have these readings: 147/96 ! According to some websites, this is considered hypertension!! but i dont know what to do! how can i lower me blood pressure? can i cure it? or am i gonna live with it with the rest of my life? please i need some help! i am relatively alone!
    I am very skinny highly active, weigh about 137 lb and 1.70cm high!

    • ANSWER:
      Sodium definitely causes high blood pressure. So I would monitor/reduce the amount of salt you take in. And pay attention to the amount of sodium on the food labels. It's soo much salt in processed foods...WAY more than we realize!

  26. QUESTION:
    Can liposuction possibly stop diabetes and lower blood pressure.?
    My dad has diabetes and high blood pressure and is a little over 6 ft and weighs 280. He has a big gut. So will liposuction lower blood pressure, and help diabetes or possibly cure it.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a CMA

      Yes it can change his medical conditions.. Gastric Bypass and the Lap band are better in helping with high blood pressure and diabetes
      Any time you lose any amount of weight with these conditions you will better yourself in the long run
      Best wishes to your dad

  27. QUESTION:
    Are there any food that is low in sugar and good for lowering blood pressure?
    Someone I know fainted the other day due to high blood pressure and she also happens to have Diabetes( the type that cannnot be cured by injecting insulin everyday- for 40 on wards i think). Please can you help me by telling me what sort of foods are suitable for diabetes patients as well as gd for lowering blood pressure? Thnx your help could save lives!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxx

    • ANSWER:
      Food rich in fibre will help in lowering high blood in sugar as well as wheat and oat. Avoid cakes chocolates sweeten can drinks and sugary food. Exercise daily at least 30 minutes and take your medication according to the doctor advice.

  28. QUESTION:
    help i have pcos and high blood pressure?
    well i have pcos i have the acne and hair on my chin my period is not to irregular just comes a few days late or early every month, not to bad. But the doctor wants to give me birth control pills now i have taken those before and they worked well, but now that my insurance will only let me get generics and they do not seem to work the same. Now i have heard about the benefits of taking the pill but i have also been hearing that htey can cause heart problems and strokes my father died of heart problems and also had a stroke and high blood pressure, my blood pressure only goes high occasionaly it is not high all the time. So my question is do i take the birth control pills and the meds for high blood pressure even though i hate medicine and prefer naturla cures. Also let me say that my blood pressure has been really good for the past 4 months and i have been off the meds. i got one higher reading and they want me back on meds. ok thanks for any tips and info you can give me, ALSo i have heard that garlic pills is good for blood pressure is that true guess i should also mention i am overweight and it is very hard for me to lose weight

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should try dietary control. The first thing I would suggest is gluten free. Many many people have issues with gluten. Especially people who are overweight. That's the first diet I would try. If you don't see any changes with that, many women with pcos find a lot of success with low carb diets. You could also try macrobiotic or raw diets. They're a lot more strict, but you'll see much faster results.

      I wouldn't go for the herbal treatments. You may see marginal results, but used alone, they're probably not going to do much.

      Have you ever had your thyroid checked? There are big changes in the way they view hypothyroidism. I was told for years that mine was fine even though I suspected that it was low. One day, they sent me my test results in the mail and I looked it up and it turns out that the lab standards they were going by were outdated and I was indeed hypothyroid. It helped me lose a lot of weight.

      I've found that diet is the single best way to improve your health, but not in the old fashioned "eat less and eat high fiber low fat" way. That does very little for you.

      If all else fails, sometimes you can appeal your insurance's decision to only give you generics. You might ask your doctor about it.

      Let me know if you have any more questions.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can a diabetic person with High Blood Pressure be Vegan, and healthy?
    I'd like to meet the guy who first decided to try cow's milk. Did he start salivating over a cow's teet? Mmmm, I want to suck the mucus from those teets, they look so delicious! Hey everyone! Try this! Ewww! My question is about my mom, who has type II diabetes, and high blood pressure (who also has eaten meats and cow mucus all her life). Can going vegan CURE her of this disease? She is scared to eat raw fruits, because she says it will spike her blood sugar, so she'd rather eat some meat instead. I am really worried about her, and I've just converted (cold turkey/overnight) to full vegan, and already my belt is at it's last hole, and I need to buy new pants! But even more than that, I'm not sleepy all day (digesting meat consumes a LOT of energy) and I can't help but walk, run, bicycle, and stretch more. I have so much more energy, and my complexion is already clearing up. Instantly, I feel like a new person. Does anyone have advice for a diabetic/high blood pressure person to start a Vegan lifestyle? She keeps quoting doctors (who only make money if they keep her on pharmaceuticals) about how she needs to eat a "balanced" meal, and she totally thinks I'm stupid. I tell her how no one has ever gotten sick from "protein deficiency", but she won't listen, and she's scared of fresh, raw, sweet fruits.

    She's overweight, fatigued constantly (just as I have always been, because I listened to her advice), and "sick".

    I have also found, that I have always been quite aggressive, but this is basically gone. My demeanor is so much mellow and relaxed, and I believe this aggression came from the imbalance in my life for PAYING OTHERS to murder animals for me to consume - that way my hands don't get bloody, and I don't have to see, smell, or even be aware of what's really going on.

    I wear leather (because I ride a motorcycle and non-leather shoes and belts just suck), and I went vegan for my health, not for the animals - about the opposite of most vegans I know - but I also don't salivate when I see a dying animal on the road - like any carnivore does. I don't get hungry when I see a grazing cow, and jump on it's back and sink my teeth into it's hide, like a meat eating tiger might do. I actually feel ill when I see a bloody carcass, and I don't like touching raw steaks. I believe this is natural.

    I need help convincing my mom to go vegan, but also in a safe way. Please don't say, "consult a physician", because that's all she ever does, and I believe that they don't get paid by vegans.

    If everyone went vegan, all of the following industries would suffer (in no particular order): Pharmaceuticals, Farmers (dairy, meat), Trucking Industry (transporting dead animal products), The Restaurant Industry (including the bussers, servers, cooks and dishwashers), Nurses, Doctors, Oil Companies (less fuel to transport all that poison), toothbrush companies, mouthwash companies, floss, ALL THE WEIGHT LOSS SCAMS and infomercials, books, fads, gyms, etc.

    If you're a die-hard meat eater, leave this question alone, please. Go be gross somewhere else.

    Any vegans that are diabetic, or have been? Please help! Thanks!
    Oh, I forgot to mention the best part for my transition! No more painful (and gross) bowel movements!!!! It all flows so easily now, and my time on the "throne" is much shorter and pleasant!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm vegan, and I'm diabetic. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after almost 14 years as a vegan.

      No, you cannot reverse diabetes; once you've got it, you've got it.

      But type 2 diabetes is usually controlled by diet, and dietary and lifestyle changes (such as more exercise) are what doctors recommend for it, not drugs. Drugs are used in the few cases where patients can't control their blood glucose levels through diet or - a more likely situation - where they won't.

      You absolutely cannot cure diabetes by going vegan, and I strongly suggest you stop putting pressure on your mother to do this.

      Her doctor should have given her a list of foods that are low, medium and high on the Glycaemic Index. The GI is a ranking of foods based on their effect on blood glucose levels; slowly absorbed foods have a lower rating, while the foods that are most quickly absorbed have a higher rating.

      She doesn't have to stick to low GI foods alone; high GI foods aren't necessarily banned altogether, but when she eats one she should eat a low GI food along with it - combining foods with different GI levels affects the overall rating of a meal. It isn't the case that carbohydrate is carbohydrate is carbohydrate; a jacket potato or slice of white bread is much higher than a portion of wholemeal pasta of the same weight.

      Examples of foods with a low GI rating include legumes, wholewheat pasta, porridge, apples and some other fruits, and sweet potato; medium GI foods include new potatoes in their skins and couscous; high GI foods include white bread and mashed or baked potato.

      Important - please note: not all fruits are low GI, and some are high - pineapple, for example has a high GI; so do bananas - the riper, the higher.

      If her doctor didn't give her a such a list, or she's lost it, you can find a complete list by googling Glycaemic Index (US - glycemic).

      Once you have the list, talk with her about it and if she doesn't believe you urge her to show it to her doctor so that s/he can confirm that this is what she should be doing. I assure you her doctor will approve, and it seems she she needs to hear it from her doctor.

      It's more important that she eats an appropriate diet than that she adopts a vegan one. As it happens, meat has a low GI rating, so a moderate amount of meat won't hurt. She should - her doctor will confirm - be eating a low fat diet though, which will limit her intake of meat somewhat.

      Eating low GI becomes second nature - if I didn't have to test my blood and have regular check-ups I'd forget I was diabetic.

      A book you might find helpful is Neil Barnard's The Reverse Diabetes Diet . I dislike the title, and don't know why he agreed to that title, or to the blurb on the back; he makes it quite clear in the book itself that he is talking about CONTROLLING diabetes, not reversing it, and that diabetes is NOT reversible.

      He gives the usual good advice - a low GI diet and a low fat diet. It's a good and persuasive book, and includes a lot of vegan recipes suitable for diabetics, including recipes for sweet treats and desserts. My reservation is the amount of mock meat and other processed food he suggests, but there are many recipes without them.

      Increasing exercise levels is also an important factor in keeping your blood glucose levels under control, as is losing weight if you need to.

      I don't have high blood pressure, but losing excess weight and adopting a healthy diet will help with that too.

      You're rather gung ho about veganism; you're a recent convert, so that's no surprise. But keep things in perspective, and be wary of unsubstantiated claims for the health benefits of veganism. I have not only been diagnosed with diabetes during my years as a vegan, but with an aggressive cancer too. And through cancer support networks, I've met 5 other vegans who have or have had cancer, one of them a lifelong vegan

  30. QUESTION:
    19 year old high blood pressure?? 140/92?
    I am 19, a college student. I walk at least a mile combined to clasees, about 5 days a week. I am not extremely active, but I have been working out 3 days a week (anaerobic), but quit that about a month ago. I do not smoke, drink, and I only drink water.
    As far as family history, I have no idea. I dont associate with any of the men in my family, so i really dont know. My mom's blood pressure is usually very low though (90/60). I have always had normal BP up until about 6 months ago (that I know of). I sometimes play sports, so I am not what you would consider sedintary. As far as my diet, I eat pretty healthy, I always try to get a variety of foods in, but I have always been a meat lover.
    I dont really know anything about BP, but have been taking my BP 2-3 times a day, and most days it is somewhat high ( usually around 130/85), but some days is very high, like today 140/90. I have recorded extremely high measurements on electronic BP machines, but I dont regaurd those, as I hear they can be inaccurate. I am going to see the doctor this friday, but I want to know, if i am diagnosed with hypertension at such a young age, is it going to reduce my life span? and is it something I can 'cure' if you will, myself, or will it always be a problem? I know they say you can control it, but if i were to lose some weight ( I am around 20 pounds overweight, mostly around the gut ) . Has it probably done any irreversible damage already?
    I know it is such a jumble of words, sorry, but thanks alot to anyone who reads!

    • ANSWER:
      get tested for high BP.My doctor gave me BP meds and it's now 120/80 or better.
      120/80 is normal.
      Go see a cardiologist to be sure you haven't damaged your heart.

  31. QUESTION:
    Are there certain foods that can help to lower high blood pressure?
    what foods can be used to help lower high blood pressure without triggering the unwanted symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) my digestion does not work too well with high levels of fibre because of suffering (IBS). If I have something containing high levels of fibre it triggers off that problem, and just wanted to know if there is anything that can be used as a cure to help this. I also have a friend who suffers with the same problem, and cannot eat anything dairy. Are there any good recipes that we could try which may just possibly help us? we would very much appreciate any assitance regarding this. Many Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure — even if you're taking blood pressure medication. Here's what you can do:
      * Eat healthy foods. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. Limit the amount of sodium in your diet. Although 2,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day is the current limit for otherwise healthy adults, limiting sodium intake to 1,500 mg a day will have a more dramatic effect on your blood pressure.
      * Maintain a healthy weight. If you're overweight, losing even 5 pounds can lower your blood pressure.
      * Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure and keep your weight under control. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.
      * Limit alcohol. Even if you're healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation — up to one drink a day for women, two drinks a day for men.
      * Don't smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit.
      * Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation and deep breathing. Getting plenty of sleep can help, too.
      * Practice slow, deep breathing. Do it on your own or try device-guided paced breathing. In various clinical trials, regular use of Resperate — an over-the-counter device approved by the Food and Drug Administration to analyze breathing patterns and help guide inhalation and exhalation — significantly lowered blood pressure.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Hypertension.

  32. QUESTION:
    Best over the counter medication for someone with high blood pressure who is allergic to dust and ragweed?
    My husband recently visited an allergist and discovered he is very allergic to dust mites and outdoor weeds. He received a sample of Nasacort and used it all up; it didn't totally cure his symptoms but definitely improved them a bit. When we took his prescription in to Walgreen's to have it filled, it was nearly after our insurance discount - not in our budget. My husband has high blood pressure and controls it with medication; that being said, can anyone recommend something that may be effective for his allergies that we can purchase over the counter? Thank you for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Any of the over the counter allergy medicines, such as generic benadryl or claritin may help. None of these will elevate his blood pressure, with HPB you mainly have to watch cold medications.

      NS

  33. QUESTION:
    what about blood pressure?
    i know my blood pressure is high cure vein in my eye poped and its red and sore how can i keep my BP down till i see my doc on 4 next month i drink water

    • ANSWER:
      avoid getting stressed and angry.. use d gym often (3times a week will do)

  34. QUESTION:
    High Blood pressure at young age, related to uncircumcised penis?
    Hi. I'm 25 and have High BP (150/90) since 5 yrs. Not taking any medicines. Can i control my BP just by doing proper exercises and joging everyday for atleast 30 mins. I dont want to take medicines fearing its side effects. Also some say that if i start taking medicines i should continue it life long and there can be no permanent cure. I'm not circumcised and the foreskin always block my urine flow. So i retract it partly everytime i urinate to allow urine to flow freely. This can be a reason for my high BP? They say high BP might be a result of kidney problem occuring due to urination flow pressure ...Please help me to understand my problem. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously (and at 25 years old you should be well aware of this) circumcision has nothing to do with high or low blood pressure. Whoever told you otherwise has no clue what they are talking about. The foreskin isn't going to block urine flow to the extent of causing any kidney pressure. I mean look at how far your kidneys are away from your urethra.

      You shouldn't be having high blood pressure since 5 years old. You should have an evaluation by a cardiologist for that.
      High blood pressure is something that needs to be taken seriously and something that needs to be treated with medication if proper diet, excercise, and stress control can't handle. Go to a cardiologist and talk to them about your high blood pressure. It's VERY important to keep this under control as it can lead to other serious heart conditions if ignored. Sometimes people can get their blood pressure under control by losing weight, excercising, getting a better diet etc and then no longer have to take medication or can avoid it. However if it doesn't work for you, then you just need to take the medication. But again talk to your doctor.

      -Connor

  35. QUESTION:
    In a recent Medical examination, high blood pressure (Diastolic) was detected.?
    My blood pressure varied from DIASTOLIC 85 – 120 and SYSTOLIC 125 – 160. These values were noted within a month. My age is 27 yrs, Height 178 cm, Weight 84 kg. Further i got a comprehensive blood and urine tests which showed following abnormalities:

    1)TSH : 17.98 µIU/ml
    2)BILIRUBIN (INDIRECT) : 0.95 mg/dL
    3)ALANINE TRANSAMINASE (SGPT) : 45.50 u/L
    4)TRIGLYCERIDES : 232.10 mg%
    5)VLDL CHOLESTROL : 46.42 mg%
    6)LDL/HDL Ratio : 1.21
    7)HEMOGRAM report says : MACROCYTOSIS

    Can anyone guide me weather the problem is serious one. Should i go for Allopathy or Ayurveda for permanent cure. I wish to undergo some natural treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your doctor if you have diabetes

  36. QUESTION:
    Can blood clots be successfully cured?
    My 89 year old grandma has a blood clot in her leg. Her blood pressure is really high and the Dr. gave her Coumadin and Lovenox injections to take twice daily. She is 89 and up until now, has been healthy as a horse and not on any medication. She stills seems so spunky and like her self. I've been a nervous wreck. Does anyone know if this can successfully be taken care of?
    Thank you all for the positive answers...I appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    DEBATE: WHO SHOULD CONTROL THE ECONOMY?
    So here's what the debate is about, can anyone help we think of 6 questions to ask durning the debate if our opposing team decided that a drug for high blood pressure should be produced first?

    DEBATE: A drug company is currently developing both a drug that can cure high blood pressure and a drug that can cure acne. Market research shows that the acne cure is worth billion, but only if it is on the market before any competitor's cure. To get the acne drug on the market in time, the Company will have to stop Research on the blood pressure drug for at least two years. The blood pressure drug is worth 0 million, according to market research, but it would save the lives of thousands of people each year. A choice must be made: Which drug will be produced first - the acne cure or the high blood pressure cure?

    • ANSWER:
      high blood pressure cure obviously. I don't even need to think of an explanation.

  38. QUESTION:
    Why does my blood pressure sometimes drop?
    I normally have blood pressure about 120/75. But sometimes my blood pressure drops and it makes me feel very bad, a dreamlike state, dizzy, weak, bad motor skills... On such an occasion if I measure my blood pressure the values are well below what's normal for me. I don't take any medication besides birth control pills and I'm 21.

    (my grandma has high blood pressure and has a measurer so she can adjust her meds. The values are mostly consistent with the ones from the doctor so it's probably accurate. I borrow it on such occasions to know what's going on)

    I usually try to cure it with coffee and it works more or less, but I can't really stand a second one that day even if I need it, it gives me a headache. I have no idea what triggers it. Sometimes it's upon waking up, but more often without any cause I know of. There are weeks when I experience it almost every day and sometimes even multiple times per day, and there are weeks or longer when I don't, and anything in between. I can go on curing it with coffee, but it's probably not really normal and it's annoying in any case. I doubt a doctor would believe me if he can't measure anything abnormal when I'm feeling OK, though.

    What can be a reason for this? What would stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally speaking a BP is only too low when it causes symptoms and factors that are likely to cause drops are heat, standing around, changing from sitting/lying to standing position, lack of adequate food and water, anaemia, fatigue or illness.

      You need to analyze what is going on when you feel this way. Have you had enough sleep? When did you last eat and drink? Are you skipping breakfast? Are you eating properly? Are you in hot conditions or overdressed? Were you standing, sitting, lying down, or did you just change position? Are you getting enough rest or are you wearing yourself out? Are you underweight or trying to lose weight or restrict your intake? Is the birth control pill the problem?

      You may feel you have none of these problems, but your body may be telling you something different so take a long hard look. For instance, I used to be troubled with low bp on getting up in the mornings, made worse when I hopped straight into the shower. I avoid such problems these days by giving myself more time to wake up slowly, and have breakfast in a leisurely manner before showering and heading off to work. So try and discover what your triggers are, and work around them accordingly. Eat well, sleep well, rest and exercise well and generally look after yourself. You may feel that you shouldn't have to, but even at 21 you need to listen to your body.

      If the bp drops are still a problem, keep a record of them for a short time so you can discuss it with your doctor. Note the times, contributing conditions and factors, what your bp was, and what your pulse was (record it for 1 minute). At the very least he should check if you are anaemic and do basic set of blood tests. Other things to consider are temporary heart arrhythmias (not always a big problem but they can make you feel yuk), hyperventilating, or blood sugar problems.

      Hope that helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can anxiety-induced high BP be resolved with high BP medicine?
    Someone once told me that anxiety-induced high blood pressure (BP), such as that which is commonly associated with White Coat Hypertension, cannot be lowered with BP medicine. Does anyone know if this is true? Is the mechanism by which high BP is induced by anxiety that strong to indicate BP medicine cannot resolve/lower it? And if that's the case, then can one make the argument that one needs anti-anxiety medicine rather than high BP medicine to cure an anxiety-induced high BP issue?

    Has anyone with high anxiety-induced high BP ever been treated with BP medicine alone?

    Thanks for any responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes, it can help. More than likely, it will take anti-anxiety drugs to lower it, or a combination of both. High blood pressure brought about by stress is normally very difficult to get under control. I would see a cardiologist and see what he or she recommends. Good Luck!!!

  40. QUESTION:
    Low blood pressure - absolutely torture to live with. Help please? :( ?
    So, I'm 17, 110 Ibs, and have been diagnosed with hypotension - low blood pressure. It's better than high blood pressure, but there's some pretty bad symptoms that come with it - when I'm sitting down for even a few minutes, and then go to get up (however slowly), it feels like all the blood rushes to my head, and I can get fairly dizzy. I can also see the capillaries behind my eyes when this happens. It feels like my head gets all tense and heavy.

    Went to the doctor. "Oh, just get up slowly, drink lots of water..."

    Uh, yeah. That's not helping. I want a cure for this condition, or explanations as to why I got it in the first place, not a treatment tip that won't work.

    The hypotension started in November 2010.

    I did take prozac as a pick-me-up, small dose once per day, for the past two years. I stopped taking it in January, a few months after the hypotension started, because I thought it was a side-effect. I also developed hypohidrosis (excessive sweating) at around the same time I got the hypotension. Both these symptoms are symptoms of prozac use, but I don't think it's because of the prozac - after all, shouldn't they have gone away by now? And why did they start so late into the treatment time?

    Thanks for any help. Serious answers only please.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't say how low your BP is, mine runs 90/60 most of the time, some times it runs lower than that so I understand your frustrations. Eating extra salt or drinking diet soda will help as will drinking more fluids. Lots & lots of water will help raise your BP because it helps raise mine. You may have to see another Dr for a second opinion since your Dr doesn't seem to care that you have a problem with your BP. I can't tell you why you got it, I don't know your medical history but it may have been caused by Prozac but I agree it should have been gone by now. Are you taking any other anti-depressant now that may cause low BP or any other meds that may cause low BP? If you are taking other meds ask your Dr or pharmacist if they can cause low BP, it may be something else you are taking causing your problem.

  41. QUESTION:
    Problem of Blood pressure?
    I am 31 years old male. I am patient of high blood pressure (150/80) since last 8 years. 8 years ago doctor advised me 2 take inderal 10mg twice a day. but now this medicine is not working so doctor advised me to take concor 5mg once a day. but i m tired of taking medicines. so many side effects of medicines. u want to cure one disease and with the side effect u r patient of another disease thats y i don't want to take any medicine. like the inderal effected on my eyesight. is there anybody who can tell me the other simple ways to control high blood pressure. like people say to take one glass of orange juice daily etc etc

    • ANSWER:
      Top 10 Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure
      . Lose weight. Get your BMI (body mass index, a measurement of weight in relation to height) into the range of 18.5-24.9, and you will be doing your heart and blood pressure a favor. Think of it this way: Extra weight you carry around is like bricks in a backpack, putting pressure on every part of your body.

      2. Eat plenty of whole grains. Have seven to eight servings per day of grains and grain products (these can include breakfast cereal, whole grain bread, rice, pasta, etc.)

      3. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Having at least eight to 10 servings of a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables will ensure you get all the healthy antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber you need.
      http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/features/top-10-ways-to-control-your-blood-pressure

  42. QUESTION:
    how can i raise my low blood pressure?
    i dont have the problem..... my 85 year old dad has the low blood pressure.
    a couple of months ago he checked his BP and it was normal 120/80
    today he checked his BP and it was 90/50
    he doesnt want to go to the doctor.
    he said he gets "spacey" about 10 times a day (light headed or dizzy)
    he does not take any medication for low or high blood pressure
    my dad goes to work everyday and walks at the track a couple days a week (so he's ACTIVE)
    he has a PACEMAKER and has had heart problems in the past
    he eats VERY HEALTHY (fruits and veggies all day) with 1 coors light before he goes to sleep
    PLEASE WILL SOMEONE HELP???????
    ps NATURAL CURES if possible, he prefers to not take MEDICATION (but he will if he HAS TO)

    • ANSWER:
      I too have low blood pressure and I faint as well.
      You need to eat consistently, so your glucose rises.
      If he starts feeling a little shaky give him 1tbsp of maple syrup or honey.
      Anything to raise the blood pressure. Ask him to eat 5 meals with carbs and protein in it. It should be spaced apart every 3 hours. Because your glucose rises then goes down. It's a constant battle.

      Before he sleeps, make sure he eats protein, meat, eggs, anything that has that.
      Also, tell him to slow down when he sits to get up, the way the blood changes in the body, your body doesn't get used to switching from sitting then to laying down so tell him to take it easy.

      OH and another thing! NO ALCOHOL. If he wants to drink... then only 1 drink that too has something to do with blood...

  43. QUESTION:
    Can't persuade myself to go to doctor's office for blood pressure . . . tips?
    When I went to a 'doc in a box' at a grocery store due to a persistent cough, my blood pressure they said was very high, and they wanted me to go in for a check-up with a regular doctor.

    But, I can't convince myself to go, despite some family history of high blood pressure. Basically, I know what the doctor will say already - change your diet, lose weight, reduce stress, all of which I already know and have always failed to fix. And, he will want to sell me expensive medicine. So, I can't get myself to go, why bother when you know the answer, but can't live up to the cure, emotionally or financially? Maybe I die earlier than I need to, but that doesn't bother me, I look at how old people live and don't see anything I envy. What am I missing here?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a tendency toward high blood pressure too. Dying young wouldn't be fun, but it would be even worse to live on after a stroke, I think.

      Cutting back on caffeine helped me some. I was taking a whole lot of it before.

      The diet thing is hard...salt is in everything! It takes reconditioning my whole brain toward eating right. I have to get back to eating better too.

      There is a diet for high blood pressure called the D.A.S.H. diet. It isn't too bad.

  44. QUESTION:
    There's a man named Don Stewart on TV right now?
    and he's healing people with the power of Christ! it's amazing, he calls on Jesus, and people are able to walk without a cane, he cures high blood pressure and is able to make people eat whole foods!

    Now can Don Stewart cure his own ugly?
    He uses a green hankerchief to cure people!
    i was just thinking that Jamal!!!

    they don't look the same..but they are both old..
    http://www.donstewartassociation.com/

    the website of Don Stewart

    • ANSWER:
      LOL...... like on South Park.

      "I CURE THIS LITTLE GIRL OF THE UGLIES!"

      He's using not just a hankerchief... it's a GODkerchief! Lordy lordy lord!

  45. QUESTION:
    What was the last disease a cure was found for? And when?
    I haven't heard of any disease being cured lately. In fact I can't see what incentive the drug companies have to find a cure. In fact they seem to be inventing diseases to sale more drugs.
    The side effects on drugs seem worse then what they are treating. I lost my sense of smell to a high blood pressure drug.
    The DEA approves these drugs even though they kill and injure millions of people ever year.
    What have the drug companies done to earn the right to be the only ones able to provide solutions to our health care problem?

    • ANSWER:
      it is pretty hard to cure something. the human body is complex. the FDA approves drugs though. the drug companies havent earned any right to provide solutions to the health care problem. you are free to.

  46. QUESTION:
    High Protein in the Urine (Proteinuria): Causes and Cures? Please help, friend is freaking!?
    A friend of mine was told he has Moderate to High levels of Protein in his urine. He went in to the doctor specifically because of the symptom of "Foamy Urine".

    He is in generally good health.

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    ✖ He is overweight but not obese.

    ✖ He has high blood-pressure that is 95% under control.
    His doctor gave him a short term prescription for an additional blood pressure medication because it was high when he went in a few days ago and then told him that he would see him in a month to check his symptoms again and do some more blood work.

    ✖ He has no history of unprotected sex with unknown partners.
    He has only had 1 sexual partner in the last few years and that was my aunt that contracted Hepatitis A or B from a blood transfusion back in the late 1990's.

    ✖ He has never done any drugs... I don't think he has even tried Marijuana.

    ✖ He doesn't drink alcohol, well, he has about 2 beers or glasses of wine a year.

    ✖ He has anxiety and depression that he refuses to get treated.

    ✖ He eats out a lot and knows he eats too much meat.

    ✖ The doctor ruled out diabetes.
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    My friend is FREAKING OUT thinking that he has, like, renal failure and I'm trying to get some hard data on Proteinuria.

    From what I've read, the causes can be anything from just eating too much meat combined with the heat wave all the way to 'You have AIDS'.

    He has been under a lot of stress in general due to his high pressure job and family concerns like paying for college for his two girls, alimony, house payments, the IRS, etc. He has rather severe depression and anxiety but refuses to get that treated because... Well... Because he is male and therefore kinda' retarded.

    The heat has been HORRIBLE for the last week or two and that has hit him hard.

    His doctor is a really good doctor (My father goes to him as well) and I keep telling him that if his doctor thought he was about to die from renal failure or a kidney tumor etc. he wouldn't have been sent home with 30 days worth of extra pills and an appointment for a month from now.

    I know I'm going on but I want you to know everything because my friend is REALLY worried and that caused him to not sleep last night and have anxiety today...

    ANY advice for him would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      your correct in what you have learned so far. here's the thing. your friend is now worried, it's only going to make him worry more the more he reads up on this. so my advise is to let him speak to the physician again about his concern and what he can do to be proactive about it. when he see's him in a month, that's the opportunity, and should not be wasted, advise your friend to eat healthy, and to drink water. maybe don't overdo it on the protein consumption. and stop worrying. practically nobody is perfect in the lab values in all areas does no good to obsess over it.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is meant by Water in Human Heart and what is the solution and treatment for this problem Is it curable?
    A 70 year elderly male is not able to breathe properly and he is coughing and severe cold and he is not able to take his food properly and he is having high blood pressure but no sugar . Kindly advice what will be problem and what is the solution for this problem in detail. Is it a cause of worry or it is an ordinary problem which can be cured. The ECG is normal but at times it is erratic.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean "Pericardial effusion"?
      Pericardial effusion (per-ih-KAHR-de-uhl e-FYU-zhun) is the accumulation of excess fluid around the heart.
      The heart is surrounded by a double-layered, sac-like structure called the pericardium. The space between the layers normally contains a very small amount of fluid.
      Pericardial effusion is often related to inflammation of the pericardium due to disease or injury, but pericardial effusion can occur when there is no inflammation. Pericardial effusion can also result from the accumulation of blood after a surgical procedure or injury.
      When the volume of fluid exceeds the pericardium's "full" level, pericardial effusion puts pressure on the heart, causing poor heart function. If left untreated, pericardial effusion can cause heart failure or death.
      Consult a cardiologist.

  48. QUESTION:
    How do I Cure My Hypertension?
    I am 21 years old and every time I go to the doctor I have a high blood pressure. The last few times were 140 over 80. I have a lot of stress and anxiety. I worry a lot. I have a traumatic past....two sex assualts and abusive boyfriends.

    How can I cure my high blood pressure? Also, I think it may not be that high all the time because I experience anxiety and worry while I am being tested....I think "OMG I hope it is not high again!" Then of course it is high because I am anxious.

    What are some natural cures. Also, should I go to a doctor?
    I am 5'3'' and currently weigh 130 lbs. I had a 20 lb weigh gain in the past four months I think due to anxiety. I used to weigh 110.

    Will losing the weight I gained help??

    • ANSWER:
      You are not currently overweight. Your BMI is 23, over 25 is considered overweight.
      As for your blood pressure,you are right in suggesting anxiety as a cause. there is a phenomenon known as white coat hypertension where the very presence of a doctor is enough to cause a spike in BP. I think your anxiety is probably more of a problem than your BP, and this would be a good thing to raise with your doctor on your next visit. Tell him you are having problems with stress and anxiety and you feel this is causing you health problems. so yes, go to a doctor, explain you are having anxiety problems and you worry about your health as a result and ask is there anything that he can do to help you. But at your age BP is very unlikely to be a serious issue

  49. QUESTION:
    I HAVE WHAT IS CALLED RHABDOMYOLYSIS CAUSED BY CADUET. CAN IT BE CURED AND DO I NEED TO SUE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
    I HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL, SO MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED CADUET. I TOOK THIS FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AND COMPLAINED ABOUT SORE MUSSLES AND FATIGUE. I WENT BACK AND WAS TOLD TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION. I WAS AT A POINT I COULDNT GET OUT OF BED. I LOST MY 6 FIGURE JOB AND NOW UNEMPLOYED. MY NEW DOCTOR SAYS I HAVE THIS DECEASE FROM THE MEDS. NOW WHAT DO I DO? IS THIS DANGEROUS? CAN THIS BE CURED? I CAN'T EVEN WALK THE DOG NOW I'M IN PAIN.

    • ANSWER:
      Join the crowd. If you actually have Rhabdomyolysis, you are lucky to be alive. By the time your liver enzymes are elevated, you have permanent muscle damage, including the heart.
      Now take a deep breath. You are not alone and there is a lot of good information on this website www.spacedoc.net Make sure to read the Forum section as there are thousands of us who believe we have permanent damage but much progress can be made. Start today with CoQ10, the largest dose you can find and take it every day. Also selenium. Have you had your testosterone checked. Testosterone will help strengthen your muscles and is inhibited by low cholesterol.
      Would it help to know that your depression and memory loss are also caused by the drugs? Hmm, who mentioned memory loss?
      Good luck on a lawsuit. The only good thing is that everyone knows this can happen, most of us have side effects that the drug companies will not admit are due to statins. The doctor that did not take you serious when you complained, is really on the hook.
      Keep in touch, I will give you my email
      Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor

  50. QUESTION:
    "Taragui", the famous green tea from Argentina. How is this tea being blended?
    Some people believed that this tea can cure certain disease such as diabetis, high blood pressure, reumathism, etcs and enhance the blood circulation. I am curious.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is just a very good "mate" brand. Just that.


Herbal Treatment For Blood Pressure

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    herbal treatment for hight blood pressure?
    don't want to take prescription drugs

    • ANSWER:
      Not an herbal treatment, but a mineral one.

      Blood pressure is regulated internally by a balance of minerals, in particular: potassium, sodium and magnesium. We usually get a lot of sodium in our diets, not so with magnesium and potassium.

      Magnesium isn't high in most foods, but almonds and buckwheat (as in pancakes) are good sources. As is broth - real broth made from your own bones - chicken, beef, pork, even fish; it's the best source for all minerals, in the most bioavailable form.

      All that said, I take a magnesium supplement at night (it also helps you to sleep).

      Potassium in supplements is limited to 99 mg per pill, but the daily RDA is 3 g, meaning you'd have to take 30 pills a day to get the RDA. It's high in bananas (about 400 mg), but higher still in potatoes (1200 mg or 1.2 g). If you don't want to eat a lot of potatoes, you can make "potato water." Just slice a potato really thin (with the skins, as the nutrients are just below the skin level). Leave it to sit in a large glass of water overnight and in the morning drink the water and put the potato in the compost pile.

