Blood Pressure Treatment Natural

Blood Pressure means an excessively high level of pressure of blood against artery walls. In simple words when the pressure in the arteries is consistently above the normal range. High blood pressure is also known as "Hypertension".

To manage hypertension the best way is using natural herbs to lower blood pressure naturally. Natural High Blood Pressure Treatment using herbal supplement is the best way to lower your blood pressure. Some of the herbs that are used for managing high blood pressure usually are effective and they are a safe way of returning our bodies to a balanced state.

Many people avoid using the natural way to cure blood pressure as they find the natural treatment slow. If you are the one choosing the natural way to cure your blood pressure than you need to have great patience. The natural remedy does not only cure the blood pressure safely, but also helps you achieve the desired results without any side effects.

Medicines just help you in managing your high blood pressure, but do not help you in eliminating it. Eliminating high blood pressure can be done using natural supplements. Natural remedies for high blood pressure are often effective if they are combined with proper diet and lifestyle change.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure?
    I'm tired of these pharmaceuticals. Can anyone direct me toward a RELIABLE and SAFE natural, holistic way to manage my blood pressure? It's not crazy high, but due to other conditions I must keep it low.

    • ANSWER:
      grebned - Hi, there are ways to lower your blood pressure other than medications. I just want to caution you against assuming that herbal medications are SAFER than pharmaceuticals just because they are "natural". Herbal medications are just as much drugs as pharmaceuticals are, and if you choose to go that route, should only be used under the supervision of a medical professional! Herbal supplements are derived from natural sources, but are often taken in doses MUCH higher than what would be considered "natural" and can lead to just as many side effects. In fact, some would argue that because pharmaceuticals are subject to strict research and standards while herbal medications are not subject to any FDA standards at all, they are riskier in general. Just as an example, the first herbal medication the previous poster mentioned is aconite (or wolfsbane) which hs been documented to result in death from as little as 5cc of tincture, 2mg of pure aconite, 1g of crude plant parts, or 6g of cured aconite. NO KNOWN ANTIDOTE EXISTS. In addition, it has been documented (Fitzpatrick et al., 1994; Tai et al., 1992) to cause ventricular tachycardia which can lead to cardiac arrest.

      Two natural methods for lowering blood pressure that have been proven by research are exercise, meditation/stress reduction, and reduction in salt intake. Exercise does not mean training for a marathon or anything intense, just moderate aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week for at least half an hour a day. The more the better. Yoga, meditation techniques and stress reduction counseling have all be shown to be effective in reducing blood pressure in smaller studies. Finally, some people are more sensitive to salt intake than others, and reducing salt intake can lead to an improvement in your blood pressure. Also, if you are taking herbal supplements, let your physician know as some can significantly INcrease your blood pressure.

      Most physicians are perfectly fine with patients trying herbal medications as long as you do so with their supervision. Remember, herbals are medications too. Just because they are natural doesn't make them safe. Hemlock is a natural herb, but Socrates drank and killed himself...

  2. QUESTION:
    "Natural Treatment" for high blood pressure??
    Is there an alternative, more natural way to lower blood pressure? (non-pill-popper)
    Also, will taking the medication prescribed cause the body to be dependent on the medicine? If I begin to take them, then stop taking it, will it do more harm than good?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try adding more fish to your diet. I prefer to take Omega 3 from pure fish oil in capsule form since I do not prefer the taste of fish.

      BEST WISHES!

  3. QUESTION:
    what is the natural treatment for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Reducing your salt intake and getting plenty of exercise will help.

      Fish oil, garlic (mainly diastolic), apple cider vinegar and many other natural remedies all help that you can find in a search for "high blood pressure" + "natural remedies".

  4. QUESTION:
    what is natural treatment for high blood pressure?
    Because I have high blood pressure and I do not like chemical medicines for so as to avoid its sidefect

    • 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 Care and God Bless !

  5. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to reduce high blood pressure?
    I just bought Co Q-10, Hawthorn Berries, Fish Oil, and Garlic Extract. Has anyone had any luck with any of these for treatment of high blood pressure? I am sick of the way prescription drugs make me feel.

    • ANSWER:
      The most delicious way to lower blood pressure naturally is with hibiscus tea. Studies have shown that drinking hibiscus tea can effectively lower high blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol levels in many individuals (see references below).

      Besides lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol, hibiscus tea has other wonderful characteristics:

      • rich in Vitamin C
      • extremely high content of antioxidants (mainly flavonoids)
      • can stimulate weight loss
      • caffeine free
      • delicious taste and pleasant fragrance
      • vibrant, natural red color
      • great served hot or cold

      To prepare hibiscus tea, take 8 ounces of water and bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of dried hibiscus blossoms to water. Turn heat off and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Optional: Add honey and lemon juice to taste.

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874198001573

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109006382

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106004028

      http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/2/298.abstract

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb4365/is_3_42/ai_n31386524/

      http://guide2herbalremedies.com/health-benefits-hibiscus-tea/

  6. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural method/treatment that is effective, clinically proven to reduce blood pressure?
    Specifically, stage 1 hypertension. Please cite references. Thanks.
    Actually, I exercise a lot--an hour a day of running. Doctor says that's why my heart rate is so low--49BPM, and that that's a "fit" indicator, but my BP is in the pre-hypertention/stage 1 area: 128/79 - 141/87. So, I have exercise, and pretty much, diet covered. I eat little to no meat, plenty of tofu and fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon, and at least 1 serving of fruits and vegetables daily.
    Red Yeast Rice treats cholesterol, not high blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      A strict salt-free diet is essential, and all animal fats (meat and dairy) must be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

      Get regular exercise, and keep your weight down.

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy for High blood pressure 100/170?
    I found few from net

    "natural" treatment of hypertension includes restriction of salt, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, as well as weight loss and regular exercise.

    Pomegranat:
    Eating pomegranat regularly helps to lower blood pressure.

    Milk with dill seeds:
    Pour boiling milk in a glass, add 1 tea spoon of dill seeds. Put it on a steam bath on low heat for 20 min. Let it sit for 20-30 min. Drink 1/2 glass of the tea morning and night until your blood pressure comes back to normal. Usually it takes about 3 days.

    Sunflower seeds: This remedy will work very fast and will have a long-lasting effect. Put 1 pound of sunflower seeds into a pot, add 2 L of cold water, heat it and boil it on low heat for exactly 2 hours. Let it cool and drink the water during the day.
    Source(s):
    http://www.greathomeremedies.com

    • ANSWER:
      have a full lime juice in the morning and a banana in the day. its one of the basics of controlling high B.P. avoid salt or have less sodium salt like tata salt lite.
      ****

  8. QUESTION:
    For doctors:- any treatment for blood pressure control ?
    hello doctor.
    please give me some way to control my blood pressure.
    I am 24 and my blood pressure is coming on higher side. Say 150 by 100. Its too high for me... I am having headache a lot..
    Please tell me some natural way to control it..
    My m quite young to start medicine.
    Plz help me...

    • ANSWER:
      You should get a full checkup. Maybe you don't just have hypertension. High blood pressure could be a symptom of another problem so get that option explored first. Then if it is only hypertension, you can alter your diet, cutting out as much salt as possible, and with sensible diet and exercise your problem may become a thing of the past. Best of luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have read and heard people recommend some effective natural treatment of BP. Your opinion please?
    I want a more sustainable natural way of dealing with blood pressure than using prescription drugs which tends to only suppress the symptoms. Surgery is very expensive and many people cannot afford. If the arteries are blocked, is there any natural means by which they can naturally be cleaned to bring relief to the person?

    • ANSWER:
      Reduce salt intake. Very natural, but a little difficult.
      Proper exercise. Very natural, a little difficult and probably necessary. If these don't work, then it is drugs.
      Huge myths about diet and herbs. Beware.

  10. QUESTION:
    Since my youth I have high blood pressure. Now I am feeling it.?
    Since my youth I have high blood pressure. Now I am feeling it. Are there any natural treatment / Cure for this? Like any diet, exercise etc
    Any thing

    • ANSWER:
      High blood pressure seldom produces any symptoms,rarely even the classically assumed headaches,except at very high and very dangerous levels. It is now believed that in most patients who presented with headaches and happened to have raised BP noted this was little more than a coincidence.

      One of the reasons that treatment for hypertension needs to be clearly established and the diagnosis absolutely confirmed either by up to 6 months of monitoring or 24 trace analysis, is that many of the treatments make the otherwise well patient feel unwell. Many of the drugs can produce impotence and many result in postural symptoms.

      For these reasons it is important that you establish whether you have a real problem or an imagined one.If your BP is in fact elevated,but you fall short of having a BP issue short of the diagnosis of hypertension,then being no more than your ideal weight,taking regular vigorous exercise and reducing salt,may all reduce your pressure and avoid you moving into the range of patients that do require pharmacology. Once reached medication is usually unavoidable.

  11. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural erectile dysfunction treatment that really works?
    i have diabetic and high blood pressure and my sperms don't swim which i need something for that too if not the same thing

    • ANSWER:
      There probably aren't any "natural" treatments that will likely work for you. You really need to talk to your doctor about this. There are prescription treatments that can help.

  12. QUESTION:
    Natural Treatment For Heartburn/Acid Reflux?
    Does anyone know a natural cure/ treatment for heartburn/acid reflux? It's so bad it feels like my chest is going to explode. The doctor recommended Prilosec, which works beautifully but raises my blood pressure to dangerous levels(240+/220+). Zantac also works but causes a discharge to come out of my left nipple. Any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything thats alkaline in nature. For mild heartburn milk is a quick and easy way to get rid of it. As already suggested, baking soda is also good. Since yours is so bad I would suggest seeing a nutritionist, or taking a thorough look through your diet. You might be better off trying to reduce some of the acidic foods you are eating, rather than purely trying to treat the results

  13. QUESTION:
    How to overcome poor blood circulation?
    I am a 49 years old man and I have had high blood pressure for about three years now. I am starting to develop a secondary ailment though. Is poor blood circulation a major problem and how do you fight it? Is there any type of food or natural treatment for it? I live in a country with high temperatures and I fear I am heading for a major discomfort this spring since the problem just keeps on growing.

    • ANSWER:
      Here i s an excellent site with some wonderful options for you. It will definitely help you. Have a look. http://webmd64.notlong.com/AAsUip4

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural treatment for diabetic nerve pain?
    My husband has diabetes and he's been experiencing pain and burning in his legs. The pain is debilitating at times. He's told his doctor, but the ultrasound shows that his circulation is in the normal range.

    Would too much sugar in his diet trigger the pain, or is this a cumulative effect of too much sugar too long? (He just told me he's been eating bags of jelly beans at work when he gets stressed. It's not enough that his blood sugar levels are spiking and his A1C's are good - 5.6 to 5.9.)

    Is there anything natural he could do to deal with this? I know there are drugs, but the side-effects are pretty scary. He currently takes Glucophage and blood pressure meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look at this link, It might help.
      http://www.ayurvediccure.com/dyboss.htm

      Anyways, I believe in the power of prayer, I am praying for your husband's complete recovery, God bless!

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best and safest treatment for dog incontinence?
    My eight year old female dog has started leaving wet spots behind when she gets up. The vets cant find anything wrong and think it is down to her age and because she has been spayed.
    I am unsure about giving her medication from the vets as most come with possible side effects (eg high blood pressure).
    Does anyone recommend any natural products or have they tried medication with no side effects happening.
    Also I wondered if incontinence is due to the muscles becoming weak if its possible to build these up again with some kind of exercises?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.propalin.co.uk/introduction.htm

      The above is a link which gives information on the medicine I use called propalin which has worked for my dog and I have not noticed any side effects after a month I was able to reduce the dose to once a day. This medication is specifically for spayed dogs who have incontinence

  17. QUESTION:
    Help! - Natural alternative treatment for tiredness . . .?
    Male patient (50s) with the following complaints: Tiredness, cold-feet, loss of appetite and restless sleep. No history of heart disease. Blood-work within normal range. Uninterrupted sleep 4-6hrs per night. General good health, blood pressure and pulse normal. Height 5'10" and 230lbs. Married and father of three. Disposition optimistic and outgoing. Patient expressed concerns of possible "wheat or food starch" allergies: however describes no correlating glutton allergy symptoms. Physician suggested multi-vitamin supplements, moderate exercise and afternoon power-naps.

    I don't think exercise and naps is the answer.

    What do you suggest as a treatment plan for feeling tired all day long?

    [ All answers welcome. No TDs given. Asker posts feedback prior to choosing BA. ]
    (((( ASKER FEEDBACK ))))

    Tiger -
    Wow! You have a gift my friend. I agree with your assessment, my schedule is overbooked and I do have much on my mind. And many conflicts in need of resolution. Happiness is a prescription I need - like oxygen

    Melchizedek -
    100% Real Royal Jelly - its on my shopping list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Pacific -
    Yoga!? OK, I really like the idea but I don’t have the time. The good news is, I do walk on the treadmill (5 days per week) with the TV news on, a book (open on shelf) and while talking on my cell phone (Bluetooth in my ear). Welcome to my life.

    Camille - B-12 is a great idea. Often thought of getting B-12 shots, but don’t like needles. But I do take mega vitamins daily.

    Susan Yarrawonga -
    True! I need more sleep, no - I need uninterrupted restful sleep. Thank you!

    luvthatbabyofmine -
    Correction, 4-6 would be enough is uninterrupted and restful. Love your avatar name.
    (((( ASKER FEEDBACK ))))

    Tiger -
    Wow! You have a gift my friend. I agree with your assessment, my schedule is overbooked and I do have much on my mind. And many conflicts in need of resolution. Happiness is a prescription I need - like oxygen

    Melchizedek -
    100% Real Royal Jelly - its on my shopping list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Pacific -
    Yoga!? OK, I really like the idea but I don’t have the time. The good news is, I do walk on the treadmill (5 days per week) with the TV news on, a book (open on shelf) and while talking on my cell phone (Bluetooth in my ear). Welcome to my life.

    Camille - B-12 is a great idea. Often thought of getting B-12 shots, but don’t like needles. But I do take mega vitamins daily.

    Susan Yarrawonga -
    True! I need more sleep, no - I need uninterrupted restful sleep. Thank you!

    luvthatbabyofmine -
    Correction, 4-6 would be enough is uninterrupted and restful. Love your avatar name.
    mysticmoonprincess01 -
    Yeah, I thought of diabetes and thyroid too. My dad and younger brother are diabetics. My wife takes thyroid medication. Like I told Camille Often thought of B-12 shots. Thanks!

    Judge Bad Beast -
    Si!

    ankahi -
    Ok , a thyroid test is on my list of things to do.

    Just Be -
    C-Pap masks, the idea creeps me out. LOL ((( HUGS )))

    MOLEVOLE -
    OMG! Full body massage is the best suggestion yet. But will it help me sleep? Thanks!

    Wayf - Love the website - thanks.

    Zachary -
    Coffee only in the morning for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Being a responsible father of three is a big job itself. Are you worry some over something deep down that you normally dont talk about ? Something is taking your energy, or you're losing it to something. You are not content with something in your life, or are concerned of something. You need happiness to boost your energy. Hope you feel well soon ! :) )

      Peace and blessings...

  18. 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 !

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    My mother has fat in her liver and someone recommended these Artichoke Capsules?
    Its directions and Ingredients is in italian but I think it says 'Treatment for Cholesterol'. It says 100% natural Artichoke. Can anyone tell me if this is ok for her to take or not and what exactly artichoke has to do with cholesterol? I'm just making sure. Thanks.

    She's 57 yrs old, she has high blood pressure and a kidney stone. Just in case that affects anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Tell your mum to buy some Milk Thistle tablets from health food shop its wonderful tonic for the liver.

  21. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red skin? HELP!?
    My cheeks are always red, sometimes redder then other times, but they are red, and I have tried using really good sunscreens and moisturizers and nothing seems to work!

    Do you know any product that could help?
    Also, do you know anything at home, any natural treatment that could take the redness off.

    IT IS NOT ROSACEA, thats that my doctor told me, and my blood pressure is fine.
    I HATE IT SO MUCH, everyone seems to have even, toned up skin, and I have red sports and uneven colored spots! I hate it!

    • ANSWER:
      & the addition to above wear foundation when out with a good yellow base & bronze blush.
      Good Luck!!

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don't want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

    • ANSWER:
      I've had lupus for sixteen years and the best thing I've found is Ambrotose. It's a glyco nutrient that promotes cell to cell communication while it builds your immune system. It's all natural and has no side effects. One of the things with lupus is it does take your hair out, but since I started taking Ambrotose my hair is thicker than ever; I actually had to cut it. I've been taking Ambrotose for almost seven years and I haven't had a flare up since, I can go out in the sun with no problems and for the first time in years my skin is clear. If you would like to check it out you can go to www.glycostory.com/teamval and for the more scientific aspect www.glycoscience.org, there you can look up the disease specific review. I hope you'll give it try it will help. Another thing you can do is eat more eggs, sardines, onions, garlic, alfalfa and yucca. If you would like to know more about the diet aspect you can e-mail me and I'll be more than happy to answer your questions.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you agree with Electric Shock Treatment?
    Consider what the currents could do to your body from an electrical outlet. It can effect neurology possibly making a person worse. Afterall, what happens to a person to remove memory... damage to braincells. There is a reason those cells are there & we need them. What if the person controlling that machine was a controlling type person who may actually have psycopathic issues? Perhaps they have a hate for gay men or a hate for women and just like to zap some torture. Consider that it is mostly women who seek professional help and discuss emotional issues. Afterall through abuse, rapes and even from pregnancy they experience depression. In the professional field there is mainly a male ruling in upper power. Once a person is deemed mentally unsound, even if they are telling the truth of issues occurring in their lives then that gives authority to a potential abuser to take reign on their rights. Naturally an abuser may want that person to have a lapse or removal of memory if it wipes away their alleged {but real} affilliation of abusing that person. To keep the ghosts tucked away in the closet.. Is it not an indignity to a person to produce an electrical charge into their body? Sure they think that now people are put to sleep through the procedure that it's ok but look at all it has done to the people who have recieved it while awake. Is it not a sadistic discomfort imposed upon a person? What about the people who have underlying heart conditions. An ill thought today could be a well thought tomorrow- until you start messing around with their natural body function. Also with the majority of women being left dealing with all of the family responsability and financial stress, they are more likely to be labelled depressed or suffer a nervous breakdown. Naturally you want these women to seek help through a councelor through difficult matters but then that can be turned against them stealing away their rights. It's a womans natural instinct to cry and react differently that most men.Women also go through more hormonal changes and monthly cycles. People will fear admitting to feeling depressed or being abused if they have the threat of Electric Shock Treatment. So would this not escalate more female abuse? Plus women live longer and go through dementia and are left in care of the mental health association. Where does Mental Health care breach the Medical care. It's a medical scientic fact that women go through more emotions, and depressing situations. Also it's proof that we need our cells fully functioning for neurology. Also when you consider the impact on blood pressure and how that can damage us..I've read that it was 70% of women getting these ECT's. While deemed of unsound mind either the government or some other person can swoop in to steal their assets. Once you damage braincells isn't that making the mind less stable? There was a recent case of a psychiatrist abusing his patients & testifying in court cases. Some of those patients admitting to this were incarcerated. Therefore OPPRESSED. The history of this doctor showed that he was using ECT's on men in the Military who were believed to be gay. Again abuse against femininity.. If a man cries or reacts to stress, through history they too have been labelled as gay, sissies.. mentally ill. Meanwhile they must tolerate the wrongful abuse if someone with more power holds the button. Is this not a sure case of HITLER?
    Here is the link with a story of the psychiatrist facing 21 cases.. Also consider that there were statistics showing that people in the higher profession and medical field, psychiatrists included often suffer depression themselves and are linked to suicide. Could you see them lining up to try this on themselves?
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100730/health/health_crime_psychiatrist_sex
    Sorry if it's long & not in paragraph form. In fact, I wish I could edit spelling errors.. I just get fired up and let it rip.. However, I imagine if it was broken up it would be a longer page.. I really could add much more to this subject matter. I love the detailed comments.
    To define crazy can be very steep. If you consider back in the history of mental health they were calling people born with defects retarded, otherwise freaks & crazy. Even to be left handed was considered as crazy or evil, to not believe in God or join a church you were consider evil or as being a witch. All of these people would be trailed off to asylums where they recieved this crude treatment. They had to go into redefining crazy over the years since. Although even today like back then they are still making severe errors. People reacting to severe trauma & extensive abuse are considered as crazy when they have no backup. People hide things & lie so the victims get further victimized. This washing of memory or shock treatments are merely a way to force conformity. To power over a person to feel or act as they think they should regardless of the cause. You need to consider the dynamics of situations. The dr. may not have the true remedy & if time heals, time may be needed not this.
    to fodaddy; allegations of taking property- HISTORY! Back in war women held down the fort through depression, many had land. Soldiers lost rights too by being deemed 'nuts' - When they fell apart off to the asylum! Thus property got left to government. There are still unclaimed property rights govern. has hold of to this day. A person dies or goes to a hospital then government takes access. A government can rule over family rights. One must pay lawyers for a will or loved ones lose it. Oppressed people can't afford lawyers & often have no capacity to proceed in that thus government claims it. I feel people ALL should have heritage rights to family estates without a will. Divide it between children who have first rights. Not hurl it to government. My written word without a lawyer should mean much as it comes to my children. Immediate family takes precidence!
    fodaddy; we could use a board for this! Left handedness was in fact scrutinized in religion. It was seen as a sign of satan/evil. Regardless of the fact more famous artists, inventors, musicians etc were left handed. They carried us forward. In fact they were deemed CRAZY. This does play a fact in old time asylums and filtering heritage rights. Left handers were seen as witches too & hung, burned put in asylums. Who takes over once they claim an entire family is of witches because they don't join church etc.? It went in favor of corrupt others to deem one CRAZY. Using shock made them crazy. Normal left handers were shocked, witches shocked. Anything seen as FREAKS were shocked. Gays SHOCKED. Then there were lefties being accused of being gay too. In some customs using opposite hand meant you got abused. Dirty to use left-evil they'd claim..

    • ANSWER:
      Many years ago my Mother in law suffered some type of depression, the doc had tried all sorts of pills inc' valium, nothing worked in fact I'm sure the valium made things worse!
      Then my wife was advised to let her mum have this electric treatment. I went with my wife to watch this procedure through a viewers window, I have never seen anything more barbaric, she was strapped down a rubber bung put if her mouth and then got a large dose of electricity pumped into her, she was twitching about as far as she could move.
      I insisted that my wife and I spoke to the Doctor. I was very angry but kept my cool I asked him to explain the benefit of this shock treatment, he started to waffle he was telling me how many folk felt better after the full course. I was getting very worked up so I started getting very rude. I spelled it out . Why were some folk getting better?
      He finally admitted no one knew, it couldn't be explained!!
      That was it I lost my cool altogether took my wife home and told her to get her Mother out of there asap.
      If its still the case and the effects cant be explained it should be stopped!

  24. 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

  25. QUESTION:
    I have been feeling very nervous and with lots of anxiety PLEASE HELP can someone recommend natural cure.?
    my nerves are pretty bad. Sometimes I can't Breather very well. and my hands and feet feel tingly some times when its really bad. it all started Wednesday of last week. Its been getting some what better but it comes and goes. I took a blood test this morning. and also saw the doctor before that. the dr checked my blood pressure and it was fine he also check my blood pressure also fine, he took ex-rays on my chest and everything checked out fine, also he did an EKG on my heart and everything is fine. the last blood test I took was oct of last year and everything was very good. Its importandt to note that i work 40 hours a week I go to school part time my mother past away in june of 2007 I take care of my dad I have aan older brother and sister how don't care about anything and do what they want. I am the youngest and I do my best. I have a older sister that is number 1 to me. she took care of my mom during her cancer treatment. PLEASE HELP ME.

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor before you do anything else. . . a counselor who can help you with what sounds like high anxiety and lots of stress. Do you exercise? I'm serious. Exercise is fantastic for anxiety and stress. If you can't join a gym, just start running or walking every day, or doing something active like swimming or biking, etc. every day for about an hour. Don't drink anything with caffeine in it -diet coke, coffee, non-herbal tea. It might help if you started doing some Yoga, or meditation of some sort. But please see a counselor before you start taking any meds. You can get through this naturally. You are lucky your blood pressure is okay. Usually that goes up with anxiety. Hang in there.

  26. 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:

  27. 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!