  2. QUESTION:
    Indian/Chinese herbal treatments for hypertension?
    As far as I have known indian and chinese people have always had natural remeies for the treatment of high blood pressure. Can anyone out there help me with some remedies?
    They should be able o be used by someone who is 5 months pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  3. QUESTION:
    Natural home cure herbal Ayurveda for weakness underweight muscles strong bones?
    I am 32 years old male from india suffered with ulcerative colitis 4-5 years which i cured with naturopathy and Ayurveda treatment now i am suffering with fistula and blood pressure. I am 5'11" height and 38 Kg weight which is quite under wight. My blood pressure keeps low ie. 60-80. and hemoglobin is low 9.5 that is low to . I still get blood in the stools may be due to Fistula or Ulcerative colitis but to often 3-4 time in a month. I have daily habit of regular masturbation .

    I feel to weak, lethargic, sleepy and to low always feel to sleep . Feel like unable to work hard and for long time. I cant pick up weighted things. I feel to low to work and do anything. I have lost my arms muscles and feel like bones and tooths to became brittle to lack of calcium . Can any one help me and suggest me :-
    1. Diet plans for gaining wight bones muscles (biceps) strength improving weakness
    2. natural or home cures medicines for overcoming from weakness and gaining weight and strength and blood pressure and hemoglobin
    3. Herbal Ayurveda medicines treatment for overcoming weakness underweight musles and gaining weight
    4. What should be average vitamin calcium proteins standard intake for healthy man ? and what diet or home cures medicines can give the standard intake for the same?

    Kindly advice the things that are available in India

    Kindly dont suggest me chemical or advertise any supplements which is harmful to health

    NOTICE:- KINDLY keep in mind that i m Infected with ulcerative colitis fistula kindly keep in mind that the diet medicine dont harm me other wise and have side effect .

    any other advice suggestions is welcomed
    thanks in advance for ur time advice and suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Ksheerabala Capsules (101).
      Consult a practitioner in Govt.Hospitals.

  4. QUESTION:
    can i have an idea of cluster headache ?
    What are the main causes?
    I heard that the the cluster headache is increasing the blood pressure during the headache attacks,Is this true ?
    what is the perfect treatment mainly for patients who has hypertension problem?
    Is there any herbal treatment for the cluster headache?
    Is the massage useful to release the pain?If yes then how to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Love the name, sunshine.

      Your best bet to get the most accurate answer is to Google this question.

      Best wishes.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have diabetis, kidney problems, high blood pressure, vision problems any suggestions to eliminate amonia?
    I am scheduled to start taking a kidney transplant class, and then take dialisis. I have read many articles about dialisis and I really don't want to go through this procedure. I would like to take herbal supplements and/or foods that will flush the kidneys. My amonia levels are high. I am thinking on detox my body for this purpose. Any ideas? I am taking prescription medications for all these conditions. I strongly believe in stem cell treatment, and for this reason I am taking Stem Cell Plex which is a capsule type of supplement to induce my own stem cell growth.

    • ANSWER:
      Herbal supplements are not a substitute for dialysis. Many herbs are metabolised in the kidney and if your kidneys are not working then you could suffer an overdose or other ill effects from supplements.

      Do not take any supplements includign the Stem Cell Plex without first showing them to your doctor.

      BTW, stem cell therapy involves injecting stem cells from fetuses into you, you cannot stimulate your own stem cells as adults do not have stem cells.

  6. QUESTION:
    oes anyone have any answers for treating e.d.i know alot of men are effected by it as young as the age of 30?
    there are so many products on the market that claim to treat,and some to heal E.D.I would like to know,if medicines issued by a medical doctor,or herbal treatments that have not been improved by the f.d.a .which is the best,especially if u suffer from medical conditions such as diebates,or high blood pressure.they have totally confused me,and of course the medical profession will not even talk about herbal treatments,they say because of the danger of severe medical interactons,that could be fatal.anyone ever here of Boston Medical Research.they have offices across the u's,and claim they can cure most cases with one on one treatment.any feedback would help.thanks r.c.

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard of Boston Medical Research. I'd be much more comfortable discussing it with them or some other medical profession before just trying Viagra, or the like. Best of luck to you.

  7. QUESTION:
    Anxiety..................................?
    In the last 5 years I have lost 3 babies both in the first 10 days of my fifth month, I have thrombocytosis. I am now in the middle of my fourth month and am starting to have terrible panic attacks and nightmares that it is going to happen again. I am on medication but the doctors have said there is still a chance I may lose this baby, are there any exercises or meditation or herbal treatments to help me to relax, my blood pressure is up and I can't eat or sleep.
    Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm very sorry to hear that. I will say a prayer for you and the baby. As for you trying to relax maybe go for walks, or go to a day spa for a day and that may help. Meditation is very useful in relaxing your body. If you do that everyday it should def help. In the beginning I would do it for 10 to 15 min. until you get use to meditation. If you haven't done it before I would read about it online or buy a book on it. There are many different forms and you may like one more then the other. I would also burn lavender candles or take a warm (not hot) bath with lavender candles burning. The lavender can also help you relax. You may also while meditating burn lavender candles to help clear your mind and body.
      The only form of meditation i know is to breath very slowly in through you nose and out very slowly through your mouth. Sit in a comfortable position while breathing, normally indian style. You do the breathing at a 10 sec intervals. breath in for 10 sec and out for 10 sec. I really hope that helps. Good Luck!!!!

  8. QUESTION:
    My dad has kidney stones for 5 years now and have been through medications but still coming back?please help!!?
    my dad is 52 years old and had kidney stones for 5 years. He has undergone through lasers and medications like "Sambong" and all other herbal stuffs and is in neat diet..... what else could be the problem that it keeps forming back after treatment? he has high blood pressure as well and taking small medications for it for 30 years... now any other suggestions of any permanent cure? Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      my urologist said to LIMIT all DAIRY if he is making calcium stones drink LOTSA lemonade, real lemonade, i drink hot water with fresh lemon and sugar, or ice water with lemon. citric acid juices, alot of people have to avoid grapefruit juice so eat real pineapple? lotsa medication can cause you to make stones..

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you please advice me about some treatment for my condition?
    have been suffering from palpitations in my body and chest/heart for a very long time now I also suffer from constant vertigo (dizziness) , headaches and blood pressure. Been to hospitals many times and doctors take all the tests and tell me that there is nothing wrong with me . I have been told now that i am suffering from a nervous condition and anxiety conditions. I am 50 years with no family , live by myself . I am suffering alot because of this condition and can you please tell me if there are any natural or herbal medicines to make me feel better?

    Thanks
    joshua,
    Can you please explain that to me in detail
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Can religious and atheists friends advice me on finding some treatment?
    have been suffering from palpitations in my body and chest for a very long time now I also suffer from constant vertigo (dizziness) , headaches and blood pressure. Been to hospitals many times and doctors take all the tests and tell me that there is nothing wrong with me . I have been told now that i am suffering from a nervous condition and anxiety conditions. I am 50 years old with no one to even give me a glass of water when i am dizzy. I am suffering alot because of this condition and can you please tell me if there are any natural or herbal medicines to make me feel better?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I think the doctors are probably right - there is nothing wrong with you. Well, not physically, but your problem comes from within yourself.

      Yes, I think your problem is, indeed a 'nervous condition and anxiety' but it doesn't help much to be told that, does it? I mean, you still feel as though you're trying to open a 'closed door', because what does one do about such a 'diagnosis' - take 'calm me down' pills?

      If you take antidepressants, herbs and things to calm you down and slow you down, you will be, as it were, treating the thing 'topically' - controlling the symptoms from the outside, but never healing the cause of the thing erupting from within. You need to understand what's the cause of these palpitations - panic attacks of the heart racing - and the other manifestations you're getting.

      You are a whole person, not just a body with some unpleasant eruptions, and these things are caused by the other parts of you which make you a person - things like your thoughts, your feelings, your deep inner senses. In other words, who you really are.

      Now, the cure is not to go to a 'shrink' (in my opinion, they cause as much trouble as they treat) but to take a long, hard look at yourself and ask yourself a few honest questions and give yourself some real honest answers. Like, maybe there's things about yourself - your past, your conditions - that're, basically, not conducive to a healthy life, and you've been living with them a long time and ignoring them, and now they're surfacing. Yes, because these things are real, and they won't be 'squashed down' forever.

      You say you're 50 years old - then you should know yourself quite well by now, so you can stop pretending, because these are the 'vulnerable' years now, when you've run out of youth and 'leeway' that you used to have. Time to be brave and face the problem.

      And you say you have 'no-one to even give me a glass of water..'. That tells me a lot. It tells me you are in a position no-one should be in, because it's unhealthy. You are alone, and probably lonely (well, surely at times). Now, don't deny it, because your pride is the thing that's making you ill.

      It is not good for a person to be alone, to live alone. Folks like that get strange ideas - sometimes. And also, folks like that suffer, because they miss being loved, both physically and emotionally.

      What I am trying to say to you is that you're probably, as they say, insecure. And no wonder. Your cure is, quite simply, to go find loving relationships, with people you can really trust and feel happy and secure with. I know it's not easy these days - folk are such tricksters - but we all need these kinds of relationships, just as we need food, air and water. Because we are, basically, social creatures. Only we try to get by without - and probably succeed when we're younger - but it 'finds us out' in the end! I say, deal with it, before it gets worse.

      We all have inside of us a deep, inner hunger - to love and be loved - and if we don't get this secure 'rock' to stand on, we sicken and may die early, it's that simple. Either the mind goes, or the body goes - it's a warning.

      Oh, and there may be some physical reasons which you're also suffering - I mean, you talk about water, well, make sure you're not dehydrated - carry around a little water bottle and take a swig every now and then, it's good for you. Also, do you eat well, because good nutrition is vital, as well as exercise and lots of fresh air - simple things like that. You don't need a load of pills and potions and remedies which probably do the seller more good than the user - just the simple, wholesome things of life are powerful (like a walk in the woods with a dog) - and they sure make you 'feel better' too!

  11. QUESTION:
    Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth? To eat? (Or, at least, to put in tea.) Really?
    As some of you know, I am an RN, who now does health counseling and coaching by phone. I frequently speak to people who choose not to take the medications prescribed to them for conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, preferring to take natural/herbal remedies or supplements. Although I am certainly more knowledgeable about Western medicine, I have no problem with other treatments, wherever they may originate, as long as they actually work. I am getting more familiar with certain substances, like cinnamon and red rice yeast (or maybe it's red yeast rice?), but recently had a patient sing the praises of food-grade diatomaceous earth, for either blood pressure or cholesterol treatment. Does anyone have any knowledge of this, used to treat medical conditions? I did some online searching, but mostly found gardening or insect control info, and the food-grade info was limited to sites that sold the stuff, so not exactly unbiased material.

    Thanks,
    Katherine

    • ANSWER:
      While looking for a 'natural' way of flea and parasite control, I've been doing a pretty 'in depth' study of the 'food grade' diatomaceous earth.

      For ingestion by either human or animal, the FOOD GRADE is the most important thing to remember here. There are 'lesser' grades for treating the lawn, treating building perimeters and for swimming pool filters.

      Now, I'm a 'naturalist', more interested in the 'prevention' rather the 'chemical cures' of today's medicine. Just seeing the list of 'side effects' listed on each drug on the market is frightening.

      I've been really impressed with the pureness of diatomaceous earth...and what I've found really makes sense.

      WHAT IF diseases like cancer are actually the result of some type of parasite infestation? It's possible, seeing the quality of the foods we buy and the 'recalls' of beef and other products that are found to be unfit, unhealthy or containing salmonella, melamine or other harmful ingredients...both sickening and killing people and pets...

      The 'food grade' diatomaceous earth is a pure and natural product of the sea...ground fossils. Although, to the touch, it feels like a very soft powder, to the insect or parasite, it is like 'walking/crawling over ground glass'. It cuts into their skin and kills them.

      Considering the cost of Frontline for flea/tick control on our cats and dog...2.00...(which made 5 of my pets extremely sick for 2 days) and the cost of insect control for lawns and the veggie garden...the DE is a bargain. I just received an order, 2, 5 lb. bags for . including shipping.

      I have been 'powdering' the cats and dog (carpet and pet bedding) and the flea population is nearly zero. The 'bonus' is, when the cats 'groom' they are ingesting it and being cleansed of any parasites like tapeworm, etc.

      Large cattle farms add DE to their grain/feed, not only keeping the feed free of insects but curing any internal problems caused by fly eggs, etc.

      Personally, I haven't started sprinkling it on my oatmeal yet...LOL...but, with a little more research, I might <:O)

      It may be a 'stretch' to say ingesting DE will control blood pressure and/or cholesterol UNLESS it can be proven that these health issues can be traced back to parasite infestation in the blood stream, affecting the heart, clogging and narrowing the arteries, etc. What about the possibility of parasites being responsible for Alzheimers and ADHD ????

      It's a very interesting study and the possibility of DE being a great preventive and cure is pretty high, but I'd like to see more research done on it, because it really makes a lot of sense. <:O) Helen

  12. QUESTION:
    Clonadine for anxiety?
    I have been diagnosed with Anxiety and Panic disorder over 3 years ago. I was put on Ativan to control the unbearable panic attacks and I grew a tolerance to it and soon after became addicted after having my prescription raised over and over during the course of 1 year (up to 24mg a day). I was sent to treatment with a specialist and was put on Klonopin to ween me off of the Ativan without the withdrawal. It worked well and I worked my way down to 1mg of Klonopin 3 times a day and was diagnosed by that doctor with insomnia and was put on 50mg Trazodone once every night. This all seemed to work well. I was then diagnosed by another doctor with Adult ADD and was put on 56mg Concerta once daily in the morning. This gave me the focus I needed to get a better job and start preparing a new portfolio for school, things were working well but then I started having worse panic attacks because of the Concerta being a stimulant and take herbal remedies such as Kava and Chamomile to level this out. The Trazodone stopped working roughly around this point my doctor put me on .2 mg Clonodine at night to help me sleep. It worked well the first day and I started taking that at night. I research every drug I am on extensively and found that Clonodine is just a blood pressure medication with a sedating effect. My doctor recently threw out the idea that I take .1mg Clonodine supplemental to the Klonopin instead of increasing my Klonopin dose when I am having a panic attack. I can't find anything online about using it as a sedative and personally I have a hard time trusting anything but benzos to calm me down. I can't tell if it's making a difference or not, I wanted to hear real life experiance about Clonadine used as a sedative. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I experienced my first panic attack over two years ago, however over the past two years things got worse. I found it difficult to sit in the back of a car or use any form of transport filled me with terror. Claustrophobic panic attacks and the fear of having one was having a huge impact on my life. My world was becoming smaller and smaller. Purchasing Panic Away program was one of my best decisions. I have been anxiety attack free for three weeks now.

      http://tinyurl.com/n9srx8

      I’ve tried dozens of other books, and tapes, as well as many therapy sessions and they did absolutely nothing for me. Some of these things actually triggered my anxiety episodes. The Panic Away program is based on advanced psychology, made simple for everyone to apply and it only takes seconds to implement wherever you are. To find out what is happening in your brain when you have a panic attack, go here: http://tinyurl.com/n9srx8

  13. QUESTION:
    How has conventional medicine harmed you?
    I'll show you mine, if you show me yours :P

    1) age 12-14 - I had horrible abdominal pains that were first diagnosed as 'ovulation pains' for which I was put on the pill, receiving no relief. Then the diagnosis was that I was looking for attention and was making it all up. I was referred to a psychiatrist who put me on antipsychotic drugs. The pain continued and I missed so much school as a result. Times when I would vomit from the pain, my mother took me to my doc so I could get a sick note for school, but the doctor's notes would read 'i see no evidence of dehydration, child needs more discipline at home'

    Due to misdiagnosis I failed grade 8. I was so depressed and attempted suicide a few times. I was on so many drugs, for psychosis, depression, anxiety. My doc them suggested I live spend some time with my mother's family in 'the old country' for proper disciplining. During my time there I was not allowed any pain medication, EVER, since I was just making it up. It was hell.

    Conclusion - after having been seen by at least 8 doctors, I decided to do my own research and came up with gallstones as a possibility. I approached a new doctor with this, she did an ultrasound and I indeed had stones.

    2) Age 18. I saw my doctor for what I thought was a developing hunchback. She told me it was just fat. 19 years later a chiropractor saw this hump and told me my spine was deformed, likely due to the extremely tight muscles over top. After a few months of massage and chiropractic treatment, the deformity, as well as headaches, migraines and other associated symptoms, are all gone

    3) Age 36 - severe muscle spasms, 100's per day, peripheral neuropathy, panic attacks, high blood pressure peaks, endocrine imbalance, torturous head tightness and a miscellany of other problems my MD diagnosed as 'stress', precribing me anti-anxiety meds, together with Lyrica from my neurologist. My naturopath ran the proper tests and found severe iron, calcium and magnesium deficiency, anemia, and chronic lead poisoning. My chiropractor worked on an area of of my spine that was associated with the nerves that caused many of the problems I was having, and massage therapists discovered and treated severely tight cranial and other fascia tissues.

    Between my Naturopath, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist and my own Herbal therapies, My condition improved dramatically. While at the hands of my MD and Neurologist, I was in so much suffering I wanted to die on many occasions. If not for that dedicated team, and my views of health and healing, I might have ended up on drug after drug that never would address the core problems.

    I have more stories, but would rather hear yours now.
    Mushroom Cloud, please provide scientific and reliable data to substantiate your claim that "When alt-med fails, many people are too humiliated to admit that they chose this kind of treatment, and many are plain dead" what is many? do you have a number? :D
    Hannah, It was not 1 doctor, it was DOZENS spanning decades and various cities, ranging from family MD's, ER docs, and specialists such as psychiatrists, neurologist, cardiologist etc. The medical system has harmed me by training legions of practitioners to prescribe drugs to address symptoms without investing much effort into seeking the underlying cause. You agree the health service is crap, yet you no not provide any scientific data to back your claim that it is the best we have.
    rhianna, please learn to read. This question is not addressed to you. I certainly do not answer questions such as "why do you love Jesus," when I do not and it obviously does not pertain to me. I believe I now understand why you do not acknowledge the scientific evidence validating many of the natural therapies you dismiss as quackery, perhaps you just need to brush up on your reading skills, since you have clearly demonstrated yourself to be challenged in these regards.
    Your reasoning lacks both logic and truth. If I had wanted to know about people's successes with conventional medicine I would have a) asked for that information b) asked for that information in its appropriate category. But you already knew that :) Would you like to now answer how Jesus has saved your life? It would be equally as relevant to my question. Now that I see that you are not interested in answering questions as asked, and prefer to project your own ideas into others' questions, (narcissism? delusions?), I will be sure to simply ignore you in the future as you obviously have no intention of offering relevant responses, opting rather to offer answers to questions you think should have been asked instead. lol. so sad.

    • ANSWER:
      Well,here's some things that I will not deny,have made me "question" certain things...by the way,this is a great question:-)

      1) Being a YA member in Alt Med,seeing certain things/attitudes LOL

      2) Being in Cosmetology,my hands are pretty vital to me obviously...well,at 22 y/o I began to show signs of Eczema (on hands),so ofcourse I went to the Docotor (at that time I was still under the care of MD's vs DO's),over the course of the next few years,I saw all kinds of MD's within my office...

      They ALL kept giving more topical Steroids (stronger and stronger ones) ,one even gave me an RX for LACTIC ACID....ever tried to put "acid" on your hands when you have Eczema???!!!!!! Talk about BURN,sadly I was just young,and I blindly respected/trusted them......

      Finally,and I stress FINALLY...they gave me a referral to a Dermatologist,he immediaetly took me off all the hard core steroids and told me that all these years,they were too strong for me,and making me WORSE! He puts me on a milder one mixed with Eucerin,it helps a lot.....for awhile....

      Finally years down the road,I'm at a store,I see a book called the Bantam Medical Dictionary (keep in mind we had no Internet yet) I start studying myself....on my OWN,after years of MD's,failed treatments...I make the link between Asthma,Allergies and Eczema(which I have all)...

      Of allllll the Docs I saw,NOBODY ever told me there was a "link",from there I found out that Benedryl had anti-inflamm properties on the skin when taken internally,again not even ONE of those Doctors ever suggested Benedryl to me......I am now Eczema Free 90% of the year....thanks to MYSELF.

      Again...this wasn't "one bad Doctor" LOL I saw atleast 10 during this time,b/c that's how my Doctors Office was ran at that time,you saw whoever was available.

      There's others...but that would be "the" one that made me begin the quest to educate MYSELF :-)

  14. QUESTION:
    ABHYANGA - Ayurveda Body Massage for ladies by Male?
    SYNCHRONISED MASSAGE (ABHYANGA) - 45minutes

    A masterpiece of me: discovered from the classics and improvise for the Modern generation! This full body massage is done with medicated herbal oils by one therapists in a synchronized manner for 45 minutes. The number of strokes and pressure vary with the condition of the individual. According to classical texts, this massage is indicated daily to prevent aging and degeneration process. Ayurvedagram has pioneered this therapy as per the ancient Ayurvedic classics and standardized the procedure with a specific number of strokes. This therapy will treat the whole body physically, mentally and emotionally while balancing the doshas. Its rhythmic motion helps to relieve joints and muscles from stiffness and makes all body movements free. This stimulating treatment increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages quick removal of metabolic wastes, while providing relief to diseases such as anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, rheumatic and arthritic problems, backaches and injuries.

    Synchronized massage is also beneficial in preventing wrinkles and scales, curing Spondylosis, Sleep disorders, Paralysis, improving physical consistency, inducing sound sleep, increasing general sense of well being and life span. It improves the complexion and texture of the skin.

    ABHYANGA (Whole Body Massage) for pleasure by male is here for you and for all ages. After massage release your body pain, good blood circulation, your body will soft & shine.

    Was it a long day at work? Are you tired and exhausted? Why do not try, this is a chance to feel your femininity and how gorgeous and sexy your body is?

    AS YOUR REQUEST WE SERVICE AT YOUR DOOR STEP (home, hotel, motel).

    This service available at only in Bangalore, India. Please book in advance

    If you can't reach the mobile, kindly send SMS to +919901912919 / ayurveda_blr@yahoo.com

    - Bharani

    • ANSWER:
      ooOOoo ! sounds wonderful ! !

  15. QUESTION:
    I need help with my skin?
    hi, Im a 14 year old girl who has suffered from acne for six years. over the years I have tried every product..proactive, clean and clear, clearasil, acnefree, clinque, neutragena products and herbal medications. A little over a year ago my doctor put me on antibiotics which didnt help. I then had to see a dermatologist. My dermatologist put me on accutane. With accutane your required to be on birth control. I was on that from october and im still on it now. A few months ago i was put on a medicine that was sulfur based. I found out the hard way that im allergic to sulfur. Which is too bad becuase it actually started to help. Im now on another antibiotic which isnt helping. My next appointment with my dermatologist is next week and ill be done with accutane for now atleast. I dont think the accutane has helped much. I still break out. And it wasnt until the fifth month that i saw a small improvement. And the fifth month is when most people stop at. My doctor has also recomended another medicine that lowers blood pressure but im scared to try it becuase i already have low blood pressure. Anways, i only have a few pimples and a few blackheads now..but i have a lot of scars. Do you know of any treatments that can help me? Even surgeries or laser treatments?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Help needed from someone who knows a lot about Traditional Chinese Medicine?
    Here’s a little background info that you’d need to answer my question... before you comment, make sure you read all of this and don't skip over any details, because I don't feel like dealing with people who don't take the time to truly "listen"... I'M ONLY LOOKING FOR HELP AND ADVICE FROM PEOPLE WHO KNOW ABOUT TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE. ALL OTHER ANSWERS WILL BE IGNORED OR GIVEN A POOR RATING.

    For a while now I’ve been under extreme psychological stress and depression-- the significant stress, "ungroundedness", and instability of my life (which I have little control over) has triggered my depressive tendencies. There's lots more to tell here... I have a disposition to become depressed due to the environment that I was raised in and the genetic dispositions that I inherited and were nutured within me. I have lots of threatening financial stressors, debts, and home stressors. Furthermore, I come from a very ungrounded background where my parents were very very unstable, inconsistent with their nurturing and emotional states, unpredictable, angry and hormonal/unbalanced mother, emotionally repressed and unavailable father, emotional abuse, my self-esteem was ripped away from me. If it wasn’t for many years of counseling I would have a horrible self-esteem right now-- I am still in counseling. My mom had a heart attack at 45 and has diabetes, my dad is hypothyroid and pre-diabetes (my parent’s diabetes is mainly due to their extremely poor diet and lack of exercise). So for years with this upbringing my disposition when under stress has been: depression/irritability, high blood pressure (I’m only 22), feelings of loneliness/emptiness, trouble thinking straight, mild digestive issues (gas/loose stools), trouble getting to sleep, apathy, tension in my shoulders/jaws. Furthermore I even smoked weed for a while and ignorantly took too many yang tonics for over a year and a half like Chinese/korean ginseng, suma, maca, rhodiola, ginger, etc which drained my yin, I have a significantly diminished sense of reality and sense of self. The dreamlike feeling is a very defunct and unsettling feeling. All this has led me to learn more about my condition... I've read much literature on ayurvedic medicine, chiropractic medicine, general naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, and last but not least TCM or traditional Chinese medicine; TCM and Chiropractic being most effective so far after having myriads of acupuncture treatments in the past and Chiropractic adjustments on my neck, shoulder, pelvis, back, and hips.

    So lately, I’ve gotten more educated on TCM. I've found that my body is very drained of yin (in a general sense). My life style and it's stressors (which I have little control over) drains my yin and results in a rising yang. To support my yin, I have been taking Rehmannia 6 formula. I’ve added to this formula fresh dried goji and schisandra berries with almonds, as well as small amounts of peppermint, lemon balm, and nettle (in capsule form)—this formula is to tonify my liver yin and kidney (jing/yin) as well and to soothe my digestive system. On top of this formula I am eating more yin foods, eating less heavy meats and dairy, and eating a few more sweeter (healthy) foods that will tonify my spleen-- I have had some issues with digestion, loose stools, and gas. Likewise to try to better deal with things, I'm getting psychotherapy and am doing light cardio exercise.

    The good news here as a result of these dietary/herbal changes is I have already seen: a significant improvement in my levels of irritability and patience; heart rate is 5-6 bpm’s slower; my sex drive is slowly getting back to what it was when I was in highschool (I’m 22 now fyi), my eyes focus better; my tinnitus has lessened (ringing in the ears is something I’ve had all my life); less gas, my physical energy is “cleaner”; my sleep has deepened; I feel more tired in the evenings and get to bed between 8 and 11pm as opposed to before when I wouldn't feel tired at night and couldn't really get to sleep until like 5 or 6am… so good improvements here from just taking these herbs and making other dietary changes. I have TCM to thank for these changes that have happened so far. Note: I’m NOT doing acupuncture, qi gong, yoga, or massage because I CANNOT afford these things unfortunately-- Right now, all I can afford is herbs (everything else except occasional Chiropractic adjustments is out of my budget). I'm doing what I can while trying to be as smart and educated as possible in my decisions.

    What am I getting at here? While there have been some significant improvements in the areas that I mentioned above, my problem is that I haven’t seen an improvement in my mental energy, joy, sense of reality, enthusiasm, zeal, etc (and I still don’t know enough about TCM theory to make the right changes). I don't feel like taking any uneducated risks without help from people who are educated on this stuff...

    My hypothesis is that I’d see an init
    My hypothesis is that I’d see an initial change about a week after taking this Rehmannia 6 enhanced formula (which did happen—I don’t think it’s a placebo effect either) BUT wouldn’t see any impact from it on my mood and emotional energy for at least a few months into taking it as it would take a while for my deeper sleep to restore my emotional energy (joy/zeal/enthusiasm) in addition to replenishing my stores of jing and my yin—at least for my specific case.

    Is my hypothesis correct that… my deeper sleep and taking the liver/kidney yin formula would slowly build my emotional energy, joy, sense of reality, enthusiasm, etc? OR do I need to consider adding additional herbs for this?

    btw, if you read this I greatly appreciate it…

    • ANSWER:
      you may need a natural source of vit d to regain you energy. From all that you have described, it is no wonder you are mentally tired and I would guess that you spend much of your time away from the sun (indoors)

  17. QUESTION:
    About the Hemorrhoids?
    Dear Doctors,

    Fist of all sorry for my weak English language, I will try to explain as much as I can.

    I'm suffering from an advance case of Hemorrhoids (piles) with case level 4 (The hemorrhoids are prolapsed and cannot be manually reduced).

    I need an advice for natural herbals or other medicine for my case, the Hemorrhoids is not bleeding, but it's painful when I try to touch it or make a very simple pressure on it with my finger, I feel like it full of blood inside it and that it is Congestion when I touch it with weak pressure, I don't want a surgery for my case, I'm living in Egypt and we don't have the advance medical technology treatment like the U.S, so I need an advice for something I can use.

    Kindly reply for my case here or to my email address amr.mkhalifa@yahoo.com
    because I don't know how to reply to an answer to my question when somebody answer it.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hemorrhoids are those nasty swollen veins that may appear in your anal and rectal area. This condition can be a very serious concern especially if they bring too much discomfort such as pain and itchiness. In such cases, you should immediately consult your health service provider. Your physician may require you to take oral medications. However, if oral medications are not effective for your condition, surgical procedures may be performed. You should note that there are also some natural ways by which you can effectively get rid of hemorrhoids. To relieve the discomfort of hemorrhoids, you can try home remedies consisting of diet modification, exercise, sitz baths, and other lifestyle changes. Other than these remedies, you can also try various herbal medicines that have been used by various cultures and countries for centuries.
      Read more about this here: http://www.hemorrhoidstreatment.net/naturalpilestreatment.html

  18. QUESTION:
    ABHYANGA - Ayurveda Body Massage for ladies by Male?
    SYNCHRONISED MASSAGE (ABHYANGA) 45minutes
    A masterpiece of me: discovered from the classics and improvise for the Modern generation! This full body massage is done with medicated herbal oils by one therapists in a synchronized manner for 45 minutes. The number of strokes and pressure vary with the condition of the individual. According to classical texts, this massage is indicated daily to prevent aging and degeneration process. Ayurvedagram has pioneered this therapy as per the ancient Ayurvedic classics and standardized the procedure with a specific number of strokes. This therapy will treat the whole body physically, mentally and emotionally while balancing the doshas. Its rhythmic motion helps to relieve joints and muscles from stiffness and makes all body movements free. This stimulating treatment increases blood circulation, which in turn encourages quick removal of metabolic wastes, while providing relief to diseases such as anxiety, fatigue, circulatory disorders, rheumatic and arthritic problems, backaches and injuries.
    Synchronized massage is also beneficial in preventing wrinkles and scales, curing Spondylosis, Sleep disorders, Paralysis, improving physical consistency, inducing sound sleep, increasing general sense of well being and life span. It improves the complexion and texture of the skin.

    ABHYANGA (Whole Body Massage) for pleasure by male is here for you and for all ages. After massage release your body pain, good blood circulation, your body will soft & shine.

    Was it a long day at work? Are you tired and exhausted? Why do not try, this is a chance to feel your femininity and how gorgeous and sexy your body is?

    AS YOUR REQUEST WE SERVICE AT YOUR DOOR STEP (home, hotel, motel).

    This service available at only in Bangalore. Please book in advance

    If you can't reach the mobile, kindly send SMS to +919901912919 / ayurveda_blr@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, that sounds wonderful. I love to have a man's hands on my body.


Herbs To Treat High Blood Pressure

Medicines cannot cure high blood pressure but it can get rid of the symptoms and bring it back to normal level. This is also true with herbs especially high blood pressure which stems from Type A personality. If herbs can provide us with the same benefits, then we can do without the drug medications in order to avoid any side effects.

Here are some of the herbs that are known to reduce high blood pressure:

1. Ginseng - Acts as tranquilizer in the reduction of anxiety often linked to stress. The effect of ginseng is evident after two to three weeks of use. This was also used as a tonic drink for over 2,500 years ago, according to medical writings in Asia. Nonetheless, in spite of its track record there's no medical basis to support this.

Aside from the ability to lower the blood pressure, ginseng has been found to improve the following:

a. More tolerance in reacting to light and sound.

b. More oxygen supply during exercise.

c. More positive results in work related activity.

d. Aerobic competence.

e. More agreeable personality and disposition with less display of temper.

Although ginseng is safe for human consumption, pregnant women should exercise care in its use by consulting their doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Treating High Blood Pressure "over the counter, diet"?
    I suffer from VERY HIGH BP. 230/130 yesterday. When I had a good job and insurance I was taking 3BP meds that cost more then I make now. My hands are tied. What can I do to delay the imminent stroke?
    I already avoid NA ,take: Garlic, L-Tyrosine, and some calming herbs. in my diet,
    I should add. I am in my early forties, male, and reitivly healthy. The first 30 years of life I was VERY active. Still my bp was not good even then

    • ANSWER:
      Dehydration can contribute to high blood pressure by making your veins and arteries work far harder than they should have to ..... hydrate yourself properly and ditch any sodas, pop or soft drinks and cut right back on caffeine and alcohol too if you drink any as they'll all dehydrate you terribly and rob you of your essential B complex of vitamins and vitamin C as well as leach the calcium straight out of your bones by disrupting the calcium phosphorus balance...... vitamin C rich foods will assist in lowering high blood pressure as will foods rich in magnesium soooo eat more leafy and green vegies which are rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium and magnesium, fibre, water ........ eat them raw or lightly steamed as cooking devitalises them....... seriously, eat 2 bowls full daily ........... "Let Food Be Thy Medicine" ........ Soccrates said that mate ... he was right.

      Ditch eating processed salt as it will contribute enormously to high blood pressure .......... replace table salt which has been processed with chlorine and bleach and pulverised to within an inch of its life and been stripped of all the rich minerals it once contained with celtic sea salt ....... pure, mineral rich and very good for you ...... sodium works in conjunction with potassium in the human body to regulate water levels and normalise heart rhythms .......... potassium works inside the cells, sodium works outside them ... you need it .... you don't need the processed table salt variety.

      http://himalayansalt.com.au/celticseasalt.htm

      Ditch eating prepackaged foods as much as possible and prepare fresh fruit and vegies and some lean meats and fishes as often as possible ........ packaged foods contain a ghastly amount of processed salt and highly refined man made nutritionally void white sugar......... processed sugar, the scurge of modern society if you ask me.

      Find ways to effectively manage your stress levels such as exercise, yoga, meditation, singing, dancing, laughing ... hey, anything that makes you feel good.

      make sure you get enough sleep daily and try not to do everything yourself ...... get family members to share the load.

      eat freshly crushed garlic too ........ garlic is good for boosting immunity, is an antispasmotic, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and also works as an anti inflammatory .......... wonderfull stuff, particularly if you can tolerate it crushed and raw ....... raw garlic works best as a powerfull antibiotic that fights bacteria, parasites and viruses ... garlic is also good for heart disease (two or three cloves a day lessen the chance of heart attacks) and stroke and it contains many preventive, anticancer compounds and antioxidants (raw, cooked, or aged at best). Garlic is also good for colds (decongestant and expectorant) and works as an antidiarrheal...... it helps relieve gas, is estrogenic and works as an antidepressant too ..... fabulous stuff hey......... crush it and mix it through in small amounts to start with (or it may upset your digestion) through your vegies, meat and salads....... you can also get garlic tablets but they are no where near as affective as the real thing.

      peace baby

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any OTC medications to treat hypertension?
    Are there any Over The Counter medications used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure)? Any herbs or something I can take for moderate hypertension?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, but no. Try moderate exercise & see if it helps. If not, go with the med your doctor recommends.

  3. QUESTION:
    Help with anxiety and depression..?
    Hi,
    I'm 18 years old, suffering from pretty bad social phobia/anxiety and from depression.
    I've been to psychologists and psychiatrists but they could not help me at all. I felt like it was useless going there, because they always wanted me to try medications, but each time I told a bit more of myself, their diagnose changed, once I had high, other time I had very low self esteem, once I had depression, later I did not... I decided that I try treating myself alone.
    My childhood is very troubled, I cannot ask help from my family. They don't support me, I live for myself since I turned 14.
    I feel terrible because of anxiety ... sometimes it is so bad that I am afraid to walk on streets, each time before someone passes by I start to panic. ( worrying about what she/he will be thinking of me)
    I spent a year alone, so I had troubles understanding facial expressions, and I also have troubles making them... each time someone asks me why do I look like I'm disgusted, why do I look sad while I'm not at all, it kicks my confidence down.
    I can't look in the eyes.
    I haven't made any friends.
    I isolated myself from the world, I rarely meet people. That is why I never had friends, boyfriends.
    When boys tell me that I'm pretty, or try to flirt, I cannot respond.
    When a girl tries to befriend me, I feel like I have nothing to say. I think, and speak only when it is necessary. I often wonder why do people have so much thing to talk about.
    I have low self-esteem when I have to be in public. It has to be changed, because I am sick of living like this.

    I'd like to feel great as before, without taking medications.(tried them, no thanks) I don't have much money, and I live far, in a vacant lot which means the city is 1,5hrs far, and have NO neighbours. I don't have friends, family, boyfriend for support. I have low blood pressure. I overused my knees when I did volleyball, and doctors keep telling me I will have a terrible back pain later. -> can't do sports, except swimming, but I still want to give yoga a try.
    Any herbs, teas, treatments I can use to treat my anxiety/depression?
    How can I change my thinking?(lots of negative thoughts) Is it possible, anyway?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Sociology Survey - Health/Prescription/Alternative Medicine?
    Hey everyone - I was wondering if you would like to participate in a survey that I'm doing for my Sociology class? If so and you don't want to post your answers on here - feel free to E-mail me. They're all YES or NO - A or B questions... expect the very last one.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Age:

    2. Gender:

    3. Do you consider yourself to be “Health Conscious”?

    4. Do you consider yourself a person that:
    A.Tries to prevent problems (health, personal, financial) from happening
    B.Likes to treat problems after they’ve already occurred?

    5. Have you or do you still take prescription medication(s) for specific heath reasons (women - other than birth control)? Example: Colds, High Blood Pressure, Depression, ect.

    6. Have you tried alternative/natural methods other than prescriptions? Example: Vitamins, Herbs, Tea, ect.

    7. If you answered 'NO' to question #2 - Why not?

    • ANSWER:
      1. 23
      2. F
      3. I am, but I'm a bit careless about it. I'm sometimes aware I should go to the doctor, but usually work/studies (=lack of time...) are more important...
      4. A
      5. I take more vitamins for women in the winter..
      6. Yes

  5. QUESTION:
    Is this POSSIBLE proof of a faked death?
    Reserpine is an indole alkaloid[3] antipsychotic and antihypertensive drug that has been used for the control of high blood pressure and for the relief of psychotic behaviors, although because of the development of better drugs for these purposes and because of its numerous side-effects, it is rarely used today.[1] The antihypertensive actions of Reserpine are a result of its ability to deplete catecholamines (among the others) from peripheral sympathetic nerve endings. These substances are normally involved in controlling heart rate, force of cardiac contraction and peripheral resistance. .[4] Reserpine depletion of monoamine neurotransmitters in the synapses is often cited as evidence to the theory that depletion of the neurotransmitters causes subsequent depression in humans. Moreover, reserpine has a peripheral action in many parts of the body, resulting in a preponderance of the cholinergic part of the nervous system (GI-Tract, smooth muscles vessels).

    The Reserpine theory: Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON Canada, developed another miracle-free explanation of the resurrection story. While experimenting on rats, he noted that when the animals were physically restrained and injected with reserpine -- or similar drugs -- their body temperature would decrease rapidly and they would be appear to have died. Three days later, they revived on their own. Presumably, a similar reaction would happen in other mammals. Of course, it would be impossible on ethical grounds to conduct a similar experiment on humans. Persinger speculates that Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) may have consumed either reserpine or a similar drug. This might have happened at the Last Supper, or when he was offered a sponge containing a liquid while on the cross. It is generally acknowledged, at least by some mainline and most liberal theologians, that John the Baptist had been a member of the Essene religious group. There is some evidence that the Essenes used psychoactive drugs in their rituals. Perhaps they had found reserpine, a drug which is has a plant origin. Yeshua certainly was restrained on the cross. The soldiers could have believed that he had died, and released the body, only to have Yeshua spontaneously recover a day and a half later in the tomb. 2,3

    http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp
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    Rauwolfia
    Scientific Name: Rauwolfia serpentina
    Common Name: Rauwolfia
    Other Common Names:
    Plant Type: Perennial
    Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
    Soil Types: Average
    Zones (See US Zone map): 11+ or Greenhouse
    Germination: Hard
    Number of Seeds Per Pack: 15
    Uses: Medicinal
    Notes: Famous tranquilizer plant of India. Powerful hypnotic and sedative properties. Slow to germinate needs bottom heat 75 degree F.
    RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA. Famous tranquilizer plant of India, where for 3000 years it has been used to treat mental illness. Long ignored by the West, until the 1950s, but now its active constituent, reserpine, is prescribed for its powerful hypnotic and sedative properties

    ml863 wrote:

    c.1300 B.C.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heroin/etc/history.html

    COULD JESUS HAVE FAKED HIS DEATH?
    THEY DID NOT BREAK HIS LEGS

    In the capital city of Thebes, Egyptians begin cultivation of opium thebaicum,grown in their famous poppy fields.The opium trade flourishes during the reign of Thutmose IV, Akhenaton and King Tutankhamen. The trade route included the Phoenicians and Minoans who move the profitable item across the Mediterranean Sea into Greece, Carthage, and Europe.
    c. 460 B.C.
    Hippocrates, "the father of medicine", dismisses the magical attributes of opium but acknowledges its usefulness as a narcotic and styptic in treating internal diseases, diseases of women and epidemics.
    330 B.C.
    Alexander the Great introduces opium to the people of Persia and India.
    A.D. 400
    Opium thebaicum, from the Egytpian fields at Thebes, is first introduced to China by Arab traders.

    1527
    During the height of the Reformation, opium is reintroduced into European medical literature by Paracelsus as laudanum. These black pills or "Stones of Immortality" were made of opium thebaicum, citrus juice and quintessence of gold and prescribed as painkillers.

    1753
    Linnaeus, the father of botany, first classifies the poppy, Papaver somniferum-- 'sleep-inducing', in his book Genera Plantarum.
    This stuff was around 3000 years ago
    also in the area.
    They could build pyramids with no machinery why couldn't they fake death?
    Jesus also said to question
    not just follow blindly

    • ANSWER:
      No - he was really brutally attacked.. as such. Gone through the most horrific of actions - designed to kill him.
      However he was revived - resucitated.
      Watch the British documentary "Did Jesus Die?"
      Which covers much the same ground as the Talmud Jmmanuel material, without reference to the TJ.
      www.tjresearch.info/overview.htm

      I have followed up on the TJ material, and it is very interesting indeed. Much better than what you have taken notice of ..

  6. QUESTION:
    Why should we subscribe to Health Care when alternative medicine is cheaper and safer?
    I ran into a nurse the other day at the vitamin section the other day and she was talking about how she has seen plenty of people get better and healthier with herbs, vitamins, and natural medicines. Before I use to subscribe to the doctors know best but after years of taking my parents to doctors I found out that alternative medicines in many instances can safe your life as oppose to being operated and treated with overpriced and dangerous prescriptions. Haven't you seen the side effects for some of these drug prescriptions its insane..............literally. A couple of months ago my boyfriend found out he had gall stones and needed to be operated because of the extreme pain. I found out that simply by drinking pickle juice certain gall stones can be eliminated. And for high blood pressure a simple vitamin can reduce instead of buying ,000 a year on high blood pressure. The list goes on and on I can see how democrats need health insurance to milk itself and the public off of needless surgeries.
    Whoa this must be one of the longest post I put on.

    • ANSWER:
      But which pharmaceutical company can profit from this?

      No form of medicine can be any good if there aren't a few billionaires selling it to us.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why does the Government allow drugs like Alcohol and tobacco? and not Weed?
    Alcohol and tobacco cause far more deaths than weed ever has and Alcohol makes people violent and has no benefits and tobacco only makes people sick, while weed actually has a lot of good benefits why don't they un-ban weed and ban alcohol and tobacco?

    i mean how many people die from Alcohol and tobacco a year? i bet tons

    And how many people died form smoking weed? None.

    what's wrong with the government... they allow drugs that cause deaths and ban drugs that don't cause deaths....

    and btw weed has alot of uses

    As far as medicinal treatment is concerned, marijuana has an incredibly long history dating back to thousands of years and hence it should not be amazing to know that at some point or the other marijuana has been recommended for curing almost all the prevalent diseases. It is beneficial as an analgesic as it provides relief from pain with minimum or insignificant side affects. In fact, marijuana is especially beneficial for cancer and AIDS patients who are enduring chemotherapy. Significantly enough, marijuana can also diminish neurological over activity as well as muscle contraction and hence it is very useful for people suffering from multiple sclerosis (hardening and thickening of body tissue as a result of unwarranted growth or degeneration of nerve fibers), cerebral palsy and other muscular disorders.

    By lowering the blood pressure, marijuana provides effectual cure for glaucoma. Normally, glaucoma is a condition where the pressure inside the eyeball is unusually high and is also hypertensive affecting the eye disc. Marijuana is also an effectual remedy in curing asthma, menstrual pains, pain associated with childbirth and arthritis as well as rheumatism. It may also be effective in treating depressions as the herb has anti-depressant properties. At the same time, marijuana encourages as well as stimulates sleep helping patients suffering from insomnia. Even the seeds of the marijuana plant are medicinally useful and according to the Chinese medicine, they have strong and effective laxative qualities and are used to provide relief to the elderly people from constipation.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, the guy who says it alters your DNA... Where are your sources? That is THE most ridiculous thing I've heard in regards to anti-cannabis arguments.

      Cannabis was outlawed because of competition with paper mills, and to further the stereotype of latino and blacks in the 1920's. Legalize it, and you get more control over it. I'd rather my kids get high from legal tape than in an alley with a joint laced with coke or something. Tax it up the wazoo, for all I care. It'll help the economy. I'd just like to buy 1-2 plants and have my own personal grow-batch. I've never really thought much about cannabis. At ALL. But after experiencing, I realized that we are being fed lies. It won't make you lazy. If you think it does, it just means you were one to begin with. It amplifies personality, sure, but not like the terror of alcohol can. Tell me one case of amplified anger through cannabis to the millions of reported cases of alcohol-related violence.


Herbal Remedy For Blood Pressure

Vertigo causes a different kind of dizziness to arise. Not only do you feel like your little world is spinning, but you have to deal with a collection of other frustrating (and sometimes scary) symptoms. In order to reclaim your senses, you must achieve a certain level of stability and steadiness. Home remedies for vertigo not only help regain control over your body, but also works towards balancing out your environment.

Unlike nonspecific lightheadedness or dizziness, vertigo has relatively few causes.


Vertigo Causes

Vertigo can be caused by problems in the brain or the inner ear.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo and is characterized by the sensation of motion initiated by sudden head movements or moving the head in a certain direction. This type of vertigo is rarely serious and can be treated.

Vertigo may also be caused by inflammation within the inner ear (labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis), which is characterized by the sudden onset of vertigo and may be associated with hearing loss. The most common cause of labyrinthitis is a viral or bacterial inner ear infection.

Meniere's disease is composed of a triad of symptoms including: episodes of vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitis), and hearing loss. People with this condition have the abrupt onset of severe vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, as well as periods in which they are symptom-free.

Acoustic neuroma is a type of tumor of the nerve tissue that can cause vertigo. Symptoms include vertigo with one-sided ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

Vertigo can be caused by decreased blood flow to the base of the brain. Bleeding into the back of the brain (cerebellar hemorrhage) is characterized by vertigo, headache, difficulty walking, and inability to look toward the side of the bleed. The result is that the person's eyes gaze away from the side with the problem. Walking is also extremely impaired.

Vertigo Symptoms

Vertigo implies that there is a sensation of motion either of the person or the environment, often perceived as if the room is spinning around you. This should not be confused with symptoms of lightheadedness or fainting. Vertigo differs from motion sickness in that motion sickness is a feeling of being off-balance and lacking equilibrium, caused by repeated motions such as riding in a car or boat.

If true vertigo exists, symptoms include a sensation of disorientation or motion. In addition, the individual may also have any or all of these symptoms:

nausea or vomiting,
sweating, and/or
abnormal eye movements

Vertigo Home Remedies

Vertigo is more of a common health problem in adults than you would typically think. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 40% of people in the United States experience feeling dizzy at least one time during their life. In order to overcome this sensation and other symptoms, consider the following home remedies for vertigo:

Focusing Technique:
As you experience the onset of an attack, focus your eyes on a stationary object around you, like a building or bookcase. Keep focusing on that fixed point to deliver visual cues to the brain that help achieve balance and calm the dizziness.

Massage:
When the diagonal muscle located on the front of your neck becomes tight from too much work or stress, vertigo can occur. Massage this part of the body to ease symptoms. Clair Davies gives advice for this sort of treatment in her book titled, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook.

Dietary Tips:
Eat foods that contain lots of vitamins and protein to help tame the spinning sensation of vertigo. Do not reach for a cup of coffee, chocolates, fried foods, or iced tea.


Salty Foods:
Sometimes, vertigo is caused by an imbalance of salt levels in the body or poor digestion. Treat your vertigo symptoms with salty potato chips, pretzels or a salty soup and sandwich combo. Complete relief should come within a few hours.

Cold Water:
To ease dizziness, drink two to three tall glasses of ice-cold water.

Move Slowly:
Moving slowly can help combat the effects of vertigo, which also decreases your chances of suffering an injury during an attack.

Find powerful herbal remedies Herbal Remedy for Blood Pressure


Head Positioning:
Some vertigo attacks come when the head suffers unexpected and quick movements. Do not jerk 00004000 your neck or bend it back while looking up.

Pillows:
When the sensations associated with vertigo emerge, lying down is sometimes the best solution. Avoid lying flat on your back, but instead, position yourself with your head propped up on pillows.


Put Down the Playstation:
In some cases, vertigo strikes during fast-paced virtual reality video games. Limit your use of entertainment outlets that rely on this sort of effect, such as Playstation and Wii.

Therapeutic Approach:
Breathing exercises and meditation can help an individual suffering from vertigo, as it helps the body and mind to refocus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to reduce blood pressure with a herbal remedy?
    I have been trying to reduce my blood pressure and loose weight for the last two months and while I did loose weight at one point I seem to have stalled. I am looking for any way to loose weight and reduce my blood pressure with the need for drugs and am looking for any suggestions!

    • ANSWER:
      Aside from diet (including salt restrictions) and exercise, there are some herbs that are very beneficial for Blood Pressure.
      The most popular ones are Fish Oil, Hawthorn Berries, L-Arginine, Resveratrol (which is in Red Wine), C12 Peptides (from milk protein casein), Bonito Peptides, and Garlic.
      Good luck and I hope I helped!

  2. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy a herbal remedy for high blood pressure?
    I am newly diagnosed with high blood pressure and the medication I was prescribed had horrible side effects ( swelling, severe breathlessness) Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      there are no natural remedies that can cure HBP-fact.you have to take the orthodox medicine for that.
      you can eat certain foods that may help,and take remedies that might work with the orthodox but as far as I know there are no natural remedies you can take instead.

  3. QUESTION:
    I am seeking a good herbal remedy for high blood pressure. I'd like to get off of the drugs I now use. The
    I've been using Nifedipine and Metoprolol or Diovan and they are causing me to suffer ED. I'd also like an herbal remedy fot ED as well. What should I purchase?

    • ANSWER:
      No supplement can make any medical claims, so you won't find any that claim to lower high blood pressure... but there are many that help to support healthy blood pressure. There's Fish Oil, Hawthorn, L-Arginine (helps with circulation), Garlic, Bonito Peptides, Coleus Forskohlii, and C12 Peptides. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best vitamin or herbal remedy for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hawthorn berry extract, Vitamin C, magnesium, garlic, coQ10, fish oil. There are several things you can try. Here is a list:
      http://www.usgyms.net/bloodpres.htm

      Just be sure to check with a doctor or pharmacist first if you are on meds because some herbal supplements can interact with meds. For instance, you should not take garlic or fish oil if you are on blood thinning medication. Also, you mustn't take anything herbal that is known to lower blood pressure if you are already on blood pressure lowering medicine.

      Hawthorn has a stabilising effect on blood pressure: lowering it if high or raising it if too low.

      Try one or more of these and keep a check on your blood pressure. It is best to do this under medical supervision. You may have to go on meds if alternatives don't work. But stay away from beta blockers. They can make you quite ill and current research has shown a connection with Type II diabetes development.

      Hope this helps.
      Best wishes.

  5. QUESTION:
    is there a herbal remedy for high blood pressure?
    I don't like taking the stuff i take it makes me sick anybody have any recomdations!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Deep breathing exercise is the best form of natural therapy. The purpose of deep abdominal breathing is to increase a healthy flow of oxygen to all parts of the body. As the blood becomes more oxygenated, the heart has to do less high pressure pumping, thereby reducing high blood pressure.

      Too much blood? Th body contains between eight and nine litres of blood. If you are overweight, there is more blood. More blood means the heart has to work harder, increasing the blood pressure.

      Make sure your body has enough iron. The haemoglobin molecule that transports oxygen in the blood contains an iron molecule. A lack of iron will reduce the ability of the blood to transport oxygen. Less oxygen, means the heart has to work harder, increasing the blood pressure.

      Exercise increases the heart's pumping capacity. It also increases the ability of the circulatory system to carry blood effectively. A healthy pump, healthy arteries and healthy veins means that the blood is transported efficiently. The heart has to do less pumping and the blood pressure reduces.

  6. QUESTION:
    I would like an herbal remedy for HI blood pressure?
    What herbs address hi blood pressure and how should they be taken? Willowfeather

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic,hawthorn,olive leaf,parsley,primrose seed oil.If you buy these in capsule form,it says on the bottle how many to take.Usually 2 two times a day or something like that.

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the best herbal remedy to take with Rogain to counteract the blood pressure dropping action?
    As you all might know, Rogain lower the blood pressure in most people. I happen to have low blood pressure as it is, so it's hard for me to tolerate Rogain.... would like an herbal remedy suggestion that is know to increase blood pressure with minimal side effects.. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Don't take Rogaine

      Instead eat a healthy diet and take vitamin D and fossil shell flour.

      If your hair does not grow then live without it.

      # The use of Rogaine can cause countless side effects. Some of these include (and are not limited to): increased hair loss, inflammation and burning of the scalp, rash, nausea, headaches, increased body hair, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, chest pain and breast tenderness. A flaky scalp is one of the most common side effects and can be caused by dermatitis or from the use of minoxidil (Rogaine). Consult a health care professional immediately after suffering any of these side effects in conjunction with the use of Rogaine. The user should stop using Rogaine immediately.
      Warnings
      # Rogaine can be detrimental to individuals who take herbal supplements and some over-the-counter and prescription medications. Consult a doctor before beginning to use Rogaine hair loss treatment medication.

      Read more: Rogaine Health Risks | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5326191_rogaine-health-risks.html#ixzz1G0bH3b4l

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any herbal remedies for low blood pressure?
    I have been suffering with light-headedness and fainting for the past eight months. I have been told that it is due to low blood pressure. I have now been told that I may lose my job due to this as I get an episode of this maybe once a week and am now not fit to work.

    Are there any herbal remedies that I can take for this as there is no medication for low blood pressure. I have been told to increase my fluid and salt intake which I have.
    Thanks for your answers I have just had a few more blood tests done which revealed a ferritin of 4 and Iron of 7, also my TSH was 4.75. I am hoping that this iron deficiency has been the problem all along and that if they had of taken these specific bloods months ago I would not feel so ill now. Thanks for your help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Licorice extract......known to raise blood pressure.

      Some licorice sweets might do the work but they would have to be the real deal because most modern licorice as sold in ordinary sweet shops has no licorice extract at all....i.e. fake licorice and has too much sugar. Try your health shop but get an assistant to double check the label for the if you are unsure.....should say licorice extract.

      Panda licorice sold at H&B in the UK is real licorice (with the extract). It uses molasses for sweetener instead of sugar.
      Panda licorice: http://www.worldwideshoppingmall.co.uk/body-soul/panda-licorice-bar.asp
      It is made in the European union but is probably sold worldwide. There are other brands though that still use licorice extract....usually sold in health shops.

      You could alternatively try licorice tea or a licorice capsule.

      If you want to try this....don't overdo it, drink plenty of water and keep an eye on your blood pressure. You could say for instance try one 32g panda licorice bar a day and see if that helps.

      Best wishes.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have high blood pressure. Does anyone know of a herbal remedy that really works?
    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 4 years ago. I was treated with medication that worked. That was when I had insurance. Now I am in a waiting period for insurance,don't want to see a doctor because of that pre-existing condition thing, and don't have any medication left. Is there any herbal medicine or anything else that will bring my blood pressure down without meds? I can't drink wine before I go to work, although I wish I could. HA! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What is the origin of your high blood pressure?
      Maybe some other diseases coexist?
      If we don't know that and what kind of therapy you have taken, if you are pre or post menopausal, if your parents had high BP, we can't talk about natural remedies.
      As I use to say, in health one size does not fit all.
      According my opinion it is dangerous to try substitute your medicines with herbal remedies of any kind without your doctor's opinion.

      Consider also the following things
      - usually, herbal remedies are used along with the medicine
      - the form in which you will take the herbal remedy: if you will use garlic, as has been mentioned, what will be the amount that you have to take?
      Is garlic proper for your type of hypertension?
      If you will drink an infusion(a tea of the herb),what will be the amount of the active substance that will be found in diluition in this infusion? How many cups you have to drink daily?

      Try to adopt a healthy life-style that I'm sure you have already adopted, to loose weight, practice some "light" sport like aerobic, walk for 1/2 - 1 hour daily and try to control your stress ; at this point, a herbal infusion containing relaxing herbs is mostly helpful. Take care also if you take any antiinflammatory medicins, as they can slightly increase your BP.

      Katerina

  10. QUESTION:
    Has any of you had experience with herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    A dear friend has uncontrolled high blood pressure. He's 28, and we don't want to lose him! He's taking traditional meds, exercizing and dieting, but nothing works. I've heard that curry tea lowers blood pressure. Do you know of a natural remedy we can give him to help his medications work better?

    • ANSWER:
      yes there are herbal remedies that can help and i would be glad to help you with them. i need you to contact me direct for more information about them. i need more medical information before i will suggest anything. i have been studying and using herbs for 18-20 years and i know that i can benefit you and your loved ones with this knowledge. and by the way any info that you get from me is free, i just tell you what you need and you get it from your local herb shop. CONTACT: widowmaker54@yahoo.com

  11. QUESTION:
    Does Anyone have any good herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    Besides, Omega 3's, I've heard seaweed works well.....

    • ANSWER:
      anything anti-inflammatory.
      Metagenics Vasotensin Works well too. You could use that with the metegenics Inflavonoid. Could help you keep it under control depending on how bad the problem, cause and your age.
      Those along with a healthy diet and excersise.

  12. QUESTION:
    herbal diuretics/blood pressure lowering?
    My quandry, my insurance starts on June 1st and I am out of my blood pressure meds for 1 week only. What are some good herbal remedies for lowering blood pressure/diuretics?
    The situation with my prescription, I do not have any refill or I would have filled it for a week and paid full price. Sadly I cannot even SEE my doctor as I had Kaiser insurance. I am taking half a pill for the next 4 days so I am not completely off.

    • ANSWER:
      A good herbal diuretics is dandelion root and co enzyme Q-10 helps lower the blood pressure. If you continue to use the coq-10, you will have to reduce the dosage of your bp medication. I take about 100 mg of co q-10 and the doctor reduced by bp medicine norvasc from 10 mg to 5 mg and my blood pressure went from 160/90 to about 105/65.
      It also help my cholesterol , it is about 120. that stuff really work!!!!!

  13. QUESTION:
    Know any herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    My blood pressure was 156/105 on THursday. Was 149/102 yesterday. Today it's 149/92. They gave me a sample of medicine to try. However, I have not been able to find a medicine that works without major side effects. The sample they gave me gives me vertigo really bad. Does anybody know any herbal remedies to lower your blood pressure? I know stress makes things worse and I have a lot of stress at my job.
    If it is hereditary will herbal remedies even work?
    already take Lovaza (fish Oil) script to lower Tryglicerides. Take Garlic pills, will try raw garlic. thanks.
    went to dr. today and blood pressure was 156/100.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Any home or herbal remedies for high blood pressure 125/180?

    • ANSWER:
      The Best way to treat Hiigh Blood pressure is Homeopathic Medicine, absolutely the best and the safest and the most effective. Nothing compares to it where chronic disease and disorders are concerned.

      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  15. QUESTION:
    Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure?
    Is there an Herbal Remedy for High Blood that actually works?Please answer with personal experience or know someone who has taken such an Herbal.

    • ANSWER:
      Remove your cause of mental tension or stress or worries. If the reason is your office, discuss the problem with your colleagues and seniors. Don't keep the problem with you. Mental tensions can often be reduced by a brisk walk, laugh loudly and relaxation or meditation. In fact, if you daily practice meditation, you can control your blood pressure for ever.
      Maintain your weight. Exercise more often. Since excess body fat is a primary risk factor in hypertension, it is important to maintain a healthy weight.
      Be physically active. Brisk walking, bicycling, raking leaves, and gardening are the best exercises.
      Follow a low fat diet. Eliminate cholesterol in your diet.
      Eliminate salt from your diet. Look at the salt content of tinned foods, snacks, potato chips, French fries, diet soft drinks, sauces, etc. These are high in salt, don't eat them. Do not eat foods that contain soda, sodium, Na, monosodium glutamate, baking soda and preservatives. Read the food labels carefully. With herbs, spices, garlic and onions, you can make your food tasty without salt.
      Restrict consumption of refined sugars. Read the lables and note different names of sugars.
      A high fiber diet is recommended.
      Increase intake of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin C. Potassium rich foods include banana, orange, tangerine, beans, dried peas,potatoes, etc.
      Magnesium rich foods include almonds, cashews, pecans, rice, banana, potatoes, kidney beans, oat bran, peas, soy, wheat germ, etc.
      Calcium rich foods include low fat dairy foods, nuts, watercress, kale, broccoli, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, etc.
      Garlic helps reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.

  16. QUESTION:
    Any tips on reducing your blood pressure?
    I have already lost 2 and a half stone, throught healthy eating and exercise but still have high blood pressure. I am reluctant to take tablets for it as it means i will be on it for life. Any herbal remedies or advice would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think that high blood pressure has anything to do with your weight. I have had it for apx. 7 years and I am not overweight. I was very active when I developed it and when the doctor first said "your blood pressure is high" she also said "it is probably high because you are anxious today" and guess what it was high the next time I visited her.

      I have a friend who is stick thin who has had it since she was in her 20s. It probably has more to do with heredity.

      I was taking a medication that lowered it sometimes but since I have changed my medication, it has been consistently normal. I get it checked every three months.

      I think that the most important thing to do is to get it under control even if you have to take medication. By not doing anything about it, you are damaging your organs. That is why they call it the "silent killer". Your doctor might tell you the same thing.

      If you are still interested in going the natural route, you might want to get this guidebook that I have come across.

      http://pinurl.com/17i

  17. QUESTION:
    Have a question about taking high blood pressure medication. Need some help!!?
    I'm currently taking 100mg Metoprolol daily for high blood pressure. As normal, I'm experiencing sexual side effects, meaning getting and maintaining an erection. Is there any over the counter medications, or herbal remedies that I could use to counteract the effects of the blood pressure med. that will not have any harmfull side effects or will raise my blood pressure up? I'm 50 years old also.

    • ANSWER:
      Metoprolol is in a class of high blood pressure medications known as beta blockers. And beta blockers cause erectile dysfunction in males. See: http://www.drugs.com/metoprolol.html

      The most important thing you must do is talk to your doctor. He can lower your dosage and monitor your blood pressure. He might also put you on another class of meds where there is less of a chance of having erectile problems.

      Are you doing other things to help lower your blood pressure? Doing that might influence how much medication you have to take. Are you on some sort of exercise program, like walking or swimming? Are you worried about something that is increasing your anxiety level and your blood pressure? Have you cut back on salt (if that is indicated by your doctor)? Are you cutting back on alcohol consumption? Are you over-working?

      Good luck now. I am sure that you and your doctor can work together to find a solution.

  18. QUESTION:
    herbal medicine reactions bad circulation?
    i am 31 with bad circulation, freezing feet all the time, i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am on tablets from the doctor, i found a herbal remedy, gingko, garlic, cayenne that reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and helps with circulation, so i brought it and used it, on the second day my feet started tingeling and feeling like they are going to cramp up, and it didnt stop for 2 days, ive stopped taking the should this happen?

    • ANSWER:
      ~!Starlynn!~ has a good point... it could be an interaction between the drugs and the supplements. You can ask your doctor or a pharmacist if there are any interactions to be on the safe side.

      On the flip side, that's a completely normal reaction.
      Itching and tingling in an area that is getting more circulation when it's used to lower circulation is entirely common and basically expected. My scalp itched when I first started taking Ginkgo, too. All the herbs that you mention there are good for circulation and cardiovascular health, so if your feet were always cold before you took this, I would be shocked if you didn't feel some sort of tingling or itching (cramping sounds right for what you mention, too).
      However, if the odd feelings don't go away (at least a bit) after about a week of taking the supplement, then it might be an allergic reaction (which is rare)... Oh, and that's after taking it for a week straight.

      Worst case scenario, if it is an allergy, you could try each ingredient separately to remove the one you're having a reaction to, you could take L-Arginine to help your circulation, and/or you could even use an L-Arginine circulation gel to apply directly to your feet. L-Arginine is a simple Amino Acid that you get whenever you eat protein, so you're most likely not going to be allergic or have any problems with it.
      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What options are there for those who suffer from ED ?
    i am a diabetic and take isosorbide (a nitrate) for my heart.
    I suffer from ED and should not take viagra or similar meds which can cause a fatal drop in blood pressure
    Are the any herbal remedies that might work
    PS this is a serious matter for me so please spare the wise cracks
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well my bf is diabetic and he started out using LEVITRA, I believe is what the doctor suggested and that worked great for us both.

      However, after a year or two he didn't like the way it made him feel and he converted to this herbal suppliment which worked good too, and without the side effects.

      You must consult a doctor, because suppliments can have harful effects too.

  20. QUESTION:
    I need some advice on herbal remedies.....?
    A male I know has been on blood pressure pills for about six months and is now having some E.D. problems.....if he doesn't take them he can't get an erection and if he does it is hard for him to. Are there some herbal remedies or vitamins he can take ....honestly it is hard to afford Viagra or stuff like that at like a pill. ANy advice would be appreciated and I would also appreciate no stupid rude answers like you get on polls and surveys.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, that's kind of a tough question without knowing more behind it such as which drug he's taking, why he's taking it, and what the problem behind it is that's causing the E.D. That's why doctors have so many questions, so they can more adequately answer questions and diagnose what's happening and what's needed.

      That being said, there are several things you can take to help "ignite your passions". The most popular natural passion products are Tribulus, Maca, Horny Goat Weed, Avena Sativa, Tongkat Ali (or LongJax), L-Arginine, and L-Citrulline. Each of those help a different aspect of sexual health, so you might need to try a few.
      One thing to note is that Yohimbe does have a warning that it may increase your blood pressure, so he'll probably want to stay away from that. Aside from that, they are all very effective for many people.
      With that all in mind, I would recommend checking with a pharmacist or a doctor to see which of these would be safe to take with the prescriptions he's on, just to make sure the drugs won't cause bad reactions. In any case, I wish the both of you good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    ok I am numb from my chest to my stomach and my left leg i went to the hospital and they said my blood work?
    came out good my blood pressure was fine and my urine was good. I went to a neurologist he said that my reflexes and nerves were fine. I told him that I had taken ginko-biloba a herbal remedy for brain circulation and memory and he told me that this was shitty! He prescribed me LYRICA. Now Im not sure if I want to use this. Can anyone tell me if this actually gets rid of numbness??? I am so fed up and worried about this!

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Please recommend herbal insomnia remedies. Mother is getting very ill from side effects of melatonin?
    It's been a year she took various types of chemical based insomnia pills,
    since her brain aneurysm surgery... She takes high blood pressure
    medications, and she has to watch out for this particular thing.

    She's suffering from numb tongue and soar hands/arms due to the side effects of melatonin/high blood pressure.

    She's also got mental trauma in many different ways, and she feels anxiety/fear at night about her health and family (most of them don't give a damn about her well-being.)