  28. QUESTION:
    need advice about low testosterone levels?
    alright long story with a short question..
    im just trying to stop all of the follow up questions in advance.

    back in 2005 i was working in louisiana after huricane katrina. i work for the govnmnt but do not have insurance, its kinda like a contract job. but whenever i am at large operations like that i always have the benefit of having a doctor on site for free treatment. ..soo...

    by the way I am 34 now, and was 29 almost 30 then.

    after i was there for a few months i was really tired and run down. and extremely grumpy. almost hostile at imes. very unlike me. i thought it was a stress issue due to the long hours and a few other things. i didnt really notice i had no sex drive because i was away from home and my significant other. but either way i hadnt woke up with a Mr. happy in weeks, maybe months. my sex drive at home was pretty much nonexistant also before i left. i was looking for excuses to get out of my manly duties.
    mostly the problem was that i was feeling very short tempered with people i had to work with at this point. so i went to the doctor and told her the symptoms, she asked me some questions. "sex drive stuff i hadnt thought of" and said i was expereincing low testosterone. i was also getting pretty out of shape. my arms were getting skinny. my gut was getting flabby. but i noticed it mostly in my usually very well developed legs. they were starting to look like female legs. no hair. hardly any muscle tone. and i was getting fat deposits on them. i thought it was because of long hours, and no exersize. but the effects were too dramatic.
    anyway.. its pretty clear my testosterone levels were low. she told me she could do a blood test to determine whether i should use injections or gel or patch. and i asked her some questions. mostly about side effects.. we have all heard the horrible things about steroids in the media.. shrinking balls, baldness, cancer! she said i would probably need testosterone therapy of some sort for the rest of my life. i was mortified.. i had been the picture of health my whole life.. very active, ate right. low blood pressure. reasonable body fat to muscle ratio. didnt smoke, drank in moderation.
    this type of thing only happened to people who didnt take care of themselves right?
    i told her i needed to think about some things and look into some different options.

    so i went back to my office and started looking at different treatments online. different symptoms.
    natural treatments. i ran accross hundreds of "natural" remedies. herbs.. root extracts.. vitamin combinations. im sure if you are reading this you have ran accross several yourself.
    so a few things led me to my decision to try some natural remedies. firstly the doctor told me it was possible that my test levels were low because of the long stressfull hours and lack of sex..
    so maybe just a few little things here and there could help out right..
    well first i tried some stuff i ordered off the internet. it was a liquid drop you held under your tongue. tesocurlone i think it was called. i also increased my b complex vitamins.
    well that did it.. after about 3 or 4 days i woke up with a raging rock hard erection. i thought - hell i should be a doctor.. i felt better. my muscles felt stronger.
    the affects however were shortlived. after about 3 months of this, i started to see a decline in my sex drive and energy. also since i work out semi regularly i could tell my performance was fading. weaker, and less stamina ..
    so on to another remedy... then another... then another...
    the results over the past few years have almost always been the same. i have tried different combinations of herbs... nettle root,vitamins and over the counter remedies from health food stores.
    they seem to help for a while until my body kind of "runs out" its almost like its sputtering. up and down.
    so now im about to change jobs and have insurance in april. to celebrate i went to 2 different doctors here in town to try to maybe get my testosterone levels regular and steady. i have decided that everyone grows old but at 34 i want to be able to enjoy the time i have and its very hard to do physical activities like riding mountain bikes and playing basketball when you feel like you are 64 instead of 34. i dont care about performance enhancing, only enjoying life.
    so the first doctor i went to i told him all these things. he asked me about my job and personal relationships. asked me how much i worked out. which is always 2 hours of full court basketball on sunday and light weight training once or twice during the week during winter. but summertime im always outside, riding, hiking,building things, whatever i can do to enjoy the outdoors.
    he took my vitals and tested my blood, but for cholesteral and lipids and stuff rather than test.
    he said i thought i was depressed. he rattled off a couple antidepressants he thought i could have some success with. he said steroids were basically the devil. they would kill me if i too
    kill me if i quit taking them. low testosterone was part of getting older. i just had to accept it.

    i was stunned at first. i didnt know what to say. i left the drs office feeling like an old man. like it was all downhill, i should just enjoy the ride. i started thinking about quitting basketball. since honestly it was becoming a huge struggle to keep up. i obviously needed to drastically alter my diet to accomidate about 1600 calories a day. i thought, well what can i do the Dr said this and that. i dont really have much choice.
    then i had a novel idea. ill go to a different DR! and i did. i looked in the phone book. called. made sure i was going to see a doctor who was under 50. went and he proceded to tell me some of the same things the first doctor did. except that he was under the impression i was trying to use him to score steroids for performance enhancing.
    i think he assumed since i am kinda muscular and bigger that i was looking for a legal way to get "gains". by the way im 6-1 about 230lbs. i have a 50 inch chest and a 38 inch waist. i got this big in high school while i was rowing crew except now my body fat is all out of whack and my arms are kinda skinny looking with very little tone. my chest is getting flabby. and my waist is reaching maximum density. and remember for the past few years i have been trying every over the counter and natural remedy combination i can find with mixed results and little success. the hardest thing to do when my testosterone drops is finding motivation to exersize or be active at all. i just want a steady healthy energy level that will allow me to live a healthy active lifestyle instead of basically rolling over and dying.
    the second doctor said my test levels were low but within acceptable range. around 400 i think he said. he told me if i worked out naturally and watched my diet i could get them up
    natuarally with out steroids. i tried to explain that i have been trying that for the past 4 or 5 years. but he was not swayed.
    here is the problem. i live in a small town that is for the most part very conservative. most of the doctors here are older from the old school that seem to think steroid therapy is akin to witchcraft and cheating in some way. i have went to 2 doctors here and neither was willing to help, well the old guy wanted to put me on zoloft or welbutrin or something. and the younger guy though that i was trying to "get juiced" he was a smaller younger guy kinda skinny and i think he may have had a napoleon complex of some kind.
    im tired of the erratic sex drive and energy levels. im tired of feeling like i just ran a marathon ofter sex if it does get to that point. (i take stamina RX, OTC) im tired of being grumpy and angry. and im tired of being tired. i live in the WV, OH, KY tristate area. does anyone know of a doctor that would be willing to help
    alright.. couple of quality responses, but not what i am asking for.
    firstly, i am not seeking advice on the forum. i already have a pretty good idea of what is needed through research. i dont claim to know more than a doctor ofcourse, but a family practitioner over 60 years old might be a bit out of touch with up to date treatments. also let me just let everyone know right off the bat.. i am not depressed. i lead a pretty stabile life that is rewarding and active. i have tried treating this problem with every kind of extract, diet, food, or supplement i could find reason to believe in. and like i said, some have had some positive altho temporary results. i am asking.... DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A DOCTOR OR CLININC IN THE WV, OH, KY areaTHAT SPECIALIZES IN THIS TREATMENT. i do not need any more advice. i need real treatment for a real problem.i wrote the novel cover all possible facets so as to weed out the good advice givers and people telling me steroids are not the answer

    • ANSWER:
      Low Test, First of all let me tell you I have been taking testosterone injections and using Andro Gel for over 12 years and the Endocrinologist who prescribed Test for me told me I would have to use it the rest of my life and I fully intend on doing just that. Contrary to what you hear or read on the internet or from people who know nothing about testosterone replacement therapy, TRT - there are "absolutely no adverse side effects" from taking TRT. None! The testosterone in the injections is exactly the same as what your body makes naturally and all you are doing is replacing what your body is not producing. However having said that, there is one side affect if you plan on having children because it will lower your sperm count and you'll become virtually infertile. So if you want children have them first before taking Test. This infertility can be reversed if you stop taking Test but it will take awhile for your body to recuperate, at least 8 weeks or more, probably more like a couple months. The only way to find out for sure if your Test is low or why it is low is to have a blood test measuring several factors that could cause low test, e.g. your LH & FSH hormones, prolactin, the aromatase enzyme, & your testicles production. My diagnosis was "idiopathic hypogonadism" which means the reason is unknown why my testicles were not functioning normally. Ironically my doctor is in WV but might not be close to you since he is in Petersburg and also in Mt Storm. He's at the VA clinic in Petersburg and his private practice in Mt Storm, Dr. Alan Kunkel but my advice would be go see an Endocrinologist or a Urologist, not some general practitioner. There are also Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinics in some of your larger cities that specialize in this. If you need any more information you can contact me @ fototag@rocketmail.com I'm very familiar with TRT and also the use of steroids having used both in the past 20 yrs.
      P.S. If you go to the following site they have a section on HRT where you can read about personal experiences from guys who are using Test & HGH.Hormone Replacement Therapy, Longevity, Wellness, Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine < http://forums.steroid.com/ >

  29. QUESTION:
    So if a person is eating way too much salt, then the body fluids are imbalanced?
    In the body, chloride helps to maintain fluid balance and is part of hydrochloric acid used in digestion.
    I can eat a lot of salt without it affecting my blood pressure, but I took a test with a naturopath once and it came back " your body is so dehydrated that it cannot absorb the protein you eat" so I am guessing eating so much salt upset the balance of salt, patassium and chloried in my body and somehow it caused dehydration. I do not retain water when I eat excess salt.
    And I had a natural treatment and she said my kidneys are the most stressed in my body now. So I figure I've eaten too much salt over my life, but am still realtively healthy,enough to recover and so I am trying to figure out how to get it all balanced, mostly thru foods and herbs and supplements :)
    I DO have extreme body heat, to the last answer, Dr. __________. That is what started my questions on all of this ! It is horrid !!
    And, I have no health insurance and basically no money to go to the dr. I am disabled and didn't get the private disability I deserved as it was politics where i worked !!!!!!!!!!!! So I rarely go to the dr.
    I am 58, and have CFIDS an auto immune disease and my body is a mess, I am not a healthy person !

    • ANSWER:
      You should not eat salt that has anti-caking agents in it. It screws with your system. It keeps the salt from dissolving properly outside AND inside your body and makes it difficult for you to eliminate it. Try sea salt or any one that does not contain it. Also it's true that you need more potassium and water, so get more(raisins have a ton of potassium in them, and fruits, berries, and coconut water hydrate you much better then water) There is also a sugar / salt balance in addition to the sodium potassium pump. Look it up. It can make you crave more sweets.

  30. QUESTION:
    why does massage work for so many mental emotional physical problems?
    Here are the claims
    Massage should be done to babies, children and adults and much soothing would take place were this in place without need for drugs, sedatives alcohol or other stimulants. if only this would go into every would be mums repertoire of dealing with their children. The results I am sure would be impressive.

    Various combinations of oils for massage can be used however I have only experience with using the oils of peanut /olive and almond and I am sure there are many others which are of real benefit too. Also very good results have been obtained using tincture of myrrh.

    Research in massage therapy has been ongoing for more than 120 years.
    Here are some reported benefits of massage:

    Preliminary results suggested cancer patients had less pain and anxiety after receiving therapeutic massage at the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

    Women who had experienced the recent death of a child were less depressed after receiving therapeutic massage, according to preliminary results of a study at the University of South Carolina.
    Medical school students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School who were massaged before an exam showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system

    Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found massage beneficial in improving weight gain in HIV-exposed infants and facilitating recovery in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. At the University of Miami School of Medicine's Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in migraine sufferers and improving alertness and performance in office workers.

    An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.

    Research has verified that:
    Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.
    Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.
    Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.
    Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.
    Autistic children showed less erratic behaviour after massage therapy.

    According AMTA, massage helps both physically and mentally.

    "
    The preterm babies who received massage therapy showed 47% greater weight gain and six-day shorter hospital stays than the infants who were not receiving massage. But is this study evidence of what loving touch can do spiritually, or rather what massage can do on a physiological level? Regardless, babies are not the only benefactors

    Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
    Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness. Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

    Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
    Reduces muscle spasms. Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

    Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work

    Promotes deeper and easier breathing Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids

    Reduces blood pressure Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain

    Enhances the health and nourishment of skin Improves posture

    Strengthens the immune system Treats musculoskeletal problems

    Rehabilitation post operative Rehabilitation after injury (Source: AMTA

    Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
    Fosters peace of mind Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
    Helps relieve mental stress. Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately.
    Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.

    Emotional Benefits.
    Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch Fosters a feeling of well-being

    Reduces levels of anxiety. Creates body awareness. Increases awareness of mind-body connection

    • ANSWER:
      I am getting increasing worried about you current mental state with your long rambling rants which do not really class as questions. If you understood the history of mental illness thought the ages and the unbelievably painful mental states that many patients endured before the development of effective and safe pharmacological agents, you would not for a moment question their usefulness.

      Patients with mania used to literally run themselves to death from exhaustion and schizophrenics used to become virtually rigid and unable even to eat before useful drugs became available, to give just 2 examples.

  31. QUESTION:
    how does massage therapy work for so may mental health issues?
    Here are the claims
    Massage should be done to babies, children and adults and much soothing would take place were this in place without need for drugs, sedatives alcohol or other stimulants. if only this would go into every would be mums repertoire of dealing with their children. The results I am sure would be impressive.

    Various combinations of oils for massage can be used however I have only experience with using the oils of peanut /olive and almond and I am sure there are many others which are of real benefit too. Also very good results have been obtained using tincture of myrrh.

    Research in massage therapy has been ongoing for more than 120 years.
    Here are some reported benefits of massage:

    Preliminary results suggested cancer patients had less pain and anxiety after receiving therapeutic massage at the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

    Women who had experienced the recent death of a child were less depressed after receiving therapeutic massage, according to preliminary results of a study at the University of South Carolina.
    Medical school students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School who were massaged before an exam showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system

    Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found massage beneficial in improving weight gain in HIV-exposed infants and facilitating recovery in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. At the University of Miami School of Medicine's Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in migraine sufferers and improving alertness and performance in office workers.

    An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.

    Research has verified that:
    Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.
    Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.
    Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.
    Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.
    Autistic children showed less erratic behaviour after massage therapy.

    According AMTA, massage helps both physically and mentally.

    "
    The preterm babies who received massage therapy showed 47% greater weight gain and six-day shorter hospital stays than the infants who were not receiving massage. But is this study evidence of what loving touch can do spiritually, or rather what massage can do on a physiological level? Regardless, babies are not the only benefactors

    Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
    Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness. Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

    Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
    Reduces muscle spasms. Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

    Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work

    Promotes deeper and easier breathing Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids

    Reduces blood pressure Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain

    Enhances the health and nourishment of skin Improves posture

    Strengthens the immune system Treats musculoskeletal problems

    Rehabilitation post operative Rehabilitation after injury (Source: AMTA

    Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
    Fosters peace of mind Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
    Helps relieve mental stress. Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately.
    Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.

    Emotional Benefits.
    Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch Fosters a feeling of well-being

    Reduces levels of anxiety. Creates body awareness. Increases awareness of mind-body connection

    • ANSWER:
      I am getting increasing worried about you current mental state with your long rambling rants which do not really class as questions. If you understood the history of mental illness thought the ages and the unbelievably painful mental states that many patients endured before the development of effective and safe pharmacological agents, you would not for a moment question their usefulness.

      Patients with mania used to literally run themselves to death from exhaustion and schizophrenics used to become virtually rigid and unable even to eat before useful drugs became available, to give just 2 examples.

  32. QUESTION:
    Please help--I am pretty worried about taking this steroid cream the doctor prescribed?
    He took zero medical history, only filled out form with name and address and insurance. No assistant took any medical history.

    I was told I have eczema..I broke out in an extremely itchy rash on my calves after remodeling. He concurred it was probably an allergy (to the dust or possible mold stirred up) that went to eczema.

    Natural treatments I tried did not help. I want to get rid of it as it is unsightly and itchy but I am worried about potential problems.

    He ordered a steroid cream (betamethasone dip aug .05% cream) for 6 weeks. He said it would be a lot better in a week but if I discontinued it before 6 weeks, it may come back.

    I have just been told I may have high blood pressure, I had a fasting blood sugar of 151 (but ai c was 5.9)..this means I am prediabetic they said, Also I have developed severe gout and have arthritis. I am also clinically depressed and long felt I had adrenal insufficiency due to high stress for 20 years and symptoms of this.

    I read this steroid cream
    cream can cause blood glucose to raise and be not advised to take if one has high blood pressure or diabetes. Also it interferes by increasing inflammation which may hurt my gout/arthritis and can exacerbate depression. It causes weight gain and redistribution of weight (in a bad way). If used more than a week, it can cause the adrenal glands to shrink and may cause a rebound effect if not gradually tapered off. It takes the adrenals about 3 months to start working right again and producing its hormones (I think cortisol).

    I have a phobia about medicines and almost never take them but I am afraid this eczema rash on both legs will never leave if I don't use it, I am angry this doctor did not ask me one medical question or get any medical history. I recently was forced into an HMO) and he is the only doctor I see who is an approved dermatologist. The office was packed and I was only with the doctor about 4 minutes..It was fast for everyone it looked like. I am used to doctors
    who spend 15-30 minutes with me and they always take a history..I am unsure if I should take it. Do you feel it would be safe? Would he have prescribed it if it was dangerous with certain medical conditions? Does anyone have any experience with taking a steroid cream like this.
    I have had this rash since December several problems getting in sooner and two doctors didn't know what it was, but they were not specialist like this doctor who took no history and glanced at the rash a minute.

    • ANSWER:
      get a second opinion. See another doctor. Explain to them that you are wary of this cream because of your health history. I only read into the first part of your additional information because I'd read enough right there to know that the doctor made a mistake. Any time you have to watch your blood sugar or blood pressure a doctor should NEVER prescribe something that can throw your body for a loop.

      The new doctor should take your medical history into account and either prescribe something to help keep your medical conditions in check (less preferred as this can cause problems, too) or even prescribe a different treatment for the eczema (preferred). Or he might find that it isn't eczema at all.

      Good luck, and hopefully you'll find the right answers.

      -----------

      edit:

      Reading further, and I apologize I missed this, since you've been forced into an HMO, call the insurance company and explain the situation. REPORT THE DOCTOR TO THEM! this kind of negligence needs to be noted. They should be able to assign a new dermatologist for you as well.

  33. QUESTION:
    What do you think ---- hypothyroid or low progesterone?
    First of all - I am trying to find a new dr so I can get some testing --- if anyone knows of a dr in philly who is open to recommending natural treatments AS WELL as conventional/western medicine -- please recommend.

    I've gone my entire life with symptoms that point to hypothyroid. Lifelong depression, cold hands/feet, low blood pressure, hormone issues. Everytime they test my thyroid, they tell me I am fine. Twice two different doctors tested my tsh levels and said "nope you are fine" this year. I also had all bloodwork done and tests were all "normal."

    Now my periods are late - but very heavy, low libido, angular chelitis, colitis bouts, fatigued all the time, depression and anxiety, and I am putting on weight for what feels like no reason. this can't all be stress?!

    I take enzymes (gabba, phenyalanine, 5-htp) for depression, sublingual b-12, multi vitamin, cal/mag/vit d, and probiotics daily. I don't know how much more I can possibly to do help myself. I am so frustrated.

    I am adding progesterone creme to the list to attempt to help the low libido.....I don't know what else to do. I quit birth control pills hoping the low libido would regulate --- it didn't. it got worse.

    Thoughts?

    Any thoughts? recommendations? i know I need bloodwork - I'm working on that...

    • ANSWER:
      my mom has what you have (the hypothryroidism). it took FOREVER for the doctors to actually realize what she had! get the blood work done, do some research, and find a doctor that know what they are talking about! good luck!

  34. QUESTION:
    Chain rejection on Kidney Stones?
    I'm a kidney stone producing machine and just found out what triggers the deficiency on citric acids and overproduction of calcium in my body.
    Urologist prescribed a high blood pressure drug called Hydrochlorothiazide (I have low blood pressure) to reduce the production of calcium and a citric acid supplement I'm really not sure as if I should take this. I have to inject myself with B12 on a monthly basis which I need because I can't produce it anymore myself and found out that this reduces the citric level. Then I came across Hypothyroidism and wonder if that is the reason for the high calcium production? Does anyone have suggestions on how I should approach the treatment or know about natural ways to get this in control? I do a low oxalate diet and avoid foods triggering my symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic and is often the first step in lowering blood pressure in someone who is newly diagnosed with high blood pressure. I would follow your physician's suggestions on care rather than trying to treat it yourself. You can also try holistic methods but in conjunction with your physician's recommendations. Also, let your doctor know what herbs/supplements that you plan on taking so that he can verify whether there might be a problem with interactions between the substances. Sometimes, a low oxalate diet does not stop the kidney stones and medications may be needed. And, dehydration is a common cause of kidney stones so make sure your daily water intake is high.

  35. QUESTION:
    dialectic poetry is the new?
    We compared psychophysiological stress recovery
    and directed attention restoration
    natural and urban field settings
    klaxons using repeated measures of ambulatory blood pressure,
    emotion and attention collected
    randomly assigned young adults.
    So to vary restoration needs,
    we had half of the subjects
    in the environmental treatment directly after driving to the field site.
    The other half completed attentionally demanding tasks
    Had just before the treatment.
    After the drive or the tasks, sitting in a room
    nut tree views promoted more rapid decline
    undisturbed in diastolic blood pressure than sitting in a viewless room.
    Subsequently walking in a nature reserve
    initially fostered blood pressure
    now change that indicated greater
    stress reduction than afforded by walking
    even in the urban surroundings. Performance on an attentional
    test improved slightly from the pretest to the midpoint of the walk
    in the nature reserve, while it declined
    on the urban setting.
    Nature reserve by the end of the walk affected emotional self-reports.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, what's the question? I have no idea what any of that means lol. :) x

  36. QUESTION:
    Help......!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    I dont know how 2 do an essay & i need ur help to see if this good or not.

    Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body. Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body. Testosterone is a male growth hormone. While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously changing their health.

    Some of the ill effects of the drugs are damage to the kidneys and liver. A person can also alter the balance of the natural hormones. This can cause detrimental affects to the body. The effects of you natural hormones being out of balance can last several years after being off the drugs. Some male user form breasts due to the use of steroids. Because of the increase in testosterone, steroids can cause serious acne problems. When used by teens it can cause stunted growth. Other side effects include genital changes, water retention, yellow eyes, coronary artery disease, ligament injuries, high blood pressure, changes in cholesterol levels, sterility and liver disease. Some people fall into comas after injecting the drug, some may even die from the injection.

    Although steroids have many negative effects, they have many needed medical purposes. Androgens have many legitimate medical uses, such as the use for treatment of hypogonadal men to compensate for the lack of endogenous production. Anabolic steroids are also helpful for the treatment of certain adolescent diseases, some types of anemias, and for a relatively rare form of edema. Other clinical uses focus on the tissue building and anti-catabolic effects, such as in the treatment of burn victims, AIDS, or HIV positive patients. The most well known reason for people using steroids is for the quick muscle growth. At first they were hailed for their ability in improving strength and stamina but now they are condemned as unnatural and dangerous to the health of an athlete.

    In conclusion, I think that people shouldn't use steroids because they can damage your body after only one use by shutting down hormones and hormone producing glands in the body.
    Shud i change something about it....or everything....???

    • ANSWER:
      I don't want to read it all but make sure your essay follows these guide lines.

      http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/writing/template.html

      Seriously, this is what your teacher looks at and do not forget to say your thesis in the last paragraph!

  37. QUESTION:
    HELP STOP A COUGH......?
    My Dad is a 54 yr old white male. His current meds are a blood pressure pill and omeprozal prescribed my his PCP. About 8 months ago he became sick and, developed a nagging cough after my convincing him to go to the Dr. he was diagnosed with walking-pneumonia. He was treated with oral anti-biotics, 2 shots,cough med.,prednisone and was sent on his way. The symptoms cleared up, he felt better and all seemed well, except the cough never left. He has been to his PCP 4 times because of this and each time he was given an antibiotic and a couple times he also took prednisone. The Dr. also ended up giving him a nasal spray, inhaler and several different types of cough meds too, still coughing. The only cough medicine that helped control the cough was a combo med. that had hydrocodone in it. He has used 3 bottles of that. I suggested that he be seen by an ENT so i made him an appointment. He was evaluated and they did a procedure (cant remember the name) where his throat was nummed and a tube inserted thru his nose and down into his esophagus. There the ENT saw redness and irritation that he thought maybe caused by acid reflux. He decided to up the dosage of the omeprozal to see if that might help the cough and sent him home. Well, that was 5 weeks ago...still coughing...no change.

    Let me try to describe the cough. It is nothing short of what i consider a coughing "attack". I have timed him and he has coughed non-stop (just breathing in between) for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. He says it starts with a "tickle" and let the coughing begin. His face turns blood red, clear stuff will just run freely out of his nose. His eyes water to the extent to where it looks like he is crying, tears flowing down his cheeks and they also become blood shot. His voice changes after the attack, but returns to normal.

    I have been all over the internet looking for natural/holistic remedies/advice to help stop a cough. Here are a few he has tried. Local honey w/ apple cider vinegar (seems to help for 45 minutes to 1 hour). Oil of oregano capsules (no help) from GNC store. Sore throat sprays (he says they will shorten the coughing attack), but it comes back. He has gargled ST-37, salt-water, peroxide/water, and his latest treatment Listerine. He says the Listerine gargle helps IF he gargles it for 20-30 seconds and allows " a tad" to actually go down into his throat (swallows it). I read the bottle and it is clearly labeled DO NOT SWALLOW. I realize the amount that he is actually swallowing is minimal, but if you do it 10-20 times a day everyday (and he is) that minimal amount adds up.

    My Dad owns a floor covering business and I work there as well. So i am with him 7+ hours a day. I know how much he coughs and how violent some of the attacks are. They can occur at any given time, during sales transactions with our customers and telephone conversations. We also sing in a southern gospel group called the Foundations. They also have occured when we are on stage, but they have been mild.

    To Sum it all up I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY DAD!!!! This cough limits his ability to deal with customers at our shop, to be able to do what he loves the best SING and even more it is affecting his quality of life. His sleep is interupted with coughing spells all thru out the night. (it is driving my mom crazy too). I am starting to think he is entering a mild state of depression due to the cough and his inability to find permanant relief. Thru this i can see where he has lost some joy and bubble from his personality. He is more irritable too UGH!! Some of the different thigs he has tried have helped but it is short lived and only treating the symptoms and he needs to find out the cause.

    Can You Help?????

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like GERD. I had this for three years and didn't know what was wrong.(same symptoms exactly) My doctor put me on Pantoloc 40 mg. once and day and no more problems. Other anti-reflux over the counter stuff (Tums, etc) did not help.
      Also tell him to sleep with the head of his bed elevated...