    I'm just hoping someone can PLEASE help her rid of this insomnia.
    Please recommend some herbal remedies... Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree that you first should see your mother's doctor before you make any decisions about what to use, the drug interaction could make her situation even worse than it already is

      After consulting here are some suggestions against insomnia:

      Valerian has relaxing and sedative properties which makes you sleepy and reach deep sleep much easier, use it as a tea. It is often combined with passionflower for extra effect

      Kava kava has relaxing properties. Studies suggest that kava kava is effective against insomnia, particularly in improving sleep quality and shortening the time you need to fall asleep. It is very powerful, when you decide to use it as an insomnia treatment, you should only use it under supervision of a qualified health care provider and certainly talk with your mother's doctor

      Passion flower blooms have a slightly less stronger effect than Valerian or kava but still is very useful. Passion flower is often combined with Valerian or lemon balm for better effect (again talk to your doctor first before you decide to use this)

      Marijuana has been used for thousands of years and its medicinal qualities are scientifically proven. Medical marijuana is used to relieve pain and helps against insomnia. You have the smoking and edible varieties

      Did I tell you to talk to her doctor before you try anything? ;-)

      Hopefully this will be helpful, good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    any qualified in herbal remedies?
    can any one help me please? i take medication for deppresion called effexor,i am also on meds for high blood pressure.i read an article a couple of months ago that if i took a combination of magnuisum tabs,omega fish oils ,vitamin b and a garlic capsule that it woul help with the feelings of deppression,dont misunderstand me ,the meds im taking do work after a very long time ,but when i took all the other supplements i felt really great ,im still taking them but feel a bit low atr the moment ,have any of you heard of this conbination or could you advise me please ,thanks very much for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      st. johns wort very effective - make tea with the live plant, otherwise buy the tincture. Pills less effective.

  24. QUESTION:
    Pls. pls. tell me if u like this essay about herbal medication.....?
    Throughout the world, the use of modern medicine is decreasing as people are now looking for a more natural way to get healthy. People have especially turned to the use of reflexology, yoga and herbal medications amongst the other remedies.

    Lisa Medical Center is one of the most famous places for herbal medication in India. They supply people with 100% natural pills made out of a variety of herbs. They sell pills and ointments for most of the diseases known to man, including blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, leprosy as well as obesity.

    The best thing about this center is that each patient is observed by well trained doctors. Before these doctors prescribe any sorts of medication to patients, they make sure that the patient receives a full body check-up and that he informs them about your medical history. If the patient had been taking other medications, they will suggest that he takes the previous medication together with the herbal medication until his health status is
    stable.

    Probably the greatest advantage of Lisa pills is that they have helped cure many diseases that would have otherwise been incurable. According to modern medicine, people with certain types of disease need to keep on taking medication for the rest of their lives. In addition to being expensive, these modern medicines have side-effects that eventually lead to serious problems such as liver failure.

    In conclusion, natural remedies are the best and most efficient ways to treat and cure most diseases. In emergency cases though, the use of modern medicine is extremely helpful.

    please tell me if i have punctuation mistakes, if it is boring of if there is any way i can make it better and if i am repeating words too many times

    THANKS AND GOD BLESS U ALL!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds pretty good to me. While you are at it though, you might want to check out this website: herbdoc.com and navigate both sides of the site. If and I stress IF, you really enjoy the uses of herbs and herbal products, in the United States the man who set this site up is probably one of, if not the leading herbalists anywhere. Check out his bio while you are at it. I use this site for everything. I do not trust doctors or pharmaceutical companies to tell the truth about anything. Enjoy.

  25. QUESTION:
    Indian/Chinese herbal treatments for hypertension?
    As far as I have known indian and chinese people have always had natural remeies for the treatment of high blood pressure. Can anyone out there help me with some remedies?
    They should be able o be used by someone who is 5 months pregnant.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :-

      Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

      With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

      For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

      Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

      Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

      In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

      With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

      Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

      Take Care and God Bless !

  26. QUESTION:
    What to do about night sweats?
    I have horrible night sweats. I literally wake up in the middle of the night soaked. I am NOT (pre)menopausal, and I have met with my doctor regarding thyroid, blood pressure, etc., and I'm healthy. I have read about different hormone creams as being a possible solution, but I don't want to use anything that might impact the effectiveness of my birth control (which has been ruled out as a cause for the night sweats). Plus, from what my doctor has discovered, it is NOT hormone related, so a hormone cream probably wouldn't be an effective remedy anyhow. I have tried lowering the temperature in my bedroom, sleeping with windows open, cold showers before bed, limiting alcohol and spicy food -- just about everything that has been suggested, without any relief. Do you have any other ideas, an herbal remedy or have you found something else that works well for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Try using baby powder before you go to to sleep. This should absorb the moisture and help regulate your sweat. In addition, you may want to drink a nice tall glass of ice water. This helps keep your body core temperature cooler the first initial couple hours.

      Good luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Are there alternatives to Proin for spay incontinence in dogs?
    My 3-year-old black miniature poodle was peeing on the bed at night, which was so unlike her. After testing for infection, the vet diagnosed 'spay incontinence,' and put her on Proin -- basically a dangerous diet drug (Dexatrim) banned for human use by the FDA -- for the rest of her life, and it has done the trick. At the maximum dosage of PPA, she doesn't pee when she's in a deep sleep. Unfortunately, it's a tough drug, and while it's okay to use in an old dog who might have three years to live, my dog has at least a decade to go -- a long time on this medication. After all, the drug can raised blood pressure and cause strokes -- everything it did to humans it can do to dogs. But is there a rational, useful alternative? Some people say compounded estrogen is no better and much more expensive. It's not that I want to turn my dog into a herbal remedy guinea pig, but nor do I want her to get a stroke in a few years. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Look up EstraPet on the internet. It is suppose to be a good biscuit treat that may very well help with your problem and not be so expensive. www.estrapet.com

  28. QUESTION:
    Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth? To eat? (Or, at least, to put in tea.) Really?
    As some of you know, I am an RN, who now does health counseling and coaching by phone. I frequently speak to people who choose not to take the medications prescribed to them for conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, preferring to take natural/herbal remedies or supplements. Although I am certainly more knowledgeable about Western medicine, I have no problem with other treatments, wherever they may originate, as long as they actually work. I am getting more familiar with certain substances, like cinnamon and red rice yeast (or maybe it's red yeast rice?), but recently had a patient sing the praises of food-grade diatomaceous earth, for either blood pressure or cholesterol treatment. Does anyone have any knowledge of this, used to treat medical conditions? I did some online searching, but mostly found gardening or insect control info, and the food-grade info was limited to sites that sold the stuff, so not exactly unbiased material.

    Thanks,
    Katherine

    • ANSWER:
      While looking for a 'natural' way of flea and parasite control, I've been doing a pretty 'in depth' study of the 'food grade' diatomaceous earth.

      For ingestion by either human or animal, the FOOD GRADE is the most important thing to remember here. There are 'lesser' grades for treating the lawn, treating building perimeters and for swimming pool filters.

      Now, I'm a 'naturalist', more interested in the 'prevention' rather the 'chemical cures' of today's medicine. Just seeing the list of 'side effects' listed on each drug on the market is frightening.

      I've been really impressed with the pureness of diatomaceous earth...and what I've found really makes sense.

      WHAT IF diseases like cancer are actually the result of some type of parasite infestation? It's possible, seeing the quality of the foods we buy and the 'recalls' of beef and other products that are found to be unfit, unhealthy or containing salmonella, melamine or other harmful ingredients...both sickening and killing people and pets...

      The 'food grade' diatomaceous earth is a pure and natural product of the sea...ground fossils. Although, to the touch, it feels like a very soft powder, to the insect or parasite, it is like 'walking/crawling over ground glass'. It cuts into their skin and kills them.

      Considering the cost of Frontline for flea/tick control on our cats and dog...2.00...(which made 5 of my pets extremely sick for 2 days) and the cost of insect control for lawns and the veggie garden...the DE is a bargain. I just received an order, 2, 5 lb. bags for . including shipping.

      I have been 'powdering' the cats and dog (carpet and pet bedding) and the flea population is nearly zero. The 'bonus' is, when the cats 'groom' they are ingesting it and being cleansed of any parasites like tapeworm, etc.

      Large cattle farms add DE to their grain/feed, not only keeping the feed free of insects but curing any internal problems caused by fly eggs, etc.

      Personally, I haven't started sprinkling it on my oatmeal yet...LOL...but, with a little more research, I might <:O)

      It may be a 'stretch' to say ingesting DE will control blood pressure and/or cholesterol UNLESS it can be proven that these health issues can be traced back to parasite infestation in the blood stream, affecting the heart, clogging and narrowing the arteries, etc. What about the possibility of parasites being responsible for Alzheimers and ADHD ????

      It's a very interesting study and the possibility of DE being a great preventive and cure is pretty high, but I'd like to see more research done on it, because it really makes a lot of sense. <:O) Helen

  29. QUESTION:
    Sinus infection relief (Natural/herbal ONLY)?
    I have a horrible sinus infection. I was put on amoxxicillin for it, but I cannot figure out how to ease the pain until it is healed. I have a huge english paper to get done and can't afford to feel sick much longer. I have nasal decongestion, headache, sinus pressure, and a sore throat. Anything that would help??

    I prefer natural remedies, I really don't like using aspirin or anything else that thins blood. Are there any herbal or natural remedies that would help with it? I'm talking teas, supplements or vitamins, or saline flushes.

    Thanks tons.
    Where would I put the warm cloth?

    • ANSWER:
      Get a neti pot. You put warm salt water in it and tilt your head, pouring it into one nostril. It travels around your sinuses, cleaning them out, then comes out the other nostril. It's pretty gross, but they work really well.

      If this doesn't get rid of the infection, use it every day after you do get rid of the infection and you won't be likely to get another one.

      Oh, p.s. My grocery store carries these, but you can also get them at pharmacies and health food stores.

      Just don't let the gunk go down your throat. You have to close off your throat and let it drain out of your other nostril.

  30. QUESTION:
    Sexual 'performance' help for man with hypertension?
    My fiance is a 38-year-old man with hypertension. I believe he has borderline high cholesterol, as well, but I'm not certain. Daily, he takes Minoxidil (15mg), Lisinopril (20mg), Plavix (75mg), Amlodipine (10mg), Simvastin (40mg), and Aspirin (325mg).
    He is thin, about 5'9" and around 155lbs.
    He does not exercise, and consumes about 2 beers per day. He also smokes (camel lights, about 1 pack every 2 days), and smokes marijuana daily. (Lol, I probably am answering my own question here...)

    We usually have a pretty good sex life. However, as you'd imagine, he's usually out of breath after.
    Now, my concern is about what is frustrating him. Sometimes, I'd say maybe 1-2x out of every 5x, he cannot climax. Not even if he attempts to finish himself, especially while standing up.
    Occasionally, he also has trouble getting and maintaining an 'arousal.'.

    What can be done to help him? He cannot take viagra or the like due to his high blood pressure. Are there any remedies, be they herbal, over-the-counter, or by prescription?
    Would exercising help blood flow? What about the ability to finish?

    Any help or suggestions (snide comments aside) would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Suffering Anxiety attacks?
    I have been having anxiety attacks now since this spring. Am on my 3rd medication to help with them as they tried Zanax, Efexor and Lexapro. When on the Lexapro, I was so depressed & even suicidal, which I hadn't had since I was a teen, so insisted the doctor put me back on the Efexor. I have been reading a lot of books lately from the library, and they have a lot of herbal remedies to try for anxiety, but I'm wondering if anyone else has tried these with success as I just ordered Valerian root, vitamin B complex, and St Johns Wort. Has anyone else tried these for anxiety attacks? I also have been put on a beta blocker now as well as since the doctor put me on the anti-depressants, my blood pressure has been very high & heart rate very high at a resting point also. I'd really LOVE to be able to get off all these meds and take herbal instead....

    • ANSWER:
      I think you might also want to consider therapy to try to find the "source" of the anxiety. Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Ok Ladies, I need help! Gotta get this baby out! Any suggestions?
    Well I will be 37 weeks tomorrow, and the Doctor is very concerned about the size of my baby. I am feeling fine, and I have no signs of labor, nor is he checking me for dilation or effacement. However, my blood pressure continues to be high, and he considers me Borderline Diabetic after failing the 1 hr glucose test. He said the baby must come early or he will get too big. Either I need to make him come early or the doc will induce me, and we all do not want that! I know about the walking and the sex, but any herbal remedies ever work for anyone? Teas, etc? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      red raspberry leaf tea is supposed to get contractions going for some women, not me but sex and walking did work...good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    Clonadine for anxiety?
    I have been diagnosed with Anxiety and Panic disorder over 3 years ago. I was put on Ativan to control the unbearable panic attacks and I grew a tolerance to it and soon after became addicted after having my prescription raised over and over during the course of 1 year (up to 24mg a day). I was sent to treatment with a specialist and was put on Klonopin to ween me off of the Ativan without the withdrawal. It worked well and I worked my way down to 1mg of Klonopin 3 times a day and was diagnosed by that doctor with insomnia and was put on 50mg Trazodone once every night. This all seemed to work well. I was then diagnosed by another doctor with Adult ADD and was put on 56mg Concerta once daily in the morning. This gave me the focus I needed to get a better job and start preparing a new portfolio for school, things were working well but then I started having worse panic attacks because of the Concerta being a stimulant and take herbal remedies such as Kava and Chamomile to level this out. The Trazodone stopped working roughly around this point my doctor put me on .2 mg Clonodine at night to help me sleep. It worked well the first day and I started taking that at night. I research every drug I am on extensively and found that Clonodine is just a blood pressure medication with a sedating effect. My doctor recently threw out the idea that I take .1mg Clonodine supplemental to the Klonopin instead of increasing my Klonopin dose when I am having a panic attack. I can't find anything online about using it as a sedative and personally I have a hard time trusting anything but benzos to calm me down. I can't tell if it's making a difference or not, I wanted to hear real life experiance about Clonadine used as a sedative. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I experienced my first panic attack over two years ago, however over the past two years things got worse. I found it difficult to sit in the back of a car or use any form of transport filled me with terror. Claustrophobic panic attacks and the fear of having one was having a huge impact on my life. My world was becoming smaller and smaller. Purchasing Panic Away program was one of my best decisions. I have been anxiety attack free for three weeks now.

      http://tinyurl.com/n9srx8

      I’ve tried dozens of other books, and tapes, as well as many therapy sessions and they did absolutely nothing for me. Some of these things actually triggered my anxiety episodes. The Panic Away program is based on advanced psychology, made simple for everyone to apply and it only takes seconds to implement wherever you are. To find out what is happening in your brain when you have a panic attack, go here: http://tinyurl.com/n9srx8

  34. QUESTION:
    How do you feel about this?
    Mothers-to-be have been warned against eating licorice, after researchers found that it could increase the unborn child's risk of disease as an adult.
    August 9, 2010

    A study by the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Helsinki found that glycyrrhizin — an ingredient in licorice — affected the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

    Cortisol is released during periods of stress to help the body cope, but has also been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that eight-year-olds whose mothers had eaten even small amounts — around half a gram — of licorice a week had up to a third higher levels of cortisol in their systems compared to children whose mothers didn't eat licorice.

    An earlier joint project between the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh looked at 321 eight-year-old children from Finland, whose mothers' licorice intake was monitored during pregnancy.

    Researchers in that 2009 study found that children whose mothers had eaten large amounts of licorice did not perform as well in cognitive tests and were more likely to have poor attention spans and show disruptive behaviour, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers said in a media release.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in October 2009, suggested an ingredient in licorice called glycyrrhizin affected the placenta and allowed the glucocorticoid stress hormones to pass through to the unborn baby.

    Researchers found that women who ate 500mg of glycyrrhizin a week — or around 100g of licorice — were more likely to have children with reduced intelligence and behavioural issues.

    "This shows that eating licorice during pregnancy may affect a child's behaviour or IQ and suggests the importance of the placenta in preventing stress hormones that may affect cognitive development getting through to the baby," the University of Edinburgh's Professor Jonathan Seckl said.

    Licorice root — also known as the blue flowering snow pea — has been a major ingredient in Chinese medicine for more than 3000 years, FoodMuseum.com reported, and appears in many herbal remedies for everything from coughs and colds to constipation.
    http://www.motherandbaby.com.au/ContentItem.aspx?ContentID=1758

    • ANSWER:
      That sucks.

  35. QUESTION:
    feeling faint...?
    Whenever I stand up, walk (not ALL the time of course), move my head, stand at a high elevation (i'm talking on a chair- 3 feet off the ground not like 50 feet), put my head back, and even just sitting doing nothing, I get really dizzy and feel like i'm going to faint. There have been times when everything goes black for about 5 seconds and then I come back to. I've never actually fallen over "fainting" so to say, but whenever it happens I have to either sit down or just stand still and wait for the feeling to pass...

    I've talked to my doctor about this and she doesn't know what it could be. She has done blood pressure tests and it is low, but not alarmingly. I'm not sure what could be the cause of it, if anyone could help or have an idea why this could be that would be really great...

    Also, are there any kind of herbal remedies (vitamins or anything) I can take that can help me not have this problem...?

    • ANSWER:
      Dehydration, low blood sugar, anemia, lack of muscle tone, poor cardiovascular fitness, cerebellar disease, multiple sclerosis. the list goes on and on.
      Find a better doctor if thats all they can tell you.
      BTW..I'm leaning toward anemia.

  36. QUESTION:
    What Types Of Medication Are Used To Treat Anxiety?
    So far I've tried a few brands of SSRIs including prozac and celexa and both have given me horrible side effects so I've been taken off them, I've now been put on beta blockers even though after researching them its an off label job, they're really just for lowering blood pressure whereas mine isnt actually high, its just under average which seems strange. I've tried over the counter herbal remedies and also seen a psychologist for CBT for 7 months. I feel like I'm running out of options! Any ideas? I've booked a repeat appointment with my doctor for about a weeks time and I want her to listen to me this time!

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes you have to try a few and try different doses or combinations before you find the one that works for you.

      Also...you need to be careful about what you read on the internet, especially when it's medical information. Some of it isn't reliable. Most of it, you need a medical background to fully understand. so, don't try to self diagnose.

      Talk to your doctor about options and why he put you on beta blockers. If you aren't getting help and you want another opinion, then find another doctor. Doctors aren't a "one size fits all." if you don't think the doctor is listening to you...find another!

      You've only had 7 months of therapy and you expect to have everything under control? Therapy and medication don't work that way. You should be seeing a psychiatrist for medication and therapy, not a psychologist (they can't prescribe meds)....unless the psychologist is working extremely close to your other doctor. I also hope your doctor was aware that you were taking herbal meds at the same time you were taking prescription meds. Sometimes, they don't mix. Don't take over the counter herbals unless a naturopath, who knows what you're taking and what your medical history is, tells you it's ok. Some of them can mess you up....just because they're over the counter, doesn't make them ok for everyone.

      You aren't running out of options. There are many medications used to treat anxiety however, you might not be able to handle certain classes of them. That's not unusual.

      Just talk to your doctor and try to see a psychiatrist who deals with anxiety. They are often more up to date and focused on that issue than others.

  37. QUESTION:
    Help with Endometriosis?
    I just recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis by having the Laproscopic surgery in September. They tried putting me on birth control but I bled through that. Then they tried the Nuvaring which didn't work as well. They also took me off of all birth control because it is causing my blood pressure to be very high and my heart rate to be high as well (126). They put me on Xanax and Zoloft for my mood swings and anxiety. I have always suffered from anxiety but not this bad. I have my "visitor" almost constantly. I went to Advanced Pain Management and they put me on Norco which is hydrocodone and acetaminophen but less acetaminophen then Vicodin. He also put me on Baclofen twice a day.

    My question is if anyone has tried acupuncture or herbal remedies? Or if anyone else is in the same boat as me? It would be nice to get feedback from someone else. Or if anyone knows of a Endometriosis Forum or something like that?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    gout. Can any one give Siddha/Ayurvedic/Homeopathic medicines for Gout?
    A swelling occurs frequently in my left leg, mainly on the toe joints and in the left leg ankles. My uric acid level exceeds 7. I am a strict Vegetarian, aged 47, Male. No other problems like Blood Pressure/Diabetis. I dont have trust in Allopathy. Therefore, I request the readers to kindly suggest me some herbal medicines(Siddha/Ayurvedic/Naturopathy) or Homeopathic remedies.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment for Arthritis (including Gout,Arthritis Deformans and Rheumatism) due to different reasons and with different set of symptoms. The Remedy its potency the dosage and the frequency of doasage are also included. Choose the remedy which is the most similar to the your symptoms as advised :-

      Pain knee joints, worse by movements; better initial movements, continuous pain in joints, worse while rising from seat; pain in heels, worse by movements. Cassia Sophera 30, 4 hourly

      Acute attack of gout of joints of the feet. Pain with bright red swelling Aconite Nap 200, 2 hourly

      Pain with inflammation, worse by movements. Bryonia Alba 200 or 1M, 6 hourly

      Complaints worse after rest and exposure to cold Rhus tox 200 or 1M, 4 hourly

      Complaints worse during menstruation; beginning at the time of menopause; more in hands and feet Caulophyllum 30, 4 hourly

      When the origin of complaints is gonorrhoeal;worse during day time. Medorrhinum 1M, fortnightly (3 Doses)

      When the origin of complaints is tubercular Tuberculinum K.1M, fortnightly (3 Doses)

      Complaints of small joints with red or pale swelling; tenderness and shifting pains; worse by motion. Main remedy for gout during cold weather Colchicum 30, 4 hourly

      When Rhus tox cease to work;pain is worse in cold damp weather and better by movements Calcarea carb 200 or 1M, 6 hourly(6 Doses)

      Nodosities in the joints with gastric complaints.At last nodules become painless (Rheumatoid Arthritis).Tongue whitish thickly coated Antim-crud 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Complaints of feets and ankles; stiffness Drosera 200 fortnightly (3 Doses)

      Complaints of long bones; contraction of ligaments Causticum 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain worse at night; in wet weather; Rheumatism of large muscles Cimicifuga 30 4 hourly

      Rheumatism;worse in damp cold weather. Gout Pain in limbs and hip joints Natrum Sulph 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain travels downwards affecting the large part of a limb and passes through quickly along course of nerve Kalmia Lat 30 or 200, 6 hourly

      Pains worse during rest, night and warmth, better by cold, open air and movements Pulsatilla 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain - violent; bruised or as if sprained ; cannot bear touch, feels somebody coming near him may touch him and hit the affected part Arnica Montana.200, 4 hourly

      Gout of great toe and joints with swelling; soreness and drawing pain on stepping; worse in warmth, pressure and motion. Pain travels upwards; better cold compresses Ledum Pal 200, 4 hourly

      Gouty nodosities of joints; tearing pain and extremities and contraction of the muscles Guaiacum 30, 4 hourly

      Chronic nodosities of joints; hands twisted, out of shape due to deposits of water of soda Ammonium phos.6X or 30, 4 hourly

      Gouty complaints with offensive urine Acid Benz 6X or 30, 4 hourly

      When there is red sand in urine in gouty patients Lycopodium 30, 4 hourly

      Severe pain with enlargement of the joints; worse during rest and when storm approaches Rhododendron 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      Almost a specific for gout (to drain out uric acid and urates) Urtica U.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,8 -10 drops in hot water

      Arthritic deformans (chronic rheumatoid,particularly of fingers) Picric Acid 30, 4 hourly

      Rheumatic pains or arthritis after checked diarrhoea Abrotanum 30 or 200, 4 hourly (6 Doses)

      Specific for pain with numbness; Pain so severe patient says that he would prefer death than the pain Chamomilla 200 or 1M, 1/2 hourly(3 Doses)

      Pain appear diagonally as right arm and left leg with sensation of cold, numbness and tingling Agaricus Mus.30 or 200, 4 hourly

      In weak persons; burning pain with chilliness,f eels better by heat, while eating, and worse in cold open air Capsicum 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Unbearable pain; rigidity and stiffness. Superiority / inferior complex Platina 1M, weekly (3 Doses)

      Pain flies like electric shock; due to exposurse of damp cold weather. Better by warmth and rest Phytolacca 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Rheumatic pain, worse after washing clothes, doing laundry work Sepia 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain in long bones; may be due to injury or rheumatism Ruta Grav.200, 6 hourly

      Pain worse on slightest touch specially after loss of vital fluids like excessive bleeding, diarrhoea, vomiting China Off 6X or 30, 3 hourly

      Pain in the small joints of extremities with swelling. Backache, worse in the morning before rising Staphysagria 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Pain heels; better by putting most of the weight on them Berberis Vul Q (Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,8 - 10 drops

      Stiffing pain in all parts of the body; worse by movement Stellaria Q, 4 hourly, 8-10 drops in warm water

      Rheumatic pain without swelling;p ain joints; worse at night Iodium 30, 4 hourly

      Osteo-arthritis of large joints with degeneration. Pain, swelling, sciatica and tenderness of joints; worse by motion (cracking joints) and cold; better by warmth O.A.Nosode 1M , weekly (6 Doses)

      Chronic muscular rheumatism of back and neck.Intense pain along with sciatic nerve. Numbness alternates with pain Gnaphalium 30 or 200, 4 hourly

      Muscular atrophy; rigidity and stiffness Strychninum 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

      Rheumatism accompained with skin ailments and itiching; cannot walk erect Sulfur 200 10 min (3 Doses)

      Rheumatism of knee joint; with round worms Natrium phos.6X or 30, 4 hourly

      For defective bony growth; better by warmth and worse by cold Calcarea Flour.12X or 30, 4 hourly.

      ******************************..
      If you have symptoms different then those mentioned here please post your symptoms for further help. Homeopathy treats the patient not the disease, so what and how you exactly feel is how it treats you.
      Take Care and God Bless you.

  39. QUESTION:
    Crohns, Celiac, Lupus, Hypothyroidism????? Help!?
    I started to have mental fogginess issued back in 2004, and remember having a general feeling of not feeling well. I can’t really remember exactly what it was like back then though. By the time 2006 came along, my issues had progressed pretty rapidly. I...

    - Had mental clarity issues.
    - I would get up to go to the grocery store and get in the car and realized I had forgotten where I was going.
    - I would bruise easily. I had diarrhea.
    My stomach was extremely bloated.
    I could barely carry on a conversation.

    After a few failed attempts at the doctors, I DIAGNOSED MYSELF with Celiac’s disease. Immediately, I went on a gluten free diet. After 6 months of being gluten free, I did notice improvement in some areas. But I never got to feeling 100%. Not even 60%.

    So I continued my research...

    About a year ago, I truly thought I was dying. I had...

    It feels as if all my stomach organs are swollen along with my head
    I feel like I have a fever, and my skin is hot to the touch (but no actual fever)
    Severe mental fogginess
    Underarm sweating
    Diarrhea
    Severe grogginess when waking
    Severe bloating
    Bruisings
    Pressure headaches (get migraines on occasions with blurred vision, I think unrelated)
    Swollen and puffy eyes
    Got sick easily
    Cold hands and feet
    Shiver in cold weather
    Fatigue
    Major skin issues. Pustuals on the hands and feet, rashes, etc. However I was able to get that at bay with very very mild soap.

    I knew at this point, I had to make a change. I cut everything out of my diet and slowly reintroduced things. At the end of this test, the only thing I could eat (at not perfect at that) was fruits, veggies, millet bread, sunflower butter (peanut butter substitute). I stuck to that diet for about 6 months and really better but dropped to 140 pounds. I went from a 1 out of 10 to a 6. But then started noticing that I was lacking nutrients and was getting other symptoms for not being balanced nutritionally. I have added a few things back in with a major herbal supplement system that I have created to help assist.

    Right now my diet is this...

    Food:
    Fruits
    Veggies
    Millet bread
    Sunflower butter

    Supplements:
    Garden of Life meal shake with probiotics and enzymes
    Activated Charcoal (Draw out poisons)
    Aloe Juice (Digestion)
    Basil (Digestion)
    Cayenne (Immune Booster)
    Cilantro (Detox)
    Cinnamon (Anti-Inflammatory)
    Coconut (Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial)
    Flax Oil (Anti-Inflammatory)
    Garlic (Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal)
    Ginger (Anti-Inflammatory)
    Ginko (Blood Flow)
    Ginsing (Digestion)
    Lime (Anti-Biotic)
    Mushroom (Cancer inhibitor)
    Peppermint (Digestion)
    Rosemary (Blood Flow)
    Tumeric (Anti-Inflammatory, Cancer Fighter)
    Lemon Water

    I have seen certain improvements with my herbal remedy, but nothing too major.
    I thought way back that it was celiac’s. Deleting gluten from my diet helped, but did not fix the problem. My current research makes me feel like it is either Crohn’s or something similar, or Hepatitis C. I have read that the two can be confused. I have recently been tested through a private company for Hep C and it came back Negative. What confuses me is that I do not have stomach pain like most Crohn’s patients do. However, I am pretty sure I have an ulcer. I do have a sharp pain in my stomach that comes and goes at times. And the biggest issue for me is mental clarity and this swelling fever I deal with. I can deal with irregular bowel movements, but the way I feel is unacceptable. I have a copy of blood work I had done a year ago when I was feeling my worst, and I noticed that they didn’t test for Hypothyroidism? Do these symptoms sound like this could possibly be a culprit? Lupus?

    I am probably the healthiest person you know. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, all of my diet is natural organic from the earth foods, herbs and minerals. I should not fee the way that I do.

    Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't see any protein or saturated fat in your diet which are essential to good health. I would highly suggest eating eggs if you can. Can you eat oysters? I started eating 1 oz. canned oysters every morning for the naturally occurring zinc (170% DV) & found it also had 90% DV of B12 as well as getting an extra 3g a week in EPA/DHA.

      Optimize your vit.D levels most people are deficient & especially ill people. Vit.D is not really a vitamin but a hormone that regulates your immune system. I would highly suggest researching. I personally did 35,000iu a day for 3 months to refill my depleted stores & now do 10,000-20,000iu per day. The constant fibromyalgia pain I had for 10 years went away doing this. I did 35,000iu for 2 months, then knocked it down to 2000iu day & the pain was back after a week, so I did another month of higher levels.

      I highly suggest filtering water to remove fluoride & other things. I'm using a zero water filter but wish I had invested in a Berkey water filter system because the filters are cleanable & don't need to be replaced. What I've spent on filters, I could have bought a berkey system.

      I highly recommend a green drink with 2 tablespoons each of chlorella, spirulina, kelp, turmeric (pinch of pepper & half teaspoon of cinnamon) mixed in 28oz of water with a splash of raw apple cider vinegar & raw honey. I add half a cup of chia seeds to another 28oz blenderball bottle of water & serve these half & half over ice. The chia seed makes the green drink much more enjoyable. I buy chia seeds in bulk from getchia.com & algae from nutsonline.com

      I would suggest testing your thyroid at home with the Barnes Basal Temperature test (instructions online) - consistent low basal temperature is indicative of thyroid dysfunction & is more accurate than blood test (but harder to document) Low thyroid can cause a lot of health issues including brain fog.

      Are you using unrefined salt - preferably mined celtic or himalayan - Unrefined salt contains over 80 minerals. Salt and water work together to do important work in your body, including stimulating your metabolism, helping you detoxify, support your adrenals and making sure your nerves, hormones and immune system function properly.

      The body needs saturated fats to make vitamins & minerals & even omega 3 oils bioavailable so they can be incorporated into the body structure. I do not recommend flax seed oil - ground flax seed is fine (chia seed is better, because it doesn't need to be ground) Unsaturated oils are fragile & oxidize (go rancid) when exposed to air & create free radical damage in the body - oils in whole foods are fine though.

  40. QUESTION:
    What options are there for those who suffer from ED ?
    i am a diabetic and take isosorbide (a nitrate) for my heart.
    I suffer from ED and should not take viagra or similar meds which can cause a fatal drop in blood pressure
    Are the any herbal remedies that might work
    PS this is a serious matter for me so please spare the wise cracks
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try health categories, as you asked this in Special Education. I thought you were talking about Emotional Disturbance.


Herbal Remedies High Blood Pressure Medicine

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a health condition in which blood pressure remains abnormally high. Hypertension is a disease of the modern age and an uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to conditions like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, blindness or kidney failure. There can be many causes to High Blood Pressure such as stress, hormonal imbalances, obesity, high intake of sodium,Tobacco usage, Potassium intake, Alcohol consumption etc to name a few.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

There can be plenty of reasons why you may be suffering from low blood pressure.

Dehydration: Drinking enough water is extremely essential for your well-being. If you are one of those who get dehydrated easily, you must do something about it. One needs to drink more fluids than one loses. If you are one of those who works outdoors, ensure you keep sipping on liquids like nimbu paani. This will help keep the weakness in check.

Pregnancy: If you are pregnant, there's a good chance your pressure might drop. This is normal but get yourself checked if it becomes too frequent.

Heart issues: Some heart problems could cause blood in your body to not circulate properly.Deficiency of nutrients: A lack of some essential vitamins such as B-12 and iron can lead to anaemia, which is turn can result in low blood pressure.

Natural home remedies for high blood pressure

This is simple home remedy for high blood pressure using Amla : Taking amla preserve every day in the morning is useful in hypertension and heat of the blood. This is used as a blood purifier.

This remedy is one of the good home remedy for high blood pressure using Long cucumber : It has a great deal of potassium. Its juice is useful both in low and high blood pressures. This will help in treating high blood pressure.

This is one of the effective herbal home remedy for high blood pressure using Potato : It normalizes the blood pressure. Boil potatoes in water with salt added to it. Because of the peel the potatoes do not absorb much salt. But it becomes a tasty food item. It is useful in high blood pressure. Potatoes contain magnesium which lowers the blood pressure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I have high blood pressure. Does anyone know of a herbal remedy that really works?
    I was diagnosed with high blood pressure about 4 years ago. I was treated with medication that worked. That was when I had insurance. Now I am in a waiting period for insurance,don't want to see a doctor because of that pre-existing condition thing, and don't have any medication left. Is there any herbal medicine or anything else that will bring my blood pressure down without meds? I can't drink wine before I go to work, although I wish I could. HA! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      What is the origin of your high blood pressure?
      Maybe some other diseases coexist?
      If we don't know that and what kind of therapy you have taken, if you are pre or post menopausal, if your parents had high BP, we can't talk about natural remedies.
      As I use to say, in health one size does not fit all.
      According my opinion it is dangerous to try substitute your medicines with herbal remedies of any kind without your doctor's opinion.

      Consider also the following things
      - usually, herbal remedies are used along with the medicine
      - the form in which you will take the herbal remedy: if you will use garlic, as has been mentioned, what will be the amount that you have to take?
      Is garlic proper for your type of hypertension?
      If you will drink an infusion(a tea of the herb),what will be the amount of the active substance that will be found in diluition in this infusion? How many cups you have to drink daily?

      Try to adopt a healthy life-style that I'm sure you have already adopted, to loose weight, practice some "light" sport like aerobic, walk for 1/2 - 1 hour daily and try to control your stress ; at this point, a herbal infusion containing relaxing herbs is mostly helpful. Take care also if you take any antiinflammatory medicins, as they can slightly increase your BP.

      Katerina

  2. QUESTION:
    Know any herbal remedies for high blood pressure?
    My blood pressure was 156/105 on THursday. Was 149/102 yesterday. Today it's 149/92. They gave me a sample of medicine to try. However, I have not been able to find a medicine that works without major side effects. The sample they gave me gives me vertigo really bad. Does anybody know any herbal remedies to lower your blood pressure? I know stress makes things worse and I have a lot of stress at my job.
    If it is hereditary will herbal remedies even work?
    already take Lovaza (fish Oil) script to lower Tryglicerides. Take Garlic pills, will try raw garlic. thanks.
    went to dr. today and blood pressure was 156/100.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    herbal medicine reactions bad circulation?
    i am 31 with bad circulation, freezing feet all the time, i have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am on tablets from the doctor, i found a herbal remedy, gingko, garlic, cayenne that reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and helps with circulation, so i brought it and used it, on the second day my feet started tingeling and feeling like they are going to cramp up, and it didnt stop for 2 days, ive stopped taking the should this happen?

    • ANSWER:
      ~!Starlynn!~ has a good point... it could be an interaction between the drugs and the supplements. You can ask your doctor or a pharmacist if there are any interactions to be on the safe side.

      On the flip side, that's a completely normal reaction.
      Itching and tingling in an area that is getting more circulation when it's used to lower circulation is entirely common and basically expected. My scalp itched when I first started taking Ginkgo, too. All the herbs that you mention there are good for circulation and cardiovascular health, so if your feet were always cold before you took this, I would be shocked if you didn't feel some sort of tingling or itching (cramping sounds right for what you mention, too).
      However, if the odd feelings don't go away (at least a bit) after about a week of taking the supplement, then it might be an allergic reaction (which is rare)... Oh, and that's after taking it for a week straight.

      Worst case scenario, if it is an allergy, you could try each ingredient separately to remove the one you're having a reaction to, you could take L-Arginine to help your circulation, and/or you could even use an L-Arginine circulation gel to apply directly to your feet. L-Arginine is a simple Amino Acid that you get whenever you eat protein, so you're most likely not going to be allergic or have any problems with it.
      Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    my hubby turned 30 and his blood pressure is now very high. Is it common to have High BP at 30?
    his blood pressure was 100/140 whn we first time monitored it but after cutting down salt intake it has stagnated at 90/135/140. He is 5-10 inches tall and weighs approx 73-75 kgs. Doesnt take alcohol , or smoke. Is an army officer so was high on physical activities earlier. But his dad has it..so could he be the target of hypertension too. We dont want to start medicines. He is having a herbal remedy and also doing a bit of yoga and long walks daily. Low salt..wld this help???

    • ANSWER:
      It is more common than one would think...but just because it is common doesn't mean it is normal.

      Low salt will definately help matters but he needs a work-up from his primary care provider or a cardiologist to determine WHY he has high bloodpressure at such a young age. Especially because he is healthy.

      My husband has had high bloodpressure since he was 14. He was a very active athelete in highschool but still had very high bloodpressure and no one knew why. There are conditions such as hyperaldosteronism and renal artery problems that can cause hypertension at a young age and he had a cat scan to rule them out. Also, he needed an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to make sure that he didn't have LVH (Thickening of the heart muscle due to working hard from the high bloodpressure).

      He probably should see a cardiologist...it doesn't mean that he *has* to start meds right now. He should find out some options and have some tests done because long term high bloodpressure is NOT good for the body.

  5. QUESTION:
    Food-grade Diatomaceous Earth? To eat? (Or, at least, to put in tea.) Really?
    As some of you know, I am an RN, who now does health counseling and coaching by phone. I frequently speak to people who choose not to take the medications prescribed to them for conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, preferring to take natural/herbal remedies or supplements. Although I am certainly more knowledgeable about Western medicine, I have no problem with other treatments, wherever they may originate, as long as they actually work. I am getting more familiar with certain substances, like cinnamon and red rice yeast (or maybe it's red yeast rice?), but recently had a patient sing the praises of food-grade diatomaceous earth, for either blood pressure or cholesterol treatment. Does anyone have any knowledge of this, used to treat medical conditions? I did some online searching, but mostly found gardening or insect control info, and the food-grade info was limited to sites that sold the stuff, so not exactly unbiased material.

    Thanks,
    Katherine

    • ANSWER:
      While looking for a 'natural' way of flea and parasite control, I've been doing a pretty 'in depth' study of the 'food grade' diatomaceous earth.

      For ingestion by either human or animal, the FOOD GRADE is the most important thing to remember here. There are 'lesser' grades for treating the lawn, treating building perimeters and for swimming pool filters.

      Now, I'm a 'naturalist', more interested in the 'prevention' rather the 'chemical cures' of today's medicine. Just seeing the list of 'side effects' listed on each drug on the market is frightening.

      I've been really impressed with the pureness of diatomaceous earth...and what I've found really makes sense.

      WHAT IF diseases like cancer are actually the result of some type of parasite infestation? It's possible, seeing the quality of the foods we buy and the 'recalls' of beef and other products that are found to be unfit, unhealthy or containing salmonella, melamine or other harmful ingredients...both sickening and killing people and pets...

      The 'food grade' diatomaceous earth is a pure and natural product of the sea...ground fossils. Although, to the touch, it feels like a very soft powder, to the insect or parasite, it is like 'walking/crawling over ground glass'. It cuts into their skin and kills them.

      Considering the cost of Frontline for flea/tick control on our cats and dog...2.00...(which made 5 of my pets extremely sick for 2 days) and the cost of insect control for lawns and the veggie garden...the DE is a bargain. I just received an order, 2, 5 lb. bags for . including shipping.

      I have been 'powdering' the cats and dog (carpet and pet bedding) and the flea population is nearly zero. The 'bonus' is, when the cats 'groom' they are ingesting it and being cleansed of any parasites like tapeworm, etc.

      Large cattle farms add DE to their grain/feed, not only keeping the feed free of insects but curing any internal problems caused by fly eggs, etc.

      Personally, I haven't started sprinkling it on my oatmeal yet...LOL...but, with a little more research, I might <:O)

      It may be a 'stretch' to say ingesting DE will control blood pressure and/or cholesterol UNLESS it can be proven that these health issues can be traced back to parasite infestation in the blood stream, affecting the heart, clogging and narrowing the arteries, etc. What about the possibility of parasites being responsible for Alzheimers and ADHD ????

      It's a very interesting study and the possibility of DE being a great preventive and cure is pretty high, but I'd like to see more research done on it, because it really makes a lot of sense. <:O) Helen

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you feel about this?
    Mothers-to-be have been warned against eating licorice, after researchers found that it could increase the unborn child's risk of disease as an adult.
    August 9, 2010

    A study by the Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Helsinki found that glycyrrhizin — an ingredient in licorice — affected the levels of the stress-hormone cortisol, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

    Cortisol is released during periods of stress to help the body cope, but has also been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found that eight-year-olds whose mothers had eaten even small amounts — around half a gram — of licorice a week had up to a third higher levels of cortisol in their systems compared to children whose mothers didn't eat licorice.

    An earlier joint project between the University of Helsinki and the University of Edinburgh looked at 321 eight-year-old children from Finland, whose mothers' licorice intake was monitored during pregnancy.

    Researchers in that 2009 study found that children whose mothers had eaten large amounts of licorice did not perform as well in cognitive tests and were more likely to have poor attention spans and show disruptive behaviour, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers said in a media release.

    The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in October 2009, suggested an ingredient in licorice called glycyrrhizin affected the placenta and allowed the glucocorticoid stress hormones to pass through to the unborn baby.

    Researchers found that women who ate 500mg of glycyrrhizin a week — or around 100g of licorice — were more likely to have children with reduced intelligence and behavioural issues.

    "This shows that eating licorice during pregnancy may affect a child's behaviour or IQ and suggests the importance of the placenta in preventing stress hormones that may affect cognitive development getting through to the baby," the University of Edinburgh's Professor Jonathan Seckl said.

    Licorice root — also known as the blue flowering snow pea — has been a major ingredient in Chinese medicine for more than 3000 years, FoodMuseum.com reported, and appears in many herbal remedies for everything from coughs and colds to constipation.
    http://www.motherandbaby.com.au/ContentItem.aspx?ContentID=1758

    • ANSWER:
      That sucks.


Foods That Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

The list of foods that reduce blood pressure is quite impressive. Of course the list of food which raise blood pressure is equally long so you need to educate yourself about the bad as well as the good.

Today, we'll focus on the foods that reduce blood pressure, and the only bad item we'll mention before we begin is sodium. You need to stay away from most processed foods. Unfortunately, these tend to have high concentrations of sodium. Salt is the enemy, and there is no point in indulging in many foods that reduce blood pressure if you are also counteracting the effects at the same time.

Learn The Best All-Natural High Blood Pressure Remedies!

Some of the things you are looking for when you are exploring good foods for hypertension are magnesium and potassium. Both of these are helpful is getting the reductions you want. For that reason, potatoes and scallops are examples of good foods. Potatoes contain both in high levels, and scallops are a great source of magnesium.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to lower blood pressure naturally?
    I was blessed to have high blood pressure, genetically. Both of my parents have it. I really don't want to have take drugs to lower it. Does anyone know natural remedies for lowering blood pressure. I'm not talking about the obvious things like diet, excersise, reducing stress etc. I'm looking for specific foods or vitamins or sleeping positions. Weird stuff that possibly works. I'll try it if it's not harmful! Thanks for your input!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if this would qualify as weird or not. Here is a device,FDA approved, you might want to try...http://www.resperate.com/us/welcome/index.aspx

  2. QUESTION:
    What are some good supplements/pills for reducing blood pressure?
    Does drinking a lot of water help to reduce the salt concentration and thus blood pressure? I'm taking fish oil pills, is there any other food that can help? I'm just looking for stuff that's not medication, I was in the prehypertension range the last couple of times I went to the doctor so I'm trying to lower it naturally (besides exercise of course).

    If you have any credible resources please link them.

    Thank you =)

    • ANSWER:
      Magnesium (citrate)

      Potassium (citrate)

      Calcium (citrate)

      Antioxidants (Vitamins C and E, and CoQ10)

      L-Arginine

      Garlic

      Folate (Folic Acid - a B-vitamin)

      Vitamin D

      Below are links to a variety of scientific papers that support the role of these nutrients in treating or preventing hypertension.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17605647?ordinalpos=2&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15133406?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedreviews&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17287847?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10727669?ordinalpos=12&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14977544?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedreviews&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11068501?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=2&log$=relatedreviews&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16820345?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.Pubmed_Discovery_RA&linkpos=1&log$=relatedarticles&logdbfrom=pubmed

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18259007?ordinalpos=13&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9449404?ordinalpos=17&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19255005?ordinalpos=4&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

      Best wishes and good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    hi, 3 weeks ago i went to the doc. for a check up. ?
    when he took my blood pressure he said it was a bit high 138/100. he said to do a low sodium diet for 3 weeks after i did that or at least i only added a little bit salt, when i had to do a physical for a job the nurse said it was still high. i have 3 small kids and i don't really get much sleep. i did research on the internet and it said that not sleeping enough can increase blood pressure. is this true ? does a no salt menu reduces blood pressure since most foods naturally contain salt? how can i reduce it naturally without the drugs ?any ideas ? please share. thank you soo much.

    • ANSWER:
      eating more potassium like bananas help counteract the effects of sodium also start exercising daily

  4. QUESTION:
    Editing help? 10 points to best helper.?
    I need this article I'm writting for work to retain all it's information, but hopefully flow better, and it also could use some rewording, so it doesn't sound as repetative. Also I haven't done an conclusion, so that would be helpful too... Thanks in advance.

    What health benefits does Craminals™ provide for my pet?

    Craminals™ harnesses the power of certified organic cranberries, an antioxidant-rich super food. Free radicals in the body are responsible for cell damage which can affect tissues, arteries and organs. The antioxidants in Cranimals™ Original helps maintain eye and organ function by preventing muscle deterioration caused by free radicals. Research also suggests that cranberries retain properties that fight cancer, boost immunity and contribute to digestive tract and urinary tract health. Cranberries have been classified as an anti-carcinogenic food, meaning they reduce the severity of cancer and or prevent it. In addition, cranberries are considered anti-angiogenic, simply put, they promote the healing of cells, keeping benign tumors from becoming malignant. Natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral assets contained within the berries boost overall immunity. Proanthocyanidins(PACs) found in cranberries also inhibits the overgrowth of Escherichia Coli (E. Coli), a naturally occurring bacteria found in the lower digestive tract, balancing the digestive system. Quinic acid obtained from cranberries, lowers the formation on calcium and magnesium phosphate crystals, which ultimately form kidney stones in the urinary tract. Anti-inflammatory properties possessed by cranberries also contribute to urinary tract health by improve the function of kidney capillaries (nephrons) which expel toxins from the blood stream.

    In addition to cranberries the Very Berry formula, contains raspberries and blueberries. Raspberries provide a unique molecule called Ellagitannins, which may destroy cancerous cells. Phenolic compounds, which can be found in blueberries, have been shown to relax blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and lower blood cholesterol. Similarly, blueberries can reverse age-related neurological defects by promoting cell restoration.

    Cranimals™ Vibe is a detoxification supplement, comprised of cranberries, dried seaweed and spirulina. Studies show that dried seaweed contains 10 to 20 times more vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids then vegetables grown on land. Seaweed also maintains heart health by clearing plaque buildup from arteries. Omega oils found in seaweed contribute to healthy skin, improve luster of the coat and decrease shedding. Spirulina is a blue-green algea commonly used for his detoxification capabilities. It has proven to be effective in aiding the production of red and white blood cells, promoting healing. Spirulina may also aid in the digestion and absorption of other vitamins and minerals, as well as lower cholesterol. Likewise, Chlorophyll, which gives seaweed and spirulina it’s green colour, is high in fibre, and aids in digestion.

    • ANSWER:
      You have done an excellent job of writing this article. Your research is obvious and there are no spelling, punctuation or grammar errors. It was a pleasure to read!

      Your question has two misspelled words though...

  5. QUESTION:
    Im 16 and weigh almost 17 stone, Please help me diet!?
    Hello, I am 16 years old and live an unhealthy lifestyle, I only exercise in the walking distance from my classes and I rarely go out other than getting drunk on occasional weekends with buddies. I am naturally broad shouldered I have big bones however this is no excuse. I am fat. I have a double chin which is beginning to get bigger and quite honestly I hate not being able to take my top of in public! I can't go to the gym because my mum has high blood pressure and cant go with me I am looking for a diet that will make me lose weight and keep it off I love water and I am definitely thinking about power dieting. My family are all big, whether it's a metabolism gene or just eating habits we are all fat it's the way we are. I really need your help on this! Thanks for reading! More info on my lifestyle that may help is: my blood pressure is: 184 over 107 and I got p 85 bearing in mind I just went up and down the stairs to get the reader and i'm nervous. Please help me! I want a method that will especially reduce my chin size it's about a centimeter or three from being ok :)

    PS: My family all have high blood pressure, no other conditions apart from a grandpa with diabetes I think

    I just took another blood pressure reading and got 172 over 100 with P 89 that should be better as I was more relaxed. I tookt his reading while sitting upright with my arm above my chest, Please help me! I prefer less food rather than more exercize as I am embarrased to go out I prefer less food and maybe 10 situps a day or 50 or whatever you like.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I know how you feel. I have been overweight (even obese) my entire life (literally, since I was 2) and all my family is the same. I'm not sure that it's a gene so much as it is habits. Any time my family gathers together, there is SO MUCH FOOD. And it isnt just one meal.... we continually stuff our faces, as there are always cakes and dips and other munchies sitting around. You grow up watching this and learning that this the way it is supposed to be.... not only that, but you learn to associate food, especially high fat, high sugar food, with being happy and comfortable (since you are around family when you eat the most), so anytime you are unhappy or uncomfortable, the first response is to eat. But, like you, I decided I had to do something about it.

      For your diet, portion control is one of the biggest things. Think of all the "naturally skinny" people you know. You probably see them eating the same things you do. The difference is that they dont eat as much. Dont cut out any one food group (this is where most people try to convince you that carbs are the devil). If you do, you wont stick with it and as soon as you eat normally again, you'll gain the weight back. You can eat a lot of the same things you already do, just try to find the lower calorie options. Examples include low fat sour cream, skinless chicken, and extra lean mince beef. Measure/weigh everything you eat to make sure you're getting the right serving. Another thing is to make things at home. I love curry. But instead of getting the huge, greasy ones from the take away, I make it at home. I also love Chinese food. I buy the Uncle Ben's sweet & sour sauce and a pack of ready made spring rolls (only eat 1 though!) and have a nice Chinese meal. I know this is a bit detailed, I just want you to understand that drastic changes and eating bland, nasty food is unnecessary. You can eat things you enjoy (including a cheat day once in a while) and still lose weight, just be smart about it.

      As far as exercise, try to make little changes whenever possible. When I first started losing weight, the only change I made in activity was to walk to the store every day instead of taking the bus. It was quite a long little walk (a mile there, a mile back) but it was completely free. Offer to go for your mom every day... it'll take one extra stress from her and will allow you to get exercise and plan your meals every day. Aside from that, make any other little changes that you can, like taking the stairs instead of the lift. If you are super motivated, get a workout DVD (I used the Biggest Loser New Year New You). It combines weights and cardio and allows you to build over time, or have a short workout if you dont have much time.

      Losing weight isnt that complicated, especially in the beginning. It's more about determination in the early stages. Just remember that it takes time and every little change will have a positive impact.

      Good luck!

  6. QUESTION:
    could someone help me please with health?
    This type of medicine relieves pain, and an example is acetaminophen.

    antihistamine
    analgesic
    vaccine

    hormone

    Question 2
    This type of medicine increases alertness and is often used for people who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    hormone
    antibiotic
    stimulant
    antacid

    Question 3
    A steroid anti-inflammatory medicine such as ____________can reduce inflammation and itching of the skin.

    amoxicillin
    insulin
    acetaminophen
    cortisone cream

    Question 4
    _________________are available over-the-counter.

    Analgesics and antibiotics
    Hormones and stimulants
    Antacids and antihistamines
    Vaccines and sedatives

    Question 5
    Antacids

    work against stomach acids which can cause heartburn.
    kill bacteria.
    are used to treat heart problems.
    prevent infections.

    Question 6 Which sequence below accurately depicts the correct order in which drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

    test on animals; test on human volunteers; test on cell cultures; clinical trials
    test on cell cultures; test on animals; test on human volunteers; clinical trials
    test on animals; test on cell cultures; test on human volunteers; clinical trials
    test on cell cultures; test on animals; clinical trials; test on human volunteers

    Question 7
    When a doctor prescribes a prescription medicine for you, which of the following information is NOT included on the label?

    the dose (how much of the medicine you should take)
    when you should take the medicine and how often
    the length of time you should take the medicine
    cell cultures and animal trials that were done on this drug

    Question 8
    Which of the following statement(s) best describes the way drugs can change how neurons communicate with each other in the brain?

    Drugs can act like neurotransmitters.
    Drugs can block neurotransmitters.
    Drugs can change the amount of neurotransmitters in a synapse.
    All of the above.

    Question 9
    Which sequence below accurately depicts the correct order of the path to addiction?

    tolerance, drug use, dependence, addiction
    drug use, tolerance, dependence, addiction
    drug use, dependence, tolerance, addiction
    drug use, addiction, dependence, tolerance

    Question 10
    Alcohol is considered a drug because it

    is made from naturally occurring substances such as sugar.
    causes dehydration.
    causes a change in a person’s physical and emotional state.
    all of the above.

    Question 11
    Which statement is true about alcohol?

    Alcohol has no harmful short-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol has no long-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol has many short-term and long-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol is not a drug.

    Question 12
    Which of the following is NOT a long-term effect of alcohol use?

    brain damage
    cirrhosis, liver cancer, hepatitis
    irregular heart beat, high blood pressure and anemia
    increased risk of emphysema

    Question 13
    A person who cannot drink alcohol in moderation is called a(n)

    enterpriser.
    problem drinker.
    entrepreneur.
    entertainer.

    Question 14
    When a drinker’s body needs alcohol to function normally, this person is in the third stage of alcoholism which is called

    tolerance.
    problem drinking.
    dependence.
    alcoholism.

    Question 15
    Joey feels he needs to drink more each day to experience the same effect. He is in the second stage of alcoholism which is called tolerance.

    True
    False

    Question 16
    When a drinker has lost control of his or her drinking behavior he or she is in the second stage of alcoholism.

    True
    False

    Question 17
    If teens are caught violating zero tolerance laws, they can be arrested.

    True
    False

    Question 18
    Good refusal skills can help you resist the pressure to use alcohol.

    True
    False

    Question 19
    Tobacco products include cigarettes, pipes, snuff, chewing tobacco, and cigars.

    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, kiddo. You'll have to do your own homework. I was going to give you some answers until i saw that you couldn't answer #19. C'mon - don't be such a slacker.

  7. QUESTION:
    What more can I do to be healthy?
    A series of health emergencies among relatives recently spurred me into motion to make myself a healthier person.
    I have drastically reduced the volume of food I take in out of an attempt to counter-act my naturally slow metabolism. I now eat one meal a day at roughly 4:30pm. Normally this consists of one serving of fruit, 2 servings of vegetables, one serving of meat, one serving of dairy, and 2 servings of breads or pastas. If I get hungry throughout the day I snack on a head of lettuce that I keep in the fridge. I also walk 2 miles a day simply to get to lectures on time.
    I'm 5'11" and weigh almost 250lbs. so I am fairly obese. I have a BMI of 34.2 and I am hoping to reduce that to approximately a 25.8.
    My heart rate is low, and my blood pressure is within healthy levels, but my family has a rather extensive history of diabetes and heart disease that I would like to avoid.
    I do not smoke, drink alcohol, or take any other form of illegal or prescription drug. I do however take in an inordinate amount of caffeine in various forms. This being the only vice I have not been able to part with yet. I am, however, attempting to shift to caffeinated teas rather than carbonated sodas.

    After almost 2 months of this, I have yet to notice any significant loss of weight, or even a feeling of well being. In contrast, I have actually been struck by a severe case of insomnia.

    Am I doing something wrong? If not, what additional steps can I take? any and all suggestions are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. You are doing just about everything wrong. You should never only eat one meal a day. This screws up your metabolism. Moreover, larger people have generally faster metabolisms. The whole "fat people have slow metabolisms" line of thought is a myth. The more you weigh, the faster your body has to burn calories to function. Think about it: 1 step for you, takes far more energy than it would for someone who is 130 lbs. People who are overweight tend to eat too much and/or use unhealthy crash diets (like you are doing) to lose weight. You need to eat small meals throughout the day that contain 200- 400 calories adding up to a calorie range that is between 1,200 and 2,000 (if you need to lose weight you probably should stay around 1,400. Never skip breakfast. Eat lots of fruits and veggies (plain, no salt, butter or dressing), lean meats, some good fats (avocado, a few nuts, a little olive oil) light/fat free dairy and whole grains. Do not eat anything packaged, processed or high in salt or sugar. Don't eat any processed sugar. In general, you should avoid packaged food, even if it says light or diet. Also, drink plenty of water (at least 8 glasses per day, cut out juice and soda and drink tea without anything in it or just a little honey and lemon or skim milk. On top of this, the average person walks about 1-3 miles per day. This is not near sufficient exercise, but rather normal everyday movement. You should be doing at least a half an hour of cardio at your target heart rate along with weight and resistance training 4-6 days per week. Talk to your doctor, a nutritionist and/or a trainer. They should be able to help put you on a good schedule/plan.

  8. QUESTION:
    Will eating bananas help with blasting sodium (salt) from my diet?
    Bananas are the best kind of fruit known for being chock-full of potassium, which i think is essential for knocking all that sodium from our American diets? As humans, we need sodium too, but the foods that Americans eat contain way too much of it. The high-sodium content of our foods may be partly responsible for our high blood-pressures and high cholesterol-levels. So i wonder...will eating more bananas help at all in this regard? What other fruits contain (a lot of) potassium? Can they also be found in some vegetables?

    I wonder if these will help in that regard also:
    http://www.webmd.com/healthy-heart-jump-start/about-promise-supershots
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "How to make a cheeseburger:
    1) Make hamburger-bun batter (don't forget to add salt!); transfer to salted baking-pans and bake. Top it off with sesame-seeds (naturally salty).
    2) Spread mayonaise (eggs, oil, salt), ketchup (tomatoes, vinegar, salt), & mustard (mustard, salt) on buns.
    3) Cook salted beef-patties on salted, greased-up griddle-pan.
    4) Add lettuce (wash in salt-water first), tomatoes (salted, of course), and onions (awashed in salt to reduce acidity).
    5) Add cheese (milk, salt) and pickles (cucumber, vinegar, salt).
    6) Would you like fries (deep fried potatoes, salted the life out of) and Gatorade (electrolytes & salt) with that??

    • ANSWER:
      It's not just American diets that contain sodium it's any countries diet that has a high use of packaged foods as salt is used as a preservative resulting in the allowance of things to stay good longer. Sodium has no effect on cholesterol but does effect blood pressure. If you want to counter act the high sodium levels the best way to do it is to drink more water and eat more potassium as you will pee out the sodium and potassium when you drink more water. I cut and pasted a list of foods which contain higher levels of potassium below.

      * raisins
      * prunes
      * apricots
      * dates
      * strawberries
      * bananas
      * watermelon
      * cantaloupe
      * citrus fruits
      * beets
      * greens
      * spinach
      * tomatoes
      * mushrooms
      * soy products
      * veggie burgers
      * peas
      * beans
      * turkey
      * fish
      * beef
      * salmon
      * cod


Drugs Used To Treat High Blood Pressure

Impotence is the inability to obtain and maintain an erection of the penis, which is necessary to penetrate the vagina during sexual intercourse.

Internal spaces in the penis (called corpora cavernosa) normally fill with blood during sexual excitement and cause the penis to become rigid and erect. Impotence is a partial or total impairment of this function. There are two types of impotence. Primary impotence is when a man is never able to have an erection adequate for sexual intercourse to the satisfaction of both partners. Secondary impotence is the more common type.

Many men experience temporary impotence at some point in their lives, but recurring impotence can lower a man's self-esteem and put a strain on his marriage or social relationships. Men who have persistent erection troubles come to view sex with anxiety and overwhelming seriousness. That makes good sex impossible.

Impotence can be caused by either physical or psychological problems. It may be brought on by job related stress, fear of causing pregnancy, exhaustion, smoking, and taking certain medications such as antidepressants, antihypertensive and anti-anxiety agents, unresolved conflict of sexuality or fear of sex after a heart attack or major surgery. Emotional problems such as these, along with drug and alcohol abuse, are some of the leading causes of impotence. Most erectile problems are curable thanks to drugs like Viagra, injectable drugs and penile implants.

Until recently, psychological problems were thought to be the only cause of impotence, but several physical disorders are now known to trigger the problem such as an imbalance in the hormonal system, which may cause a decrease in production of testosterone, the male hormone necessary for an erection, certain drugs used to treat high blood pressure, diseases of the nervous system as in multiple sclerosis, structural abnormalities or injury to the penis, and malfunctioning of the circulatory system, which can interfere with blood flow to the penis.

Several tests can be used to help diagnose the cause of impotence. A blood test will show whether adequate levels of testosterone are present. A blood pressure cuff specially designed to wrap around the penis, coupled with ultrasound, detects blood pressure and blood vessel problems. Another test measures the size of erection that naturally occurs during sleep.

Impotence is treated with surgery, testosterone injections, penile implants, and psychological counseling. Penile implants represent a successful new treatment for impotence, with several varieties now in use. One is a silicone rod implanted in the corpora cavernosa, resulting in a penis that is semi-erect at all times.

Another is a flexible silver wire surrounded by silicone, which, when implanted, allows the penis to be manipulated to an erect angle for intercourse. A third model consist of balloon-like cylinders implanted in the corpora cavernosa and attached to a container of fluid, which, when activated by a hand pump, fill them the way blood normally fill the penis during an erection.

Avoiding abuse of drugs and alcohol as well as eliminating or coping with stress should help to prevent at least some episodes of secondary impotence.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their nam?
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action (be specific)? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a hint. Look up the difference between beta agonists and beta antagonists. Also, beta-1 and beta-2 receptors.

  2. QUESTION:
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).?
    Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action (be specific)? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:
      Beta blockers include selective and non-selective
      Examples of beta-blockers include: acebutolol, bisoprolol, esmolol, propranolol, atenolol, labetalol, carvedilol, metoprolol, and nebivolol.
      Beta receptors dilate the bronchial muscles so when you block them they constrict the muscle of bronchial pathway so causing this to be a contra indication for bronchial asthma.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is a medication commonly used to treat hypertension aka high blood pressure?
    I was wondering what is a medication (s) commonly used to treat high blood pressure? I am a man and was diagnosed with hypertension and it has caused me to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Against my doctor's advice, I have refused to take any medications for it. I normally try to avoid supporting the drug companies and don't trust most medications. At this point, the symptoms are affecting me physically with headaches and dizziness. The erectile dysfunction has destroyed my sex life with my wife.

    I am wondering what is a medication (s) commonly used to treat high blood pressure? I would like some names so I can do more research before I take the doctor's advice.
    Thank you, this information helps. Are there any medications for hypertension that are less likely to cause or add to erectile dysfunction more than another? What are some combinations used to treat both?

    • ANSWER:
      Medications for High Blood Pressure

      The classes of drugs available to treat high blood pressure include:

      * Diuretics
      * Beta-blockers
      * Alpha-blockers
      * Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
      * Calcium channel blockers (CCBs)

      Hope this helps. :)

  4. QUESTION:
    What medications can be used to treat people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol?
    Explain generally how these drugs work, please!

    Part of my AP Bio Lab.. (last question to do!)
    Worth 4 marks! Point form is fine!
    I don't think there needs to be direct brand names/drug names, just drugs that have effects. Ex: A drug that does... etc.
    Just figured out the high cholesterol part (Lipitor and Statins) Still need high blood pressure medication info!

    • ANSWER:
      There are many types of antihypertensive meds. Most have a vasodilitroy effect, which lowers BP. for instance, calcium channel blockers relax smooth muscle activity in arterial walls, leading to vasodilation and lower BP. An alternative are angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE). This halts the angiotensin rennin cascade, and the result is inhibition of vasoconstriction, as well as improved renal blood flow.
      The most common cholesterol medications are statins, which inhibit HMG co-reductase, an enzyme in the liver needed for cholesterol production.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMG-CoA_reductase

  5. QUESTION:
    Drugs for cats with high blood pressure?
    I am looking for information on drugs used to treat cats (senior cats) with high blood pressure. My JulieBug is about 16 years old and was diagnosed with high blood pressure this past winter. She is currently taking Norvasc 1.25 mg twice aday. Her blood pressure caused retinal bleeding which led to partial blindness. Since being on Norvasc her bp has come down somewhat and the bleeding in the eyes is under control and is being reabsorbed resulting in some limited vision. There does not seem to be a drug for cats with high bp that my vet knows of, Norvasc is a human drug costing about 5 each month and is hard to control exact dosage, the pills are hard to split in half. I am not so concerned with the cost as I am with seeing that she gets the exact dosage. Does anyone know of a drug for cats with high bp? Any info appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Norvasc is amlodipine

      this is the treatment of choice for primary hypertension in cats. there is no veterinary product (at least in the UK there is not)- cost wise however this is a good thing, as veterinary drugs tent to be at least double the price, sometimes 20-30 times the cost

      is the cat on any other treatment for renal problems?

      there are other things that may be useful depending on the initial cause of the blood pressure. however it is common that renal problems are the underlying issue here, and these are very difficult to deal with long term.

      another class of drug is sometimes used in conjunction with amlodipine to reduce blood pressure and that is

      diltiazem this works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of the arteries and can help reduce blood pressure

      on a practical note with regard dosing you cat, you may be able to find a compounding pharmacy to produce a easier to dose preparation of amlodipine, possibly in capsules or in a meat flavoured paste

      good luck, dealing with these old guys can be difficult

  6. QUESTION:
    PreparationH and High Blood Pressure?
    I have a tube of PreparationH, and upon it says "Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you have High Blood Pressure and/or are taking a prescription drug to treat High Blood Pressure."

    I have High Blood Pressure and am currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide (waterpill) 25mg and Lisinopril 20mg...

    Now on the PreparationH tube the ingredients are... Glycerin USP 14.4%, Phyenylephrine HCI USP 0.25%, Pramoxine HCI USP 1%, White Petrolatum USP 15%, Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Extract, BHA, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Glycercly Stearate, Laureth-23, Methylparaben, Mineral Oil, Panthenol, Propyl Gallate, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum...

    My question is simply... will any of the ingredients in the PreparationH and my High Blood Pressure meds interact in a health concerning manner?

    • ANSWER:
      It's the phenylephrine. This is a vasoconstrictor, to help shrink the swelling.
      If absorbed into the blood, the vasoconstriction can cause an increase in blood pressure.

      But getting realistic here, it is only 1/4 of a percent phenylephrine. If you are using the small dab directed by the instructions, the amount absorbed is going to be small.

      As long as you are taking your BP meds regularly, go ahead and use the Preparation H as directed.

  7. QUESTION:
    is high blood pressure treatment drugs safe for a 23 years old?
    coz i keep hearing that it's not good for young people to take blood pressure reducing drugs, is it just something that people keep mumbelling about, or is it based on facts,
    & what exactly about Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors coz i read in wikipedia they'r used to treat heart failure (my heart is working fine)

    • ANSWER:
      it is ok if you have high blood pressure

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat SEVERELY High Blood Pressure in a young adult. (systolic 170)~genetic?
    My fiance has been diagnosed with HBP, but the doctors are not helping him much stating "this is usually a problem for older people". We know there are genetic influences on his condition (his one grandfather passing away from a heart attack in his 30's?). We have cut out salt, he drinks very rarely, he doesnt use drugs, he exercises, and is not overweight at all...and now, both of us are just scared.
    A doctor mentioned Beta Inhibitors? and another calcium channel inhibitors...
    Also, is there a way to find a doctor who will actually care a little instead of throwing him into the category of HBP with 60 year old men and telling him to watch what he eats (not that he can watch it anymore).