  38. QUESTION:
    amino acids to grow taller?
    Has anyone tried it?

    on this website http://www.grow-taller.com/

    it says There are two unnatural ways to increase growth hormone level:

    1) Using growth hormone - releasing products like glycine, glutamine, agrinine, ornithine, niacin, and 16 other amino acids which you can get with or without a prescription. Such substances and drugs are usually used by body builders. They are also useful for elderly people to increase their growth hormone level. Some of them are good for boosting immunity, protecting the liver, fighting cancer, helping rebuild body tissue after surgery or trauma, and many other treatments.

    Because amino acids help produce growth hormones, some of them, with proper exercises, may be taken to increase your growth. However, I would not recommend doing this self-treatment without medical supervision, especially for children. Any of these drugs has to be taken with proper dosage and some of them with other drugs or nutrients. Improper usage may cost you serious problems.

    Also, there are many side effects from using these products: diarrhea, low toxicity, headache, drowsiness, muscle spasms, dizziness, high blood pressure, nervousness, depression, hair loss, gaining weight, and many more.
    So, be careful!

    2) Another unnatural way to increase growth is the man-made growth hormone received by series of injections (which cost from ,000 to 18,000 per year), prescribed after careful evaluation of a person's growth pattern and growth potential. These injections may help you to grow, but inducing growth too quickly may inhibit later growth.

    In addition, unnatural growth hormones may produce other various side effects including: high cholesterol, diabetes, liver abnormalities, increased tissue stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, musculosketal disease, neuropathy, allergic reactions, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia, visual deterioration, headaches, vomiting, increased liver enzyme levels, increased sweating, edema, pain in general and back pain specifically. Pick the one you prefer. If you receive these injections, your body will adapt to this drug and will refuse to produce natural growth hormones after you stop receiving injections.

    • ANSWER:
      After reading your excellent comments on amino acids and HGH, if anyone wants to try them out for growing taller then they will know what the dangers are as you have pointed them out.

      Good on you for posting this information. Hopefully it will discourage would be users of amino acids and HGH.

  39. QUESTION:
    recurring miscarriages after healthy pregnancy - doctor wants us to go to a fertility specialist. ?
    well, our daughter is 5. we've been trying for #2 in the past year and had 3 miscarriages - one natural and 2 needed D&C. After the first D&C, doctor sent everything for genetic testing and the results came back negative (she said she would do the same after my second D&C, so we are waiting). Also, I had an extensive blood test done (something to do with thrombosis, not sure of the name) and it also came back negative.
    my progesterone levels were a little low during 2 last pregnancies, so I was put on a suppository supplement (and it didn't help).
    it seems that embryo dies at around 6 weeks - last pregnancy was extremely upsetting because we had a faint heartbeat at 5w4d appointment and NOTHING at 7w4d appointment...
    now, my gyno wants me and my husband to go to a fertility specialist. my question is - did anybody have a problem like that? what to expect from the fertility specialist? if you are familiar with a problem, how long does fertility treatment usually take? I am only 32, so age is not a problem, my hubby, on the other hand, is overweight and on blood pressure medication... we REALLY want to have another baby, our daughter keeps asking when I'll have a baby in my tummy... I guess, what I really need are some words of encouragement. Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Im so sorry for your trouble....doctors aren't much help with 'figureing out the fertility problem' you have to pretty much do this one on your own.. Heres how:

      Educate yourself: get the book "Taking charge of your fertility" by toni weschler
      This book will teach you how to chart your fertility and find out what could be going wrong with your body. If you have low progesterone post ovulation charting can detect it right away.
      btw...supositories are synthetic progesterone...you need the natural form of progesterone that comes in the cream form...you can get it online or at healthfood stores. must say the Natural.
      most likely it is the progesterone deficiency, take the cream after ovulation until you start your period, if you concieve keep taking the cream throughout pregnancy...

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this like a sure case of HITLER?
    Consider what the currents could do to your body from an electrical outlet. It can effect neurology possibly making a person worse. Afterall, what happens to a person to remove memory... damage to braincells. There is a reason those cells are there & we need them. What if the person controlling that machine was a controlling type person who may actually have psycopathic issues? Perhaps they have a hate for gay men or a hate for women and just like to zap some torture. Consider that it is mostly women who seek professional help and discuss emotional issues. Afterall through abuse, rapes and even from pregnancy they experience depression. In the professional field there is mainly a male ruling in upper power. Once a person is deemed mentally unsound, even if they are telling the truth of issues occurring in their lives then that gives authority to a potential abuser to take reign on their rights. Naturally an abuser may want that person to have a lapse or removal of memory if it wipes away their alleged {but real} affilliation of abusing that person. To keep the ghosts tucked away in the closet.. Is it not an indignity to a person to produce an electrical charge into their body? Sure they think that now people are put to sleep through the procedure that it's ok but look at all it has done to the people who have recieved it while awake. Is it not a sadistic discomfort imposed upon a person? What about the people who have underlying heart conditions. An ill thought today could be a well thought tomorrow- until you start messing around with their natural body function. Also with the majority of women being left dealing with all of the family responsability and financial stress, they are more likely to be labelled depressed or suffer a nervous breakdown. Naturally you want these women to seek help through a councelor through difficult matters but then that can be turned against them stealing away their rights. It's a womans natural instinct to cry and react differently that most men.Women also go through more hormonal changes and monthly cycles. People will fear admitting to feeling depressed or being abused if they have the threat of Electric Shock Treatment. So would this not escalate more female abuse? Plus women live longer and go through dementia and are left in care of the mental health association. Where does Mental Health care breach the Medical care. It's a medical scientic fact that women go through more emotions, and depressing situations. Also it's proof that we need our cells fully functioning for neurology. Also when you consider the impact on blood pressure and how that can damage us..I've read that it was 70% of women getting these ECT's. While deemed of unsound mind either the government or some other person can swoop in to steal their assets. Once you damage braincells isn't that making the mind less stable? There was a recent case of a psychiatrist abusing his patients & testifying in court cases. Some of those patients admitting to this were incarcerated. Therefore OPPRESSED. The history of this doctor showed that he was using ECT's on men in the Military who were believed to be gay. Again abuse against femininity.. If a man cries or reacts to stress, through history they too have been labelled as gay, sissies.. mentally ill. Meanwhile they must tolerate the wrongful abuse if someone with more power holds the button. Is this not a sure case of HITLER?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I don't think so coz wen hitler die'd his body was burnd with all most
      200L of fule and no one on earth has any evadance to say so
      . I won't take any Russian word that thay say about hitler

  41. QUESTION:
    oh my !!!! please answer?
    ok. So. me and my husband are getting ready to start clomid treatments. I am curious to a few things. one being that i am a big girl. k . I want to have a healthy pregnancy. I am a very healthy person. besides being overweight. no high blood pressure. no diabetes. nothing. absolutly nothing. and i am afraid of having a c section. because i want to have a natural birth. and the second is how well does this drug work? Any success stories? thanks for all the help in advance.
    i dont want any drugs. we decided this before we even thought bout ttc. I think the pain of childbirth brings you closer to your baby. I would never say anything bad about someone who did have an epidural or anything because that is a personal decision. ya know.
    to good girl. there are women who do have healthy pregnancies being overweight. and yes. the reason we are going on clomid is because i dont ovulate. thats it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      To start with, congratulations on getting sorted out with clomid. I have not used it myself, but have chatted with lots of ladies who have used it with varying degrees of success. Often only additional complications to their fertility have prevented it from working so I hope you are onto a winner.

      Next, try not to worry too much about the complications of labour like c-sections and the like. Once you are expecting, regardless of the way you have conceived (whether naturally or with whatever degree of assistance) your pregnancy will develop naturally.

      Comparatively few women need c-sections. If you don't need it you won't have to consider having it. Most maternity units won't offer intervention without reason.

      Some women choose no intervention and are upset if it is offered at all. My advice would be to wait and stay as flexible as possible about your approach to pregnancy labour and birth.

      Being overweight can complicate conception itself, but otherwise is not a barrier to parenthood. There are complications you might face as a result of carrying extra weight. These will be investigated as your pregnancy develops so again, don't let them put you off. Just make sure your midwife knows if you are suffering from physical difficulties. I had significant mobility issues last time and the help I got was great.

      When you get to your labour, the less intervention (painkillers etc) the quicker the recovery. The pain is more intense for a shorter time. I found that loads of painkillers just meant that I had the pain 'in the post' because I pushed against my body, not with it. I have done this naturally, induced and with epidural, and naturally came with a sting, but also with less piles afterwards lol.

      I wish I could give you more advice specifically about clomid. The best suggestion I can make is for you to look at sites like ivillage, who run a ttc forum. There are loads of women there in the same position as you and able to offer advice, support and evidence that the drug works.

      All the best and tons of babydust to you!

  42. QUESTION:
    Possible Lyme Disease instead of Levaquin poisoning?
    I thought I had Levaquin poisoning from ONE pill I took 3 months ago. (I took one 750 MG pill the next day I had neuropathy that went away around 4 days after, and researched the horror stories and never took another pill) About 2 months later (completely healthy in between) I developed this intense light sensitivity and head pressure not ache. It was so bad I went to the ER twice and all blood work showed up completely normal. Docs had no idea what was going on.

    My timeline is :
    Early FEB : Lower back pain towards buttocks. Thought it was a UTI,etc from intercourse (never had a UTI in my life)
    The doc checked it out and saw I had traces of puss in my urine and suggested it was prostatitis Hence the one pill of Levaquin.

    Early MARCH : Back pain subsided by now was feeling great a little tired but good!
    Had a cold that lasted an unusually short time (3 days)

    MID MARCH : 2 weeks later, I now had light sensitivity a STIFF achy neck, pressure around the eyes, felt mentally absent, spoke kind of funny (i.e. couldnt get words out), depressed, very anxious, could fall asleep but woke up 5 hours or so after and couldnt go back, constipation, then numbness and tingling in arms, hands, legs, thighs, all while fatigued from NO EXERCISE, then as these symptoms CHANGED and migrated in a sense, I had arthritic pains in my hands, feet and especially my knees, now I've noticed more floaters in my eyes and purple light trails, from car brakes at night while driving as well as other strange vision changes (i.e. distances are now blurry to me)

    After thinking I had MS, thinking it was one dose of Levaquin coming back to get me 2 months later, I now researched Lyme Disease on a whim and to my surprise I have over 70% of the symptoms associated from Lyme, and discovered with Lyme, the symptoms keep migrating to different locations in your body at different times....I thought I was crazy until I read the last part.

    I may research too much, but I know my body and that I've been healthy my whole life, worked out EVERY day, danced, was happy, ambitious. I do not have insurance otherwise I would've been to doctors months ago. I will not let that stop me as I have family friends in the medicinal realm who could possibly help. I've researched about antibiotics for Lyme and natural homeopathic treatments.

    By the way I did NOT have a rash (that I saw) I did however a few months ago feel a pimple like pain around a sensitive area between the buttocks but paid no attention to it and thought it was a pimple. Everything started a couple weeks if not days after if memory serves,

    Im a 21 year old male in Los Angeles with no history of UTI, back pain, Lyme, or anything that I've experienced the last 3 months.
    Any information you have would be great as well as input!

    • ANSWER:
      There is indeed Lyme disease in California, so don't let anyone tell you different. (However, many doctors are wrong about this, and often tell patients they couldn't possibly get Lyme in this state. Many of those patients now face lifelong pain and disability. Your best chance of a good outcome with Lyme is by early treatment--so get on this right now.)

      I strongly recommend you go to http://www.lymedisease.org, the website of the California Lyme Disease Association and read what's there. Also, there's an on-line discussion group called CaliforniaLyme, where you can talk to others in your area with similar issues, and get recommendations for knowledgeable doctors in your area.
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaLyme/

      Other good sources of info about Lyme disease:

      http://www.ilads.org
      http://www.canlyme.com
      http://www.lymeinfo.net
      http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
      http://www.lymenet.org
      http://www.lymedoctor.com
      http://www.touchedbylyme.org
      http://www.facebook.com/lymedisease.org

  43. QUESTION:
    HELP! Rib Pain... Please help.?
    I've had Hepatitis A about 5 years ago. After a few months, I was fully recovered, and lived a normal life ever after.... until 5 years after. About 3 weeks ago, I started having chiropractic sessions, due to my spine misaligment that led to my knee and hip pain. My chiropractor cracks my spine, neck and my left hip. However, after 3 weeks of treatment, I'm starting to have pressure/little pain on my right rib cage spontaneously, or with certain movements.

    I am very worried that my liver could still be inflammated from the hepatitis, or just a natural result of my chiropractic sessions. I've had major depression for a few weeks. PLEASE HELP! :[

    I have no jaundice, my urine is natural color (not dark-yellow urine/no blood,etc), and I have no fatigue.

    I am 16 years old, 5ft 11, 180 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      I have read your question and I felt the frustration of this form not to be able to ask you a few probing questions that would help me answer your question more effectively. However I would like to email you a few things that at the very least will get you more Information and empower you with a better understanding...with your permission first of course.

      Physician 21 Years
      M.D
      F.A.C.C.

  44. 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

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of this teatment for brown recluse spide bite?
    Has anyone ever tried or heard of this treatment for the brown recluse spider bite? I was bitten three weeks ago and with this treatment there is just a small scar the size of pencil eraser.This treatmnet comes from my grandfathers journal . He was full blood cherokee indian and lived to be 104. I was searching his journal for treatments and discovered this. As soon as you realize the bite is poisonous, Obtain a smoked and cured hog jowl { it must be cured and smoked by natural wood and brine salt. . Slice a thin slice place over bite and cover with white clean cloth, keep dry for four days. donot disturb. When the area begins to itch remove cloth and apply equal[ pressure in a cicular motion around center of bite.don't apply hydrogen peroxide.. After three days remove and press on bite boundary until poison pill or head realeses from wound . rinse with cool water allow to air dry.now apply dry cloth , cover for two days keep dry. the wound healed in twenty days. I hope this helps some one it did me and please share it.

    • ANSWER:
      well not for spider bites but pork salt meat for stepping on nails. My older folks told me this would be done when they were kids.

  46. QUESTION:
    Would lymphatic drainage massage be of benifit in reducing the bruising/rash accociated with HSP in a 5yr old?
    Hello there, my 5yr old daughter was diagnosed with HSP(henoch schonlien purpura) about two weeks ago, she still has significant rashing and bruising(urine etc is clear of blood). My partner has a close relative who is into natural and alternative therapy, and she is quite adament that lymphatic drainage massage would clear up the rash/bruising. I am sceptical and will seek medical advice before even thinking about it, but was wondering if any one out there has any thoughts on this, or has heard of any other possible treatments that might help my daughter with this nasty condition. I am sceptical of the whole "massage" therapy idea in this case simply because the nature of the condition means that the blood vessels close to the skin rupture with only the slightest of pressure, and I dont see how anyone manually manipulating/putting pressure on my daughter's little body would do anything other than to make this symptom worse. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I tend to agree with you. Here's a link to info about lymphatic drainage therapy in case you're interested. http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/207/Lymph-Drainage-Therapy

      The massage is supposed to gentle and light. But because this isn't ordinary bruising -- this is purpura and this is vasculitis -- I wouldn't want the inflammation aggravated in any way, shape or form. Trust your instincts.

      HSP symptoms usually last about a month to 6 weeks. I hope your daughter's resolve before then and that she has infrequent recurrences if any at all. Take heart, recurrences are usually milder.

      "but was wondering if any one out there has any thoughts on this, or has heard of any other possible treatments that might help my daughter with this nasty condition." -- There's no specific treatment. Give her Tylenol for joint or abdominal pain, make sure she's urinating throughout the day and not having any bowel problems. Don't worry about the rash. It will go away without permanent effects.


Blood Pressure Natural Treatments

Hypertension or high blood pressure is so common today that at least one in ten people aged 40 or above has high BP related problems.

Blood pressure is the pressure that blood exerts on blood vessel walls. High blood pressure occurs when heart works harder to pump blood. Thickening of blood vessels (arteriosclerosis) causes high blood pressure.

High blood pressure can cause stroke or heart attack. It is therefore very important to keep blood pressure to normal levels.< 00004000 br />
The normal blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg. There are however variations to his readings throughout the day. If the pressure becomes 130/80 mmHg, it is risky condition. Blood pressure 140/90 mm Hg is hypertension.

According to Ayurveda, hypertension is caused mainly due to accumulation of toxins in blood and tissues, poor digestion or nutrition, imbalance of nervous system, physical or mental stress due to disruption of natural biological rhythm.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for high blood pressure?
    I'm tired of these pharmaceuticals. Can anyone direct me toward a RELIABLE and SAFE natural, holistic way to manage my blood pressure? It's not crazy high, but due to other conditions I must keep it low.

    • ANSWER:
      grebned - Hi, there are ways to lower your blood pressure other than medications. I just want to caution you against assuming that herbal medications are SAFER than pharmaceuticals just because they are "natural". Herbal medications are just as much drugs as pharmaceuticals are, and if you choose to go that route, should only be used under the supervision of a medical professional! Herbal supplements are derived from natural sources, but are often taken in doses MUCH higher than what would be considered "natural" and can lead to just as many side effects. In fact, some would argue that because pharmaceuticals are subject to strict research and standards while herbal medications are not subject to any FDA standards at all, they are riskier in general. Just as an example, the first herbal medication the previous poster mentioned is aconite (or wolfsbane) which hs been documented to result in death from as little as 5cc of tincture, 2mg of pure aconite, 1g of crude plant parts, or 6g of cured aconite. NO KNOWN ANTIDOTE EXISTS. In addition, it has been documented (Fitzpatrick et al., 1994; Tai et al., 1992) to cause ventricular tachycardia which can lead to cardiac arrest.

      Two natural methods for lowering blood pressure that have been proven by research are exercise, meditation/stress reduction, and reduction in salt intake. Exercise does not mean training for a marathon or anything intense, just moderate aerobic exercise at least 3 times a week for at least half an hour a day. The more the better. Yoga, meditation techniques and stress reduction counseling have all be shown to be effective in reducing blood pressure in smaller studies. Finally, some people are more sensitive to salt intake than others, and reducing salt intake can lead to an improvement in your blood pressure. Also, if you are taking herbal supplements, let your physician know as some can significantly INcrease your blood pressure.

      Most physicians are perfectly fine with patients trying herbal medications as long as you do so with their supervision. Remember, herbals are medications too. Just because they are natural doesn't make them safe. Hemlock is a natural herb, but Socrates drank and killed himself...

  2. QUESTION:
    "Natural Treatment" for high blood pressure??
    Is there an alternative, more natural way to lower blood pressure? (non-pill-popper)
    Also, will taking the medication prescribed cause the body to be dependent on the medicine? If I begin to take them, then stop taking it, will it do more harm than good?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try adding more fish to your diet. I prefer to take Omega 3 from pure fish oil in capsule form since I do not prefer the taste of fish.

      BEST WISHES!

  3. QUESTION:
    what is the natural treatment for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Reducing your salt intake and getting plenty of exercise will help.

      Fish oil, garlic (mainly diastolic), apple cider vinegar and many other natural remedies all help that you can find in a search for "high blood pressure" + "natural remedies".

  4. QUESTION:
    what is natural treatment for high blood pressure?
    Because I have high blood pressure and I do not like chemical medicines for so as to avoid its sidefect

    • 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 Care and God Bless !

  5. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to reduce high blood pressure?
    I just bought Co Q-10, Hawthorn Berries, Fish Oil, and Garlic Extract. Has anyone had any luck with any of these for treatment of high blood pressure? I am sick of the way prescription drugs make me feel.

    • ANSWER:
      The most delicious way to lower blood pressure naturally is with hibiscus tea. Studies have shown that drinking hibiscus tea can effectively lower high blood pressure and reduce high cholesterol levels in many individuals (see references below).

      Besides lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol, hibiscus tea has other wonderful characteristics:

      • rich in Vitamin C
      • extremely high content of antioxidants (mainly flavonoids)
      • can stimulate weight loss
      • caffeine free
      • delicious taste and pleasant fragrance
      • vibrant, natural red color
      • great served hot or cold

      To prepare hibiscus tea, take 8 ounces of water and bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of dried hibiscus blossoms to water. Turn heat off and let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Optional: Add honey and lemon juice to taste.

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874198001573

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109006382

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106004028

      http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/2/298.abstract

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb4365/is_3_42/ai_n31386524/

      http://guide2herbalremedies.com/health-benefits-hibiscus-tea/

  6. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy for High blood pressure 100/170?
    I found few from net

    "natural" treatment of hypertension includes restriction of salt, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, as well as weight loss and regular exercise.

    Pomegranat:
    Eating pomegranat regularly helps to lower blood pressure.

    Milk with dill seeds:
    Pour boiling milk in a glass, add 1 tea spoon of dill seeds. Put it on a steam bath on low heat for 20 min. Let it sit for 20-30 min. Drink 1/2 glass of the tea morning and night until your blood pressure comes back to normal. Usually it takes about 3 days.

    Sunflower seeds: This remedy will work very fast and will have a long-lasting effect. Put 1 pound of sunflower seeds into a pot, add 2 L of cold water, heat it and boil it on low heat for exactly 2 hours. Let it cool and drink the water during the day.
    Source(s):
    http://www.greathomeremedies.com

    • ANSWER:
      have a full lime juice in the morning and a banana in the day. its one of the basics of controlling high B.P. avoid salt or have less sodium salt like tata salt lite.
      ****

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural method/treatment that is effective, clinically proven to reduce blood pressure?
    Specifically, stage 1 hypertension. Please cite references. Thanks.
    Actually, I exercise a lot--an hour a day of running. Doctor says that's why my heart rate is so low--49BPM, and that that's a "fit" indicator, but my BP is in the pre-hypertention/stage 1 area: 128/79 - 141/87. So, I have exercise, and pretty much, diet covered. I eat little to no meat, plenty of tofu and fatty fish, such as tuna and salmon, and at least 1 serving of fruits and vegetables daily.
    Red Yeast Rice treats cholesterol, not high blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      A strict salt-free diet is essential, and all animal fats (meat and dairy) must be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

      Get regular exercise, and keep your weight down.

  8. QUESTION:
    Since my youth I have high blood pressure. Now I am feeling it.?
    Since my youth I have high blood pressure. Now I am feeling it. Are there any natural treatment / Cure for this? Like any diet, exercise etc
    Any thing

    • ANSWER:
      High blood pressure seldom produces any symptoms,rarely even the classically assumed headaches,except at very high and very dangerous levels. It is now believed that in most patients who presented with headaches and happened to have raised BP noted this was little more than a coincidence.

      One of the reasons that treatment for hypertension needs to be clearly established and the diagnosis absolutely confirmed either by up to 6 months of monitoring or 24 trace analysis, is that many of the treatments make the otherwise well patient feel unwell. Many of the drugs can produce impotence and many result in postural symptoms.

      For these reasons it is important that you establish whether you have a real problem or an imagined one.If your BP is in fact elevated,but you fall short of having a BP issue short of the diagnosis of hypertension,then being no more than your ideal weight,taking regular vigorous exercise and reducing salt,may all reduce your pressure and avoid you moving into the range of patients that do require pharmacology. Once reached medication is usually unavoidable.

  9. QUESTION:
    I have read and heard people recommend some effective natural treatment of BP. Your opinion please?
    I want a more sustainable natural way of dealing with blood pressure than using prescription drugs which tends to only suppress the symptoms. Surgery is very expensive and many people cannot afford. If the arteries are blocked, is there any natural means by which they can naturally be cleaned to bring relief to the person?

    • ANSWER:
      Reduce salt intake. Very natural, but a little difficult.
      Proper exercise. Very natural, a little difficult and probably necessary. If these don't work, then it is drugs.
      Huge myths about diet and herbs. Beware.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to overcome poor blood circulation?
    I am a 49 years old man and I have had high blood pressure for about three years now. I am starting to develop a secondary ailment though. Is poor blood circulation a major problem and how do you fight it? Is there any type of food or natural treatment for it? I live in a country with high temperatures and I fear I am heading for a major discomfort this spring since the problem just keeps on growing.

    • ANSWER:
      Here i s an excellent site with some wonderful options for you. It will definitely help you. Have a look. http://webmd64.notlong.com/AAsUip4

  11. QUESTION:
    For doctors:- any treatment for blood pressure control ?
    hello doctor.
    please give me some way to control my blood pressure.
    I am 24 and my blood pressure is coming on higher side. Say 150 by 100. Its too high for me... I am having headache a lot..
    Please tell me some natural way to control it..
    My m quite young to start medicine.
    Plz help me...

    • ANSWER:
      You should get a full checkup. Maybe you don't just have hypertension. High blood pressure could be a symptom of another problem so get that option explored first. Then if it is only hypertension, you can alter your diet, cutting out as much salt as possible, and with sensible diet and exercise your problem may become a thing of the past. Best of luck.

  12. 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

  13. 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 !

  14. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural erectile dysfunction treatment that really works?
    i have diabetic and high blood pressure and my sperms don't swim which i need something for that too if not the same thing

    • ANSWER:
      There probably aren't any "natural" treatments that will likely work for you. You really need to talk to your doctor about this. There are prescription treatments that can help.

  15. QUESTION:
    Natural Treatment For Heartburn/Acid Reflux?
    Does anyone know a natural cure/ treatment for heartburn/acid reflux? It's so bad it feels like my chest is going to explode. The doctor recommended Prilosec, which works beautifully but raises my blood pressure to dangerous levels(240+/220+). Zantac also works but causes a discharge to come out of my left nipple. Any recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything thats alkaline in nature. For mild heartburn milk is a quick and easy way to get rid of it. As already suggested, baking soda is also good. Since yours is so bad I would suggest seeing a nutritionist, or taking a thorough look through your diet. You might be better off trying to reduce some of the acidic foods you are eating, rather than purely trying to treat the results

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural treatment for diabetic nerve pain?
    My husband has diabetes and he's been experiencing pain and burning in his legs. The pain is debilitating at times. He's told his doctor, but the ultrasound shows that his circulation is in the normal range.