    • ANSWER:
      yeah you need another doctor. exercise can help hbp. but sounds like he still needs meds.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to treat SEVERELY High Blood Pressure in a 21 year old young man (systolic 170)~genetic?
    My fiance has been diagnosed with HBP, but the doctors are not helping him much stating "this is usually a problem for older people". We know there are genetic influences on his condition (his one grandfather passing away from a heart attack in his 30's?). We have cut out salt, he drinks very rarely, he doesnt use drugs, he exercises, and is not overweight at all...and now, both of us are just scared.
    A doctor mentioned Beta Inhibitors? and another calcium channel inhibitors...
    Also, is there a way to find a doctor who will actually care a little instead of throwing him into the category of HBP with 60 year old men and telling him to watch what he eats (not that he can watch it anymore).

    • ANSWER:
      Familial inheritance is definitely an important factor for hypertension. However, it is still too EARLY for a young person to develop hypertension in early 20. Therefore, a thorough physical examination and medical investigation should be performed to rule out SECONDARY cause of hypertension (e.g. pheochromocytoma, a adrenal tumor producing excessive adrenalin to cause vasocontriction and hypertension) There are a long list of causes of secondary hypertension, in which many conditions have genetic components. I'll suggest you to have medical consultation to have proper assessment to RULE OUT secondary cause. After treating secondary cause (e.g. surgical removal of pleochromocytoma), hypertension will be cured.

      After excluding secondary causes, there are several ways to control hypertension. Simply, they can be either non-medical or medical. For non-medical methods, the key is lifestyle modification, e.g. regular exercise, dietary salt restriction, avoid smoking/coffee intake. For medical methods, many different classes of antihypertensive drugs are widely available.

  10. QUESTION:
    Why beta blockers are bad drugs to give to s.b that has asthma?
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action ? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    With disreguard to their side affects, could an ace inhibor or beta/alpha blocker be used as a sleep aid?
    I am doing a report on the clinical representations of rx drugs that treat high blood pressure and angina, and their effect on America's citizens (abuse). Please give me an answer based on accurate accounts or give me the source you found your information. Much appreciated.
    Drugs.com didn't give me the information i needed

    • ANSWER:
      Not in itself no! They do not really cause drowsiness in many people. However, they do slow down the blood pressure and decrease the heart rate so they can cause a normal relaxation. This is especially true of someone who has high blood pressure or a fast heart rate. That can cause you to stay awake and not sleep. So a beta blocker in that case could help you to sleep. But for a normal person to use them it can be dangerous because these medications can cause the blood pressure to drop and the pulse to drop and heart failure can occur. That's why even patients on the medication are usually monitored and have regular checkups.

  12. QUESTION:
    My sister has Systemic Lupus and the doctors are trying to give her a new drug?
    The drug is called NIFEDIPINE (nye-FED-i-peen)

    common uses: this medicine is a calcium channel blocker used to treat high blood pressure.some brands are also used to control angina (chest pain) it may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by the doctor .

    Now should she take this drug if she does not have high blood pressure i have never heard of this drug before so any info would be great thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This medication is commonly used for Raynauld's Syndrome associated with SLE. It can also have other benefits as many people with SLE have high blood pressure and angina either because of kidney damage or because of heart involvement with the Lupus.

      To answer your question as to whether or not she should take it she should definately discuss this with her doctor. If she has Raynauld's Syndrome (extreme numbness and tingling in the extremities, espeically the hands and feet when exposed to cold...they become very white...and painful) and this is a bothersome symptom then Nifedipine could be very beneficial. The question she needs to ask herself is...does the benefit of the drug outweigh the side effects and the mental depression that can often occur when having to take so many medications like many Lupus patients do. But in either case, she should talk with her doctor to tell him/her why she's not going to take it or have any questions cleared up.

      Good for you for helping in her care!

  13. QUESTION:
    Please help me how to do this...STATISTICS PROBLEM?
    A drug manufacturer states that only 5% of the patients using a high blood pressure drug will experience side effects. Doctors at a large university use the drug in treating 200 patients. What is the probability that 15 or fewer of the 200 patients experience side effects? Hint: Use normal approximation.

    • ANSWER:
      15/200=7.5% who will suffer side effects, there for the probability of 15 or less side effects is 92.5%

  14. QUESTION:
    Does grapefruit juice affect Aceon?
    I've heard that consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice can have adverse effects on certain drugs if they are taken in conjunction. Aceon (perindopril) is an ACE inhibitor used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Is Aceon among the drugs that are are affected? If so, how long must one wait between drinking the juice and taking the drug (i.e. at breakfast) ?

    • ANSWER:
      sbutk - It turns out that an enzyme called bergamottin found in grapefruit juice inhibits the activity of something called the cytochrome P450 3A4 isoenzyme in the intestinal wall. The CYP3A4 isoenzyme metabolizes many of the medicines people take, so inhibiting this can lead to increases in blood levels for these drugs. These increased levels can lead, in turn, to a higher risk of side effects.

      Fortunately, perindopril is NOT one of the medications metabolized through this pathway. Therefore, grapefruit juice will NOT affect your blood levels of the drug.

      Drugs that ARE affected by grapefruit juice include some antifungals (ketoconazole, etc.), channel blockers (diltiazem, nifedipine, etc.), digoxin, statin drugs (atorvastatin, etc.), macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, etc.), PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra, etc.), SSRI antidepressants (fluoxetine, etc.), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, etc.), and warfarin. When in doubt, it is always best to ask your pharmacist... hope that helps!

  15. QUESTION:
    help me plz......human physiology?
    Drugs known as beta blockers are commonly used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Given their name, what would you hypothesize is their method of action (be specific)? Why would these be bad drugs to give to someone who also has asthma, a condition where the airways of the lungs tend to be over-constricted?

    • ANSWER:
      Epinephrine and norepinephrine are hormones which are naturally produced by the body, normally, and at increased outputs during times of stress. They bind to beta adrenergic receptors in the heart increasing heart rate and blood pressure. Beta-blockers, as their name suggests, block the effects of epinephrine and norepinephrine at beta adrenergic receptors. This is why they have an antihypertensive effect.

      Epinephrine and norepinephrine also bind to beta adrenergic receptors in the smooth muscle cells of airways to cause bronchodilation. Beta-blockers block the effects of these hormones causing bronchoconstriction, which can trigger an asthma attack. Beta-blockers are contraindicated for people with asthma.

      Hope that wasn't too confusing..!! Look up beta blockers on wiki for more info.

  16. QUESTION:
    AP STAT review problems.. help? asap?
    7) A researcher wishes to determine if there is a difference in the voting patterns of teachers. She wishes to determine whether teachers in rural,
    suburban, or urban schools tend to vote more often for Democrats, Republicans, or Independents. In addition, she believes that years of graduate
    education influence voting patterns. However, the effect of years of graduate education is not the primary focus of the study.
    a) Can her study be considered an experiment? Explain.
    b) Identify the explanatory and response variables in this study. Indicate the levels of the explanatory variable.
    c) Describe how the sample can be selected using a stratified random sample.

    8) A new drug to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) is to be tested. Baseline blood pressures of the subjects are to be taken at the beginning
    of the study and readings will subsequently be taken once per week for the duration of the study. Preliminary indications suggest that the
    effectiveness of the drug in reducing high blood pressure may depend on age (young, middle, or elderly).

    d) Draw a graphic of how you would form the treatment and control groups if you wish to control for age.
    b) Draw a graphic of how you would form the treatment and control groups if you wish to control for both age and gender.

    9) An investigator wants to study the effectiveness of two surgical procedures to correct nearsightedness: procedure A uses cuts from a scalpel and
    procedure B uses a laser. The data to be collected are the degrees of improvement in vision after the procedure is performed.
    a) Describe how the investigator can design an experiment using independent samples.
    b) Describe how the investigator can design an experiment using matched pairs.
    c) Which technique would provide the most valuable information about the effectiveness.
    d) For this study to be an experiment, the assignment of subjects into treatment and control should be accomplished randomly. Describe the
    ethical difficulty involved with random assignment in this situation.

    • ANSWER:
      Do your homework kid

  17. QUESTION:
    Have You Ever Taken Clonidine During Pregnancy?
    Has anyone ever used clonidine to help treat anxiety. My doctor prescribed this, but i've researched it and it is used mainly to treat -people with high blood pressure, does this even really help with anxiety and panic attacks. my pychiatrist prescribed it to me. I also am 7 months pregnant, and i just noticed that this is a category c during pregnancy. any one know anything about this drug or been on it?
    he also prescribed me seroquel.

    • ANSWER:
      While Clonadine is a blood pressure medicine, it is often prescribed for ADHD and/or anxiety. Most standard anxiety med's have often high risks for the unborn, this might be why your physician opted for Clonadine as a treatment.
      If you are having great anxiety you may be at danger of going into premature labor, also, your mood can affect the baby's development. At seven month, the med's should be ok for your baby. However, I understand your concern. If it makes you feel better, ask for a referral to a psychologist, and see if counseling may help with your anxiety. Maybe you can avoid med's all together.

  18. QUESTION:
    My mom may die, she's on drugs and has health problems, she's only 42?
    My mother is 42 years old, she has used drugs on and off ever since I was born (Im 25)...she now has a heart problem, high blood pressure, and fibroid tumors in her ovaries (she may be lying, and actually have ovairan cancer) She is using Methamphetamine and lives with a drug dealer who has enslaved her SHE HAS TO ASK PERMISSION TO USE THE BATHROOM!!! Its that serious...I keep having this overwhelming feeling that she is going to die soon, as a child I would cry myself to sleep begging God to never take her from me, and by the looks of things she may not be around very much longer. She is trapped in a world of drugs and does not treat her health problems. How will I cope her death, and confronting her and telling her I love her and that she must stop using drugs wont work, Ive tried both!! She left that guy and went right back with him...I dont even know what my question is, has anyone ever dealth with this type of situation before? Please pray for my mother, deep down she is a saint who touches the lives of everyone she comes in contact with...I feel her fading away each day...Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Under Surveillance there is a lot of pain in your mother. A lot of bad memories and things that need a lot of escaping. Some so bad that she feels she needs drugs to deal with them because there is no other way. She feels worthless and not worth the redemption. She lets people treat her like a doormat because that how she feels and sees herself. In her mind she is already dead or almost there-- but you know better. And so does God. Your very smart and wise to know that you need God's help here. You see hope for her. Help for her. And God will help her and you. All you have to do is ask. I am praying for you-- and a whole army of prayer warriors is also following behind me. Whenever two or more are gathered in his name there I am is his promise to us. So pray and let Jesus help here also. Accept him into your heart and soul. His forgiveness, salvation, peace and love will flood your heart and soul. He will give you a purpose, a path and action. With his love and forgiveness inside you will know how to love and forgive your mother because you already have loved and forgiven yourself. You will know how to act on it, show it and believe it to your very soul. Then show her how she can be loved by you and God. Show her that you and God will be there to help her every step of the way. That is what she really want to hear and see-- that her boy and Jesus love her so very much. Sure there will be times where you and her will falter but Jesus will be there for you always. Just watch and listen, follow and believe. "Take heart. I have overcome the world," is Jesus' promise to you, your mom and to all of us. Then show all the prayers generated by your Yahoo question and she will know that the world is also pulling, caring and loving for her too. Soon she will care and start returning that love. Rejoice and thank God when it comes!

      † Equitable Prayer Warrior †

  19. QUESTION:
    Control of the Human Heart?
    1) a) Beta-blockers are drugs which inhibit the sympathetic nerves to the heart. Explain why they are used to treat sufferers from high blood pressure.

    b) Calculate the stroke volume of the heart when the heart rate is 120 bpm and the cardiac output is 15.6 dm^3/min. Show your working.

    c) Explain what happens to the following when the cardiac output increases:
    i) The venous return to the heart.
    ii) The arterial blood pressure.
    iii) The venous blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question, a question that has been asked before by quite a few people, too. Some privy people might in reality suggest that one had better apply belt and braces on what one asks in these respects.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help with a statistics question?
    It is claimed that a new drug for hypertension (high blood pressure) is effective in 70% of
    treated patients. In a given experiment, seven patients were treated.
    (a) What conditions must be satisfied for this to be considered a binomial experiment?
    (b) Assuming that these conditions are met, find the expected number of successful treatments
    and the standard deviation.
    (c) Use R to find the probability that
    (i) at least four patients will be successfully treated?
    (ii) exactly four patients will be successfully treated.
    (iii) no fewer than 3 and no more than 5 patients will be successfully treated.

    • ANSWER:
      a) the people are independent trials for the drug test with one of two possible outcomes, they are successfully treated or not.

      b) expected number of successfully treated people is 7 * 0.7 = 4.9

      in general for a binomial the expected number of successes is n * p where n is the number of observations and p is the success probability.

      c) here is what to put into R. the > is the line to type and the number after [1] is the prob.

      (i)
      > sum(dbinom(4:7,7,0.7))
      [1] 0.873964

      (ii)
      > dbinom(4,7,0.7)
      [1] 0.2268945

      (iii)
      > sum(dbinom(3:5,7,0.7))
      [1] 0.6417873

  21. QUESTION:
    can drugs cause diabetes?
    of chemicals and drugs causing temporary or permanent insulin dependent diabetes are well documented in the medical literature. These and others suspected of causing diabetes include:
    Alloxan and the antibiotic streptozocin, two of the best known chemicals capable of damaging the pancreatic beta cells, which are responsible for the production of insulin. Vacor, a rat poison, also has been reported to cause insulin dependent diabetes in humans who survived the exposure. There is some structural similarity between the chemical makeup of the three drugs, and all three contain a structure with an affinity for binding with zinc, which could cause problems with insulin production (see main story).Dapsone (used to treat leprosy) and pentamidine isethionate, given to AIDS patients with pneumonia. These drugs are chemically similar to the diuretics frusemide and chlorthiazide, two drugs associated with the onset of diabetes, which are themselves structurally similar to the thiazide diuretics and the sulphonamide groups of drugs (such as a component of Septrin, see p10).

    Some antihypertensives, to control high blood pressure, such as nifidipine, which shares some structure similarity with Vacor.

    The barbiturate phenobarbitone, which is structurally similar to alloxan.

    Other drugs which need to be investigated as potentially diabetogenic include the antibiotics penicillin, cephalosporin and erythromycin; the benzodiazepine tranquillizers and barbiturates; plus oxytocin, ergometrine and paracetamol (an analgesic).

    thats what i found but i kindof don't understand it still.

    please help. and p.s don't be F*cking smartasses please.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Can hospitals refuse to treat a patient?
    Can hospitals refuse to treat a patient?
    Can a government funded and or granted hospital refuse treatment to a patient? I went to my local hospital this morning very sick. when i arrived i was covered in vomit and could not walk unassisted i had an abnormally low blood pressure whitish bluish lips and could not intake any fluids into my body without regurgitating them. When i was called into triage they asked me all the basic questions which happened to include have you taken any illegal substance in the last 30 days? i answered the question truthfully and said yes she asked what and i said marijuana. The triage nurse then asked me when the last time i had used any illegal substances in which i answered to weeks. At first all was well they transferred me to my room and the quality of care was excellent. The doctor came in to review my symptoms to come up with a course of treatment and decided he was going to run several various blood tests, a urine analysis test, an ekg, and a blood culture. (this entire time it is very obvious that im dehydrated and need fluids) the first test was the ekg which came back as far as i no normal since i heard no more about it. second they ran my urine analysis test which i of course knew would be dirty for marijuana. Then the nurse took the five viles of blood for the test. after about an hour the test results from the blood work came back and i had several abnormalities including an extremely high white count, Very low potassium, EBV showed positive (mono) and that there was a fairly large chance i could have an infection in my blood. The nurse then proceeded to take 2 more viles of blood in order to do the blood culture test. (notice how im still dehydrated and they keep taking blood from me without yet starting the fluids!!!) Finally the nurse started the fluids which within five minutes began to improve my condition... about ten minutes later three high up doctors and the nurse came into my room and started discussing admitting me (im a 17 year old male) but realized they couldn't because i was still a minor even though my legal guardian consented. The doctor decided that he was going to call a children's hospital to see if they would be able to admit me... so he left the room with the other three doctors and returned about two minutes later (at this point i have received less than an 1/8th of the fluids prescribed) and said that he had prescribed me an antibiotic and that was about to be released. i said release? i thought i was about to be admitted and what about the blood tests and cultures that came up abnormal the physician stated........... [this might be the best part about the entire thing] .....the blood work and blood culture tests might have came up abnormal due to having a drug with-drawl. (now that one got under my skin a little bit) i said and what would make you believe my body is having a physical with-drawl from a drug when the only drug i sometimes used was marijuana and i don't even have any regular medications. the doctor then said and i QUOTE ' You shouldn't do drugs, druggies like you have with-drawls its just a normal thing and i HIGHLY doubt its something else so were going to go ahead and discharge you, just go home and try to suck it up' ok im not gonna lie when he said that it pissed me off considering i have never recreationally used any drug other than marijuana and marijuana is not a physically addictive substance (your body can not become physically de-pendant over a time of constant use.) the doctor then proceeded to stop the treatment less than a quarter of the way through the fluid treatment for the original diagnosis which was the dehydration and said to give him 15 Minutes to get my discharge stuff ready. said well now hold on your telling me even though im fully insured and my blood work/culture came back abnormal along with the dehydration and vomiting that you are going to discharge me? he said yes. (yep that did it xD) i then told the doctor i wasn't waiting on **** if that's how he felt and that if he would prefer to take the IVs in my arms out himself he better hurry or im going to rip them out my ******* self. he then said sir i you are gonna have to wait on the nurse to remove the IV i said ill be damned if i have to sit and wait to leave until you say i walked in here voluntarily and im GOING to walk out the same ******* way. right after i said that he called for security and the whole nine yards because i wanted to leave? (oh and for those of you maybe thinking what if he is retarded or something i have a 100% fully functional brain and im competent to make my own decisions especially when my parental guardian supported everything i was trying to do.) by this time security arrived and was standing there. i told them all im not in jail im a free person and ill leave if i want to! when i sat up to leave the security guard then restrained me to the bed actually ripping out one of my IVs in the pro

    • ANSWER:
      Cool story, bro.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is this POSSIBLE proof of a faked death?
    Reserpine is an indole alkaloid[3] antipsychotic and antihypertensive drug that has been used for the control of high blood pressure and for the relief of psychotic behaviors, although because of the development of better drugs for these purposes and because of its numerous side-effects, it is rarely used today.[1] The antihypertensive actions of Reserpine are a result of its ability to deplete catecholamines (among the others) from peripheral sympathetic nerve endings. These substances are normally involved in controlling heart rate, force of cardiac contraction and peripheral resistance. .[4] Reserpine depletion of monoamine neurotransmitters in the synapses is often cited as evidence to the theory that depletion of the neurotransmitters causes subsequent depression in humans. Moreover, reserpine has a peripheral action in many parts of the body, resulting in a preponderance of the cholinergic part of the nervous system (GI-Tract, smooth muscles vessels).

    The Reserpine theory: Michael Persinger, a neuroscientist at Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON Canada, developed another miracle-free explanation of the resurrection story. While experimenting on rats, he noted that when the animals were physically restrained and injected with reserpine -- or similar drugs -- their body temperature would decrease rapidly and they would be appear to have died. Three days later, they revived on their own. Presumably, a similar reaction would happen in other mammals. Of course, it would be impossible on ethical grounds to conduct a similar experiment on humans. Persinger speculates that Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) may have consumed either reserpine or a similar drug. This might have happened at the Last Supper, or when he was offered a sponge containing a liquid while on the cross. It is generally acknowledged, at least by some mainline and most liberal theologians, that John the Baptist had been a member of the Essene religious group. There is some evidence that the Essenes used psychoactive drugs in their rituals. Perhaps they had found reserpine, a drug which is has a plant origin. Yeshua certainly was restrained on the cross. The soldiers could have believed that he had died, and released the body, only to have Yeshua spontaneously recover a day and a half later in the tomb. 2,3

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    Rauwolfia
    Scientific Name: Rauwolfia serpentina
    Common Name: Rauwolfia
    Other Common Names:
    Plant Type: Perennial
    Where To Plant: Full Sun to Partly Shady
    Soil Types: Average
    Zones (See US Zone map): 11+ or Greenhouse
    Germination: Hard
    Number of Seeds Per Pack: 15
    Uses: Medicinal
    Notes: Famous tranquilizer plant of India. Powerful hypnotic and sedative properties. Slow to germinate needs bottom heat 75 degree F.
    RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA. Famous tranquilizer plant of India, where for 3000 years it has been used to treat mental illness. Long ignored by the West, until the 1950s, but now its active constituent, reserpine, is prescribed for its powerful hypnotic and sedative properties

    ml863 wrote:

    c.1300 B.C.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/heroin/etc/history.html

    COULD JESUS HAVE FAKED HIS DEATH?
    THEY DID NOT BREAK HIS LEGS

    In the capital city of Thebes, Egyptians begin cultivation of opium thebaicum,grown in their famous poppy fields.The opium trade flourishes during the reign of Thutmose IV, Akhenaton and King Tutankhamen. The trade route included the Phoenicians and Minoans who move the profitable item across the Mediterranean Sea into Greece, Carthage, and Europe.
    c. 460 B.C.
    Hippocrates, "the father of medicine", dismisses the magical attributes of opium but acknowledges its usefulness as a narcotic and styptic in treating internal diseases, diseases of women and epidemics.
    330 B.C.
    Alexander the Great introduces opium to the people of Persia and India.
    A.D. 400
    Opium thebaicum, from the Egytpian fields at Thebes, is first introduced to China by Arab traders.

    1527
    During the height of the Reformation, opium is reintroduced into European medical literature by Paracelsus as laudanum. These black pills or "Stones of Immortality" were made of opium thebaicum, citrus juice and quintessence of gold and prescribed as painkillers.

    1753
    Linnaeus, the father of botany, first classifies the poppy, Papaver somniferum-- 'sleep-inducing', in his book Genera Plantarum.
    This stuff was around 3000 years ago
    also in the area.
    They could build pyramids with no machinery why couldn't they fake death?
    Jesus also said to question
    not just follow blindly

    • ANSWER:
      No - he was really brutally attacked.. as such. Gone through the most horrific of actions - designed to kill him.
      However he was revived - resucitated.
      Watch the British documentary "Did Jesus Die?"
      Which covers much the same ground as the Talmud Jmmanuel material, without reference to the TJ.
      www.tjresearch.info/overview.htm

      I have followed up on the TJ material, and it is very interesting indeed. Much better than what you have taken notice of ..

  24. QUESTION:
    Why does the Government allow drugs like Alcohol and tobacco? and not Weed?
    Alcohol and tobacco cause far more deaths than weed ever has and Alcohol makes people violent and has no benefits and tobacco only makes people sick, while weed actually has a lot of good benefits why don't they un-ban weed and ban alcohol and tobacco?

    i mean how many people die from Alcohol and tobacco a year? i bet tons

    And how many people died form smoking weed? None.

    what's wrong with the government... they allow drugs that cause deaths and ban drugs that don't cause deaths....

    and btw weed has alot of uses

    As far as medicinal treatment is concerned, marijuana has an incredibly long history dating back to thousands of years and hence it should not be amazing to know that at some point or the other marijuana has been recommended for curing almost all the prevalent diseases. It is beneficial as an analgesic as it provides relief from pain with minimum or insignificant side affects. In fact, marijuana is especially beneficial for cancer and AIDS patients who are enduring chemotherapy. Significantly enough, marijuana can also diminish neurological over activity as well as muscle contraction and hence it is very useful for people suffering from multiple sclerosis (hardening and thickening of body tissue as a result of unwarranted growth or degeneration of nerve fibers), cerebral palsy and other muscular disorders.

    By lowering the blood pressure, marijuana provides effectual cure for glaucoma. Normally, glaucoma is a condition where the pressure inside the eyeball is unusually high and is also hypertensive affecting the eye disc. Marijuana is also an effectual remedy in curing asthma, menstrual pains, pain associated with childbirth and arthritis as well as rheumatism. It may also be effective in treating depressions as the herb has anti-depressant properties. At the same time, marijuana encourages as well as stimulates sleep helping patients suffering from insomnia. Even the seeds of the marijuana plant are medicinally useful and according to the Chinese medicine, they have strong and effective laxative qualities and are used to provide relief to the elderly people from constipation.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, the guy who says it alters your DNA... Where are your sources? That is THE most ridiculous thing I've heard in regards to anti-cannabis arguments.

      Cannabis was outlawed because of competition with paper mills, and to further the stereotype of latino and blacks in the 1920's. Legalize it, and you get more control over it. I'd rather my kids get high from legal tape than in an alley with a joint laced with coke or something. Tax it up the wazoo, for all I care. It'll help the economy. I'd just like to buy 1-2 plants and have my own personal grow-batch. I've never really thought much about cannabis. At ALL. But after experiencing, I realized that we are being fed lies. It won't make you lazy. If you think it does, it just means you were one to begin with. It amplifies personality, sure, but not like the terror of alcohol can. Tell me one case of amplified anger through cannabis to the millions of reported cases of alcohol-related violence.

  25. QUESTION:
    How long until all these drugs leave my body, any permanent damage?
    1. Dexamphetamine 30mg
    2. Xanax (alprazolam) 2mg
    3. Prinivil (lisinopril) 20mg
    4. Temaze (Temazepam) 30mg
    5. Buspar (Buspirone Hydrochloride) 30mg
    6. Zyban (Bupropion Hydrochloride) 300mg

    I really can't be bothered explaining why I took all these drugs yesterday ... well I can.

    I’m a male in my early twenties diagnosed with anxiety, depression and ADHD disorders. After subsequent failure to treat me with Zoloft earlier this year (didn’t like the diminished libido, erectile dysfunction and genital sensory impairment) my doctor wanted to try this concoction - err, not all six - just Dexamphetamine which I had already been on for five months or so, and the newly added Buspar and Zyban for the anxiety and depression disorders.

    So I started them both at the same time, was on them for nine days in total - yesterday being the last. I began on Zyban 150mg and Buspar 15mg, I worked my way up as directed by 5mg every three days with the Buspar, but the Zyban I only put up to 300mg after seven days instead of the three days I was told. This is because of the immense anxiety it seemed to produce ... but I remained optimistic ... until yesterday.

    I had just polished off my last of the three daily dosing schedules which was 10mg of Dexamphetamine, 10mg of Buspar, and the second 150mg of Zyban. All four hours apart from about 7am, the Zyban is of course not included in the midday dose. About three hours pass and then ...

    Lying on my bed, I notice my heart beating hard, hard enough to notice my body moving back on forth on the bed. It wasn’t a rapid heart rate to begin with, just hard, and I had noticed this the day before too, probably since moving up to 300mg of Zyban. Then I took my blood pressure, about 100/170, not critical, but higher than my usual 83/133 or so. I would say based on the way I was feeling a little bit later, my blood pressure may have reached 120/200 - but I was in no condition to take my blood pressure then.

    I began shaking excessively, became very anxious, very nervous, and naturally very worried about my wellbeing. I walked outside, became lightheaded for a few moments, I recall my arm felt warm for a bit and pressure was mounting on my head. The most concerning symptom was the feeling of my heart thudding very hard up and down in my chest, putting my hand to chest I felt the thuds on the surface and then looking at my hands, they were shaking uncontrollably. I decided I wouldn’t call the ambulance or go to the hospital and figured they wouldn’t do much different than what I can do with the medicines available to me in the house.

    The first thing I did was go to my own cupboard and grabbed my bottle of Xanax (use as needed) for my tremendous anxiety and crunched up a 2mg bar in my mouth before washing it down with water (tastes horrible, unlike Temaze and Prinivil). I waited for what felt like 20 minutes with no change (long enough in my condition) and thought I’d better take care of my blood pressure and crunched up one of my fathers Prinivil tablets from the kitchen cupboard and took that down with water. My hands were still shaking tremendously and had to rip open the packet, I also noticed a popping sensation in my left ear and an acute onset of tinnitus.

    Then I thought I’d better address my risk of seizures and grabbed my bottle of Temaze (use as needed) from my cupboard and swished three tablets in my mouth with water and bit them up a bit before taking them down. I then tried to sit in a chair and calm down - it took perhaps another forty minutes before noticing that I’m getting better, that is my heart didn’t feel like it was going to thud out of my body anymore, then I went to my bed and lied down.

    I took my blood pressure not long thereafter and it was ok, about 90/100. I was ok for the following few hours, the only thing that didn’t go away was rapid heart rate, taking it manually (blood pressure unit is also a manual) by finger for ten seconds, it came in at about 120-130bpm, I imagine it must’ve been about 200bpm at its worst.

    I then had a desire for fatty foods, so went to the store and bought some cheese cake, frozen lasagna and coke. Cooked it up, ate it, and thought that I was better off just going to sleep before my desire to eat kicked in and wasn’t all that confident I would wake up in the morning (given my life’s problems I didn’t think it was ALL that bad).

    Well today, being alive, I obviously took nothing, my blood pressure this morning was good at about 80/130, but I still have tinnitus. I also recently noticed a pain in the right side of my stomach area ... looking at a diagram, I’d say it’s the small intestine or something in that area, got any idea what it is?

    Also have another two questions;

    How long till all this crap leaves my bloodstream completely so I can comfortably go back on my Dexamphetamine? How long until my tinnitus goes away, it’s not permanent is it? It’s not likely any permanent damage has been done, right?

    • ANSWER:
      You are seriously endangering yourself by not having medical guidance during the discontinuation of your medications. Seizures and death are a couple of things that could happen.
      Call you psychiatrist. Don't be a fool.

  26. QUESTION:
    USA health Care system. Hospitals and Pharmaceutical Companies are at present rationing health care. Is it so?
    Rationing by ability to pay.
    Dr. Art Kellermann, associate dean for public policy at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, recently wrote of a woman who came into his emergency room in critical condition because a blood vessel had burst in her brain. She was uninsured and had chosen to buy food for her children instead of spending money on her blood-pressure medicine. In the emergency room, she received excellent high-tech medical care, but by the time she got there, it was too late to save her.

    A New York Times report on the high costs of some drugs illustrates the problem. Chuck Stauffer, an Oregon farmer, found that his prescription-drug insurance left him to pay ,500 for his first 42 days of Temodar, a drug used to treat brain tumors, and ,700 a month after that. For Medicare patients drug costs can be even higher, because Medicare can require a copayment of 25 percent of the cost of the drug. For Gleevec, a drug that is effective against some forms of leukemia and some gastrointestinal tumors, that one-quarter of the cost can run to ,000 a year.

    In Britain, everyone has health insurance. In the U.S., some 45 million do not, and nor are they entitled to any health care at all, unless they can get themselves to an emergency room. Hospitals are prohibited from turning away anyone who will be endangered by being refused treatment. But even in emergency rooms, people without health insurance may receive less health care than those with insurance. Joseph Doyle, a professor of economics at the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T., studied the records of people in Wisconsin who were injured in severe automobile accidents and had no choice but to go to the hospital. He estimated that those who had no health insurance received 20 percent less care and had a death rate 37 percent higher than those with health insurance. This difference held up even when those without health insurance were compared with those without automobile insurance, and with those on Medicaid — groups with whom they share some characteristics that might affect treatment. The lack of insurance seems to be what caused the greater number of deaths.

    When the media feature someone like Bruce Hardy or Jack Rosser, we readily relate to individuals who are harmed by a government agency’s decision to limit the cost of health care. But we tend not to hear about — and thus don’t identify with — the particular individuals who die in emergency rooms because they have no health insurance. This “identifiable victim” effect, well documented by psychologists, creates a dangerous bias in our thinking. Doyle’s figures suggest that if those Wisconsin accident victims without health insurance had received equivalent care to those with it, the additional health care would have cost about 0,000 for each life saved. Those who died were on average around 30 years old and could have been expected to live for at least another 40 years; this means that had they survived their accidents, the cost per extra year of life would have been no more than ,500 — a small fraction of the ,000 that NICE recommends the British National Health Service should be ready to pay to give a patient an extra year of life. If the U.S. system spent less on expensive treatments for those who, with or without the drugs, have at most a few months to live, it would be better able to save the lives of more people who, if they get the treatment they need, might live for several decades.
    Seldon Surak II, It seems that you have thought a lot about the subject.
    For those who do not consider economic rationing "rationing", use the phrase "limiting the delivery of wanted services".
    That limitation is caused by price and the ability or inability to pay for wanted services.

    • ANSWER:
      you BET it is!

      THAT IS WHY THEY ARE LYING ABOUT REFORM!

      HERE IS THE TRUTH:
      THERE WILL BE NO NATIONALIZATION OF HEALTH CARE

      THE ONLY THING THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO DO IS ADD AN OPTION FOR NON-PROFIT INSURANCE FOR THE POOR & UNEMPLOYED.

      [I go to the Dallas VA Medical Center and the government doesn’t even run THAT!]

      HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR IT?
      >DRUG DISCOUNTS
      >CONCENTRATING ON PREVENTATIVE CARE
      [Currently, the poor only have the E.R. at county hospitals and that’s THE MOST EXPENSIVE CARE THERE IS!]
      >ELIMINATING WASTE &
      >LOCKING UP PEOPLE WHO COMMIT FRAUD!

      WANNA KNOW WHO DOESN'T WANT CHANGE?
      THE INSURANCE COMPANIES
      THEY EAT 40% OF EVERY HEALTH CARE DOLLAR.

      FOR WHAT WE PAY NOW, WE COULD INSURE EVERY MAN, WOMAN & CHILD IN AMERICA WITH NO DEDUCTIBLE, NO COPAY COVERAGE.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have a depression and don't know how to treat it?
    I have notised over the years that Im a very sad person and shy in a way that i wasnt before, it started when I graduated from university and started working, I started disliking the job and my interest about the job and work is very low, I have always been always hiding the facts away from any person, I just keep them to myself, like if I have a problem in anything, I will keep it to myself, I lost most of my friend because they are thinking that I am a weird person, so I spend hours on the internet watching porn, I am affraid that there is an emptiness inside me, I dont have any friends not even a girlfriend, although Im 23 Y.O. but I dont feel that Im worthy, I thought sometimes about suiside but not that much, but most of the times I would be described as a shy and a loner person with no personality, I always wake up at night having many scarey thoughts, I cry alot at work or at home thinking about what happened to me,and I feel that I have increased high blood pressure, so many things I dont have time to describe,

    My question is how can I start curing myself from this depression, I dont want to use medicine, I want any other options other than Anti-depression drugs

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What can make you suddenly very sensitive to medicine and/or alcohol?
    I am a 30 year old pretty healthy male. I am being treated for high blood pressure, but it's not severe, it's borderline, and with the medicine I'm on, it's completely normal. The only other health issue I have is acid reflux.