    Would too much sugar in his diet trigger the pain, or is this a cumulative effect of too much sugar too long? (He just told me he's been eating bags of jelly beans at work when he gets stressed. It's not enough that his blood sugar levels are spiking and his A1C's are good - 5.6 to 5.9.)

    Is there anything natural he could do to deal with this? I know there are drugs, but the side-effects are pretty scary. He currently takes Glucophage and blood pressure meds.

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look at this link, It might help.
      http://www.ayurvediccure.com/dyboss.htm

      Anyways, I believe in the power of prayer, I am praying for your husband's complete recovery, God bless!

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the best and safest treatment for dog incontinence?
    My eight year old female dog has started leaving wet spots behind when she gets up. The vets cant find anything wrong and think it is down to her age and because she has been spayed.
    I am unsure about giving her medication from the vets as most come with possible side effects (eg high blood pressure).
    Does anyone recommend any natural products or have they tried medication with no side effects happening.
    Also I wondered if incontinence is due to the muscles becoming weak if its possible to build these up again with some kind of exercises?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.propalin.co.uk/introduction.htm

      The above is a link which gives information on the medicine I use called propalin which has worked for my dog and I have not noticed any side effects after a month I was able to reduce the dose to once a day. This medication is specifically for spayed dogs who have incontinence

  18. QUESTION:
    Help! - Natural alternative treatment for tiredness . . .?
    Male patient (50s) with the following complaints: Tiredness, cold-feet, loss of appetite and restless sleep. No history of heart disease. Blood-work within normal range. Uninterrupted sleep 4-6hrs per night. General good health, blood pressure and pulse normal. Height 5'10" and 230lbs. Married and father of three. Disposition optimistic and outgoing. Patient expressed concerns of possible "wheat or food starch" allergies: however describes no correlating glutton allergy symptoms. Physician suggested multi-vitamin supplements, moderate exercise and afternoon power-naps.

    I don't think exercise and naps is the answer.

    What do you suggest as a treatment plan for feeling tired all day long?

    [ All answers welcome. No TDs given. Asker posts feedback prior to choosing BA. ]
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    Tiger -
    Wow! You have a gift my friend. I agree with your assessment, my schedule is overbooked and I do have much on my mind. And many conflicts in need of resolution. Happiness is a prescription I need - like oxygen

    Melchizedek -
    100% Real Royal Jelly - its on my shopping list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Pacific -
    Yoga!? OK, I really like the idea but I don’t have the time. The good news is, I do walk on the treadmill (5 days per week) with the TV news on, a book (open on shelf) and while talking on my cell phone (Bluetooth in my ear). Welcome to my life.

    Camille - B-12 is a great idea. Often thought of getting B-12 shots, but don’t like needles. But I do take mega vitamins daily.

    Susan Yarrawonga -
    True! I need more sleep, no - I need uninterrupted restful sleep. Thank you!

    luvthatbabyofmine -
    Correction, 4-6 would be enough is uninterrupted and restful. Love your avatar name.
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    Tiger -
    Wow! You have a gift my friend. I agree with your assessment, my schedule is overbooked and I do have much on my mind. And many conflicts in need of resolution. Happiness is a prescription I need - like oxygen

    Melchizedek -
    100% Real Royal Jelly - its on my shopping list. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Pacific -
    Yoga!? OK, I really like the idea but I don’t have the time. The good news is, I do walk on the treadmill (5 days per week) with the TV news on, a book (open on shelf) and while talking on my cell phone (Bluetooth in my ear). Welcome to my life.

    Camille - B-12 is a great idea. Often thought of getting B-12 shots, but don’t like needles. But I do take mega vitamins daily.

    Susan Yarrawonga -
    True! I need more sleep, no - I need uninterrupted restful sleep. Thank you!

    luvthatbabyofmine -
    Correction, 4-6 would be enough is uninterrupted and restful. Love your avatar name.
    mysticmoonprincess01 -
    Yeah, I thought of diabetes and thyroid too. My dad and younger brother are diabetics. My wife takes thyroid medication. Like I told Camille Often thought of B-12 shots. Thanks!

    Judge Bad Beast -
    Si!

    ankahi -
    Ok , a thyroid test is on my list of things to do.

    Just Be -
    C-Pap masks, the idea creeps me out. LOL ((( HUGS )))

    MOLEVOLE -
    OMG! Full body massage is the best suggestion yet. But will it help me sleep? Thanks!

    Wayf - Love the website - thanks.

    Zachary -
    Coffee only in the morning for me.

    • ANSWER:
      Being a responsible father of three is a big job itself. Are you worry some over something deep down that you normally dont talk about ? Something is taking your energy, or you're losing it to something. You are not content with something in your life, or are concerned of something. You need happiness to boost your energy. Hope you feel well soon ! :) )

      Peace and blessings...

  19. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of red skin? HELP!?
    My cheeks are always red, sometimes redder then other times, but they are red, and I have tried using really good sunscreens and moisturizers and nothing seems to work!

    Do you know any product that could help?
    Also, do you know anything at home, any natural treatment that could take the redness off.

    IT IS NOT ROSACEA, thats that my doctor told me, and my blood pressure is fine.
    I HATE IT SO MUCH, everyone seems to have even, toned up skin, and I have red sports and uneven colored spots! I hate it!

    • ANSWER:
      & the addition to above wear foundation when out with a good yellow base & bronze blush.
      Good Luck!!

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    My mother has fat in her liver and someone recommended these Artichoke Capsules?
    Its directions and Ingredients is in italian but I think it says 'Treatment for Cholesterol'. It says 100% natural Artichoke. Can anyone tell me if this is ok for her to take or not and what exactly artichoke has to do with cholesterol? I'm just making sure. Thanks.

    She's 57 yrs old, she has high blood pressure and a kidney stone. Just in case that affects anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Tell your mum to buy some Milk Thistle tablets from health food shop its wonderful tonic for the liver.

  22. 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

  23. QUESTION:
    need advice about low testosterone levels?
    alright long story with a short question..
    im just trying to stop all of the follow up questions in advance.

    back in 2005 i was working in louisiana after huricane katrina. i work for the govnmnt but do not have insurance, its kinda like a contract job. but whenever i am at large operations like that i always have the benefit of having a doctor on site for free treatment. ..soo...

    by the way I am 34 now, and was 29 almost 30 then.

    after i was there for a few months i was really tired and run down. and extremely grumpy. almost hostile at imes. very unlike me. i thought it was a stress issue due to the long hours and a few other things. i didnt really notice i had no sex drive because i was away from home and my significant other. but either way i hadnt woke up with a Mr. happy in weeks, maybe months. my sex drive at home was pretty much nonexistant also before i left. i was looking for excuses to get out of my manly duties.
    mostly the problem was that i was feeling very short tempered with people i had to work with at this point. so i went to the doctor and told her the symptoms, she asked me some questions. "sex drive stuff i hadnt thought of" and said i was expereincing low testosterone. i was also getting pretty out of shape. my arms were getting skinny. my gut was getting flabby. but i noticed it mostly in my usually very well developed legs. they were starting to look like female legs. no hair. hardly any muscle tone. and i was getting fat deposits on them. i thought it was because of long hours, and no exersize. but the effects were too dramatic.
    anyway.. its pretty clear my testosterone levels were low. she told me she could do a blood test to determine whether i should use injections or gel or patch. and i asked her some questions. mostly about side effects.. we have all heard the horrible things about steroids in the media.. shrinking balls, baldness, cancer! she said i would probably need testosterone therapy of some sort for the rest of my life. i was mortified.. i had been the picture of health my whole life.. very active, ate right. low blood pressure. reasonable body fat to muscle ratio. didnt smoke, drank in moderation.
    this type of thing only happened to people who didnt take care of themselves right?
    i told her i needed to think about some things and look into some different options.

    so i went back to my office and started looking at different treatments online. different symptoms.
    natural treatments. i ran accross hundreds of "natural" remedies. herbs.. root extracts.. vitamin combinations. im sure if you are reading this you have ran accross several yourself.
    so a few things led me to my decision to try some natural remedies. firstly the doctor told me it was possible that my test levels were low because of the long stressfull hours and lack of sex..
    so maybe just a few little things here and there could help out right..
    well first i tried some stuff i ordered off the internet. it was a liquid drop you held under your tongue. tesocurlone i think it was called. i also increased my b complex vitamins.
    well that did it.. after about 3 or 4 days i woke up with a raging rock hard erection. i thought - hell i should be a doctor.. i felt better. my muscles felt stronger.
    the affects however were shortlived. after about 3 months of this, i started to see a decline in my sex drive and energy. also since i work out semi regularly i could tell my performance was fading. weaker, and less stamina ..
    so on to another remedy... then another... then another...
    the results over the past few years have almost always been the same. i have tried different combinations of herbs... nettle root,vitamins and over the counter remedies from health food stores.
    they seem to help for a while until my body kind of "runs out" its almost like its sputtering. up and down.
    so now im about to change jobs and have insurance in april. to celebrate i went to 2 different doctors here in town to try to maybe get my testosterone levels regular and steady. i have decided that everyone grows old but at 34 i want to be able to enjoy the time i have and its very hard to do physical activities like riding mountain bikes and playing basketball when you feel like you are 64 instead of 34. i dont care about performance enhancing, only enjoying life.
    so the first doctor i went to i told him all these things. he asked me about my job and personal relationships. asked me how much i worked out. which is always 2 hours of full court basketball on sunday and light weight training once or twice during the week during winter. but summertime im always outside, riding, hiking,building things, whatever i can do to enjoy the outdoors.
    he took my vitals and tested my blood, but for cholesteral and lipids and stuff rather than test.
    he said i thought i was depressed. he rattled off a couple antidepressants he thought i could have some success with. he said steroids were basically the devil. they would kill me if i too
    kill me if i quit taking them. low testosterone was part of getting older. i just had to accept it.

    i was stunned at first. i didnt know what to say. i left the drs office feeling like an old man. like it was all downhill, i should just enjoy the ride. i started thinking about quitting basketball. since honestly it was becoming a huge struggle to keep up. i obviously needed to drastically alter my diet to accomidate about 1600 calories a day. i thought, well what can i do the Dr said this and that. i dont really have much choice.
    then i had a novel idea. ill go to a different DR! and i did. i looked in the phone book. called. made sure i was going to see a doctor who was under 50. went and he proceded to tell me some of the same things the first doctor did. except that he was under the impression i was trying to use him to score steroids for performance enhancing.
    i think he assumed since i am kinda muscular and bigger that i was looking for a legal way to get "gains". by the way im 6-1 about 230lbs. i have a 50 inch chest and a 38 inch waist. i got this big in high school while i was rowing crew except now my body fat is all out of whack and my arms are kinda skinny looking with very little tone. my chest is getting flabby. and my waist is reaching maximum density. and remember for the past few years i have been trying every over the counter and natural remedy combination i can find with mixed results and little success. the hardest thing to do when my testosterone drops is finding motivation to exersize or be active at all. i just want a steady healthy energy level that will allow me to live a healthy active lifestyle instead of basically rolling over and dying.
    the second doctor said my test levels were low but within acceptable range. around 400 i think he said. he told me if i worked out naturally and watched my diet i could get them up
    natuarally with out steroids. i tried to explain that i have been trying that for the past 4 or 5 years. but he was not swayed.
    here is the problem. i live in a small town that is for the most part very conservative. most of the doctors here are older from the old school that seem to think steroid therapy is akin to witchcraft and cheating in some way. i have went to 2 doctors here and neither was willing to help, well the old guy wanted to put me on zoloft or welbutrin or something. and the younger guy though that i was trying to "get juiced" he was a smaller younger guy kinda skinny and i think he may have had a napoleon complex of some kind.
    im tired of the erratic sex drive and energy levels. im tired of feeling like i just ran a marathon ofter sex if it does get to that point. (i take stamina RX, OTC) im tired of being grumpy and angry. and im tired of being tired. i live in the WV, OH, KY tristate area. does anyone know of a doctor that would be willing to help
    alright.. couple of quality responses, but not what i am asking for.
    firstly, i am not seeking advice on the forum. i already have a pretty good idea of what is needed through research. i dont claim to know more than a doctor ofcourse, but a family practitioner over 60 years old might be a bit out of touch with up to date treatments. also let me just let everyone know right off the bat.. i am not depressed. i lead a pretty stabile life that is rewarding and active. i have tried treating this problem with every kind of extract, diet, food, or supplement i could find reason to believe in. and like i said, some have had some positive altho temporary results. i am asking.... DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A DOCTOR OR CLININC IN THE WV, OH, KY areaTHAT SPECIALIZES IN THIS TREATMENT. i do not need any more advice. i need real treatment for a real problem.i wrote the novel cover all possible facets so as to weed out the good advice givers and people telling me steroids are not the answer

    • ANSWER:
      Low Test, First of all let me tell you I have been taking testosterone injections and using Andro Gel for over 12 years and the Endocrinologist who prescribed Test for me told me I would have to use it the rest of my life and I fully intend on doing just that. Contrary to what you hear or read on the internet or from people who know nothing about testosterone replacement therapy, TRT - there are "absolutely no adverse side effects" from taking TRT. None! The testosterone in the injections is exactly the same as what your body makes naturally and all you are doing is replacing what your body is not producing. However having said that, there is one side affect if you plan on having children because it will lower your sperm count and you'll become virtually infertile. So if you want children have them first before taking Test. This infertility can be reversed if you stop taking Test but it will take awhile for your body to recuperate, at least 8 weeks or more, probably more like a couple months. The only way to find out for sure if your Test is low or why it is low is to have a blood test measuring several factors that could cause low test, e.g. your LH & FSH hormones, prolactin, the aromatase enzyme, & your testicles production. My diagnosis was "idiopathic hypogonadism" which means the reason is unknown why my testicles were not functioning normally. Ironically my doctor is in WV but might not be close to you since he is in Petersburg and also in Mt Storm. He's at the VA clinic in Petersburg and his private practice in Mt Storm, Dr. Alan Kunkel but my advice would be go see an Endocrinologist or a Urologist, not some general practitioner. There are also Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinics in some of your larger cities that specialize in this. If you need any more information you can contact me @ fototag@rocketmail.com I'm very familiar with TRT and also the use of steroids having used both in the past 20 yrs.
      P.S. If you go to the following site they have a section on HRT where you can read about personal experiences from guys who are using Test & HGH.Hormone Replacement Therapy, Longevity, Wellness, Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine < http://forums.steroid.com/ >

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don't want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

    • ANSWER:
      I've had lupus for sixteen years and the best thing I've found is Ambrotose. It's a glyco nutrient that promotes cell to cell communication while it builds your immune system. It's all natural and has no side effects. One of the things with lupus is it does take your hair out, but since I started taking Ambrotose my hair is thicker than ever; I actually had to cut it. I've been taking Ambrotose for almost seven years and I haven't had a flare up since, I can go out in the sun with no problems and for the first time in years my skin is clear. If you would like to check it out you can go to www.glycostory.com/teamval and for the more scientific aspect www.glycoscience.org, there you can look up the disease specific review. I hope you'll give it try it will help. Another thing you can do is eat more eggs, sardines, onions, garlic, alfalfa and yucca. If you would like to know more about the diet aspect you can e-mail me and I'll be more than happy to answer your questions.

  25. QUESTION:
    Please help--I am pretty worried about taking this steroid cream the doctor prescribed?
    He took zero medical history, only filled out form with name and address and insurance. No assistant took any medical history.

    I was told I have eczema..I broke out in an extremely itchy rash on my calves after remodeling. He concurred it was probably an allergy (to the dust or possible mold stirred up) that went to eczema.

    Natural treatments I tried did not help. I want to get rid of it as it is unsightly and itchy but I am worried about potential problems.

    He ordered a steroid cream (betamethasone dip aug .05% cream) for 6 weeks. He said it would be a lot better in a week but if I discontinued it before 6 weeks, it may come back.

    I have just been told I may have high blood pressure, I had a fasting blood sugar of 151 (but ai c was 5.9)..this means I am prediabetic they said, Also I have developed severe gout and have arthritis. I am also clinically depressed and long felt I had adrenal insufficiency due to high stress for 20 years and symptoms of this.

    I read this steroid cream
    cream can cause blood glucose to raise and be not advised to take if one has high blood pressure or diabetes. Also it interferes by increasing inflammation which may hurt my gout/arthritis and can exacerbate depression. It causes weight gain and redistribution of weight (in a bad way). If used more than a week, it can cause the adrenal glands to shrink and may cause a rebound effect if not gradually tapered off. It takes the adrenals about 3 months to start working right again and producing its hormones (I think cortisol).

    I have a phobia about medicines and almost never take them but I am afraid this eczema rash on both legs will never leave if I don't use it, I am angry this doctor did not ask me one medical question or get any medical history. I recently was forced into an HMO) and he is the only doctor I see who is an approved dermatologist. The office was packed and I was only with the doctor about 4 minutes..It was fast for everyone it looked like. I am used to doctors
    who spend 15-30 minutes with me and they always take a history..I am unsure if I should take it. Do you feel it would be safe? Would he have prescribed it if it was dangerous with certain medical conditions? Does anyone have any experience with taking a steroid cream like this.
    I have had this rash since December several problems getting in sooner and two doctors didn't know what it was, but they were not specialist like this doctor who took no history and glanced at the rash a minute.

    • ANSWER:
      get a second opinion. See another doctor. Explain to them that you are wary of this cream because of your health history. I only read into the first part of your additional information because I'd read enough right there to know that the doctor made a mistake. Any time you have to watch your blood sugar or blood pressure a doctor should NEVER prescribe something that can throw your body for a loop.

      The new doctor should take your medical history into account and either prescribe something to help keep your medical conditions in check (less preferred as this can cause problems, too) or even prescribe a different treatment for the eczema (preferred). Or he might find that it isn't eczema at all.

      Good luck, and hopefully you'll find the right answers.

      -----------

      edit:

      Reading further, and I apologize I missed this, since you've been forced into an HMO, call the insurance company and explain the situation. REPORT THE DOCTOR TO THEM! this kind of negligence needs to be noted. They should be able to assign a new dermatologist for you as well.

  26. QUESTION:
    What do you think ---- hypothyroid or low progesterone?
    First of all - I am trying to find a new dr so I can get some testing --- if anyone knows of a dr in philly who is open to recommending natural treatments AS WELL as conventional/western medicine -- please recommend.

    I've gone my entire life with symptoms that point to hypothyroid. Lifelong depression, cold hands/feet, low blood pressure, hormone issues. Everytime they test my thyroid, they tell me I am fine. Twice two different doctors tested my tsh levels and said "nope you are fine" this year. I also had all bloodwork done and tests were all "normal."

    Now my periods are late - but very heavy, low libido, angular chelitis, colitis bouts, fatigued all the time, depression and anxiety, and I am putting on weight for what feels like no reason. this can't all be stress?!

    I take enzymes (gabba, phenyalanine, 5-htp) for depression, sublingual b-12, multi vitamin, cal/mag/vit d, and probiotics daily. I don't know how much more I can possibly to do help myself. I am so frustrated.

    I am adding progesterone creme to the list to attempt to help the low libido.....I don't know what else to do. I quit birth control pills hoping the low libido would regulate --- it didn't. it got worse.

    Thoughts?

    Any thoughts? recommendations? i know I need bloodwork - I'm working on that...

    • ANSWER:
      my mom has what you have (the hypothryroidism). it took FOREVER for the doctors to actually realize what she had! get the blood work done, do some research, and find a doctor that know what they are talking about! good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    So if a person is eating way too much salt, then the body fluids are imbalanced?
    In the body, chloride helps to maintain fluid balance and is part of hydrochloric acid used in digestion.
    I can eat a lot of salt without it affecting my blood pressure, but I took a test with a naturopath once and it came back " your body is so dehydrated that it cannot absorb the protein you eat" so I am guessing eating so much salt upset the balance of salt, patassium and chloried in my body and somehow it caused dehydration. I do not retain water when I eat excess salt.
    And I had a natural treatment and she said my kidneys are the most stressed in my body now. So I figure I've eaten too much salt over my life, but am still realtively healthy,enough to recover and so I am trying to figure out how to get it all balanced, mostly thru foods and herbs and supplements :)
    I DO have extreme body heat, to the last answer, Dr. __________. That is what started my questions on all of this ! It is horrid !!
    And, I have no health insurance and basically no money to go to the dr. I am disabled and didn't get the private disability I deserved as it was politics where i worked !!!!!!!!!!!! So I rarely go to the dr.
    I am 58, and have CFIDS an auto immune disease and my body is a mess, I am not a healthy person !

    • ANSWER:
      You should not eat salt that has anti-caking agents in it. It screws with your system. It keeps the salt from dissolving properly outside AND inside your body and makes it difficult for you to eliminate it. Try sea salt or any one that does not contain it. Also it's true that you need more potassium and water, so get more(raisins have a ton of potassium in them, and fruits, berries, and coconut water hydrate you much better then water) There is also a sugar / salt balance in addition to the sodium potassium pump. Look it up. It can make you crave more sweets.

  28. QUESTION:
    I have been feeling very nervous and with lots of anxiety PLEASE HELP can someone recommend natural cure.?
    my nerves are pretty bad. Sometimes I can't Breather very well. and my hands and feet feel tingly some times when its really bad. it all started Wednesday of last week. Its been getting some what better but it comes and goes. I took a blood test this morning. and also saw the doctor before that. the dr checked my blood pressure and it was fine he also check my blood pressure also fine, he took ex-rays on my chest and everything checked out fine, also he did an EKG on my heart and everything is fine. the last blood test I took was oct of last year and everything was very good. Its importandt to note that i work 40 hours a week I go to school part time my mother past away in june of 2007 I take care of my dad I have aan older brother and sister how don't care about anything and do what they want. I am the youngest and I do my best. I have a older sister that is number 1 to me. she took care of my mom during her cancer treatment. PLEASE HELP ME.

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor before you do anything else. . . a counselor who can help you with what sounds like high anxiety and lots of stress. Do you exercise? I'm serious. Exercise is fantastic for anxiety and stress. If you can't join a gym, just start running or walking every day, or doing something active like swimming or biking, etc. every day for about an hour. Don't drink anything with caffeine in it -diet coke, coffee, non-herbal tea. It might help if you started doing some Yoga, or meditation of some sort. But please see a counselor before you start taking any meds. You can get through this naturally. You are lucky your blood pressure is okay. Usually that goes up with anxiety. Hang in there.

  29. QUESTION:
    why does massage work for so many mental emotional physical problems?
    Here are the claims
    Massage should be done to babies, children and adults and much soothing would take place were this in place without need for drugs, sedatives alcohol or other stimulants. if only this would go into every would be mums repertoire of dealing with their children. The results I am sure would be impressive.

    Various combinations of oils for massage can be used however I have only experience with using the oils of peanut /olive and almond and I am sure there are many others which are of real benefit too. Also very good results have been obtained using tincture of myrrh.

    Research in massage therapy has been ongoing for more than 120 years.
    Here are some reported benefits of massage:

    Preliminary results suggested cancer patients had less pain and anxiety after receiving therapeutic massage at the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

    Women who had experienced the recent death of a child were less depressed after receiving therapeutic massage, according to preliminary results of a study at the University of South Carolina.
    Medical school students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School who were massaged before an exam showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system

    Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found massage beneficial in improving weight gain in HIV-exposed infants and facilitating recovery in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. At the University of Miami School of Medicine's Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in migraine sufferers and improving alertness and performance in office workers.

    An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.

    Research has verified that:
    Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.
    Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.
    Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.
    Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.
    Autistic children showed less erratic behaviour after massage therapy.

    According AMTA, massage helps both physically and mentally.

    "
    The preterm babies who received massage therapy showed 47% greater weight gain and six-day shorter hospital stays than the infants who were not receiving massage. But is this study evidence of what loving touch can do spiritually, or rather what massage can do on a physiological level? Regardless, babies are not the only benefactors

    Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
    Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness. Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

    Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
    Reduces muscle spasms. Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

    Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work

    Promotes deeper and easier breathing Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids

    Reduces blood pressure Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain

    Enhances the health and nourishment of skin Improves posture

    Strengthens the immune system Treats musculoskeletal problems

    Rehabilitation post operative Rehabilitation after injury (Source: AMTA

    Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
    Fosters peace of mind Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
    Helps relieve mental stress. Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately.
    Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.

    Emotional Benefits.
    Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch Fosters a feeling of well-being

    Reduces levels of anxiety. Creates body awareness. Increases awareness of mind-body connection

    • ANSWER:
      I am getting increasing worried about you current mental state with your long rambling rants which do not really class as questions. If you understood the history of mental illness thought the ages and the unbelievably painful mental states that many patients endured before the development of effective and safe pharmacological agents, you would not for a moment question their usefulness.

      Patients with mania used to literally run themselves to death from exhaustion and schizophrenics used to become virtually rigid and unable even to eat before useful drugs became available, to give just 2 examples.

  30. QUESTION:
    how does massage therapy work for so may mental health issues?
    Here are the claims
    Massage should be done to babies, children and adults and much soothing would take place were this in place without need for drugs, sedatives alcohol or other stimulants. if only this would go into every would be mums repertoire of dealing with their children. The results I am sure would be impressive.

    Various combinations of oils for massage can be used however I have only experience with using the oils of peanut /olive and almond and I am sure there are many others which are of real benefit too. Also very good results have been obtained using tincture of myrrh.