    When I was in my early 20's, I was a landscaper. Injuries were fairly common at least twice a year or so. They would be painful enough that I would have to take Vicodin for them. Back then, I hated taking Vicodin, because of the fact that I would have to take 2 of the 500mg ones to feel any relief from the pain.

    Fast forward to about a year ago. I injured my knee and dislocated my patella. They prescribed me Vicodin, but when I would take it, it seemed super potent. It was the same dose, from the same manufacturer. In the few times I have taken it in the past year, taking just 1/2 a pill kicks my ass and makes me feel like I took a lot of them. I find it very odd, since I used to have to take 2 to get relief, and now 1/2 a tablet of the same strength makes me loopy.

    I haven't talked to my doctor about this yet, but does anybody know of any health issue that could cause this? It isn't related to my blood pressure treatment, because it started to happen 6 months before I started my blood pressure medicine, and they do not interact anyway.

    I just want to know what could cause this sudden sensitivity, and if it's something I should be worried about? Around the same time this started, I also completely quit drinking, because I had also developed a super sensitivity to alcohol, to the point where one drink would make me drunk. I have never mixed the two, never abused either one, I was never a drug addict or alcoholic, so anything possible from those is not an issue. I just want to know what could have caused this.

    • ANSWER:
      The liver metabolizes (gets rid of) these poisons. If you have damaged your liver (which taking various pain killers can do) it makes you much more sensitive, for they are not eliminated normally.

  29. QUESTION:
    Obesity Causes? Social Stigma?
    Obesity: Social Prejudices and the Medical Community’s Disregard

    It’s a meaner world out there folks. Everywhere you turn there are people who choose to be hateful in deed and word for just about any reason you can think of. There is the obvious and not so subtle racism, class prejudice, ageism, and political polarization, just to name a few.

    That’s not to say that there are not exceptions to every rule but so many people have adopted political correctness to such a degree that humans have found much more subtle ways of showing their hatreds.

    Some of these behaviors have gone underground only to emerge in our institutions, businesses and social strata. Sure it’s always been there but now it appears that its effects are more noticeable and very, effectively dehumanizing to those on the receiving end of the many prejudices and bigotry being voiced concerning those of us who are not a size 5.

    Obese, heavy, overweight people are REALLY catching hell. People assume that when they see an overweight or obese person that they must be lazy, unproductive; lacking the will to take better care of them selves. I am sure that a small percentage of people in the USA fit that bill, however, you may be surprised that most of them do not.

    There are many reasons for obesity. The bottom line though is that people who are obese or become obese have bodies that literally no longer work the way they are supposed to.

    Here are a few medical and non-medical reasons people become obese:

    Processed Foods: White-flour-based anything, sugar, coffee, booze and high sodium content (all of which usually make up processed food) is the enemy of the human body. It doesn’t know what to do with it but glean what little nutrients it can, store the majority and dump the rest.

    Hypothyroidism: Since the thyroid controls the basic workings of the human metabolism, if it is too low, then it cannot convert many food calories into a usable source and that inability will cause weight gain despite healthy eating practices. When the thyroid goes wacko on the low end you WILL get fat. If it goes wacko on the high end, you can lose weight exponentially and have as many medical problems as an obese person.

    Cushing’s Disease/Syndrome (Cushing’s disease has always been considered a dog or horse problem, hmmm go figure): This disease is “reportedly” prevalent in only 10% of each million people if you want to believe what the CDC, FDA and AMA bother to report. Cushing’s occurs because the body producing too much Cortisol. Cortisol controls regulation of blood pressure and the immune system, and keeps insulin levels in the body stable. In Cushing’s Disease, it is assumed that only a tumor on the pituitary gland is responsible for the production of excess Cortisol. However, a few other doctors disagree and have found that Cushing’s Syndrome can also be caused by food dependency and steroid- based products such as Prednisone; especially if they have been taken for long periods of time.

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: is a hormonal disorder in women. Most women would not know to ask their doctors to have them tested for this disease because the medical community considers it rare. I dare say it may be the norm today with the amount of hormones coming through our food products for many years.

    Oral Contraceptives: Progestins and other steroid based drugs for cancer often throw the thyroid out of balance and injure the Hypothalamus, which usually results in weight gain.

    Anti-Psychotic and Anti-Depressants: Taken even a short time, depending on the health of the thyroid or hypothalamus, will cause either weight gain or weight loss. The majority is weight gain especially in those taking these drugs for many years. I am doing research now as to how many people taking these drugs have had their thyroid effected, treated ,or removed.

    Insulin and Insulin-Stimulating Drugs: These drugs are used to treat diabetes almost always leads to weight gain. Talking about a conflict of interest when it comes to a person already overweight from diabetes and deeply disturbing for those with type 2 diabetes

    [ Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; ]

    Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, the diet industry, and exercise businesses have a vested interest in keeping as many people obese as possible. Money.
    I mean do you know how much a lap-band and stomach stapling costs? In some instances Medicare will pay for these surgeries before they pay for the many tests available to diagnose any one of the above stated problems.

    Instead, millions are spent on denigrating people who find themselves obese and have no clue why. Billions are spent on gyms, get-thin drugs, exercise tapes and books, special foods, diet clubs, plastic surgeons and equipment, by people desperate to reclaim active, healthier lives and avoid the worse part…social stigma.
    People are openly mea

    • ANSWER:
      what's the question?

  30. QUESTION:
    Omacor: Is it available in Canada?
    Omacor® is a new medication that consists of a high concentration of highly purified omega-3 fatty acid ethyl esters. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November 2004, this new drug is used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and is meant to serve as an adjunctive therapy in addition to healthy eating habits, and the control of heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. Hypertriglyceridemia is a condition in which triglyceride levels exceed 500 mg/dL and could be a precursor to serious heart disease if not properly addressed. This medication, which is manufactured by Pronova Biocare and Reliant Pharmaceuticals, was released on the US market in the fall of 2005.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is available in Canada, this small article will help you out:

      Once-Daily Mesalamine Suppository (Canasa 1 g) for Ulcerative Proctitis

      On Nov. 9, the FDA approved a 1-g dose for mesalamine suppositories (Canasa, made by Axcan Pharma, Inc.) for the once-daily treatment of ulcerative proctitis.

      According to a company news release, the once-daily formulation is expected to increase convenience of use and compliance in patients using this rectal therapy.

      The product is approved for use in Canada, where it is marketed as Salofalk.

      Reviewed by Gary D. Vogin, MD

  31. QUESTION:
    Biology multiple choice?
    Why are algae considered the most important groups of organisms on our planet.
    a. They are rich in vitamin c
    b. they produce chemcials that are used to treat health problems
    c. They produce much of earths oxygen through photosynthesis,
    d. they produce chemicals that are used to make plastics, waxes and paints.

    some products derived from algae include.
    a)drugs for stomach ulers and high blood pressure.
    b)thickeners for food.
    c)chemicals in plastics, waxes, pains and lubricants,
    d)all the above.

    what structure of an acellular slime mold is analgous to the colony of cellular slime molds.

    a)sporangium,
    B0 Germminating spoke,
    C. zygote,
    d. none of the abovw

    • ANSWER:
      1. C- cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are responsible for the oxygen-rich habitat we live in today. More than 2 billion years ago, the atmosphere had little or no oxygen. Cyanos were the first organisms to create organic carbon from CO2 and sunlight, and released oxygen as a byproduct of this photosynthesis. They also have the ability to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and fix it into an organic form. It's because of them that we're around today :)

      2. B-carageenan and agar are common thickening compounds.

      3. A-sporangium. These structures, also called "fruiting bodies" are still part of the plasmodium organism (they are genetic clones), but they produce spores which can grow into new individuals, just like in slime molds with cells. However, cellular slime molds release spores that interconnect with other spores, and the life cycle is a bit different

  32. QUESTION:
    could someone help me please with health?
    This type of medicine relieves pain, and an example is acetaminophen.

    antihistamine
    analgesic
    vaccine

    hormone

    Question 2
    This type of medicine increases alertness and is often used for people who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    hormone
    antibiotic
    stimulant
    antacid

    Question 3
    A steroid anti-inflammatory medicine such as ____________can reduce inflammation and itching of the skin.

    amoxicillin
    insulin
    acetaminophen
    cortisone cream

    Question 4
    _________________are available over-the-counter.

    Analgesics and antibiotics
    Hormones and stimulants
    Antacids and antihistamines
    Vaccines and sedatives

    Question 5
    Antacids

    work against stomach acids which can cause heartburn.
    kill bacteria.
    are used to treat heart problems.
    prevent infections.

    Question 6 Which sequence below accurately depicts the correct order in which drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

    test on animals; test on human volunteers; test on cell cultures; clinical trials
    test on cell cultures; test on animals; test on human volunteers; clinical trials
    test on animals; test on cell cultures; test on human volunteers; clinical trials
    test on cell cultures; test on animals; clinical trials; test on human volunteers

    Question 7
    When a doctor prescribes a prescription medicine for you, which of the following information is NOT included on the label?

    the dose (how much of the medicine you should take)
    when you should take the medicine and how often
    the length of time you should take the medicine
    cell cultures and animal trials that were done on this drug

    Question 8
    Which of the following statement(s) best describes the way drugs can change how neurons communicate with each other in the brain?

    Drugs can act like neurotransmitters.
    Drugs can block neurotransmitters.
    Drugs can change the amount of neurotransmitters in a synapse.
    All of the above.

    Question 9
    Which sequence below accurately depicts the correct order of the path to addiction?

    tolerance, drug use, dependence, addiction
    drug use, tolerance, dependence, addiction
    drug use, dependence, tolerance, addiction
    drug use, addiction, dependence, tolerance

    Question 10
    Alcohol is considered a drug because it

    is made from naturally occurring substances such as sugar.
    causes dehydration.
    causes a change in a person’s physical and emotional state.
    all of the above.

    Question 11
    Which statement is true about alcohol?

    Alcohol has no harmful short-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol has no long-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol has many short-term and long-term effects on the body.
    Alcohol is not a drug.

    Question 12
    Which of the following is NOT a long-term effect of alcohol use?

    brain damage
    cirrhosis, liver cancer, hepatitis
    irregular heart beat, high blood pressure and anemia
    increased risk of emphysema

    Question 13
    A person who cannot drink alcohol in moderation is called a(n)

    enterpriser.
    problem drinker.
    entrepreneur.
    entertainer.

    Question 14
    When a drinker’s body needs alcohol to function normally, this person is in the third stage of alcoholism which is called

    tolerance.
    problem drinking.
    dependence.
    alcoholism.

    Question 15
    Joey feels he needs to drink more each day to experience the same effect. He is in the second stage of alcoholism which is called tolerance.

    True
    False

    Question 16
    When a drinker has lost control of his or her drinking behavior he or she is in the second stage of alcoholism.

    True
    False

    Question 17
    If teens are caught violating zero tolerance laws, they can be arrested.

    True
    False

    Question 18
    Good refusal skills can help you resist the pressure to use alcohol.

    True
    False

    Question 19
    Tobacco products include cigarettes, pipes, snuff, chewing tobacco, and cigars.

    True
    False

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, kiddo. You'll have to do your own homework. I was going to give you some answers until i saw that you couldn't answer #19. C'mon - don't be such a slacker.

  33. QUESTION:
    Should i take Seroquel 50 to help me fall asleep?
    I told a friend of mine that i haven't been able to sleep good for the past week or so. He offered to give me a Seroquel. I never heard of it before but he said it will help me fall asleep. I looked it up online and it is used to treat insomnia but it was created to help bi-polar people.

    I haven't been to the Doctor in 10 years due to not having any insurance. But the last time i went they said i had High Blood Pressure. I have 3 questions i hope someone can answer.

    Does Seroquel effect blood pressure?
    Is taking this drug safe if you are only taking it for insomnia?
    What exactly does this drug do to your body and how does it work?
    Should i take this?

    • ANSWER:
      Seroquel is an antipsychotic medication. It was originally only given to people with psychotic disorders--specifically schizophrenia. It is a SERIOUS medication that has recently started to be prescribed like it's nothing. It is used for bipolar & some forms of depression now, but with lawsuits pending we'll see what happens.
      I personally take Seroquel 25mg broken into 1/4 of a pill (which is a TINY amount), and I only use it when I absolutely need it. For the record, I have Bipolar, so my insomnia is more extreme than most people's. In general, I use Ambien CR & it works very well. Other medications you could consider are Trazadone, Lunesta, Sonata. Some over the counter meds are Benadryl and Unisom.
      If you don't have a mental illness, I would avoid the antipsychotics like the plague. They can cause MAJOR weight gain, uncontrollable movements with your hands & tongue (permanent), diabetes & a million other major problems. So why would you take them when there are so many options out there??
      Good luck!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Is this a good essay?
    Dear Senator Barbara Boxer,

    I am a student at Standley Middle School concerned with health, diseases caused by various meats, and animal cruelty. Animals are being slaughtered at 7 billion per year, and a 1.6 billion percentage is used for human consumption. The animals we eat today are abused and kept in factory farms or slaughterhouses, and bred in small places where they must live a horrifying life without their parents. By eating meat, we participate and encourage these horrible acts. It is finally time to take a stand and protect the environment and our animals by saying no.

    Although it is said that meat is especially healthy and valuable, as you can see it is not entirely necessary for your body. Meat carries many nutrients, as well as diseases and problems such as diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, and general cancer. Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains are all you really need to maintain a healthy organism. Vegetables and fruits are the main sources of nutrients and contain many vitamins and minerals which protect against the harmful diseases that meat provides and does not encourage animal cruelty. It may seem easy to be omnivorous and consume meat, while still protecting against it’s diseases. However, lack of complete vegetable intake is now believed to cause tumor diseases, cardiovascular disease, and degenerative diseases. By not eating meat, you’ll be eating fewer chemicals that are stuffed into the many meats we know today. Fortunately, vegetables contain vitamin A and C, which decreases your chances of cancer or any of the above listed diseases by 46%.

    Our body needs a lot of calcium, protein, fibers, carbohydrates and fats. Generally, fats are obtained from eating meats. However, meat only contains saturated fats, which come from animal sources, while plants and minerals contain healthy unsaturated fats which can easily substitute for fatty foods in order to maintain a healthy organism. Although a fiber-based diet lowers bad cholesterol, it also helps with digestion and comes from fresh fruits and whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice.

    If someone were to treat dogs and cats as other animals are treated in factory farms, they would be convicted for crime and put in jail, but what makes those other animals any less important? Today, the majority of these animals are kept in such cramped places that they can barely move, they are denied any veterinary care, abused and tortured while still conscious, and finally slaughtered. Today, farm animals do not have any legal rights the way household pets do. They are fed drugs to fatten or “spoil” them, which genetically alters them to grow at a much faster pace. Many of these animals are not slaughtered at all, but die within their own weight instead- gained from these various harmful, aging drugs. Centers for disease control state that “70-90% of chickens are infected before they are shipped to markets for sell.” Vegetarianism a healthier lifestyle that does not encourage the cruelty of these defenseless creatures.

    Although each animal suffers a great deal of pain, they each do this differently. Cows, for example, are drugged to give a larger amount of milk than naturally given, often never see their babies again, and are hung and left to die when they are too old to produce rich milk. I believe that many vegetarians believe the fair treatment of all living creatures should be legalized to prevent this cruelty. Take a stand against this treatment and say no. Thank you for your help in this matter. Remember, every life counts.

    Sincerely,
    _________________________
    Thanks! I guess I'm kind of arguing that because of how the animals are treated, they're not healthy for us.

    • ANSWER:
      Good subject. This is a fine essay for your age!

      A couple of points. Your first sentences might start too strong and alienate some in your audience immediately. Maybe words like "slaughter" and "disease" could be softened in the opening paragraph.

      Although it would require quite a bit or rewrite, you might consider also offering grass fed beef and shopping locally as an alternate to going totally vegetarian. If you arguing the treatment of animals is cruel, would it still be cruel to eat animals if they had enjoyable lives while they lived? Realistically, the audience might need a path to becoming vegetarian. The path might include LESS meat, and more ethical treatment of animals.

      Perhaps instead of of making people feel like criminals who treat animals cruelty, or support that by buying meat, you could take a different tact by reminding them that animals feel pain and fear just like our pets and ourselves.

      I might recommend dropping the last two sentences. You want the reader to reach this conclusion by your essay contents... I like the end at "say no".

      Good work and good luck!

      P.S. Sorry, I just noticed you addressed this specifically to a senator. This might change a few of my comments slightly... sorry. For example, I thought you were trying to address change to a wide audience, not affecting a politician to make change.

  35. QUESTION:
    I feel like I have a second chance at life or am I just being selfish?
    It's a long story but I'll try to keep it brief. In my early 20s I met a guy & we dated. After a few months I ended up moving in with him & his Mom. During this time he was good to me but only when he wanted to be. I felt like his mom was coming between us, so I packed up & got my own place & gave him the choice to come too or break it off. He came. A year later I found out I was pregnant & we got married for the baby's sake. I think he was looking forward to being a Dad & thought maybe when the baby came things might change. I asked him to quit drugs. He said he would & I was happy. We did ok financially for a while but after 2 or 3 years things started going bad again. He started drugs again behind my back & would stay out all night. He started hiding money & saying we were broke & I would borrow to buy diapers etc. He would often just stop talking to me for no reason. I always blamed myself for something I did to trigger it. He was verbally abusive & would throw things or shove me. Even when he's not drunk, his favorite name for me is idiot or *ss*ole. The few friends I had stopped coming around because he would give them dirty looks while they visited & treat them bad. I turned to reading & would read chapter or so a night & when I'd finish a book I'd go out & buy another on payday. He grew tired of that & stopped giving me money for them because he said I didn't spend enough time with him. Same thing happened with a few other hobbies I tried. When I met him I had my own car. It stopped running one day so I asked him if he could look at it for me & I'd get my Mom to take me to work. When I returned it was dismantled in the back yard. He cut it apart with a torch. When I asked why, he said I didn't need that piece of *hit. So I had to bum rides to get to work. We weren't even married then. Soon he stopped bringing his pay stubs home & says its none of my business. The only time I see any figures is when we get our taxes filed. The year before last his tax forms said he made a little under ,000. But he would tell me the amounts of his bi-weekly deposits ranged from 0 to 00. Last year he made almost ,000 but the deposits are the same somehow. I used to confront him but he just says if I don't like it to leave. He did claim to stop drugs when our son got a little older and I felt maybe he finally straightened himself out. He was always and still is very good to his son. In fact its a problem because he absolutely refuses to correct him & He's taught him to disrespect me on almost every level & laughs about it. While they grew closer hubby quit going places with me & stopped taking me to family functions. He rarely talked to me unless he wanted sex or his clothes washed or to *itch at me. I grew depressed. I'd cry and beg him to tell me why he hated me so much so I could change or let me go. He refused to do either. For six years he treat me this way & would tell me it isn't about me anymore, he had a son to raise. My son and I were very close when he was younger. Not a day would go by that he didn't tell me he loved me & we spent every minute together. He was my world. My only true happiness & release from all the stress. Once our son was older hubby began to buy him expensive gifts to win him over & slowly turned him away from me. I grew depressed & gained weight & little by little stopped leaving the house. My self esteem level was non-existant. During my depression years he was busy doing his thing. He took up camping & went on outings with his son, brothers & friends while I stayed home alone. He started several hobbies & bought two boats, a quad for both him & my son, & paintball stuff for both of them & other things. They've been having a blast. Then, 2 years ago I suffered a severe anxiety attack & was hospitalized. Sounds bad but I think it saved my life. I found out that I had high blood pressure & thyroid condition & began to take meds. After about 6 months I started feeling better physically & started taking an anti-depressant too. Six months after that I felt like my old self again, but in a fat body. So I started walking daily & eating less & the weight came off. I lost almost 60 LBs in the last year & a half & I feel better then I have in a LONG time. He was having so much fun that he didn't notice I was coming out of my shell again and losing weight. I started going out to the store again. I started seeing friends and talking to them again. Things are changing for me and it feels so good! I gave up on begging him to do things with me and just started going myself. During vacation last June, he noticed I spent more time with my family than I did chasing him around & all hell has broken loose since. He noticed that people were paying more attention to me. On the way home he told me he wasn't happy with me & that he was divorcing me if I didn't pay more attention to him?! I told him to go for it if that's how he felt so he kicked it up a notch & threatened to take my son away from
    I told him to get ready for the fight of his life. He backed down, but has been awful since. He insists on going everywhere I go. He stays up past his 9:00 bedtime till I go to bed like he's babysitting me. He checks my phone messages & has cut off all funds except for my grocery money. He says he isn't doing any of it on purpose but I see what he's doing. He tries to be nice to me & says he loves me. Then the next day he threatens divorce again. I guess because I never went anywhere cuz I felt ugly? He doesn't want me in the same room if my son's friends or my nephews are over. These kids are like my own kids to me. They're all I had for so long. For God's sake they are 13 & 14 yr olds. Does he think I'm gonna run off with one of them? Can someone be THAT jealous that they want to strip everything from you? I don't think I can live like this any more. Do I take the gift of a second chance at life and go or do I give him ANOTHER chance and stay?
    Thanks to everyone who responded. I think all advice given will help me put things into perspective now. One thing that has really opened my eyes even more was the urgency in what each of u wrote (except for Lucy). I took another look at what I wrote and in seeing this summary of the last 16 yrs of my life I can see why. Granted, I'm no angel. I said and did things out of desparation over the years that I'm not proud of. I grew up in a home where we got to the bottom of things immediately no matter how painful. Nothing was put off or swept under the rug. Imagine going from that to no communication at all aside from my pleading and his default answer to this day of "shut the *uck up and leave me alone!" followed by a slamming door, turned out light or him simply not uttering another word and staring right through me no matter how upset I got or loud I screamed for answers. I've never seen anything like it and 16 yrs later am still asking the same questions. u_s_s_en is right. If things
    have not been worked out by now, they're never going to be. Believe it or not, I wish they could be. I do love him but not like I used 2. He's my son's Father and always will be. I think it would be easier to just give up the fight and be what he wants me to be..."mouth sewn shut" and passive & just stay the hell out of his way person who cooks for him and does his laundry. Because it doesn't matter. I think he's got a plan. I think that's where the money's going. He doesn't want a messy divorce and child support & knows he only has 3 years till our son turns 18. He's been successful at keeping me in the loop with the mind games this long, what's 3 more years. But I promised myself I would not go past my 40th b-day with him if things didnt change & Im standing firm. I turn 40 in April. I've broken these promises 2 myself a few times in the past cuz I was afraid. See where that got me? Tho, I did get a car and put it in MY name as every time I attempted to leave in the past he would
    threaten 2 report the car stolen & have me thrown in jail. It's a start & enough that I know he knows I'm more serious now than I've ever been, which is why things R coming 2 a head. Its come down 2 fights daily. 2nite I attempted 2 try 2 explain 2 him that taking everything from me including those I love is not going 2 keep me here. He said he didn't want 2 talk again. Little does he know, that was my last attempt. He knows how I feel. I've said it enough while he pretended 2 not be listening. & if he really was tuning me out all this time, well thats even more reason 2 stop trying as he obviously doesnt care. He told me 2nite that he didn't want 2 talk because I'm probably gonna leave him anyway. (The pity card...yes Lucy, he plays victim, not me. He's the helpless one when he needs 2 make me feel bad. he can be whatever it takes 4 the moment 2 keep me hanging on. I know them all & recognize them. I don't fall 4 it anymore) I left the room calmly & shut the door. The table's turning!
    & 2 U Lucy, I could care less what U believe. As ouragon stated, you've obviously never been in an abusive relationship. Good for U! But I don't think it's because you're smarter than everyone else. U see, there is always an abuser type and a "victim" type, as U call it. & if you're not the victim type, well then we all know what U R. You're the type of woman that keeps the abusive *ssholes going. You're the Mother of the abusive son who defends his actions no matter what. The females always wrong. U give them a place to fall when their overly dramatic wife finally wises the hell up & throws their asses out. You baby them & send them back out 2 do it again 2 another woman. You're the wife that sits back & makes excuses for her abusive hubby's actions so all the other gals at the auxilliary club will think you've got everything 2gether & won't whisper behind your back. U R the reason there R men like this. Had U noticed I said my hubby still lived with his Mom when I met him? He was 24
    4 Christ's sake. Should have been a RED flag. She babied him. She said things about his Brother's wive's that sounded very similar 2 your post 2 me. She called them bitches, gold diggers, wh*res. She had 7 sons & not 1 of them was capable of being wrong. Out of the 7 only 2 have not gone through this. 1, because he isn't married & the other because he actually turned out normal. & I bet u would say she had nothing 2 do with what kind of men they turned out 2 be. I've actually witnessed her getting in the middle of her son's squabbles...throwing the wife out & sitting him down 2 make em a hot meal & offering 2 make a bed up 4 him since he couldn't go home. My Mom would have told him U made your bed U lie in it. Sorry. I feel stupid 4 believing I could change my guy & 16 yrs later in the same place as I was back then. But Im killing the potential cycle of my son becoming his father some day. I'm done now. U can go ahead & stick ur head back up your *ss where people only read at the
    library & no one ever bums a ride from their parents because they have no alternative. In your *ss ppl would never use the word "drugs" in place of actually typing out the words "coke" (freebased and snorted), "weed", "crack", "speed", "prescription drugs" and "whatever the hell alse he could get his hands on" as I've done. For in your *ss there's no concept of trying to save space in a 1000 word limit post! In your *ss men who make money can never become drug addicts! You better tell half of Hollywood that because I don't think they're in tune with your *ss either...like me. Hell, I wanna be up your *ss if a functional drug user is the WORST it gets. What a world that must be! And recreational users are quite acceptable there. Which one R U? I take it there R no children there since U obviously know nothing about them. But hey at least U get "All My Children" on your *ss TV & obviously get 2 watch it all day. How else would U know that all of us outside yer *ass were just like them?
    & furthermore if there are "many women who fell pregnant in their early 20's whose boyfriend did not "do the right thing"" up there in yer *ss who would rather marry them & take the abuse 4 the rest of their lives & have their child live with the fighting his entire childhood AND be GRATEFUL 4 it!!! Dam* crazy world your *ss must be! Personally I think you're high on your own *ss fumes, but what do I know about anyone being high? Ta-Ta, Dear Lucy...good luck in your perfect *ss world!

    • ANSWER:
      The person who picks holes in your stories has doubtless never lived in an abusive relationship. You have, and I have too. RUN away from this man and take your son with you.If you need help call 800.799.SAFE (Nat'l Domestic Violence Hotline). They can help you put together a plan to leave safely. Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why was i even born? I'm a disgrace?
    Not trolling.
    I don't know where to begin really. My parents favor my younger sister. They treat her better than me. They always me 'why can't you be like your sister?' Then when my sister does something wrong, my dad goes 'you're becoming like (my name)' One time my mom was yelling at me and she said that she doesn't like me and that i give her high blood pressure. I get A's and B's and i'm in honors classes (I don't feel smart enough, everyone else gets straight A's, then there's me), i'm quiet at home, i don't do drugs, i'm not out there being a promiscuous girl like some of the people at school. Then i'm really really ugly. I have acne scarring and bad skin. My mom doesn't let me wear makeup besides Mascara. Well mascara isn't going to look good if you have Acne all over your face. I'm not talented like the other kids at school. They're all good at something and i'm not. I used to be able to sing, i can't sing anymore. I suck at the track team & any other sport that involves physical contact with a ball. Not being able to do any sports will ruin my chances of getting into a great college with a scholarship which equals a disappointment to my parents and the family. My little sister is more athletic and everybody likes her and calls her cute.

    Why was i even born? Everyone treats me like i don't have feelings. I feel like i have no use in this world...
    Well my dad called me fat three times...I'm 5'6 and i'm 119 pounds....
    So i don't eat as much as i used to...I skip breakfast and lunch sometimes.
    I'm not looking for people to feel bad for me. Maybe if you were a little more considerate and you put yourself in my shoes, you'd see how i feel. I just came on here so that someone could help me. You don't know how much i think about suicide, but i haven't acted on it yet. I once told my mom that i was sad and she yelled at me for being too depressed. Worthlessness feels terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      Your parents are missing out. My Dad acted the same way, only towards all of us (two brothers, three sisters). It wasn't until he saw his first grandchild that he realized he had been a fool with his own kids. You are not the problem, your parents are. There isn't anything you can do to fix them, sorry. I know how bad they make you feel. All I can say try not to believe the hurtful and stupid things they say and make friends with people who accept you as you are! If you have any supportive relatives communicate with them regularly. (I had a wonderful Grandma!) Your parents do not know the future, no one does. Your future will be determined by you, not them. Try not to hate your sister. She is being abused as much as you are, though it may not seem that way now. Being the "good" one is just as terrible as being the "black sheep" (I was the "good" one). Your parents are using both of you to fulfill their dreams. Good for you that you're not doing anything stupid, like drugs or sex. Some teenagers act out in ways that could set them on a very bad path for years! You are not responsible for your parents in any way! Everyone is good at something! You write very well, for instance! As far as beauty goes, it's one thing you can do a lot about. Some girls have "natural" beauty and look great right out of bed. Most of us need a little help. You may have to wait until your parents are more accepting of more make-up but for now you can learn how to use it and practice at home until you look "natural" and pretty. I don't know a lot about it but you could try going to a nearby salon and see if they have free demonstrations or inexpensive ones. Maybe there are some approachable girls at school you could ask for advice? (I learned from my older sister and cousin, who owns a salon). I was your height and 130 and had all the male attention I could handle at 16, so I don't know what your Dad's thinking!

      I'm sorry your parents are being so selfish and short-sighted. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    back sores (not muscle or bone) and it could be nerve problems. what kind of drug or vitamine could help?
    I have high blood pressure and my back sores all the time. (not muscle sore). I think it could be caused by the nerves. Is there anything I can use to treat this problem? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to have this checked out by a doctor.

      If you are having lower back pain and have high blood pressure, there is a chance that you could have a kidney problem.

      Talk to your doctor.

      Good luck
      A.D.

  38. QUESTION:
    Lately ive been getting really bad tremors and getting worse? Please read?
    So for a few months now ive been getting tremors it started out mild nothting really to worry about. I do have high blood pressure i just got on a new blood pressure pill and now my pressure is great i was really stressed out and plus pain to dose cause blood pressure but it was both stress and pain i get really bad migrains and sinuse pain i had 3 surgies on my inside of my nose and i still get sinus pain and bad migrains so i get stressed out about it cause the migrains i get our savere and i have to take darvocet and motrin to stop the headaches or if it's worse i'll take a norco 10/325 with a motrin both work but i don't want to be on pain meds all my life so i got put on a new blood pressure pill for my pressure / migrains & the tremors i have been getting for the last past 3 months now they seem to be getting worse my blood pressure sometime the top number would be really high like around the 160s bottom number would be around the 80s a few weeks ago it was really bad around 175 over 82 if iam correct with the bottom number but iam really sure about the top number 175 so that day at the doctors thats when i was put on a new blood pressure pill and i menthiond to my doctor i would get tremors sometimes just about everyday sometimes bad wons today i was really twitching my blood pressure was great but the tremors and migrains now i have the migraisn and blood pressure under control but iam getting worried about these tremors/twitching i get it in my hands and even in my body and legs our really wobbley going down the steps. Not this reminds me of michael j fox with his parkinson's cause i move like him and can sit still somtimes. So today my mom had to give me two 10mg valium to help me out ause i know there a sedative and is for tremors and know valium helps treat seizures i know all about the drug i used to take it for panic attacks so please dont get mad at me for taking two of my moms valium she gave them to me to help cause i used to take them before now if i never took them before then i would of touched them. Iam sorry about the writing and alittle bit of miss spelled words i was writing this in a hurry cause iam kinda scared and i wanted to know if it's somthing to be worried and concerned about cause i am worried right. If this keeps up in another 2 weeks iam going back to my doctor and getting some tests done I was with my family outside on the 4th of july lighting fireworks and had a great time i got the best fireworks at a warehouse where they were selling fireworks very cheap i bought these festival balls aka reload shells six balls one tube and my hands were shacking so bad i could hard light fireworks but i diden't let that get in my way cause i love two spend time with my family and light fireworks. Now iam 20 years old 170lbs 5'11 i take care of myself i lift weights and go for a hour to 2 hour walks and listen to music to keep in sahp cause i used to weigh 205lbs very bad i used to drink so much pop and eat junk now i eat right. Now my dad had high blood pressure when he was 19 years old and the doctor said it's probably hereditary thats why i have it but dose high blood pressure cause savere tremors but i have my blood pressure under control it's great just really twitching scary now iam going to talk to my doctor if i still have this problem now i just started taking this new medication and probably takes a few weeks to a month to fully work in my system it's the 5th day now that ive been on it now. If i get worse in the next few days iam going to ask my doctor to put me on valium just till we get this under control. But could anyone help Like i said forgive my writing just scared and worried

    • ANSWER:
      Despite the fact that your question includes many words, it does not contain sufficient information.

      What blood pressure medication are you taking.
      Since you indicate that you have both sinus issues and migraine attacks, perhaps you could elaborate on the type of migraine you do get.
      You also didn't tell us when your tremors occur. Randomly? When your hands are at rest? You indicated that the tremors were so bad that you could barely light the fireworks. Did the tremors begin before you attempted to light the fireworks or when you were actually doing it?
      Aside from responding to valium, do your tremors respond to alcohol?

      All that aside, how's your anxiety and stress level? It sound high and that could be the cause of your tremors. You wouldn't be the first younger person to have stress and tremors. You did describe panic attacks in the past so that should tell you something.

      How old were you when you first started having migraines?

      It is possible that the tremors are actually caused by the drop in blood pressure. The shakiness on the stairs may be an indication of the drop.

      How about creating a chronological chart of the symptoms (all symptoms whether sinus, migraine, panic attacks, blood pressure, weight loss, diet, supplements and so forth. In this time line you will insert the meds, the change in symptoms and so forth? This chart/list should go to your doctor. And so should you.

  39. QUESTION:
    There was an interesting study on all these promotions for male enhancement? The study showed that many?
    young people are taking the Viagra, Enzyte, etc., that have no diabetes or anything wrong with their abilities. That they are taking it for sport? Do you feel that this should be treated with concern for the morals here in America, and politically work this out that a person with no physical problems should be taking these pills ever? The study does show side effects from over use and they have no long term knowledge (guinea pigs) of the effects of these pills either. Sex is a drug in itself, and it is being promoted like a prostitute, instead it is in pill form and the pharmeceutical companies are cleaning up? shouldn't we be able to get our high blood pressure pills over the counter? And any other drug that is so necessary that we could die without them? Rather than pay enormous amounts for these pills? A doctor's cost and the prescription? Pharmaceutical companies are standing in the way of our health programs as well. And they are dictating with government what we can or can't have

    • ANSWER:
      It's an interesting question. I mean male "get r up" drugs should really be an optional treatment....you know like cosmetic surgery, etc.

      We really should be able to get high blood pressure and other life saving medications over the counter.

      But welcome to American health care...

  40. QUESTION:
    Water Fasting to lose weight? How much have you lost?
    I'm doing a water fast, I wanna do it for 10 days but I might do it for more - I wanna lose 20 pounds. For those of you that dont know, Water fasting refers to person abstaining from food and taking only water. It is a healthy form of fasting. It is a safe method of healing.
    So has anyone done it before? How much have you lost?

    Benefits of Water Fasting

    Cleanses circulatory, respiratory, urinary and digestive systems and destroys all impurities in the body. Deposits of uric acid are eliminated.
    One heals and gets detoxified more easily with water fasting. The digestive passageways as well as organs are able to rest completely, which allows the energy flowing to be used for cleansing and repairing of damaged tissues.
    It is effective in treating Diabetes type II
    Body balance is restored through elimination of wastes.
    Very good treatment for obesity.
    It is beneficial in epilepsy condition. It reduces the length, severity and number of seizures.
    It helps in improving poor immune functioning while fasting.
    It increases the cell mediated immunity as well as immunoglobulin levels.
    It increases one’s life-span.
    It provides relief to the digestive system.
    It is helpful in chronic cases of cardiovascular diseases as well as congestive heart failure, reduces tryglycerides, athermos, increased HDL levels and total cholesterol.
    It controls allergic reactions such as hay fever and asthma.
    Water fasting helps dries up the accumulation of abnormal fluids such as edema in the legs and ankles and swelling in the abdomen.
    High blood pressure is corrected within weeks without the usage of drugs.
    It restores your taste buds for wholesome food items.
    Helps in overcoming addictions and bad habits. It reduces cravings, caffeine, alcohol as well as other drugs.
    Makes you feel motivated to start something new and begin life fresh again.
    Water fasting helps one lose weight.
    It is helpful in treating osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis.
    It increases the deposits of new bone area that are affected by osteoporosis.
    Psychosomatic diseases also respond to water fasting.

    • ANSWER:
      The longest ive gone was 15 days I'm gonna shoot for 30 next! :) The most ive lost was round 15-20 pounds in 8 days I wasn't overweight either. Exercise helps tons also!

  41. QUESTION:
    Recreational uses of Hydrochlorothiazide??? Small round peach pill with Z 2083.?
    I am curious if any one has heard of any recreational uses for hydrochlorothiazide, small round peach colored pill with z 2083 stamped on it? and if so for what? I know it is a diuretic often prescribed to treat fluid retention as well as given to people with high blood pressure. But I am curious if any one out there has heard of any other uses for this drug?

    Please only academic answers or personal experiences, no smart a$%$# replies, no I am not looking to use this drug for the fun of it, I just want to know if there is anything the kids might be doing with it???

    Thanks A Bunch
    Would it have any uses as far as between the sheets goes? Or taken with alcohol, would if have a euphoric effect etc?

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't sound like there's anything interesting about it, so I doubt "the kids" are interested.

  42. QUESTION:
    can you correct and/or modify some thing for my example essay?
    example essays are like persuasive essays but uses example essays to prove a point

    Legalization of Marijuana
    What is Marijuana? Marijuana is an illegal substance that is used by millions of regular smokers and millions more who are infrequent smokers. It is a type of hallucinogen that is derived from a Hemp plant. Marijuana causes a “high” that a person feels due to the elevated amounts of THC in the body. Why should marijuana be legalized? Marijuana should be legalized because it can decrease crime, increase state revenue, and it is not as unhealthy as other drugs out there.

    Crime is one thing that could come from legalizing marijuana but instead of increasing it like many people would think it could help decrease crime rate. The crime rate would be lowered because all the people who would go to jail for smoking in can’t due to its legality. It could also reduce the flow of the American economy to international criminal gangs. Marijuana's illegality makes foreign cultivation and smuggling to the United States extremely profitable, sending billions of dollars overseas in an underground economy while diverting funds from productive economic development. The legality of marijuana would cause gangs to have less power because they’re money is being taken away from them limiting what they are able to do and buy by eliminating one of their biggest profits. Legalizing marijuana can also put more police on the street to help protect our society. Instead of locking up 750,000 people a year, the law enforcement would have more time to come out and help the society. Marijuana possession arrests makes justice less efficient in the United States by wasting jail space, clogging up court systems, and diverting time of police, attorneys, judges, and corrections officials away from violent crimes such as sexual abuse of children, and terrorism.

    A recent government survey tell us that nearly 98 million Americans have smoke marijuana in their life time and out of that 14 million of them used the drug a month before the survey was taken. Another survey taken in 2006 told us that among 10th graders, 14.2 percent were current users. Among 12th graders, 42.3 percent have tried marijuana at least once, and about 18 percent were current users. With the amount of people smoking and you have to wonder how much money was spent buying all the marijuana. If it was legalized all the money that is being given to drug dealers, drug cartels, and other gangs could be used to increase state revenue if it was legalized in California.

    Is marijuana as bad as people say it is? Marijuana seems like a it is not as bad as other drugs available to people. One example of this is alcohol. Alcohol can damage your liver and can lead to death if too much is consumed at one time due to liver failure. Alcohol is also addictive, unlike marijuana; it can become needed in your body after it is consumed on a regular basis and this is called alcohol dependency. From alcohol dependency if a person decides to stop drinking it can lead to severe problems such as mental problems and on some cases it can lead to death. Tabasco is another drug which can be more dangerous than marijuana. It is very addictive because of nicotine in it and it a short term it can raise blood pressure, heart rate, and flow of blood to the heart. Some long term effects of smoking and chewing tobacco are of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder. In addition, smoking is known to contribute to cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys. These are just a small example of some of the many effects tobacco can have on the body. Unlike tobacco and alcohol marijuana has some positive medical values. Marijuana provides relief from pain, nausea, spasticity, and other symptoms for many individuals who have not been treated successfully with conventional medications. Many people prefer marijuana to the use of alcohol and cigarettes as a mild and moderate way to relax and most marijuana users over time develop a tolerance to the side effects of marijuana.

    Marijuana is a safer drug than tobacco and alcohol and it is widely used so why shouldn’t it be legalized? Plus there are numerous positive outcomes of legalizing marijuana that don’t come with the tobacco or alcohol industry. If anything should an illegal substance it should be tobacco.

    • ANSWER:
      1.) Don't ask questions and then answer them. NEVER ASK QUESTIONS. NEVER IN A PERSUASIVE ESSAY. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. State it as if it was a fact. Why should, why shouldn't, etc are all no-nos.

      Second:

      Marijuana should be legalized because it can decrease crime, increase state revenue, and it is not as unhealthy as other drugs out there. <- Unclear pronoun reference. What is it? Is it the legalization or the drug?The legality of marijuana would cause gangs to have less power because they’re money

      Crime is one thing that could come from legalizing marijuana but instead of increasing it like many people would think it could help decrease crime rate. <- This could be deleted since you say the same thing in the next sentence.

      The legality of marijuana would cause gangs to have less power because they’re money <- THEIR money. Not they're.

      Marijuana possession arrests makes justice less efficient in the United States by wasting jail space, clogging up court systems, and diverting time of police, attorneys, judges, and corrections officials away from violent crimes such as sexual abuse of children, and terrorism. <- add the between diverting and time and take away comma after children and before and. No comma if there are only two items in a list.

      Second paragraph starts off good. I was thinking, "oo data, that's always good" then you bombed it by using you and using "to wonder how much money was spent." You could say something like, "given these statistics, it is clear that a huge sum of money was spent," a much stronger argument.

      Alcohol can damage your liver and can lead to death if too much is consumed at one time due to liver failure. <- this sentence says that consumption is caused by liver failure. Fix it.

      Alcohol is also addictive, unlike marijuana <- blatantly false statement.

      If anything should an illegal substance it should be tobacco. <- irrelevant.

      Extremely wordy.

  43. QUESTION:
    well read this i dont care u wouldnt understand it anyways?
    so today is the 8th of October and and as always thanks to my low self-steem i skipped again i know that at this rate i not going to be a chiropractor but i just want to be accepted and i guess i do it not because i want to or because Luis makes me but because i want to be accepted i want to be like Luis so cool everyone loves him pretty boy who drives and the girls fall for him and i guess i want that but there is nothing i can do about it i mean i would give anything to live a day like him i mean his mom is so nice he works has a pretty face has a sickbay a ps3 a laptop he drives like i mention before every girl falls for him and he always has money i know people say that people think that the grass is always greener on the side but to me it's true because well at least hes healthy and I'm not well i would give anything to be like him or at least have his health but there's nothing i can do because i a loser and a sick loser at it i was born premature(sick) i grew up sick and i betcha I'm going to die sick ever since i was born people treated me bad the only two people in this world that treated me with love were my grandpa and my step-dad but there both gone which is why i don't believe in god he took my health then step-dad and the my grandpa but he also took the love of my life so yeah i was born a loser and i will die a loser there is nothing i can do about sure pole might stay in school go to college after high school get an education but i can't afford college or get a scholarship so why try because you what my mom doesn't believe in me she also thinks I'm a loser who can't do shit and i don't care because i'm tired of her screams and cursing shes always yelling at me and cursing so you what sometimes i wish i was death because i don't have a purpose in life i think i need psychological help to get over this but i can't tell my mom because she thinks psychologies are for crazy people only so i think this letter to get this off my chest maybe one day ill find my purpose in life and my maybe pigs will fly because you know what you can't follow your dreams if you don't have the resources but i do two dreams to my little girl(i called the girl i love my little girl) and become i doctor and like i mention i won't be able because i don't have the resources but because i'm loser i don't deserve to have anything because i'm a loser so why waste my time if i had someone or something to fight for i would but everything i love leaves or dies and i don't to suffer anymore which why i listen to the song donde esta el amor(where is the love) a lot becuase i can't seen to find like Luis, and well i also don't believe in happiness which why i ask myself every single freaking day what the meaning of life is?because the first i see when i wake up is a freaking dialysis machine there drugs dealer out there people killing people and bin laden and george bush and yet me someone who used to have straight A's got sick and when i got my disease i started falling down because theres no point know that your going to be attach to a machine the rest of your life did i mention i'm 16 i didn't how rude well i am so you see all i ever wanted was to be an average kid be to swim have normal blood pressure(i have low bp instead of high bp for some weird reason)be able to play sport specially my favorite one soccer because well im hispanic and have a job i know i can get a job(my doctor told me) but my mom won't let using my disease as an excuse and since i can't drive because my mom won't let my brother who is 21 teach me it hurts to how all of my friends drive and have jobs and hanging out without me because they are tired of paying for me so people might say why don't you talk to your mom and respond talk to the lady that says mother fucker to her own son which why i dont get along with her i mean i can forgive but i can't forget take my gradma for example she use to beat the crap out me and my brother and now i dont talk to her anymore i mean shes back in my country but i dont talk to her on the phone sometimes she wants to talk to me but i dont and i know american people say were invading america but here we're free and this is why i love america more than my own country and even though im not a citizen i wish i could be one because i like this country better than my own so i wish so people would understand that well i leave you but remember this i'm still looking for a purpose!

    • ANSWER:
      :( Wow... that sucks a lot. Maybe you don't want advice... and you've probably heard this before... but try to like yourself more. Then others will like you. I wish you luck... I used to have similar such issues. But I made my life better.

  44. QUESTION:
    psychological help??!!?
    so today is the 8th of October and and as always thanks to my low self-steem i skipped again i know that at this rate i not going to be a chiropractor but i just want to be accepted and i guess i do it not because i want to or because Luis makes me but because i want to be accepted i want to be like Luis so cool everyone loves him pretty boy who drives and the girls fall for him and i guess i want that but there is nothing i can do about it i mean i would give anything to live a day like him i mean his mom is so nice he works has a pretty face has a sickbay a ps3 a laptop he drives like i mention before every girl falls for him and he always has money i know people say that people think that the grass is always greener on the side but to me it's true because well at least hes healthy and I'm not well i would give anything to be like him or at least have his health but there's nothing i can do because i a loser and a sick loser at it i was born premature(sick) i grew up sick and i betcha I'm going to die sick ever since i was born people treated me bad the only two people in this world that treated me with love were my grandpa and my step-dad but there both gone which is why i don't believe in god he took my health then step-dad and the my grandpa but he also took the love of my life so yeah i was born a loser and i will die a loser there is nothing i can do about sure pole might stay in school go to college after high school get an education but i can't afford college or get a scholarship so why try because you what my mom doesn't believe in me she also thinks I'm a loser who can't do shit and i don't care because i'm tired of her screams and cursing shes always yelling at me and cursing so you what sometimes i wish i was death because i don't have a purpose in life i think i need psychological help to get over this but i can't tell my mom because she thinks psychologies are for crazy people only so i think this letter to get this off my chest maybe one day ill find my purpose in life and my maybe pigs will fly because you know what you can't follow your dreams if you don't have the resources but i do two dreams to my little girl(i called the girl i love my little girl) and become i doctor and like i mention i won't be able because i don't have the resources but because i'm loser i don't deserve to have anything because i'm a loser so why waste my time if i had someone or something to fight for i would but everything i love leaves or dies and i don't to suffer anymore which why i listen to the song donde esta el amor(where is the love) a lot becuase i can't seen to find like Luis, and well i also don't believe in happiness which why i ask myself every single freaking day what the meaning of life is?because the first i see when i wake up is a freaking dialysis machine there drugs dealer out there people killing people and bin laden and george bush and yet me someone who used to have straight A's got sick and when i got my disease i started falling down because theres no point know that your going to be attach to a machine the rest of your life did i mention i'm 16 i didn't how rude well i am so you see all i ever wanted was to be an average kid be to swim have normal blood pressure(i have low bp instead of high bp for some weird reason)be able to play sport specially my favorite one soccer because well im hispanic and have a job i know i can get a job(my doctor told me) but my mom won't let using my disease as an excuse and since i can't drive because my mom won't let my brother who is 21 teach me it hurts to how all of my friends drive and have jobs and hanging out without me because they are tired of paying for me so people might say why don't you talk to your mom and respond talk to the lady that says mother fucker to her own son which why i dont get along with her i mean i can forgive but i can't forget take my gradma for example she use to beat the crap out me and my brother and now i dont talk to her anymore i mean shes back in my country but i dont talk to her on the phone sometimes she wants to talk to me but i dont and i know american people say were invading america but here we're free and this is why i love america more than my own country and even though im not a citizen i wish i could be one because i like this country better than my own so i wish so people would understand that well i leave you but remember this i'm still looking for a purpose!

    • ANSWER:
      My my my. It sounds like you’re really in state of passionate self rejection. That usually comes from a continuous of criticism in your life. It can lead to manic depression as well as mania in the forms of what we’re seeing here. A great deal of confusing verbal clutter. It sounds like your thoughts are all over the place. 1. You want to feel accepted. Well, welcome to the world. The main goal of every human being is to feel what you are feeling. God accepts you for who you are. As long as you seek human acceptance you’re going to have your expectations fulfilled. That’s rejection leading to that loss of hope you so desperately put into words here. And 2. I think you want to be loved unconditionally. The only true sense of that word in every single molecule is looking toward Heaven not toward earthy sinful humans capable of making horrific choices on your behalf. You are loved just because you are. Take some peace in that.

      Finally, make lists. What do you want to be? Who are you deep inside? Write down your best character traits. The worst too. Identify who you truly are. Then make a list of all the things you want to do with that person. Go do it! You’ll begin to feel a bigger part of this journey we call life….

  45. QUESTION:
    whats the point??! ?
    so today is the 8th of October and and as always thanks to my low self-steem i skipped again i know that at this rate i not going to be a chiropractor but i just want to be accepted and i guess i do it not because i want to or because Luis makes me but because i want to be accepted i want to be like Luis so cool everyone loves him pretty boy who drives and the girls fall for him and i guess i want that but there is nothing i can do about it i mean i would give anything to live a day like him i mean his mom is so nice he works has a pretty face has a sickbay a ps3 a laptop he drives like i mention before every girl falls for him and he always has money i know people say that people think that the grass is always greener on the side but to me it's true because well at least hes healthy and I'm not well i would give anything to be like him or at least have his health but there's nothing i can do because i a loser and a sick loser at it i was born premature(sick) i grew up sick and i betcha I'm going to die sick ever since i was born people treated me bad the only two people in this world that treated me with love were my grandpa and my step-dad but there both gone which is why i don't believe in god he took my health then step-dad and the my grandpa but he also took the love of my life so yeah i was born a loser and i will die a loser there is nothing i can do about sure pole might stay in school go to college after high school get an education but i can't afford college or get a scholarship so why try because you what my mom doesn't believe in me she also thinks I'm a loser who can't do **** and i don't care because i'm tired of her screams and cursing shes always yelling at me and cursing so you what sometimes i wish i was death because i don't have a purpose in life i think i need psychological help to get over this but i can't tell my mom because she thinks psychologies are for crazy people only so i think this letter to get this off my chest maybe one day ill find my purpose in life and my maybe pigs will fly because you know what you can't follow your dreams if you don't have the resources but i do two dreams to my little girl(i called the girl i love my little girl) and become i doctor and like i mention i won't be able because i don't have the resources but because i'm loser i don't deserve to have anything because i'm a loser so why waste my time if i had someone or something to fight for i would but everything i love leaves or dies and i don't to suffer anymore which why i listen to the song donde esta el amor(where is the love) a lot becuase i can't seen to find like Luis, and well i also don't believe in happiness which why i ask myself every single freaking day what the meaning of life is?because the first i see when i wake up is a freaking dialysis machine there drugs dealer out there people killing people and bin laden and george bush and yet me someone who used to have straight A's got sick and when i got my disease i started falling down because theres no point know that your going to be attach to a machine the rest of your life did i mention i'm 16 i didn't how rude well i am so you see all i ever wanted was to be an average kid be to swim have normal blood pressure(i have low bp instead of high bp for some weird reason)be able to play sport specially my favorite one soccer because well im hispanic and have a job i know i can get a job(my doctor told me) but my mom won't let using my disease as an excuse and since i can't drive because my mom won't let my brother who is 21 teach me it hurts to how all of my friends drive and have jobs and hanging out without me because they are tired of paying for me so people might say why don't you talk to your mom and respond talk to the lady that says mother ****** to her own son which why i dont get along with her i mean i can forgive but i can't forget take my gradma for example she use to beat the crap out me and my brother and now i dont talk to her anymore i mean shes back in my country but i dont talk to her on the phone sometimes she wants to talk to me but i dont and i know american people say were invading america but here we're free and this is why i love america more than my own country and even though im not a citizen i wish i could be one because i like this country better than my own so i wish so people would understand that well i leave you but remember this i'm still looking for a purpose!

    • ANSWER:
      yea i totally understand, by the way this is the longest question i've ever seen

  46. QUESTION:
    I have pcos, I was diagnosed 4 years ago, but never treated, How do I get it under Control?
    I am 21 years old, I was diagnosed with pcos at 17. I have never been treated. I know what causes it, and I have done allot of research on pcos. every D.r I go to tells me to loose weight, It will help. I have tried for years, even before I was diagnosed, I just cant. If I do I gain it back extremely fast.. The only thing that helped me loose a significant amount of weight, to start with was the use of illegal drugs, and starving myself.. That cant be healthy!! If I don not loose the weight, I can not get pregnant. my blood pressure stays high even on medicine it gets close to 300/125.. Last summer I dropped 60 lbs with out the use of drugs, but to do so I had to starve my self for months, eating only one meal a day of rice and veggies for 6 months... As soon as I started eating again even just a healthy diet I gained it all back.. I have tried every diet plan, every diet drug, exercise very regularly.. Im about to loose my mind obsessing over it.. Is there any one with any information, or advice to give me on this??

    • ANSWER:
      Hello...
      I feel for you.My daughter has PCOS.She is taking

      Metfomin
      Birth Control Pills
      and a Diuretic

      It is extremely hard to lose weight with this.
      Please find another doctor who will treat you.
      Also it is extremely hard to get pregnant

      I wish you the best of luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    How to deal with a controlling alcoholic OCD Dad?
    My Dad is making me lose my mind.

    I'm 19, go to a community college (am in my second semester), get mostly As and some Bs... my parents pay for my schooling. I appreciate it everyday!
    I'm an aspiring audio engineer... i study every aspect of the profession on a daily basis. I have a 100 average in all my Music classes thus far and have been told by my engineering teachers that THIS IS the path for me.
    -I work 25+ hours a week at a grocery store but am starting to actively look for internships.
    -I'm in a jam band with 9 other friends (on drums). We chill nearly daily, play disc golf, motivate each other to achieve our dreams, and go out drinking and partying on weekends. None of us are reckless... none of us do "hard drugs"... Most of my friends smoke weed, but I haven't in months because it makes me too lazy. I just stick to the weekend brews, by personal decision.
    -I paid for my car with my own cash.

    My Dad is the only gloom on these great college years. He drinks a 30 pack of Keystone every night and smokes a pack of cigarettes a day... You can see his lifestyle all over his face...
    He has extremely high blood pressure and is very high strung in general. We can be having a conversation and all of a sudden he will start yelling.
    He has OCD... which is frustrating for me because i'm incredibly chilled out. I've got long dreadlocks... (i'm a little part black so i can pull them off extremely well, but my dad HATES it)
    he is constantly closing doors, yelling at me for leaving my bedroom light on for just 3 or 4 minutes while i am downstairs, and yelling at my mother for every ridiculous reason imaginable.

    I believe it is a defense mechanism. He tries to nitpick every small fault of others around him to justify his alcoholism and life threatening ways.

    Not only that, but he uses the fact that i live at home against me. I constantly hear "You live in this house! My rules!", even telling them i'm going to sleep over at a friends house on a weekend night.

    I feel like i can't mature in this environment. I know this has turned into a ramble... but how do you young adults deal with an irresponsible parent that can't help but treat you like a little boy?!
    Thanks for the advice everybody. I really don't fear for my own safety around my father... I just have trouble standing by when there is such a negative energy in the house. I care about my parents and have always respected their rules (never broke curfew in my life...).

    Again, thanks for all your answers.
    They are all taken to heart!

    • ANSWER:
      Get a scholarship and an apartment. It's time to move on. You can't change your dad, but you can stop him and his choices from affecting your life and your future. Don't drink- you are underage and it is against the law. You could ruin a very promising future, and it isn't worth the risk. Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    health questions. help?
    SIDS can be caused by
    A. smoking during pregnancy.
    B. smoking before pregnancy.
    C. drinking alcohol after the baby is born.
    D. drinking alcohol before conception.
    2.
    When offered alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, you should
    A. call your parents right away.
    B. stand by your peers and do as they do.
    C. stand by your values and make healthy decisions.
    D. let your best friend decide for you.
    3.
    Which of the following explains marijuana's effect on memory?
    A. Marijuana does not have any effect on memory.
    B. Marijuana is a stimulant, therefore memory is improved.
    C. Marijuana is a hallucinogenic drug therefore memory is unaffected.
    D. Marijuana decreases short-term memory.
    4.
    The following is a good resource for making healthy decisions about drugs:
    A. television
    B. magazines
    C. your parents
    D. an addicted friend
    5.
    Crack is classified as a
    A. stimulant.
    B. narcotic.
    C. depressant.
    D. hallucinogen.
    6.
    Which is true about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?
    A. It can sometimes happen when a person does not drink during pregnancy.
    B. It can happen if the female drinks just before the time that she became pregnant.
    C. It can occur with light to moderate drinking.
    D. In order to have FAS, the pregnant female must be an alcoholic.
    7.
    Marijuana contains __________.
    A. DDT
    B. cocaine
    C. THC
    D. amphetamines
    8.
    Which is false about drug addiction?
    A. Most illegal drugs are addicting.
    B. Addiction always occurs immediately after the first time a person uses a drug.
    C. Addiction can be easily cured.
    D. Addiction can occur after the first few uses of a drug.
    9.
    What can be caused if a pregnant woman drinks alcohol?
    A. MS
    B. FAS
    C. TB
    D. MMR
    10.
    Quitting smoking has which of the following effects on the lungs?
    A. None, the damage is permanent.
    B. Risks of lung cancer decrease.
    C. Risks of high blood pressure increase.
    D. Risks of epilepsy decrease.
    11.
    Which of the following diseases has marijuana been effective in treating the symptoms?
    A. Cancer
    B. Sickle cell anemia
    C. The common cold
    D. Glaucoma
    12.
    Alcohol poisoning is dangerous because too much alcohol
    A. causes hallucinations.
    B. affects the nerves that control respiration and gag reflexes.
    C. causes a temporary lapse in the ability to speak.
    D. affects the neurotransmitters that control eyesight.
    13.
    The majority of alcohol in the blood stream is detoxified in the __________.
    A. heart
    B. liver
    C. kidneys
    D. brain
    14.
    People who use hallucinogens often experience
    A. increase in bodily control.
    B. enhanced judgment and reasoning.
    C. impairment of judgment and reasoning.
    D. increased concentration.
    15.
    Which is a risk of using smokeless tobacco?
    A. dental problems
    B. tongue and gum problems
    C. throat and mouth cancer
    D. all of the above
    16.
    People who drive drunk
    A. drive with no negative effects on coordination or control.
    B. usually make it home alive.
    C. drive under the speed limit.
    D. are committing a crime.
    17.
    Which is true about alcohol poisoning?
    A. It can result from even low blood alcohol content.
    B. It occurs only as a result of alcohol addiction.
    C. It can result in bleeding out.
    D. It can result in respiratory failure.
    18.
    Drinking alcohol is especially dangerous when combined with which of the following?
    A. hallucinogens
    B. narcotics
    C. amphetamines
    D. all of the above
    19.
    Which is true about steroids?
    A. Steroids build strength without long-term effects.
    B. Steroids do not cause anger management issues.
    C. Steroids can cause lifelong physical and psychological damage.
    D. Cortical steroids are good for building muscle.
    20.
    Stimulants
    A. can slow down the brain's reactions.
    B. are not addicting.
    C. can excite the central nervous system.
    D. can cause ulcers.
    21.
    Alcohol is a dangerous drug because it
    A. can change the way the mind and body function.
    B. changes the way you look to other people.
    C. makes you believe you are invincible.
    D. cannot absorb into the bloodstream.
    22.
    The following is a good strategy for avoiding alcohol and drugs:
    A. be easy-going
    B. be assertive
    C. experiment
    D. reconsider
    23.
    Which of the following is most often affected by long-term alcohol abuse?
    A. Bone marrow
    B. The liver
    C. Eyesight
    D. The epidermis
    24.
    Which of the following is true about alcohol?
    A. lowers social inhibitions
    B. causes hallucinations
    C. increases reaction time
    D. aids in decision making
    25.
    Nicotine is
    A. tar.
    B. the addictive substance in marijuana.
    C. the addictive substance in tobacco.
    D. present even in coffee.

    • ANSWER:
      "11.
      Which of the following diseases has marijuana been effective in treating the symptoms?
      A. Cancer
      B. Sickle cell anemia
      C. The common cold
      D. Glaucoma"

      This is totally a trick question. It has been shown to help BOTH cancer and glaucoma. Check out most state's medical mmj programs - both diseases are listed in almost ALL states with programs.

  49. QUESTION:
    please answer only if you sure about the question. thank you in advance.?
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    A.
    does not regulate the recruitment process
    B.
    requires employers to write recruitment announcement that will encourage a diverse group of individuals to apply for employment.
    C.
    Allows employers to restrict advertising of job openings to certain areas and certain races in order to prevent discrimination.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    The four-fifths rule states that
    A.
    only 20% of the employees affected by the screening device can be minorities or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    B.
    minorities must do at least 80% as well as the majority on the screening device or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    C.
    after the claim has been filed, the employer offer evidence to prove that four-fifths of all employees are successful when the screening device is used.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    Undocumented workers are
    A.
    not protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    B.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and afforded all the same remedies as any other worker
    C.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights but are not eligible for reinstatement, back pay for periods after discharge or failure to hire.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    To avoid liability for negligent hiring, an employer must
    A.
    conduct a reasonable background check that would disclose information sufficient to determine whether the applicant is fit for the job.
    B.
    check the applicant's references
    C.
    verify the information provided by the applicant on the application
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Judicial Affirmative Action is a remedy imposed by the courts when
    A.
    workplace discrimination has been found in violation of Title VII and an affirmative action plan is the appropriate remedy.
    B.
    Federal contractors fail to comply with Executive Order 11246.
    C.
    voluntary affirmative action plans result in reverse discrimination.
    D.
    voluntary affirmative action plans fail to eliminate workplace discrimination

    James Helton, an African American, was hired as a dock worker with Coastal Distributing Company. As a full time employee, he was eligible for health insurance benefits if he met certain criteria. His pre-employment physical indicated that he suffered from hypertension or high blood pressure. The company's health insurance plan excluded employees that had that condition. Hypertension is a condition that is common among African Americans and affects that race at a much higher percentage than any other race.
    A.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not discriminatory because it applies to all employees, regardless of race.
    B.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because more African Americans will be denied health insurance than other employees.
    C.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not subject to Title VII because it involves employee benefits, not hiring, promotion or termination.
    D.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because it treats some employees differently (African Americans) than other similarly situated employees

    The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
    A.
    authorized the drug testing of federal employees under certain circumstances
    B.
    authorized the drug testing of private employees
    C.
    prohibited preemployment screening of job applicants
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Natalie Weston resigned from her position as floor supervisor at Martin's Department Store. The store manager told the other employees that she had been fired for coming to work drunk. He also communicated that information to someone calling to verify Ms. Weston's previous employment with Martin's Department Store.
    A.
    Ms. Weston has no recourse against her former employer.
    B.
    Ms. Weston is an at-will employee and therefore has no cause of action against Martin's Department Store.
    C.
    Ms. Weston may have a cause of action against Martin's Department Store for defamation.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    One of the commonly held myths about affirmative action is
    A.
    that it is a remedy for present-day workplace discrimination.
    B.
    that it requires employers to hire unqualified minorities and women instead of qualified white males.
    C.
    that it is allowed only when there is demonstrated underrepresentation or a finding of discrimination.
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Reverse discrimination:
    A.
    has never been acknowledged by the courts as a valid claim.
    B.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she is a member of a protected class.
    C.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she has been adversely affected by the use of an affirmative action plan.
    D.
    None of the above.

    Preemployment testing
    A.
    is allowed even if discrimination on the basis of national origin is shown if the employer can show that the requirement is a bona fide occupationa

    • ANSWER:
      Just use your trusty old friend - google.com

  50. QUESTION:
    please help me with this thanks in advance.......?
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    A.
    does not regulate the recruitment process
    B.
    requires employers to write recruitment announcement that will encourage a diverse group of individuals to apply for employment.
    C.
    Allows employers to restrict advertising of job openings to certain areas and certain races in order to prevent discrimination.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    The four-fifths rule states that
    A.
    only 20% of the employees affected by the screening device can be minorities or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    B.
    minorities must do at least 80% as well as the majority on the screening device or there is a presumption of disparate impact discrimination.
    C.
    after the claim has been filed, the employer offer evidence to prove that four-fifths of all employees are successful when the screening device is used.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    Undocumented workers are
    A.
    not protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
    B.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and afforded all the same remedies as any other worker
    C.
    are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights but are not eligible for reinstatement, back pay for periods after discharge or failure to hire.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    To avoid liability for negligent hiring, an employer must
    A.
    conduct a reasonable background check that would disclose information sufficient to determine whether the applicant is fit for the job.
    B.
    check the applicant's references
    C.
    verify the information provided by the applicant on the application
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Judicial Affirmative Action is a remedy imposed by the courts when
    A.
    workplace discrimination has been found in violation of Title VII and an affirmative action plan is the appropriate remedy.
    B.
    Federal contractors fail to comply with Executive Order 11246.
    C.
    voluntary affirmative action plans result in reverse discrimination.
    D.
    voluntary affirmative action plans fail to eliminate workplace discrimination

    James Helton, an African American, was hired as a dock worker with Coastal Distributing Company. As a full time employee, he was eligible for health insurance benefits if he met certain criteria. His pre-employment physical indicated that he suffered from hypertension or high blood pressure. The company's health insurance plan excluded employees that had that condition. Hypertension is a condition that is common among African Americans and affects that race at a much higher percentage than any other race.
    A.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not discriminatory because it applies to all employees, regardless of race.
    B.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because more African Americans will be denied health insurance than other employees.
    C.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is not subject to Title VII because it involves employee benefits, not hiring, promotion or termination.
    D.
    Coastal Distributing Company's policy is discriminatory because it treats some employees differently (African Americans) than other similarly situated employees

    The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988
    A.
    authorized the drug testing of federal employees under certain circumstances
    B.
    authorized the drug testing of private employees
    C.
    prohibited preemployment screening of job applicants
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Natalie Weston resigned from her position as floor supervisor at Martin's Department Store. The store manager told the other employees that she had been fired for coming to work drunk. He also communicated that information to someone calling to verify Ms. Weston's previous employment with Martin's Department Store.
    A.
    Ms. Weston has no recourse against her former employer.
    B.
    Ms. Weston is an at-will employee and therefore has no cause of action against Martin's Department Store.
    C.
    Ms. Weston may have a cause of action against Martin's Department Store for defamation.
    D.
    None of the choices are correct.

    One of the commonly held myths about affirmative action is
    A.
    that it is a remedy for present-day workplace discrimination.
    B.
    that it requires employers to hire unqualified minorities and women instead of qualified white males.
    C.
    that it is allowed only when there is demonstrated underrepresentation or a finding of discrimination.
    D.
    All of the choices are correct.

    Reverse discrimination:
    A.
    has never been acknowledged by the courts as a valid claim.
    B.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she is a member of a protected class.
    C.
    occurs when a lawsuit is brought by a majority member claiming that he/she has been adversely affected by the use of an affirmative action plan.
    D.
    None of the above.

    Preemployment testing
    A.
    is allowed even if discrimination on the basis of national origin is shown if the employer can show that t

    • ANSWER:
      a
      b
      d
      d
      c
      a
      c
      b
      a
      Wrong forum btw