    Research in massage therapy has been ongoing for more than 120 years.
    Here are some reported benefits of massage:

    Preliminary results suggested cancer patients had less pain and anxiety after receiving therapeutic massage at the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

    Women who had experienced the recent death of a child were less depressed after receiving therapeutic massage, according to preliminary results of a study at the University of South Carolina.
    Medical school students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School who were massaged before an exam showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system

    Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found massage beneficial in improving weight gain in HIV-exposed infants and facilitating recovery in patients who underwent abdominal surgery. At the University of Miami School of Medicine's Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in migraine sufferers and improving alertness and performance in office workers.

    An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.

    Research has verified that:
    Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.
    Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.
    Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.
    Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.
    Autistic children showed less erratic behaviour after massage therapy.

    According AMTA, massage helps both physically and mentally.

    "
    The preterm babies who received massage therapy showed 47% greater weight gain and six-day shorter hospital stays than the infants who were not receiving massage. But is this study evidence of what loving touch can do spiritually, or rather what massage can do on a physiological level? Regardless, babies are not the only benefactors

    Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation
    Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness. Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy

    Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments; reduces pain and swelling; reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
    Reduces muscle spasms. Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion

    Enhances athletic performance; Treats injuries caused during sport or work

    Promotes deeper and easier breathing Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids

    Reduces blood pressure Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain

    Enhances the health and nourishment of skin Improves posture

    Strengthens the immune system Treats musculoskeletal problems

    Rehabilitation post operative Rehabilitation after injury (Source: AMTA

    Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy
    Fosters peace of mind Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness
    Helps relieve mental stress. Improves ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately.
    Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity.

    Emotional Benefits.
    Satisfies needs for caring nurturing touch Fosters a feeling of well-being

    Reduces levels of anxiety. Creates body awareness. Increases awareness of mind-body connection

    • ANSWER:
      I am getting increasing worried about you current mental state with your long rambling rants which do not really class as questions. If you understood the history of mental illness thought the ages and the unbelievably painful mental states that many patients endured before the development of effective and safe pharmacological agents, you would not for a moment question their usefulness.

      Patients with mania used to literally run themselves to death from exhaustion and schizophrenics used to become virtually rigid and unable even to eat before useful drugs became available, to give just 2 examples.

  31. QUESTION:
    amino acids to grow taller?
    Has anyone tried it?

    on this website http://www.grow-taller.com/

    it says There are two unnatural ways to increase growth hormone level:

    1) Using growth hormone - releasing products like glycine, glutamine, agrinine, ornithine, niacin, and 16 other amino acids which you can get with or without a prescription. Such substances and drugs are usually used by body builders. They are also useful for elderly people to increase their growth hormone level. Some of them are good for boosting immunity, protecting the liver, fighting cancer, helping rebuild body tissue after surgery or trauma, and many other treatments.

    Because amino acids help produce growth hormones, some of them, with proper exercises, may be taken to increase your growth. However, I would not recommend doing this self-treatment without medical supervision, especially for children. Any of these drugs has to be taken with proper dosage and some of them with other drugs or nutrients. Improper usage may cost you serious problems.

    Also, there are many side effects from using these products: diarrhea, low toxicity, headache, drowsiness, muscle spasms, dizziness, high blood pressure, nervousness, depression, hair loss, gaining weight, and many more.
    So, be careful!

    2) Another unnatural way to increase growth is the man-made growth hormone received by series of injections (which cost from ,000 to 18,000 per year), prescribed after careful evaluation of a person's growth pattern and growth potential. These injections may help you to grow, but inducing growth too quickly may inhibit later growth.

    In addition, unnatural growth hormones may produce other various side effects including: high cholesterol, diabetes, liver abnormalities, increased tissue stiffness, carpal tunnel syndrome, musculosketal disease, neuropathy, allergic reactions, pancreatitis, hyperglycemia, visual deterioration, headaches, vomiting, increased liver enzyme levels, increased sweating, edema, pain in general and back pain specifically. Pick the one you prefer. If you receive these injections, your body will adapt to this drug and will refuse to produce natural growth hormones after you stop receiving injections.

    • ANSWER:
      After reading your excellent comments on amino acids and HGH, if anyone wants to try them out for growing taller then they will know what the dangers are as you have pointed them out.

      Good on you for posting this information. Hopefully it will discourage would be users of amino acids and HGH.

  32. QUESTION:
    oh my !!!! please answer?
    ok. So. me and my husband are getting ready to start clomid treatments. I am curious to a few things. one being that i am a big girl. k . I want to have a healthy pregnancy. I am a very healthy person. besides being overweight. no high blood pressure. no diabetes. nothing. absolutly nothing. and i am afraid of having a c section. because i want to have a natural birth. and the second is how well does this drug work? Any success stories? thanks for all the help in advance.
    i dont want any drugs. we decided this before we even thought bout ttc. I think the pain of childbirth brings you closer to your baby. I would never say anything bad about someone who did have an epidural or anything because that is a personal decision. ya know.
    to good girl. there are women who do have healthy pregnancies being overweight. and yes. the reason we are going on clomid is because i dont ovulate. thats it.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      To start with, congratulations on getting sorted out with clomid. I have not used it myself, but have chatted with lots of ladies who have used it with varying degrees of success. Often only additional complications to their fertility have prevented it from working so I hope you are onto a winner.

      Next, try not to worry too much about the complications of labour like c-sections and the like. Once you are expecting, regardless of the way you have conceived (whether naturally or with whatever degree of assistance) your pregnancy will develop naturally.

      Comparatively few women need c-sections. If you don't need it you won't have to consider having it. Most maternity units won't offer intervention without reason.

      Some women choose no intervention and are upset if it is offered at all. My advice would be to wait and stay as flexible as possible about your approach to pregnancy labour and birth.

      Being overweight can complicate conception itself, but otherwise is not a barrier to parenthood. There are complications you might face as a result of carrying extra weight. These will be investigated as your pregnancy develops so again, don't let them put you off. Just make sure your midwife knows if you are suffering from physical difficulties. I had significant mobility issues last time and the help I got was great.

      When you get to your labour, the less intervention (painkillers etc) the quicker the recovery. The pain is more intense for a shorter time. I found that loads of painkillers just meant that I had the pain 'in the post' because I pushed against my body, not with it. I have done this naturally, induced and with epidural, and naturally came with a sting, but also with less piles afterwards lol.

      I wish I could give you more advice specifically about clomid. The best suggestion I can make is for you to look at sites like ivillage, who run a ttc forum. There are loads of women there in the same position as you and able to offer advice, support and evidence that the drug works.

      All the best and tons of babydust to you!

  33. QUESTION:
    Chain rejection on Kidney Stones?
    I'm a kidney stone producing machine and just found out what triggers the deficiency on citric acids and overproduction of calcium in my body.
    Urologist prescribed a high blood pressure drug called Hydrochlorothiazide (I have low blood pressure) to reduce the production of calcium and a citric acid supplement I'm really not sure as if I should take this. I have to inject myself with B12 on a monthly basis which I need because I can't produce it anymore myself and found out that this reduces the citric level. Then I came across Hypothyroidism and wonder if that is the reason for the high calcium production? Does anyone have suggestions on how I should approach the treatment or know about natural ways to get this in control? I do a low oxalate diet and avoid foods triggering my symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic and is often the first step in lowering blood pressure in someone who is newly diagnosed with high blood pressure. I would follow your physician's suggestions on care rather than trying to treat it yourself. You can also try holistic methods but in conjunction with your physician's recommendations. Also, let your doctor know what herbs/supplements that you plan on taking so that he can verify whether there might be a problem with interactions between the substances. Sometimes, a low oxalate diet does not stop the kidney stones and medications may be needed. And, dehydration is a common cause of kidney stones so make sure your daily water intake is high.

  34. QUESTION:
    dialectic poetry is the new?
    We compared psychophysiological stress recovery
    and directed attention restoration
    natural and urban field settings
    klaxons using repeated measures of ambulatory blood pressure,
    emotion and attention collected
    randomly assigned young adults.
    So to vary restoration needs,
    we had half of the subjects
    in the environmental treatment directly after driving to the field site.
    The other half completed attentionally demanding tasks
    Had just before the treatment.
    After the drive or the tasks, sitting in a room
    nut tree views promoted more rapid decline
    undisturbed in diastolic blood pressure than sitting in a viewless room.
    Subsequently walking in a nature reserve
    initially fostered blood pressure
    now change that indicated greater
    stress reduction than afforded by walking
    even in the urban surroundings. Performance on an attentional
    test improved slightly from the pretest to the midpoint of the walk
    in the nature reserve, while it declined
    on the urban setting.
    Nature reserve by the end of the walk affected emotional self-reports.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, what's the question? I have no idea what any of that means lol. :) x

  35. QUESTION:
    Do you agree with Electric Shock Treatment?
    Consider what the currents could do to your body from an electrical outlet. It can effect neurology possibly making a person worse. Afterall, what happens to a person to remove memory... damage to braincells. There is a reason those cells are there & we need them. What if the person controlling that machine was a controlling type person who may actually have psycopathic issues? Perhaps they have a hate for gay men or a hate for women and just like to zap some torture. Consider that it is mostly women who seek professional help and discuss emotional issues. Afterall through abuse, rapes and even from pregnancy they experience depression. In the professional field there is mainly a male ruling in upper power. Once a person is deemed mentally unsound, even if they are telling the truth of issues occurring in their lives then that gives authority to a potential abuser to take reign on their rights. Naturally an abuser may want that person to have a lapse or removal of memory if it wipes away their alleged {but real} affilliation of abusing that person. To keep the ghosts tucked away in the closet.. Is it not an indignity to a person to produce an electrical charge into their body? Sure they think that now people are put to sleep through the procedure that it's ok but look at all it has done to the people who have recieved it while awake. Is it not a sadistic discomfort imposed upon a person? What about the people who have underlying heart conditions. An ill thought today could be a well thought tomorrow- until you start messing around with their natural body function. Also with the majority of women being left dealing with all of the family responsability and financial stress, they are more likely to be labelled depressed or suffer a nervous breakdown. Naturally you want these women to seek help through a councelor through difficult matters but then that can be turned against them stealing away their rights. It's a womans natural instinct to cry and react differently that most men.Women also go through more hormonal changes and monthly cycles. People will fear admitting to feeling depressed or being abused if they have the threat of Electric Shock Treatment. So would this not escalate more female abuse? Plus women live longer and go through dementia and are left in care of the mental health association. Where does Mental Health care breach the Medical care. It's a medical scientic fact that women go through more emotions, and depressing situations. Also it's proof that we need our cells fully functioning for neurology. Also when you consider the impact on blood pressure and how that can damage us..I've read that it was 70% of women getting these ECT's. While deemed of unsound mind either the government or some other person can swoop in to steal their assets. Once you damage braincells isn't that making the mind less stable? There was a recent case of a psychiatrist abusing his patients & testifying in court cases. Some of those patients admitting to this were incarcerated. Therefore OPPRESSED. The history of this doctor showed that he was using ECT's on men in the Military who were believed to be gay. Again abuse against femininity.. If a man cries or reacts to stress, through history they too have been labelled as gay, sissies.. mentally ill. Meanwhile they must tolerate the wrongful abuse if someone with more power holds the button. Is this not a sure case of HITLER?
    Here is the link with a story of the psychiatrist facing 21 cases.. Also consider that there were statistics showing that people in the higher profession and medical field, psychiatrists included often suffer depression themselves and are linked to suicide. Could you see them lining up to try this on themselves?
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100730/health/health_crime_psychiatrist_sex
    Sorry if it's long & not in paragraph form. In fact, I wish I could edit spelling errors.. I just get fired up and let it rip.. However, I imagine if it was broken up it would be a longer page.. I really could add much more to this subject matter. I love the detailed comments.
    To define crazy can be very steep. If you consider back in the history of mental health they were calling people born with defects retarded, otherwise freaks & crazy. Even to be left handed was considered as crazy or evil, to not believe in God or join a church you were consider evil or as being a witch. All of these people would be trailed off to asylums where they recieved this crude treatment. They had to go into redefining crazy over the years since. Although even today like back then they are still making severe errors. People reacting to severe trauma & extensive abuse are considered as crazy when they have no backup. People hide things & lie so the victims get further victimized. This washing of memory or shock treatments are merely a way to force conformity. To power over a person to feel or act as they think they should regardless of the cause. You need to consider the dynamics of situations. The dr. may not have the true remedy & if time heals, time may be needed not this.
    to fodaddy; allegations of taking property- HISTORY! Back in war women held down the fort through depression, many had land. Soldiers lost rights too by being deemed 'nuts' - When they fell apart off to the asylum! Thus property got left to government. There are still unclaimed property rights govern. has hold of to this day. A person dies or goes to a hospital then government takes access. A government can rule over family rights. One must pay lawyers for a will or loved ones lose it. Oppressed people can't afford lawyers & often have no capacity to proceed in that thus government claims it. I feel people ALL should have heritage rights to family estates without a will. Divide it between children who have first rights. Not hurl it to government. My written word without a lawyer should mean much as it comes to my children. Immediate family takes precidence!
    fodaddy; we could use a board for this! Left handedness was in fact scrutinized in religion. It was seen as a sign of satan/evil. Regardless of the fact more famous artists, inventors, musicians etc were left handed. They carried us forward. In fact they were deemed CRAZY. This does play a fact in old time asylums and filtering heritage rights. Left handers were seen as witches too & hung, burned put in asylums. Who takes over once they claim an entire family is of witches because they don't join church etc.? It went in favor of corrupt others to deem one CRAZY. Using shock made them crazy. Normal left handers were shocked, witches shocked. Anything seen as FREAKS were shocked. Gays SHOCKED. Then there were lefties being accused of being gay too. In some customs using opposite hand meant you got abused. Dirty to use left-evil they'd claim..

    • ANSWER:
      Many years ago my Mother in law suffered some type of depression, the doc had tried all sorts of pills inc' valium, nothing worked in fact I'm sure the valium made things worse!
      Then my wife was advised to let her mum have this electric treatment. I went with my wife to watch this procedure through a viewers window, I have never seen anything more barbaric, she was strapped down a rubber bung put if her mouth and then got a large dose of electricity pumped into her, she was twitching about as far as she could move.
      I insisted that my wife and I spoke to the Doctor. I was very angry but kept my cool I asked him to explain the benefit of this shock treatment, he started to waffle he was telling me how many folk felt better after the full course. I was getting very worked up so I started getting very rude. I spelled it out . Why were some folk getting better?
      He finally admitted no one knew, it couldn't be explained!!
      That was it I lost my cool altogether took my wife home and told her to get her Mother out of there asap.
      If its still the case and the effects cant be explained it should be stopped!

  36. QUESTION:
    Possible Lyme Disease instead of Levaquin poisoning?
    I thought I had Levaquin poisoning from ONE pill I took 3 months ago. (I took one 750 MG pill the next day I had neuropathy that went away around 4 days after, and researched the horror stories and never took another pill) About 2 months later (completely healthy in between) I developed this intense light sensitivity and head pressure not ache. It was so bad I went to the ER twice and all blood work showed up completely normal. Docs had no idea what was going on.

    My timeline is :
    Early FEB : Lower back pain towards buttocks. Thought it was a UTI,etc from intercourse (never had a UTI in my life)
    The doc checked it out and saw I had traces of puss in my urine and suggested it was prostatitis Hence the one pill of Levaquin.

    Early MARCH : Back pain subsided by now was feeling great a little tired but good!
    Had a cold that lasted an unusually short time (3 days)

    MID MARCH : 2 weeks later, I now had light sensitivity a STIFF achy neck, pressure around the eyes, felt mentally absent, spoke kind of funny (i.e. couldnt get words out), depressed, very anxious, could fall asleep but woke up 5 hours or so after and couldnt go back, constipation, then numbness and tingling in arms, hands, legs, thighs, all while fatigued from NO EXERCISE, then as these symptoms CHANGED and migrated in a sense, I had arthritic pains in my hands, feet and especially my knees, now I've noticed more floaters in my eyes and purple light trails, from car brakes at night while driving as well as other strange vision changes (i.e. distances are now blurry to me)

    After thinking I had MS, thinking it was one dose of Levaquin coming back to get me 2 months later, I now researched Lyme Disease on a whim and to my surprise I have over 70% of the symptoms associated from Lyme, and discovered with Lyme, the symptoms keep migrating to different locations in your body at different times....I thought I was crazy until I read the last part.

    I may research too much, but I know my body and that I've been healthy my whole life, worked out EVERY day, danced, was happy, ambitious. I do not have insurance otherwise I would've been to doctors months ago. I will not let that stop me as I have family friends in the medicinal realm who could possibly help. I've researched about antibiotics for Lyme and natural homeopathic treatments.

    By the way I did NOT have a rash (that I saw) I did however a few months ago feel a pimple like pain around a sensitive area between the buttocks but paid no attention to it and thought it was a pimple. Everything started a couple weeks if not days after if memory serves,

    Im a 21 year old male in Los Angeles with no history of UTI, back pain, Lyme, or anything that I've experienced the last 3 months.
    Any information you have would be great as well as input!

    • ANSWER:
      There is indeed Lyme disease in California, so don't let anyone tell you different. (However, many doctors are wrong about this, and often tell patients they couldn't possibly get Lyme in this state. Many of those patients now face lifelong pain and disability. Your best chance of a good outcome with Lyme is by early treatment--so get on this right now.)

      I strongly recommend you go to http://www.lymedisease.org, the website of the California Lyme Disease Association and read what's there. Also, there's an on-line discussion group called CaliforniaLyme, where you can talk to others in your area with similar issues, and get recommendations for knowledgeable doctors in your area.
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/CaliforniaLyme/

      Other good sources of info about Lyme disease:

      http://www.ilads.org
      http://www.canlyme.com
      http://www.lymeinfo.net
      http://www.lymediseaseassociation.org
      http://www.lymenet.org
      http://www.lymedoctor.com
      http://www.touchedbylyme.org
      http://www.facebook.com/lymedisease.org

  37. QUESTION:
    Help......!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    I dont know how 2 do an essay & i need ur help to see if this good or not.

    Over one million American seek short cuts to larger muscles and greater endurance with anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs. Steroids are drugs that act like chemical in the body. Most steroids are transformed into testosterone when they enter the body. Testosterone is a male growth hormone. While user may gain short-term results, they are seriously changing their health.

    Some of the ill effects of the drugs are damage to the kidneys and liver. A person can also alter the balance of the natural hormones. This can cause detrimental affects to the body. The effects of you natural hormones being out of balance can last several years after being off the drugs. Some male user form breasts due to the use of steroids. Because of the increase in testosterone, steroids can cause serious acne problems. When used by teens it can cause stunted growth. Other side effects include genital changes, water retention, yellow eyes, coronary artery disease, ligament injuries, high blood pressure, changes in cholesterol levels, sterility and liver disease. Some people fall into comas after injecting the drug, some may even die from the injection.

    Although steroids have many negative effects, they have many needed medical purposes. Androgens have many legitimate medical uses, such as the use for treatment of hypogonadal men to compensate for the lack of endogenous production. Anabolic steroids are also helpful for the treatment of certain adolescent diseases, some types of anemias, and for a relatively rare form of edema. Other clinical uses focus on the tissue building and anti-catabolic effects, such as in the treatment of burn victims, AIDS, or HIV positive patients. The most well known reason for people using steroids is for the quick muscle growth. At first they were hailed for their ability in improving strength and stamina but now they are condemned as unnatural and dangerous to the health of an athlete.

    In conclusion, I think that people shouldn't use steroids because they can damage your body after only one use by shutting down hormones and hormone producing glands in the body.
    Shud i change something about it....or everything....???

    • ANSWER:
      I don't want to read it all but make sure your essay follows these guide lines.

      http://depts.gallaudet.edu/englishworks/writing/template.html

      Seriously, this is what your teacher looks at and do not forget to say your thesis in the last paragraph!

  38. QUESTION:
    HELP STOP A COUGH......?
    My Dad is a 54 yr old white male. His current meds are a blood pressure pill and omeprozal prescribed my his PCP. About 8 months ago he became sick and, developed a nagging cough after my convincing him to go to the Dr. he was diagnosed with walking-pneumonia. He was treated with oral anti-biotics, 2 shots,cough med.,prednisone and was sent on his way. The symptoms cleared up, he felt better and all seemed well, except the cough never left. He has been to his PCP 4 times because of this and each time he was given an antibiotic and a couple times he also took prednisone. The Dr. also ended up giving him a nasal spray, inhaler and several different types of cough meds too, still coughing. The only cough medicine that helped control the cough was a combo med. that had hydrocodone in it. He has used 3 bottles of that. I suggested that he be seen by an ENT so i made him an appointment. He was evaluated and they did a procedure (cant remember the name) where his throat was nummed and a tube inserted thru his nose and down into his esophagus. There the ENT saw redness and irritation that he thought maybe caused by acid reflux. He decided to up the dosage of the omeprozal to see if that might help the cough and sent him home. Well, that was 5 weeks ago...still coughing...no change.

    Let me try to describe the cough. It is nothing short of what i consider a coughing "attack". I have timed him and he has coughed non-stop (just breathing in between) for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. He says it starts with a "tickle" and let the coughing begin. His face turns blood red, clear stuff will just run freely out of his nose. His eyes water to the extent to where it looks like he is crying, tears flowing down his cheeks and they also become blood shot. His voice changes after the attack, but returns to normal.

    I have been all over the internet looking for natural/holistic remedies/advice to help stop a cough. Here are a few he has tried. Local honey w/ apple cider vinegar (seems to help for 45 minutes to 1 hour). Oil of oregano capsules (no help) from GNC store. Sore throat sprays (he says they will shorten the coughing attack), but it comes back. He has gargled ST-37, salt-water, peroxide/water, and his latest treatment Listerine. He says the Listerine gargle helps IF he gargles it for 20-30 seconds and allows " a tad" to actually go down into his throat (swallows it). I read the bottle and it is clearly labeled DO NOT SWALLOW. I realize the amount that he is actually swallowing is minimal, but if you do it 10-20 times a day everyday (and he is) that minimal amount adds up.

    My Dad owns a floor covering business and I work there as well. So i am with him 7+ hours a day. I know how much he coughs and how violent some of the attacks are. They can occur at any given time, during sales transactions with our customers and telephone conversations. We also sing in a southern gospel group called the Foundations. They also have occured when we are on stage, but they have been mild.

    To Sum it all up I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY DAD!!!! This cough limits his ability to deal with customers at our shop, to be able to do what he loves the best SING and even more it is affecting his quality of life. His sleep is interupted with coughing spells all thru out the night. (it is driving my mom crazy too). I am starting to think he is entering a mild state of depression due to the cough and his inability to find permanant relief. Thru this i can see where he has lost some joy and bubble from his personality. He is more irritable too UGH!! Some of the different thigs he has tried have helped but it is short lived and only treating the symptoms and he needs to find out the cause.

    Can You Help?????

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like GERD. I had this for three years and didn't know what was wrong.(same symptoms exactly) My doctor put me on Pantoloc 40 mg. once and day and no more problems. Other anti-reflux over the counter stuff (Tums, etc) did not help.
      Also tell him to sleep with the head of his bed elevated...

  39. QUESTION:
    recurring miscarriages after healthy pregnancy - doctor wants us to go to a fertility specialist. ?
    well, our daughter is 5. we've been trying for #2 in the past year and had 3 miscarriages - one natural and 2 needed D&C. After the first D&C, doctor sent everything for genetic testing and the results came back negative (she said she would do the same after my second D&C, so we are waiting). Also, I had an extensive blood test done (something to do with thrombosis, not sure of the name) and it also came back negative.
    my progesterone levels were a little low during 2 last pregnancies, so I was put on a suppository supplement (and it didn't help).
    it seems that embryo dies at around 6 weeks - last pregnancy was extremely upsetting because we had a faint heartbeat at 5w4d appointment and NOTHING at 7w4d appointment...
    now, my gyno wants me and my husband to go to a fertility specialist. my question is - did anybody have a problem like that? what to expect from the fertility specialist? if you are familiar with a problem, how long does fertility treatment usually take? I am only 32, so age is not a problem, my hubby, on the other hand, is overweight and on blood pressure medication... we REALLY want to have another baby, our daughter keeps asking when I'll have a baby in my tummy... I guess, what I really need are some words of encouragement. Thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Im so sorry for your trouble....doctors aren't much help with 'figureing out the fertility problem' you have to pretty much do this one on your own.. Heres how:

      Educate yourself: get the book "Taking charge of your fertility" by toni weschler
      This book will teach you how to chart your fertility and find out what could be going wrong with your body. If you have low progesterone post ovulation charting can detect it right away.
      btw...supositories are synthetic progesterone...you need the natural form of progesterone that comes in the cream form...you can get it online or at healthfood stores. must say the Natural.
      most likely it is the progesterone deficiency, take the cream after ovulation until you start your period, if you concieve keep taking the cream throughout pregnancy...

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this like a sure case of HITLER?
    Consider what the currents could do to your body from an electrical outlet. It can effect neurology possibly making a person worse. Afterall, what happens to a person to remove memory... damage to braincells. There is a reason those cells are there & we need them. What if the person controlling that machine was a controlling type person who may actually have psycopathic issues? Perhaps they have a hate for gay men or a hate for women and just like to zap some torture. Consider that it is mostly women who seek professional help and discuss emotional issues. Afterall through abuse, rapes and even from pregnancy they experience depression. In the professional field there is mainly a male ruling in upper power. Once a person is deemed mentally unsound, even if they are telling the truth of issues occurring in their lives then that gives authority to a potential abuser to take reign on their rights. Naturally an abuser may want that person to have a lapse or removal of memory if it wipes away their alleged {but real} affilliation of abusing that person. To keep the ghosts tucked away in the closet.. Is it not an indignity to a person to produce an electrical charge into their body? Sure they think that now people are put to sleep through the procedure that it's ok but look at all it has done to the people who have recieved it while awake. Is it not a sadistic discomfort imposed upon a person? What about the people who have underlying heart conditions. An ill thought today could be a well thought tomorrow- until you start messing around with their natural body function. Also with the majority of women being left dealing with all of the family responsability and financial stress, they are more likely to be labelled depressed or suffer a nervous breakdown. Naturally you want these women to seek help through a councelor through difficult matters but then that can be turned against them stealing away their rights. It's a womans natural instinct to cry and react differently that most men.Women also go through more hormonal changes and monthly cycles. People will fear admitting to feeling depressed or being abused if they have the threat of Electric Shock Treatment. So would this not escalate more female abuse? Plus women live longer and go through dementia and are left in care of the mental health association. Where does Mental Health care breach the Medical care. It's a medical scientic fact that women go through more emotions, and depressing situations. Also it's proof that we need our cells fully functioning for neurology. Also when you consider the impact on blood pressure and how that can damage us..I've read that it was 70% of women getting these ECT's. While deemed of unsound mind either the government or some other person can swoop in to steal their assets. Once you damage braincells isn't that making the mind less stable? There was a recent case of a psychiatrist abusing his patients & testifying in court cases. Some of those patients admitting to this were incarcerated. Therefore OPPRESSED. The history of this doctor showed that he was using ECT's on men in the Military who were believed to be gay. Again abuse against femininity.. If a man cries or reacts to stress, through history they too have been labelled as gay, sissies.. mentally ill. Meanwhile they must tolerate the wrongful abuse if someone with more power holds the button. Is this not a sure case of HITLER?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I don't think so coz wen hitler die'd his body was burnd with all most
      200L of fule and no one on earth has any evadance to say so
      . I won't take any Russian word that thay say about hitler

  41. 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:

  42. 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!

  43. QUESTION:
    Would lymphatic drainage massage be of benifit in reducing the bruising/rash accociated with HSP in a 5yr old?
    Hello there, my 5yr old daughter was diagnosed with HSP(henoch schonlien purpura) about two weeks ago, she still has significant rashing and bruising(urine etc is clear of blood). My partner has a close relative who is into natural and alternative therapy, and she is quite adament that lymphatic drainage massage would clear up the rash/bruising. I am sceptical and will seek medical advice before even thinking about it, but was wondering if any one out there has any thoughts on this, or has heard of any other possible treatments that might help my daughter with this nasty condition. I am sceptical of the whole "massage" therapy idea in this case simply because the nature of the condition means that the blood vessels close to the skin rupture with only the slightest of pressure, and I dont see how anyone manually manipulating/putting pressure on my daughter's little body would do anything other than to make this symptom worse. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I tend to agree with you. Here's a link to info about lymphatic drainage therapy in case you're interested. http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/207/Lymph-Drainage-Therapy

      The massage is supposed to gentle and light. But because this isn't ordinary bruising -- this is purpura and this is vasculitis -- I wouldn't want the inflammation aggravated in any way, shape or form. Trust your instincts.

      HSP symptoms usually last about a month to 6 weeks. I hope your daughter's resolve before then and that she has infrequent recurrences if any at all. Take heart, recurrences are usually milder.

      "but was wondering if any one out there has any thoughts on this, or has heard of any other possible treatments that might help my daughter with this nasty condition." -- There's no specific treatment. Give her Tylenol for joint or abdominal pain, make sure she's urinating throughout the day and not having any bowel problems. Don't worry about the rash. It will go away without permanent effects.

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever heard of this teatment for brown recluse spide bite?
    Has anyone ever tried or heard of this treatment for the brown recluse spider bite? I was bitten three weeks ago and with this treatment there is just a small scar the size of pencil eraser.This treatmnet comes from my grandfathers journal . He was full blood cherokee indian and lived to be 104. I was searching his journal for treatments and discovered this. As soon as you realize the bite is poisonous, Obtain a smoked and cured hog jowl { it must be cured and smoked by natural wood and brine salt. . Slice a thin slice place over bite and cover with white clean cloth, keep dry for four days. donot disturb. When the area begins to itch remove cloth and apply equal[ pressure in a cicular motion around center of bite.don't apply hydrogen peroxide.. After three days remove and press on bite boundary until poison pill or head realeses from wound . rinse with cool water allow to air dry.now apply dry cloth , cover for two days keep dry. the wound healed in twenty days. I hope this helps some one it did me and please share it.

    • ANSWER:
      well not for spider bites but pork salt meat for stepping on nails. My older folks told me this would be done when they were kids.

  45. QUESTION:
    HELP! Rib Pain... Please help.?
    I've had Hepatitis A about 5 years ago. After a few months, I was fully recovered, and lived a normal life ever after.... until 5 years after. About 3 weeks ago, I started having chiropractic sessions, due to my spine misaligment that led to my knee and hip pain. My chiropractor cracks my spine, neck and my left hip. However, after 3 weeks of treatment, I'm starting to have pressure/little pain on my right rib cage spontaneously, or with certain movements.

    I am very worried that my liver could still be inflammated from the hepatitis, or just a natural result of my chiropractic sessions. I've had major depression for a few weeks. PLEASE HELP! :[

    I have no jaundice, my urine is natural color (not dark-yellow urine/no blood,etc), and I have no fatigue.

    I am 16 years old, 5ft 11, 180 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      I have read your question and I felt the frustration of this form not to be able to ask you a few probing questions that would help me answer your question more effectively. However I would like to email you a few things that at the very least will get you more Information and empower you with a better understanding...with your permission first of course.

      Physician 21 Years
      M.D
      F.A.C.C.

  46. 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


Blood Pressure Natural Supplements

High blood pressure 00004000 , or hypertension, is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the resistance the blood encounters as it is pumped through the arteries. Blood pressure is represented as the systolic pressure (when the heart is contracting) over the diastolic pressure (the pause before the next beat).

High blood pressure is not actually a disease but is an indicator of increased risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. It is also associated with coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, kidney problems, obesity, diabetes, food allergies and endocrine gland problems which cause hormone imbalances.

There are some lifestyle and dietary changes you can make, starting immediately:

a Drink approximately eight glasses of water per day.

a Quit smoking and avoid caffeinated drinks.

a Consume a high fibre, low fat diet with plenty of vegetables.

a Avoid sugar, refined flour, fried foods and margarine.

a Reduce your intake of red meat.

a Stress management can also have a dramatic affect and is being used by a number of medical practitioners.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does Coenzyme Q10 help to control blood pressure? Which natural supplements are related in lowering blood p?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Coenzyme Q10 has been reported for use in high blood pressure. It is claimed to be of benefit in a variety of cardiovascular diseases including angina.

      Other natural products used for blood pressure are

      Herbs - Coleus, Dong Quai, Garlic, Hawthorn, Olive leaf and Reishi.

      Vitamins/Minerals/Trace Element/ Nutraceutical - Calcium, Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Fish oils, Flaxseed Oil, Magnesium, Potassium, Taurine.

  2. QUESTION:
    Which Natural supplements work to lower blood pressure?
    Is there any studies on natural products that help to lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      I used to follow these quite extensively - but in the last few years, all of the things I would have recommended - Large doses of CoQ10, fish oil, etc....haven't held up to double blind studies...many of them are available through "google scholar"

      So I'm going to suggest exercise, large reductions of fat in the diet and reduction of stress....

      That will certainly do the trick - if you do it....that's the hard part.

  3. QUESTION:
    if you had no money and wanted to treat high blood pressure, what natural proven supplements would you take?
    looking to treat high blood pressure without prescription drugs. looking for a supplement/product that has studies to back its claims.

    • ANSWER:
      First a rant:

      Don't you just love the mainstream naysayer who come on Alternative Medicine to tell you that there are no proven supplements for anything?

      Woe to those who worship the false gods of science, when history has proven time and again that the science of today often becomes the quackery of tomorrow. Man has NOT become God and neither has man supplanted nature, which has been used for over 6000 years to treat our ills and afford us optimum health.

      Science today is often bought and sold by the highest bidders - and no one has more money at stake than the world pharma companies. Look what "science" told us about the safety of Vioxx, while over 60,000 people died as a result. Oh, turns out the scientific tests were faked and altered. Same for Fosamax, Avandia, Gardasil and a whole list of Science- vouched monstrosities.

      As "the father of medicine" Hippocrates said, ""Nature is the physician of man.”

      and, as Dr. Alexis Carrol, the famous biological scientist and head of the Rockefeller Institute said, ""Unless the doctor of today becomes the dietitian of tomorrow, the dietitian of today will become the doctor of tomorrow."

      A few hundred years ago, these same naysayers would have burned you at the stake for disputing that the earth was flat or saying that the universe did not revolve around the earth!

      Now, contrary to what some might try to convince you, there actually are several inexpensive natural items that are proven to help treat high blood pressure. Here are some of them:

      Cayenne Pepper is probably the fastest way to lower high blood pressure. Either mix one teaspoon of cayenne pepper with half a cup of luke-warm water and stir, or better still, mix two tablespoons of honey with two teaspoons of cayenne pepper and boil them with a glass of water and drink when it is warm. Not only will this bring great relief to your high blood pressure, but it also tastes good!

      Hawthorn berries have rightly been called "food for the heart". They lower blood pressure as well as protecting arterial walls and preventing and treating hypertension and angina.

      Two Evening Primrose oil pills a day can drop blood pressure about 10 points off of both the bottom and top numbers.

      Cutting out all caffeine can lower blood pressure by 10-15 points off the top and 8-10 points off the bottom.

      Eat lots of garlic, preferably raw minced garlic. Studies have proven that garlic significantly lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

      Likewise cinnamon can help lower blood pressure, as well as lower circulating blood glucose, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and overall cholesterol.

      Mix 1/2 onion juice and 1/2 honey. Take two tablespoons once a day for one to two weeks.

      Eat one Papaya on an empty stomach daily for a month. Do not eat anything after for about two hours.

      A healthy diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and quality fish oils and other good omega 3 fats will also help.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any natural supplements to lower Blood pressure?
    I would like to know what REALLY works not just hype.

    • ANSWER:
      A Yahoo search for "high blood pressure" + "natural remedies" will give you a wealth of useful information and advice.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural (holistic) supplements I can use to help lower my blood pressure?
    I really don't like taking prescription medication, so along with diet and exercise, is there any type of natural herbs or supplements I can take to help lower my blood pressure? I believe in organic/holistic medicine...anything like certain herbs like garlic, cinnamon, or any kind of vitamin supplements or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are interested in a 100% natural whole food approach, I highly recommend ViaViente. High blood pressure runs in my husband's family. He tried dietary changes, high-cardio workouts, but nothing seemed to work. He was getting prescribed medications but it didn't sit well with him that he is only 38 and would have to take hi BP meds. So, his personal trainer/nutritionist and wife (who is a doctor), turned him on to ViaViente (which they recommend to all their clients/patients who are interested in natural approaches to combat nearly any health ailment imaginable). After 3 weeks, his blood pressure went from 140+ to 117. It has been 3 months now and it is at a stable 110.

      I know a network of trainers, nutritionists, doctors, physical therapists and herbalists who highly recommend this product. It has also helped me with my lifelong allergy problem (I no longer take any meds) and my kids have not had a drop of Motrin or Tylenol since they've been drinking this juice (I used to feel like I was drugging my kids because they used to get sick so often). My family loves it and we highly recommend it for preventative health, maintenance...your body just operates at an optimal level with ViaViente added to your diet. 4 ounces a day is equivalent to 20 servings of fruits and vegetables.

      You are welcome to contact me directly and I can answer additional questions you may have. I did quite a bit of research on the product and it's nearest competitors.

  6. QUESTION:
    what natural herbs or supplements will help lower high blood pressure?
    I have high blood pressure and need an alternative way to help lower it (I am excercising). I lost my job and medical insurance, so any suggestions are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies 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 storms, 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 you..

      Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertens...

  7. QUESTION:
    natural supplements for high blood pressure, is there any that works?

    • ANSWER:
      Helpful Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

  8. QUESTION:
    Natural solutions/supplements for high blood pressure.?
    anything natural to lower high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic, Hawthorn, Fish Oil, Folic Acid. Read more here: http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitaminsek/a/Hypertension.htm.

      Search "herbal treatments high blood pressure" in any search engine and you should come up with many options.

      When searching for my own herbal treatments I only trust information that explains the hows and whys of what is wrong with me and what the herb does to "fix" it.

      Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    I am taking a lot of good natural herbs and supplements for high blood pressure...?
    but which herbs and foods are BAD for hypertension and high blood pressure. I know cola and coffe are out....what other herbs and foods are a no-no. I need to reduce my blood pressure a whole lot more. I chew on clerery seed, take things like serrapeptase, vit c and b, omega 3, CQ10, grape seed extract....

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like youre doing some good stuff. Have you tried adding apple cider vinegar to your supplement list? It does wonders for lowering bad cholesterol and helps with digestion.

      As far as foods to avoid read your labels carefully for sodium content and reduce that as much as possible. A lot of things you would think would be good for you are loaded with salt - things like soups etc. Try to get rid of processed foods and eat raw fruits and veggies every day. That simple step by itself can help. Also if you eat a lot of red meat, consider trying to cut that out of your diet as well. As far as herbs to avoid you may want to avoid things that are used in "diet pills" like guarana (caffeine in natural form) ginsengs, ephedra, stuff of that nature.

  10. QUESTION:
    Natural Supplement to Lower Blood Pressure?
    Just wondering if there is a natural supplement to lower blood pressure.

    Looking for a friend, not for myself. My BP is normal :)

    • ANSWER:
      Fish oil (omega-3).

  11. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me a natural supplement to lower blood pressure without rx drugs?

    40 male 6'0 tall 195 lbs. bp 146/80 being currently treated with 10 norvasc not doing anything to redauce bp that I can see but the side affects are terriable. My personal life is really suffering also my sleep and muscle spasms. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      STOP SMOKING- Not only will this help keep your blood pressure in line, you'll also diminish your risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
      SHED EXCESS POUNDS-There's a direct link between being overweight and having high blood pressure. The more overweight you are, the greater the risk. Start by making small changes. Cut 200 to 300 calories from your diet each day — about the equivalent of saying "no" to two chocolate chip cookies.
      DECREASE SALT INTAKE- High salt intake is linked to high blood pressure. You should consume no more than 2,000 milligrams of sodium per day (about one teaspoon of salt). The average American consumes twice that, often through canned soups, frozen dinners, soy sauce, pickles, olives and processed cheeses, which are loaded with sodium. Read food labels and select reduced-sodium products.
      ADD MORE FRUITS- vegetables and low-fat dairy products to your plate. Eat one additional fruit or vegetable with every meal. Shrink the size of your daily meat intake to six ounces, and designate at least two dinners a week as meat-free.
      Limit alcohol consumption. Drink no more than one 12-ounce beer, one 5-ounce glass of wine or one swallow (1.5 ounces) of 80-proof whiskey if you’re a woman. Men can double these amounts. Anything more elevates blood pressure.
      EXERCISE- First, get the green light from your physician. Then, slowly introduce aerobic exercise into your life, increasing the time and intensity at a pace that feels right, aiming for at least a 30-minute workout most days of the week.

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried natural alternatives for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure?
    Lifestyle and diet changes are essential if your tests show high cholesterol and BP levels. Many people are also prescribed medication and I have read many questions by people asking for information on natural alternatives.

    I am interested to know if anyone has tried help:cholesterol or help:blood pressure, 2 natural food supplements containing ingredients proven in clinical evidence to help maintain healthy levels. Has anyone got any feedback on how these products have worked for them?

    I am asking this on behalf of the people behind these alternatives, Workswithwater, and if anyone is interested, more information is available on their website. You can get find the 'help:' products in Waitrose, Tescos, Holland & Barrett and ASDA.

    • ANSWER:
      The "Natural way" is to try diet and lifestyle changes first. This includes reducing saturated fats in your diet, reducing the amount of salt you eat, generally eating healthily, limiting alcohol consumption and exercise. If you are overweight, it's important you lose weight and if you smoke you need to stop. Sometimes this is enough to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol to a satisfactory level. However, sometimes it doesn't and/or people may have other risk factors which mean they need to take Statins, etc.

      There is no evidence that other "natural food supplements" that you buy from Tesco, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett or even ASDA will be of any help.

  13. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for High blood pressure?
    I was wondering if there were any remedies besides medication. I eat well and exercise but is there anything else I can do? Are there any natural supplements/vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbal tinctures that you can get from a qualified naturopathic physician.

      However, there are also things that you can do for yourself at home. Firstly, you must stop smoking if you are a smoker and avoid overweight and lower your salt intake.

      There are a number of supplements that are used when treating hypertension:
      Garlic
      potassium [not if you are taking meds for BP, though]
      calcium/magnesium
      Co-enzyme Q-10
      Vitamin E [start w/100 IU, raise 100 IU every 2 weeks until 400/800 IU]
      Lecithin
      Vitamin C
      B-complex vitamin

  14. QUESTION:
    wjat natural remedies, herbs, foods or supplements etc will help lower blood pressure?
    I just found out I have early signs of retinopathy in my eye due to likely blood pressure he said.

    It averages 165 over 85 or a little up and down from that,

    Also had high cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar problems

    also will anything reduce plaque on one's arteries ans strength the blood vessels or capillaries..

    • ANSWER:
      Cayenne and Garlic...Hawthorne, Ginger, Motherwort....there are more...but the first 2...specifically I have seen work quite well...best used together - also helps with cholesterol. Cayenne is amazing for overall circulation. Blood sugar issues obviously need to be addressed...are you on meds? If not can be handled natually if you are sincere about dietary/lifestyle changes. I'd also drink more water to keep things 'moving' including you blood etc...(dehydration can contribute to higher blood pressures)

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    I am looking for natural ways to lower blood pressure besides excercise. I know there are supplements and other things besides drugs.
    am looking for natural ways to lower blood pressure besides excercise. I know there are supplements and other things besides drugs.
    I am not looking for an easy way out. I am looking for alternative ways to lower my blood pressure besides being put on medication. It does not mean I am not willing to diet and it does not mean that I don't excercise. It means that I don't want to be on hbp meds.

    • ANSWER:
      I was in your same situation a few months ago. My husband had really high blood pressure for his age [he's only 29]. I was tired of his prescription meds because they hurt our sex life...if you know what I mean.

      I found an article in a medical journal that answered my question. There are five different supplements that, when combined, lower blood pressure. I wasn't sure at first but now I'm a believer. My husband's been on them for a month now, and his blood pressure had gone down 15 points.

      They are: dandelion root, olive leaf, hawthorne extract, lycopene, and stevia. All of them you can find at a health food store. I wouldn't recommend going to Walmart to get them; they're usually not as good of quality. All are in pill form except for Stevia, which comes in either liquid or powder form. It's super sweet, almost unbearable, but add it to your coffee or something and it's not as bad.

      Hope that helps! Good luck. :)

  16. QUESTION:
    What natural supplement could I take to lower my blood pressure that will not upset my stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      Garlic.

  17. QUESTION:
    What natural supplements can you take to lower bloodpressure that will not raise your blood sugar?
    Being a over the road truck driver with diabetes and high blood pressure it,s hard to eat rite when you are away from home a lot.So if some one has any suggestions,please let me know.HELP ME PLEASE

    • ANSWER:
      omega 3, fish oils, and grapefruits are also great

  18. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural supplement I can take instead of my blood pressure medication?
    I heard that Hawthorn works. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Bob,

      In any case, I would not stop medication without seeking my doctor's opinion!

      Healthcare Boutique is a brand that has supplements 100% made of natural ingredients. You may want to check if that could be good for you. Hypercet is a blood pressure formula.

      http://www.healthcare-boutique.com/

      Good luck!

      J.I.

  19. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle?
    I am relatively healthy. I run 5 miles a day. I am not overweight or obese, however I have high blood pressure. It happened suddenly a few weeks after I had my baby. (it's been 3 years now) I follow a healthy diet rich in fresh leafy veggies, fruits, fish, whole grain and protein. I am only 29, I cannot see myself taking blood pressure pills everyday, for the rest of my life. Not to mention, many blood pressure medications can trigger diabetes, which runs very heavy in my family. What else can I do? Is it possible to be a healthy and have high blood pressure? What natural supplements can I take to help?
    I know mass production robs many foods of their nutrients. For that very reason, I do not eat processed food. Dietary supplements can help a person absord the nutrients they may not get with a regular diet. In a nutshell, Harley, are you saying nothing is good for you anymore? I realize times have changed, and things are not as bountiful as they once used to be.

    Harley, basically, in a nutshell, you are saying that a healthy diet isn't good for you anymore? I am not buying that. sorry.
    Also, I have had plenty of bloodwork done. My cholesterol (good and bad) are superb because of my lifestyle. My arteries are not blocked. I guess I have to blame genetics.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    high blood pressure and natural libido enhances?
    I've been taking high blood medicine called (benazipril) that has affect my sexual libido really bad. I wonder if there is a natural herb/pill that I can take, that won't interfere with my medicine to have hard erection and increase my sexual libido. I heard that L argenine will be a good supplement for that but I would love to see more opinions.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Lower Blood Pressure with Garlic Supplements and Hawthorn Tea?
    Has anyone used Garlic or Hawthorn Tea to lower their blood pressure. I want to get off of BP Med's. Any other natural products you may have used and your results would be much appreciated.
    Thanks ..Ted

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Is googolplex or something similar sounding a supplement to lower high blood pressure?
    I'm looking for a natural supplement to lower high blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a doctor is you want to lower your bp. No supplement will work as well as exercise and medicine.

  23. QUESTION:
    Blood pressure?
    Is there a natural supplement i can take to help lower blood pressure along with an appropriate diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course there are natural herbs and supplements that can help control blood pressure. One of the herb being Cinnamon it helps control blood pressure.You van also see the various remedies below.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural all in one pill for high blood pressure?
    My boyfriend has high blood pressure and does not want to have to take all kinds of medicine to lower it. I have looked up natural remedies and found about a million suggestions so far....my question is this....does anyone know of ONE "blend" or formula of natural herbs/vitamins that will help lower his BP without buying 50 different bottles of supplements? Any help or suggestions on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      If I where him I would take this one herb, it has very many positive testomonials, it's cheap and it works! Check it out right here. You have to be a member to view the entire article, but I'm sure you can google the name and you'll find it somewhere where you can view all of the info.

      it is not, and I repeat not, a good idea to take hb pressure medication, it can literaly kill you, and you're hooked for life, once your hooked, theres no getting off. If you don't believe me, google it.

      Note: This is an alternative solution to perscription drugs, but should not be the only treatment to rely on. A combination of good diet (less carbs and fat), more excercise and less stress all play an important role on getting rid of high blood pressure.

      hsionline.com/2009/03/31/slash/

      Vote as best answer :)

  25. QUESTION:
    what type of herb or natural supplement is good to lower the diasystolic number in your blood pressure ?

    • ANSWER:
      garlic and dark chocolate, mmmmm.

      Oh, yeah, and natural diet and moderate exercise too.

  26. QUESTION:
    Natural Blood Pressure control?
    What is the best nutritional supplement to take to keep borderline blood pressure down?

    I am already dieting with Healthy Choice meals and fresh vegetables and I am walking 2 miles per day.
    Thank you in advance for your answers!
    I don't smoke or drink alcohol or coffee. I drink Celestial Seasonings caffeine free herbal teas. I have tried Apple Cider Vinegar in water but drinking it makes me nauseaus. I have been taking garlic tablets- two a day for a week now. I walk slowly, just under 3 mph but I do it every day now.

    • 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 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...... some herbal teas can also act as natural diuretics so please ensure that you don't replace water with them ...... drink at least 8 glasses daily of fresh filtered water ..... 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.

      Ditch eating processed salt as it will contribute enormously to high blood pressure .......... packaged food is generally loaded with processed salt mate ..... replace table salt and other processed salts which have been processed with chlorine and bleach and pulverised to within an inch of their life and been stripped of all the rich minerals they 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.

      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 tablets aren't as effective as the real fresh stuff ..... 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.

      peace baby

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some natural supplements that are good for fat burning or metabolic increase?
    What are some natural (herbal) supplements that are good for fat burning or metabolic increase for people who are concerned about their blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      The biggest one is actually a mineral called Chromium (which is also in most multivitamins). It helps to boost glucose metabolism among others, so it helps with energy and is often used by Diabetics because of that... but it can be too good for glucose in some cases, so Chromium has a warning to check with a healthcare provider if you're Diabetic/Hypoglycemic.
      There is also a natural product called CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which is a fat that helps to burn fat. It's a weird idea, but it works.

      There are other natural supplements that give energy that help you workout to burn more fat, but don't help your metabolism as directly. Also, exercising on a regular basis helps your body naturally increase metabolism on it's own. Exercising with those two supplements and/or a variety of others will definitely help to burn a lot of fat and are commonly used for weight loss.
      Of course, on the flip side, there is no magic pill that will let you burn fat while sitting on the couch watching TV... but once one is made, you know it'll be the hottest selling product. ;-) Good luck and I hope I helped!

  28. QUESTION:
    natural remedies to lower Blood pressure?
    i would like to know of any natural remedies to lower high Blood pressure,around 160, and also kindly suggest the best vegetables and fruits which are low in sugar content as i also have been just diagnosed to be having slightly above the marginal sugar levels, because i came across many articles which suggest beetroot juice as
    an effective remedy to reduce high BP but i think it also has high sugar content.So kindly suggest any particular natural supplement which can help reduce high BP, by the way i also take medication, thi s is to keep a check on my diet and take further precautions with regard to diet.
    it will be very helpful if you can give me some realiable information
    thanking you in advance

    • ANSWER:

      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      A strict salt-free diet is essential, and all animal fats (meat and dairy) must be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

      Get regular exercise, and keep your weight down.

  29. QUESTION:
    has anyone read blood pressure normalized?
    looking for exercises or natural supplements to combat high blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not but the best way to lower your BP is cut out caffeine, salt and stress and if you smoke stop. All of these things will raise your BP so cutting out these things will lower it naturally. Leave diet soda alone, it's loaded with sodium (salt).

  30. QUESTION:
    How did you succesfully lower your blood pressure without the use of drugs?
    I have slightly high blood pressure and am pregnant. I want to lower it naturally with change in diet, activity level, or natural supplements. What worked for you?

    note: please don't tell me about drugs that are safe for pregnant women. I don't want to take any.

    • ANSWER:
      Lower your salt intake and exercise - Something low impact like walking since you are pregnant.

  31. QUESTION:
    Best NATURAL method for lowering high blood pressure?
    Best NATURAL method for lowering high blood pressure?
    A nurse took my blood pressure at work, and said it was 145/90
    She said that is pretty high and I should get to the doctor to possibly start medication. Since I do not have health insurance, and I really dont want to get in the medical revolving door, what is the best way to lower it to healthy levels? I am a female, 45 yrs old, 5 foot 9 in tall, 130 lbs. dont drink alcohol, smoke 1/2 pack cigaretts daily, ride horses several times a week, and work as a waitress.
    is there any kind of natural supplement to take?
    i am 5 foot 9, 130 pounds and you can see every rib. do i really need to loose weight? lol

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you are getting enough potassium by eating banana's and oranges and etc. You shouldn't self treat as you may be genetically prone to it and meds may be the only course. If you don't get it under control you risk kidney damage, diabetes and a stroke. Look for free meds online, some companies have giveaways.

  32. QUESTION:
    What supplements help lower high blood pressure or control it?
    all natural stuff of course

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a NATURAL alternative to medications such as blood thinners and blood pressure medicines?
    My father who is of egyptian decent has PXE and is legally blind. He has had two previous heart attacks (same week), a heart stent placed (twice in the same week due to an initial error) and two strokes about a year and a half apart (one on each side) the last one affecting the right side of his body. I feel his medication is making him more ill and has played a part in his previous situations. He used to smoke for many years but hasn't since June and can't. He has aphasia and cannot speak due to his last stroke. Swallowing is improving but he cannot walk on his own and his right leg drags. He was doing well at the rehabilitation hospital with constant therapy but since he has moved to a long term care facility, he has lost a sense of independence along with physical strength. For example, he was walking down the hall with just a gait belt and now he needs two people to hold him up. I am trying to get him OFF ALL MEDS, give him PURE natural supplements and change his diet. I need help.
    Thank you for your answers so far. I have that book and it has been very helpful but I am going in 100 different directions and want to do something that is definetley going to work for him.
    He is on Plavix, Aspirin, Lotensin, Lopressor, HCTZ ( a water pill to keep the b/p down) and they give him a laxative daily so its as if he is losing too much fluid and electrolytes as well as nutrients his body needs to heal with this routine. I would never want to harm him but I want to help him heal and how can he with these medicines that do not work anyway and cause awful side effects such as Gi bleeding and hemmorage. Plavix has been proven to be ineffective by its own manufacturers and he seems so weak and lethargic to me at times that I just want to infuse him with good natural healing things but I don't know what will help the most so I bring him fruit smoothies and warm soups as well as pastas and things like that. All of these vitamins being sold are synthetic. Where is the pure stuff?
    I know in pharmacy school you are taught that diet will not help however the diet is the most important which is why I am trying to boost his immune system with natural products but there are so many non natural products being advertised as natural so it is hard to find and drug companies do not make money making people well. To drug companies it is all about the money, and spreading MISinformation to all health care employees as well as society but there are much better methods of healing that show significant results which is why people are starting to wake up and stop taking prescriptions all together. I know now that my father would be in much better health if he never started taking the pills.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a book I read "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know about" By Kevin Trudeau. While I don't agree 100% with all of his perspectives, he does actually give you some ideas about alternative medicine. I would also look online to try and find a doctor of naturalpathic medicine for advise. 3 years ago, I suffered from horrible migraines and stomach problems, and I was on a bunch of prescription medicines that weren't making any of my symptoms better. Within 6 months of seeing a naturalpathic doctor, I got off all the prescriptions and no longer suffer from the issues I had before. I would be very careful about doing this on your own, definately consult a professional!! But, here is a link to a website that sells some natural meds. Good Luck!

      http://www.nativeremedies.com/

  34. QUESTION:
    What can you do if you have Low blood pressure?
    The doc said nothing is wrong. But I get light-headed a lot, especialy from a lying position. Many times, I have almost blacked out. The doc said more salt!!! It seems to work, salt, if I am working in the yard and get 'woozie'. I used to eat sugar or sip soda, but I tried potato chips and it worked. Any other sugestions for the woozieness or natural supplements?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      There are two separate issues here.
      1. Make sure that you get out of bed or a chair slowly. If you have been lying down, sit up in bed, then turn and let your legs touch the floor. Don't just jump out of bed or a chair.
      2. If you are working in the yard, you may be having a reaction to the heat. If you are sweating a lot, you will lose sodium and potassium. When you get back indoors, have a glass of orange juice with those chips, and remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
      In general, eat a healthy diet and drink 8-10 large glasses of water daily. This will keep you well nourished and well hydrated, both of which are very important. Mild dehydration can be a contributing cause to low blood pressure.
      Stay healthy!

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there danger in using natural supplements that generate nitrous oxide for erectile dysfunctional problems ?
    My blood pressure is back to normal tho' I do take 20mg Lisiiniprol tablets daily. In all other respects, I'm a healthy 58 year old.

    • ANSWER:
      Anything that goes along with the body's natural healing is good to use. The body is intelligent and can heal itself if you give it the proper nutrition.

  36. QUESTION:
    does any one believe in natural heath remedies?
    i do My dad has severely high blood pressure and he is now taking a natural supplement high blood pressure formula and some other stuff and it has lowered his blood pressure more than the scripts. and i am using a product called red marine algae cream and it is healing my impitego infection

    • ANSWER:
      yes i do, i wish more people did though. I am glad to hear that every thing seems to be working out for you and your dad. I my self have found the using some of cacyes recomendations have help me alot.

  37. QUESTION:
    I'm currently on Diovan & Toprol, but want to switch to natural supplements instead. Which ones would be best?
    I'd really like to get off of those prescription drugs and put healthier and natural supplements in my body. I'm just unsure as to which supplements would work in place of Diovan and Toprol. (I was put on them to lower my blood pressure.)

    • ANSWER:
      That's a really tricky question without a doctor's okay, especially if either of those drugs have addiction or withdrawal issues. Your safest bet would be to talk to a doctor or at least a Pharmacist to check on the safest way to get off of those two.

      As far as natural ways to help with blood pressure, there are quite a few options available. Aside from diet and exercise, you could also try some natural supplements that are beneficial like Fish Oil, Hawthorn Berries, L-Arginine, C12 Peptides (from milk protein casein), Bonito Peptides, and Garlic

  38. QUESTION:
    Natural supplements for lowering cholesterol?
    Does anyone take or know anyone who takes naturalistic supplements for lowering cholesterol? Something that really works well, also anything for Triglycerides and High Blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      None exist (that actually work).

      Ditchleaves don't do anything but clog up drainage pipes, and there is no such thing as "alkaline" food.

  39. QUESTION:
    more natural ways to lower Blood Pressure please!!!! URGENT!?
    I'm trying to get into the military so no medicication please, and lower my blood pressure naturally. At the moment I'm on a low sodium diet, exercising, taking a few supplements which being are Hawthorn Berries. Garlic Supplements. and CoQ-10 or something like that. Is there anything else I can take that could help a little bit? And how long should I wait til I see some results with my BP even if its only a small drop. Please and thank you!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The things you are doing right now are great and will help you lower your blood pressure. Some other things you can do are reduce saturated fat intake, reduce alcohol consumption, if you drink, and since it sounds like you are under a lot of stress, try to reduce it as much as possible. Fish oils have been scientifically shown to help lower BP.

      Make sure to track your progress and keep track of your BP. There are devices available that you can use at home to check your BP. You might see results in at least two weeks, so try to be patient and diligent and you will reach your goal. Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Supplements or herbs help lower high blood pressure?
    After the birth of my daughter, I had sudden onset of hypertension. Every since, I have been dieting and exercising. Unfortunately, my blood pressure remained high, so the doctors put me on medication. I developed a severe life threatening allergies to 2 different medications. The others cause serious vomiting and dizziness. The symptoms do not reside after a month or two. Plus non of them reduce my blood pressure at all. I know want to try a natural approach. I am tired of these drugs messing with my body. Is there anything I can take that I can buy from a herbal store?
    I have had hypertension for almost 2 years now.

    • ANSWER:
      I encourage you to watch a documentary titled "Food Matters". If you want to try a natural approach then you will appreciate all the information you can take away from this movie in going that route. I would suggest you detox you body and then put the vitamins and antioxidants back in your body through supplements and a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetable. Also, though we hear it all the time, don't underestimate the beneficial effects of drinking lots of water.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural supplement to take for hot flashes?
    I had a hysterectomy in July, and I have really been having trouble sleeping, and a lot of problems with hot flashes. Does anyone know of a natural supplement that would help? I take medication for high blood pressure, so black co hash, is out of the question, along with ginseng, etc. I also cannot sleep, at all. I lay awake all night long, eyes wide open. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Mexican Wild Yam has been shown to be quite effective in alleviating hot flashes. It's available at Whole Foods or any health food store.

  42. QUESTION:
    ~~What natural supplements can I take to for type 2 diabetes?
    I am interested in attacking my type 2 diabetes with natural supplements. I currently take cinnamon, red rice yeast, biotin, folic acid as well as prescription meds Lovazza, Actos and Diovan (for high blood pressure). I would like to concentrate more on a holistic approach and get away from the 'scripts.

    I've heard about turmeric for use as an anti-inflammatory and wonder if anyone has any experience with this for type 2?

    Thanks very much!

    My medical doctor is clueless about vitamins but has the attitude "if it works, go for it".

    • ANSWER:
      The best holistic approach that you can take is a proper diet and regular exercise. A qualified herbalist or naturopathic physician can prescribe a tincture that has a mixture of several different herbs to help balance blood sugar levels, but the first place to start is your diet.

      If your MD does not know enough about a Low Glycemic Index diet then find a naturopathic physician to help you learn both what to eat and how to eat it. You can get a basic explanation of low glycemic index diets and how they work here: http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20081216/low-glycemic-index-diet-for-diabetes

      A healthier diet will also help you to lower both your blood pressure and your weight.

  43. QUESTION:
    What do we do when adult ADHD meds made my husband's blood pressure too high?
    My husband's Dr. tried putting him on Adderall for his adult ADHD and although it really helped with his ADHD symptoms it made his blood pressure too high. The Dr. tried him on a couple other medications with the same result. In the end the Dr. told us he didn't recommend medication because of the effect it was having on my husbands heart.

    We've tried treating the ADHD naturally with diet and natural supplements but had little to no success. He has a lot of symptoms but the one that is really taking a toll on me, our finances and our marriage is the impulsiveness. I have known him for so long that I know exactly where he ends and ADHD begins. I can tell of I'm talking to him or the ADHD. If you don't have ADHD or live with a loved one that has it you probably cannot wrap your mind around this but this question isn't for you. I just don't know what to do and this whole situation is breaking both our hearts in the meantime. I'm honestly scared at this point.

    I'm a health food nut who has been very anti medication in the past but I have been through so much with my husband these past five years that I am completely humble at this point and willing to accept that I don't have all the answers. I feel like I have exhausted all my resources but I am just hoping that someone out there that has adult ADHD or a loved one with it has something that worked for them.

    So what has worked for you? Have any of you had problems with medication and blood pressure? Have any of you heard about NEW medication options for people with this reaction to meds? Any natural options that really worked for you?

    Please do not answer this if you are anti-med or don't believe that ADD exists. I was once like you but frankly you just have no f***ing idea.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your husband on medication to control his BP? If so it may need increased or changed. If not, why? If the Dr wants to take him off medication without trying a different BP medication or a higher dose then you need to see a different Dr. I know my husband was on a medication for a different problem but it raised his BP to stroke or heart attack level and he had to get off the medication but it was for a different problem and the Dr tried everything but could not get his BP down. Have you searched the net for meds for him that do not cause high BP? Sometimes the Drs don't know what to do and you have to find an answer yourself. Have you talked to a pharmacist, they know so much more about medications & side effects than Doctors. Speak with your pharmacist, I'm always getting information from mine about meds. He can tell you of any new meds & side effects and what may be best to keep your husband's BP down.

  44. QUESTION:
    i have him set up with a natural doctor?
    i made an appointment with a natural doctor that i have heard nothing but great things about. my biggest concern is that he is on twelve meds not including the insulin. i understand you needs meds for some things but i do not beleive you need it for everything; i am not a doctor and do not want to harm his health by self percribing him. i am scared for his health. high blood pressure high blood sugar and now congested heart failure. thats why i was wondering how a kidney transplant works and the stipulations of it. it scares me he is on so may meds. thats why i was wondering if there are any natural supplements for his blood sugar and pressure in stead of the ten meds for that and the insulin. that is way to much medicine.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I agree that is way too much medicine for a person to need long-term... I would think any self-respecting doctor would want to help him stay healthy long-term instead of just giving him several band-aids to cover up the symptoms. I would recommend discussing your concerns with the doctor so that they know where you're coming from and where you want to go with seeing them. I've heard of some natural doctors helping people get off of several medications by helping them develop a diet and exercise regimen and/or adding some natural supplements that give the same positive benefits without the side effects. It's not an overnight effect like the drugs can be and it really needs to be done under a good doctor's care... but it's much better in the long run for most all who go through the process.

      As far as the kidney transplant, I know most areas have quite a waiting list so it might take too long if you just wait for a transplant... it also doesn't take away the problem that some of those meds might be causing and it definitely doesn't take away the problem that caused the need for the meds in the first place.

      There are natural supplements available that help quite a bit for blood sugar, blood pressure, etc, but I would talk with the natural doctor first as he could recommend the best ones for his particular situation. I can literally list several of each of those categories of natural supplements and any of them could help with those general aspects, but the doctor could say which of those several would be most beneficial for this situation. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  45. QUESTION:
    are there any natural substitutes to lower sugar?
    my fiancee has congetive heart failure and just got put on insulin. are there any natural supplements he could take to keep his blood sugar and blood pressure down beside the insulin. has his conditions gone to bad for any success in helping him get better the natural way. i also was wondering how a kidney transplant works. we are working on getting our blood tested to see if we are compatible to give him one of my kidneys. is that possible for me to give him mine and would it help his diabetes

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure? (hypertension) question.? Any insight welcomed?
    Hello. I am on my 5th high blood pressure med because of side effects with them all. Now I am having side effects with this one too. They are not just annoying. Extreme dizziness, constant cough. awful headaches... my body cant seem to adjust to any of them.. I fully understand how important it is to control high blood pressure. I never eat salt or processed salty foods. I have tried to reduce my weight. None of it has made a difference. As I say I will stay under doctors care and not go off any meds because of something anyone says so dont worry about that. But I would like to know if any one out there has used any natural supplement or food, or done anything for that matter that has helped lower their blood pressure. If you are on a medication (and again I know were all different), have u found anything that works good for you with out horrible side effects.? Any insight would be most welcome. Again I will not do anything foolish because of anyones advice.. but would love to hear your opinions or experiences if you care to share... Thank you in advance..bless you for any help you can offer..

    • ANSWER:
      I will try to relate my wife's experience as good as I can. My wife is 62 years old.

      For the past 5 or 6 years she has suffered from isolated systolic hypertension where only the upper number is high but the lower diastolic reading is normal. For most of this time her systolic readings were in the 140 to 150 range and her doctor did not feel that medication was warranted. However last year the reading crept up even though she had been trying natural means to lower her blood pressure. In December her systolic pressure was 169 and so the doctor decided that it was time for medication and gave her a prescription. We looked up the side effects and she decided that she would rather not take it. So we renewed our search for something natural again, although I must say that I was at my wit's end.

      We have both been following a nutritarian diet for 16 months as is outlined in the book, EAT TO LIVE, by Joel Fuhrman, MD. Dr. Fuhrman says that if diet does not resolve blood pressure issues the next thing after losing all the weight you should lose is to adopt an exercise routine that includes interval training. Well, my wife did lose 45 pounds but could still lose another 10 or so. We both exercised quite well until we went on vacation in October and just did not get back into it afterward. Dr. Fuhrman also said that if the interval training did not resolve the issue that fasting would but to do any type of extended fasting could require a physician's supervision.

      Since January 1st there were a couple of other things my wife started doing. She started adding one tablespoon of chia seed to her smoothie once a day, usually in the morning. [She also takes one tablespoon of fossil shell flour] She tries to eat fresh celery, tomatoes or beets everyday as well as they are all suppose to be good for blood pressure. She went to a naturopathic physician and has been taking 3 herbal/homeopathic supplements as a result. MusclEase plus Life Extension's Stress Relief and one other supplement that she carries in her purse. She also started taking Astaxanthin which we get from Swanson Vitamins. She started on 4 mg once a day and about 3 weeks ago doubled it to 8mg once a day. Also between October and December she took 7000 IUs a day of vitamin D. She had her blood levels checked in December and they were at 70ng per ml which is well within the normal range. Now she takes only 2000 IUs for maintenance. she plans to cut back on the astaxathin as well soon. Also during this entire time of more than 18 months we both avoid all processed foods and dairy and only rarely eat red meat and when we do it is either wild caught venison or beef raised without hormones or antibiotics. We generally have a smoothie for breakfast or oatmeal but go out for eggs twice a month. We only eat ice cream 2 or 3 times a year. The only juice my wife has is pomegranate which she puts 8 ounces in her smoothie. Instead of juice we eat the whole fruit or vegetable with all the fiber. If we eat out and there are no healthy vegetarian selections on the menu we will order seafood but never anything fried and we avoid all oil including olive oil. Oils are not complete foods.

      Any or all of these things could be what worked BUT something worked! Whether it was one of them or the combination thereof who can be sure? Last week when we checked her blood pressure it was at 124/65. We could not believe it so we took it a second time and got the same exact reading. It hasn't been this low in years. I should also mention that the day before her blood pressure was this low, we did fast for the entire day having nothing but water all day.

      A lot of these things, you can do on your own but some may require running by your doctor. For instance there are warnings on some sites that advise persons on blood pressure meds not to take astaxathin without checking with their doctor. So a word of caution is in order.

      the links below should be of interest.

  47. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any luck with garlique for lowering blood pressure?
    Can anybody suggest any other natural remedies (besides the usual diet, exercise, low sodium, etc). I know those, am looking for herbs, supplements, things like that.

    • ANSWER:
      I take high doses of garlic oil but not for lowering my blood pressure. I take folic acid for controlling my high blood pressure.If you intend to start on garlic take the garlic oil or extract oil kind. They say garlic is good for the heart and circulation. The garlic i take is put out by 'Sundown "and take come in ordorless softgels.

      The main problem I have is controlling my blood sugar levels. Therefore I avoid sugar or anything that has sugar.

      I concur with above answer about coffee.I try to drink coffee only in the mornings.

      Mojo, what brand of co Q10 do you take . Are the almonds raw. I did not know there was a prescription omega 3 oil.

  48. QUESTION:
    Blood pressure rise?
    When I eat my BP raises to about 139 over 105, and when my stomach is empty it is about 140 over 90 why is it I also feel sick when I eat(dizzy and bloated) my doc says its anxiety please help also any natural supplements to help lower my BP tried Hyperzone it did nt do any thing

    • ANSWER:
      Your blood pressure is a direct contact to your mood. When you are very consent about it, it rise. I do have the same experience before. My doctor had start me on Atenolol 50mg daily. I stop the medication 1 month later after I'm no more having anxiety. (My B/P had return to normal reading).

  49. QUESTION:
    Do you keep your options open when it comes to an alternative all natural supplement for pain & discomfort?
    If you are in chronic pain, have diabetes, cancer, MS, ADHD, psoriasis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, no energy, lack of sleep plus much more and you have NOT heard of mangosteen, vitamins and essential minerals, answer this question.

    • ANSWER:
      Yah, considering the side affects of meds. Its better to be on less meds or none if you can help it, right?

      I mean, the third leading cause of death is from properly prescribed drugs because the liver and heart can only handle so much.

      So, if you can get any kind of alternative pain management then your quality of life goes up instead of down, correct?

  50. QUESTION:
    when I talk and am having a great time my blood pressure rises to 150's over 100. Anyone have an explanation?
    I've been battling high blood pressure due to renal artery stenosis and fibromuscular dysplasia for over a year. The past couple of months I got it down on my own with natural methods (diet and supplements predominantly). I can't have the angioplasty due to contrast dye allergies, and the possibility of restenosing. However, I noticed when I am outside talking to friends and having a great time, it feels like I'm on speed (honestly). I don't drink caffeine, and yet my body reacts this way. It worries me. If I'm inside and solemn, it stays low. Go figure. I can't take bp meds as they raise my bp (the calcium channel blockers sent me to the ER with bp of 250/135) and caused thunderclap headaches and vomiting. The beta blockers caused a hyper reaction (i.e. I lost my appetite for 2 days on just 12.5mg and didn't sleep those days either). They said I had a paradoxical reaction. The blocked arteries scare me, because I don't want to have a stroke or lose my kidney (which will eventually happen since I'm 80% blocked in my left renal artery). It's all so frightening, and I certainly don't want to have high blood pressure from socializing!
    My doctor could not guarantee that I wouldn't react to even the low contrast dye (which is supposed to cause a lot less reactions). He offered 40mg prednisione (which I have reacted to in the past sadly) & 50mg benadryl (I'm supersensitive to that much; 25mg put me out for 3 days on & off). I am out cold on .25mg of xanax when I have an MRI, so I am quite the case. I really appreciate your answer Bud!
    All my blood work is fine. I've been tested for all kidney function, heart and lipid panels...all excellent. I have to go every 3-6months for blood work & ultra sounds are very 6months. I also use the keto-diastix at home. It's all so bizarre as it was discovered last June 09 at the dentist when he took my bp - 158/98 and prior to that it was normal in Jan 09 after a complete cardiological workup. Ironically, I've been keeping it within a good range, and yesterday to the date was when I discovered the high bp - wouldn't you know that yesterday I also had the same bp as last year? These past 4 months I've been keeping it at such good levels. I keep saying summer doesn't agree with me, but perhaps the stenosis worsening has a lot to do with it unfortunately.

    • ANSWER:
      you never mentioned your blood urea and serum creatinine both of which has got an effect on your bp, i wanted to ask you whether you become angry easily and if there any dyspnoea to rule out renal failure.


Blood Pressure Natural Remedy Increase

Symptoms, causes, signs, complication, diet, chart, medicines, monitor, treatment of hypertension. Detail topics on pregnancy induce blood pressure, how to take BP, primary pulmonary hypertension and much more.

Arteries are like hoses that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. If you put a crimp in a hose, pressure builds up inside it. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) occurs when your blood moves from side to side your arteries at a higher force than normal.

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is almost certainly the most significant public health problem in developed countries. It is very ordinary, generally doesn't produce very well-known symptoms especially in the early stages.

The good thing is, High blood pressure is without complicatedness detect and usually easily treatable. On the other hand, leaving it unprocessed can lead to a host of evils like heart disease, kidney failure or stroke etc. and may even prove fatal.

Maintain a healthy blood pressure is very imperative to maintain a health and enhanced overall well-being. Blood pressure is the force exert by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels.
That is typical for blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day, but if stays high, so high blood pressure experienced.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Two forms of high blood pressure have been describe: essential (or primary) hypertension and secondary hypertension.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can someone advise best natural remedy for high blood pressure?
    My mom has essential high blood pressure sometimes reaching over the 200/160 mark. As her blood pressure has been high for a while she has an enlarged right ventricle which will and is leading to CHF. Her breathing is already heavy. Her doctor has given her Betaloc, Plendil, Inhibace, Dosan, Cartia a blood thinner, Lipex for high cholesterol and Quinine for night cramps. She's in her early 70's and she complains of head aches, extreme fatigue and loss of energy. She has increasing dark circles around her eyes as if she hasn't slept in months with shortness of breath like she's gasping for air. I would like her to try natural remedies because these synthetic drugs don't appear to be doing much for her overall health. Can anyone advise some really good and effective natural remedies to treat both high blood pressure and CHF? I know Celery is good for lowering blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      It's great that you are concerned for your mother. She has a lot of stuff to be concerned about, and I hope you can take the time to learn about all of the issues.

      I feel for you and your mother. It's hard to believe that they can't get her BP under control. I'll give you my best answer on natural means for reducing BP, but I strongly recommend you find a hypertension specialist. The bloodpressureline Yahoo! group is a great resource, as well. It is run by a hypertension specialist who can help you to find someone in your local area.

      On the CHF side, you should find a heart failure specialist, as well. (Not just a regular cardiologist!)

      Now, as to how to treat it:
      1. Do *all* of the obvious things:
      a. No smoking
      b. Cut out caffeine and alcohol
      c. If her BMI isn't < 25, help her figure out how to get it down there. Obesity, more than anything else, is a huge issue. Check out the DASH diet and the rice diet.
      d. Reduce sodium intake and increase potassium intake (fresh fruits such as oranges and bananas can help here). -- This is actually a very easy thing to do and might bear fruit, so to speak.
      e. Make sure she doesn't have sleep apnea. It can cause high BP.
      f. Get her regular exercise, even if it is just walking around a few times a day or doing water aerobics. Build up her stamina. Create a log for this, if necessary, so that she can visually see her own progress.
      2. Take her BP regularly. If she doesn't have a digital BP cuff, get her one and make sure she knows when and how to use it. (They're remarkably inexpensive... around for a good one at your local pharmacy.) Have her log BP as well as exercise.
      3. Work with the hypertension and heart failure specialists to determine if her medications and their dosages are appropriate. Is Betaloc the right beta blocker? Is a calcium channel blocker such as Plendil indicated? Is her ACE inhibitor (Inhibace) at the right dosage, and does she understand the best times of day to take it? Cartia is a calcium channel blocker. Why is she on two different CCBs? Quinine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of leg cramps. There should be a better way for that, IMO. And if she has shortness of breath at night, why in the world isn't she on a diuretic to get the fluids out of her lungs?!
      4. Check out chfpatients.com for more information on CHF treatment. Start by reading "the manual". You might also be interested in the "nutrient stew" section.
      5. Ask your mother if you can sit in on her doctor appointments. Write out as many questions in advance as possible and send them to the doctor beforehand. You'll get much more thoughtful responses this way.

      Please feel free to contact me if you want to chat about any of this...

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    NATURAL remedies 4 low blood volume & low blood pressure?
    IN A NUTSHELL: I'm looking for NATURAL remedies for the blood volume increase at this point, thanks!

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    I have POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). I can't stand I get dizzy and black out due to blood pooling in my legs. I have extreme low blood pressure and I'm seeking natural remedies because I also have severe MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, can't take drugs, the chemicals in them trigger a reaction and if my BP gets any lower I could die. I've already passed out, been in a coma etc...)

    I also have severe hypoadrenalism (adrenal failure), hypo-cortisol & hypo-aldosterone. HYPO = TOO LOW!

    Recently I heard the term "hypovolemia" and that I don't have enough blood volume. Why is that?

    I drink a lot of water. Not too much so I don't drown but really a lot.

    My face gets very bloated at times. It was fine last night then it became bloated in a moment.

    Is there any relation to eating vegetables and fruit and this condition? any help greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    NOTE: I HAVE GONE TO 6 DOCTORS AND THEY ARE ALL CLUELESS HENCE MY POSTING HERE. DRs. DISMISS ME BECAUSE THEY THINK HYPOTENSION IS NOT SEVERE YET IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE OR DEATH AT THIS POINT FOR ME. End of my rope. Need help. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry to hear of your situation with POTS..... and an adrenal problem. It is surely a double whammy!! There are some medications, such as fludrocortisone and others of which you must be aware. A lot depends on the underlying cause of your condition. I am amazed at the doctors reaction to your condition. It definitely is serious. It can be a very frustrating set of symptoms to find an answer for. I think you will have to go to a big city hospital such as Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to get some answers. As far as natural remedies (all of which are chemical compounds) it would be a very risky proposition for you to take them considering your chemical sensitivity. The possible adverse effects may far outweigh any slight potential benefit you may receive.
      Johns Hopkins General Information # is 1-410-955-5000. I called and asked if they could refer me to a doctor that might have experience with your condition. She could not answer the question and transferred me to their referal co-ordinator, who was out at the time. I will keep digging and if I come up with anything I will pass it along. Best of luck to you.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is causing a sudden increase in heart palpitations and dizziness during my second trimester of pregnancy?
    I have had infrequent heart palpitations for years. Just recently, these have increased to more than once a day and have included dizzy spells (once, I actually fainted). I am in my second trimester of pregnancy, my first trimester was uneventful (no palpitations, even). I eat healthy, have gained 10-15 lbs., exercise (not too heavily), try to stay hydrated, have a low pulse and a slightly lower than average blood pressure. I am more interested in natural remedies, but I would appreciate any knowledgeable or experienced advice. I am also receiving care from a midwife, no doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the girls in my class had the same problem. She fainted in the shower and her doctor said that it was really no big deal it was just her body's way of dealing with her pregnancy. Her doctor said it was because her body was trying to produce enough blood for her and the baby. She told her to drink lots and lots of water. When I say lots, her doc told her to drink at least 10 bottles a day. I don't really know if this will help or not but I hope it does.

  4. QUESTION:
    severe weakness fatigue drowsiness bone muscle loss cure after disease?
    I am 32 years old male unmarried.I have been suffering with asthma from childhood . I had got bad habit of Masturbation from age of 13 years. I used be fat in childhood and used to scare from running and exercises due to asthama . I daily used to masturbate to control erection as i used to feel ashamed when it used to erect in pants.Another bad habit was to eat sugar every hour for getting some energy and relieving my tension. At age of 23-24 i got ulcerative colitis and it was fro last 6 years then now m suffering with Fissure fistula. I am underweight (38 kg at 5"8")and have low blood pressure (60-80) and hemoglobin is normal .

    Recently, my routine normal weakness is getting really worse. I feel terribly exhausted, even feel little dizzy, nsleepy tired after just sitting on computers for 2-3 hours i ned a rest and sleep/ from the time i wake up in the morning, this goes on for the rest of the day. Can't do normal to easy things like working at my office just lifting weights, physical work,etc, which most younger to me can do without a sweat. I feel like i have no bones or i feel with no enerygy to pull up things i even cant life a basket full of water some time fell angry on me .

    I was fond of eatign from childhood. Fruits and vegitable . after ulcertive colitis i have been stopped with milk and wheat for 5 years . Now i have started again all food vegitables tea cofee.but Milk just worse my bowl movements.Food is not problem now with me .

    Most people, Even my Parents think i pretend. The elders, when i ask, tell me the same proverb
    " Eat like a KING, then you will be strong". I have tried that, food ...exercise,.. gym..., doesn't work, not for me. I'm lean/skinny for my age. I fall ill often.

    I'm desperate for the solution.
    1. Can some one tell me is this symptoms or after effects of fissure, ulcerative colitis, steroids( taken as medicine for 2 years at the time of UC), or any other disease or medicines
    2. Can some one tell me diet plans for increasing bones, Muscles, Body energy, and removing lethargy sleepy weakness and increasing blood pressure.
    3. Can some one tell me home remedies for increase energy
    4. Can some one tell me any Ayurveda Medicine for increasing energy
    5. Can some one suggest me some natural homely Himalayan or Ayurveda supplements chavanprash or some tonics for the same
    6. how much vitamin calcium protein should i intake which would increase my energy weakness and give me strength and don't effects my diseases

    Thanku in advance
    waiting for bulk response advise and suggestions
    Category

    • ANSWER:
      Ones diagnosed with UC you need to continue your treatment for a longer duration,otherwise your health condition will not improve,fissures and piles are also secondary to UC.You need a regular follow up with Gastroenterologist,what ever food that has been adviced to avoid should be avoided

  5. QUESTION:
    Recover from 4th degree weakness and gain energy of body muscle bone after Ulcerative colitis and Fissure?
    I am 32 years old male unmarried.I have been suffering with asthma from childhood . I had got bad habit of Masturbation from age of 13 years. I used be fat in childhood and used to scare from running and exercises due to asthama . I daily used to masturbate to control erection as i used to feel ashamed when it used to erect in pants.Another bad habit was to eat sugar every hour for getting some energy and relieving my tension. At age of 23-24 i got ulcerative colitis and it was fro last 6 years then now m suffering with Fissure fistula. I am underweight (38 kg at 5"8")and have low blood pressure (60-80) and hemoglobin is normal .

    Recently, my routine normal weakness is getting really worse. I feel terribly exhausted, even feel little dizzy, nsleepy tired after just sitting on computers for 2-3 hours i ned a rest and sleep/ from the time i wake up in the morning, this goes on for the rest of the day. Can't do normal to easy things like working at my office just lifting weights, physical work,etc, which most younger to me can do without a sweat. I feel like i have no bones or i feel with no enerygy to pull up things i even cant life a basket full of water some time fell angry on me .

    I was fond of eatign from childhood. Fruits and vegitable . after ulcertive colitis i have been stopped with milk and wheat for 5 years . Now i have started again all food vegitables tea cofee.but Milk just worse my bowl movements.Food is not problem now with me .

    Most people, Even my Parents think i pretend. The elders, when i ask, tell me the same proverb
    " Eat like a KING, then you will be strong". I have tried that, food ...exercise,.. gym..., doesn't work, not for me. I'm lean/skinny for my age. I fall ill often.

    I'm desperate for the solution.
    1. Can some one tell me is this symptoms or after effects of fissure, ulcerative colitis, steroids( taken as medicine for 2 years at the time of UC), or any other disease or medicines
    2. Can some one tell me diet plans for increasing bones, Muscles, Body energy, and removing lethargy sleepy weakness and increasing blood pressure.
    3. Can some one tell me home remedies for increase energy
    4. Can some one tell me any Ayurveda Medicine for increasing energy
    5. Can some one suggest me some natural homely Himalayan or Ayurveda supplements chavanprash or some tonics for the same
    6. how much vitamin calcium protein should i intake which would increase my energy weakness and give me strength and don't effects my diseases

    Thanku in advance
    waiting for bulk response advise and suggestions

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes causes dizziness and fatigue, avoid sugar.
      check your blood sugar.

  6. QUESTION:
    need advice about low testosterone levels?
    alright long story with a short question..
    im just trying to stop all of the follow up questions in advance.

    back in 2005 i was working in louisiana after huricane katrina. i work for the govnmnt but do not have insurance, its kinda like a contract job. but whenever i am at large operations like that i always have the benefit of having a doctor on site for free treatment. ..soo...

    by the way I am 34 now, and was 29 almost 30 then.

    after i was there for a few months i was really tired and run down. and extremely grumpy. almost hostile at imes. very unlike me. i thought it was a stress issue due to the long hours and a few other things. i didnt really notice i had no sex drive because i was away from home and my significant other. but either way i hadnt woke up with a Mr. happy in weeks, maybe months. my sex drive at home was pretty much nonexistant also before i left. i was looking for excuses to get out of my manly duties.
    mostly the problem was that i was feeling very short tempered with people i had to work with at this point. so i went to the doctor and told her the symptoms, she asked me some questions. "sex drive stuff i hadnt thought of" and said i was expereincing low testosterone. i was also getting pretty out of shape. my arms were getting skinny. my gut was getting flabby. but i noticed it mostly in my usually very well developed legs. they were starting to look like female legs. no hair. hardly any muscle tone. and i was getting fat deposits on them. i thought it was because of long hours, and no exersize. but the effects were too dramatic.
    anyway.. its pretty clear my testosterone levels were low. she told me she could do a blood test to determine whether i should use injections or gel or patch. and i asked her some questions. mostly about side effects.. we have all heard the horrible things about steroids in the media.. shrinking balls, baldness, cancer! she said i would probably need testosterone therapy of some sort for the rest of my life. i was mortified.. i had been the picture of health my whole life.. very active, ate right. low blood pressure. reasonable body fat to muscle ratio. didnt smoke, drank in moderation.
    this type of thing only happened to people who didnt take care of themselves right?
    i told her i needed to think about some things and look into some different options.

    so i went back to my office and started looking at different treatments online. different symptoms.
    natural treatments. i ran accross hundreds of "natural" remedies. herbs.. root extracts.. vitamin combinations. im sure if you are reading this you have ran accross several yourself.
    so a few things led me to my decision to try some natural remedies. firstly the doctor told me it was possible that my test levels were low because of the long stressfull hours and lack of sex..
    so maybe just a few little things here and there could help out right..
    well first i tried some stuff i ordered off the internet. it was a liquid drop you held under your tongue. tesocurlone i think it was called. i also increased my b complex vitamins.
    well that did it.. after about 3 or 4 days i woke up with a raging rock hard erection. i thought - hell i should be a doctor.. i felt better. my muscles felt stronger.
    the affects however were shortlived. after about 3 months of this, i started to see a decline in my sex drive and energy. also since i work out semi regularly i could tell my performance was fading. weaker, and less stamina ..
    so on to another remedy... then another... then another...
    the results over the past few years have almost always been the same. i have tried different combinations of herbs... nettle root,vitamins and over the counter remedies from health food stores.
    they seem to help for a while until my body kind of "runs out" its almost like its sputtering. up and down.
    so now im about to change jobs and have insurance in april. to celebrate i went to 2 different doctors here in town to try to maybe get my testosterone levels regular and steady. i have decided that everyone grows old but at 34 i want to be able to enjoy the time i have and its very hard to do physical activities like riding mountain bikes and playing basketball when you feel like you are 64 instead of 34. i dont care about performance enhancing, only enjoying life.
    so the first doctor i went to i told him all these things. he asked me about my job and personal relationships. asked me how much i worked out. which is always 2 hours of full court basketball on sunday and light weight training once or twice during the week during winter. but summertime im always outside, riding, hiking,building things, whatever i can do to enjoy the outdoors.
    he took my vitals and tested my blood, but for cholesteral and lipids and stuff rather than test.
    he said i thought i was depressed. he rattled off a couple antidepressants he thought i could have some success with. he said steroids were basically the devil. they would kill me if i too
    kill me if i quit taking them. low testosterone was part of getting older. i just had to accept it.

    i was stunned at first. i didnt know what to say. i left the drs office feeling like an old man. like it was all downhill, i should just enjoy the ride. i started thinking about quitting basketball. since honestly it was becoming a huge struggle to keep up. i obviously needed to drastically alter my diet to accomidate about 1600 calories a day. i thought, well what can i do the Dr said this and that. i dont really have much choice.
    then i had a novel idea. ill go to a different DR! and i did. i looked in the phone book. called. made sure i was going to see a doctor who was under 50. went and he proceded to tell me some of the same things the first doctor did. except that he was under the impression i was trying to use him to score steroids for performance enhancing.
    i think he assumed since i am kinda muscular and bigger that i was looking for a legal way to get "gains". by the way im 6-1 about 230lbs. i have a 50 inch chest and a 38 inch waist. i got this big in high school while i was rowing crew except now my body fat is all out of whack and my arms are kinda skinny looking with very little tone. my chest is getting flabby. and my waist is reaching maximum density. and remember for the past few years i have been trying every over the counter and natural remedy combination i can find with mixed results and little success. the hardest thing to do when my testosterone drops is finding motivation to exersize or be active at all. i just want a steady healthy energy level that will allow me to live a healthy active lifestyle instead of basically rolling over and dying.
    the second doctor said my test levels were low but within acceptable range. around 400 i think he said. he told me if i worked out naturally and watched my diet i could get them up
    natuarally with out steroids. i tried to explain that i have been trying that for the past 4 or 5 years. but he was not swayed.
    here is the problem. i live in a small town that is for the most part very conservative. most of the doctors here are older from the old school that seem to think steroid therapy is akin to witchcraft and cheating in some way. i have went to 2 doctors here and neither was willing to help, well the old guy wanted to put me on zoloft or welbutrin or something. and the younger guy though that i was trying to "get juiced" he was a smaller younger guy kinda skinny and i think he may have had a napoleon complex of some kind.
    im tired of the erratic sex drive and energy levels. im tired of feeling like i just ran a marathon ofter sex if it does get to that point. (i take stamina RX, OTC) im tired of being grumpy and angry. and im tired of being tired. i live in the WV, OH, KY tristate area. does anyone know of a doctor that would be willing to help
    alright.. couple of quality responses, but not what i am asking for.
    firstly, i am not seeking advice on the forum. i already have a pretty good idea of what is needed through research. i dont claim to know more than a doctor ofcourse, but a family practitioner over 60 years old might be a bit out of touch with up to date treatments. also let me just let everyone know right off the bat.. i am not depressed. i lead a pretty stabile life that is rewarding and active. i have tried treating this problem with every kind of extract, diet, food, or supplement i could find reason to believe in. and like i said, some have had some positive altho temporary results. i am asking.... DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A DOCTOR OR CLININC IN THE WV, OH, KY areaTHAT SPECIALIZES IN THIS TREATMENT. i do not need any more advice. i need real treatment for a real problem.i wrote the novel cover all possible facets so as to weed out the good advice givers and people telling me steroids are not the answer

    • ANSWER:
      Low Test, First of all let me tell you I have been taking testosterone injections and using Andro Gel for over 12 years and the Endocrinologist who prescribed Test for me told me I would have to use it the rest of my life and I fully intend on doing just that. Contrary to what you hear or read on the internet or from people who know nothing about testosterone replacement therapy, TRT - there are "absolutely no adverse side effects" from taking TRT. None! The testosterone in the injections is exactly the same as what your body makes naturally and all you are doing is replacing what your body is not producing. However having said that, there is one side affect if you plan on having children because it will lower your sperm count and you'll become virtually infertile. So if you want children have them first before taking Test. This infertility can be reversed if you stop taking Test but it will take awhile for your body to recuperate, at least 8 weeks or more, probably more like a couple months. The only way to find out for sure if your Test is low or why it is low is to have a blood test measuring several factors that could cause low test, e.g. your LH & FSH hormones, prolactin, the aromatase enzyme, & your testicles production. My diagnosis was "idiopathic hypogonadism" which means the reason is unknown why my testicles were not functioning normally. Ironically my doctor is in WV but might not be close to you since he is in Petersburg and also in Mt Storm. He's at the VA clinic in Petersburg and his private practice in Mt Storm, Dr. Alan Kunkel but my advice would be go see an Endocrinologist or a Urologist, not some general practitioner. There are also Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinics in some of your larger cities that specialize in this. If you need any more information you can contact me @ fototag@rocketmail.com I'm very familiar with TRT and also the use of steroids having used both in the past 20 yrs.
      P.S. If you go to the following site they have a section on HRT where you can read about personal experiences from guys who are using Test & HGH.Hormone Replacement Therapy, Longevity, Wellness, Anti-Aging, Alternative Medicine < http://forums.steroid.com/ >

  7. QUESTION:
    can anyone help me look for some rationales for these certain black folk remedies? i cant seem to find any!!?
    SPANISH MOSS (Also referred to as Crape-moss and Old man's beard)

    When boiled, the concoction is used to bathe swellings and also relieve pains
    associated with rheumatism
    Boiled (when green) - drink the "tea" for easy delivery at childbirth
    Increases the flow of mother's milk
    Assists in promoting the delivery of the "afterbirth"
    Taken twice daily to "clean out" after giving birth
    When green, can be put in shoes to lower blood pressure
    When crushed, apply to hemorrhoids
    When tied around the neck, it relieves sprained neck
    VITAMIN E OIL

    Apply twice a day for herpes to encourage the healing process
    Avoid eating peanuts during this time since they work against the natural healing
    in the body
    CAYENNE PEPPER

    Mix some cayenne pepper with aloe juice and rub over sore muscles or arthritic
    joints
    Also good for bee stings
    ALOE VERA

    Aids the healing of burns and sores
    Can also be taken internally for stomach disorders
    BAKING SODA

    For acid stomach, make a drink of ½ teaspoon baking soda and a few drops
    of lemon juice in ½ cup warm water
    LEECHES

    Many rheumatism specifics are found in Negro "leechcraft"
    Leeches are used in many modern orthopedic facilities today to keep the
    circulation in injured limbs and digits from gumming up during the healing process
    BLACK DOG

    Grease stewed from a black dog is a helpful cure for rheumatism, though some
    say it should be put on in the dark of the moon to be most effective
    RATTLESNAKE SKIN

    A snake skin, especially the skin of a rattlesnake, dried and tied around the
    wrist or leg is good for rheumatism
    Worn around the waist, it will prolong life
    The flexibility of the snake may have been the quality which first suggested its
    use to cure stiffness
    BUZZARD FEATHERS

    For rheumatism, asthma, and "jerking fits" (epilepsy), two wing feathers of a
    buzzard are effective if burned under the nose and the smoke inhaled
    SILVER DIME

    A coin, especially a (silver) dime, worn about the neck or ankle will surely stop
    rheumatism
    GARLIC

    Used to regulate blood pressure and relieve cramps
    Crush one clove of garlic in a glass of hot milk and drink quickly
    EELSKIN

    Tie the hair up with eelskin to make it grow
    Wear it around the head to cure headache
    If worn about the wrist, it will relieve pain there
    Rubbing the part of an aching back with an eelskin is an effective relief
    WOODLICE

    Sew "live woodlice" into a pouch and hang around baby's neck to relieve pain and
    fever associated with "teething"
    When the woodlice die, the teeth come through
    Currently used in the rural south
    The "woodlouse" is the Porcellio scaber
    Not to be confused with white ants or termites

    Chicken-pox
    Go into the chicken house and let the chickens fly over you, or simply push the
    patient backward into the henhouse.

    Chills and Fever
    Cut a notch in a piece of wood for every chill you have had, blow on it, and throw
    it into a running stream where you never expect to pass again. Go home without
    looking back, and you will have no more chills.

    Typhoid
    Typhoid fever may be cured by taking a bath in steeped peach leaves, while a
    young black chicken is split open and applied bloody and hot to the chest.

    Backache
    Let a child who has never seen his father or the seventh daughter of anyone walk
    across your back.

    Toothache
    Pick an aching tooth with a splinter (from the north side of a pine tree that has been
    struck by lightning) and throw the sliver into running water.

    Hiccoughs
    May be cured by holding your breath and taking nine swallows of water. Nine grains
    of pepper for nine mornings or nine shots held in the mouth are equally effective.

    Sore Throat
    Tie the sock that you have worn all day around your throat with the sole of the sock
    turned towards your skin. Some believe that salt or warm ashes should be put into the
    stocking and some insist upon using a dark stocking.

    Earache
    Take the head off a wood beetle and drop the one drop of blood that comes out into the aching ear. For similar results, get some hair from a young girl and place it in your ear.

    • ANSWER:
      Cayenne pepper causes heat which increases circulation in the area that it is applied. This can cause the sore muscles to feel better due to either the increased circulation alone, or the removal of lactic acid (one of the causes of sore muscles). This would be much like any hot/cold cream that is available over the counter for arthritis. It may even help your body to release natural endorphins.


Blood Pressure Natural Remedies Exercise

Our heart pumps oxygenated blood in to blood vessels called arteries which carry the pure blood to all parts of our body. When blood pushes against the arterial walls while traveling, a pressure is generated, called blood pressure. High BP may be classified in to primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. Primary hypertension occurs due to no specific cause. Secondary hypertension occurs due to some underlying disease.

Causes of High BP

1. Overweight
2. Aging
3. Genetic grounds
4. Alcohol abuse
5. Sodium or salt sensitivity
6. Smoking
7. Caffeine intake
8. Emotional stress
9. Medications like contraceptive pills, diet pills, steroids etc.
10. Kidney disease
11. Adrenal gland disease 12. Narrowing of arteries.

Symptoms of High BP

1. Headaches
2. Dizziness
3. Nose bleeding
4. Fatigue
5. Blurred vision
6. Sleepiness
7. Shortness of breath
8. Restlessness
9. Flushed face
10. Impaired memory

Remedies for Controlling High BP Naturally

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Apart from amending diet and taking exercise, what natural remedies are there to lower blood pressure?
    and to lower high cholesterol?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to Earthsclinic. com and you will find alot of good natural remedies.

  2. QUESTION:
    What are the natural herbal remedies and exercises to control high/low blood pressure?

    Looking for more suggestions on the treatment of Low blood pressure.

    Thanks everyone for your ans.

    • ANSWER:
      Blood pressure reading depends upon several things
      1. Age (BP slightly increases with advancing age)
      2. Mental activity ( Tension, fear, grief etc causes increase in BP)
      3. Food habits (Highly seasoned food, cholesterol etc also increases BP)
      4. Diseases (Many disease conditions like kidney d/s, lung d/s may cause high BP)
      5. The position when reading your Blood Pressure
      So many causes are there, any way these are the general rules for controlling your BP.
      FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
      -Avoid excess use of salt
      -Avoid meat, fish, fast food, fried foor etc
      -Drink plenty of water
      -Sleep at least 8 hours at night
      -Keep mind clean...be cheer full
      -Walk at least 1/2 km per day, preferable in the morning on empty stomach
      this 7 advises will reduce BP with in one week....sure!

      Herbal remedy Rawolfia or Allium Sativa can be used for reducing blood pressure. It has no side effect at all. Its taste is a little bitter. (Please listen this an information only. Dont use any medicine with out consulting a doctor)

      Low Blood Pressure can be corrected by the reversal of the above 1st and 2nd advices.

      Herbal Medicines for increasing Blood pressure are Viscum Album, Natum Muriaticum etc...but only after consulting a doctor.

      After all the most important thing is to understand the causes of high/low blood pressure, and just try to overcome that before going for Medicines. Hope this can help you...bye for now

  3. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for High blood pressure?
    I was wondering if there were any remedies besides medication. I eat well and exercise but is there anything else I can do? Are there any natural supplements/vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbal tinctures that you can get from a qualified naturopathic physician.

      However, there are also things that you can do for yourself at home. Firstly, you must stop smoking if you are a smoker and avoid overweight and lower your salt intake.

      There are a number of supplements that are used when treating hypertension:
      Garlic
      potassium [not if you are taking meds for BP, though]
      calcium/magnesium
      Co-enzyme Q-10
      Vitamin E [start w/100 IU, raise 100 IU every 2 weeks until 400/800 IU]
      Lecithin
      Vitamin C
      B-complex vitamin

  4. QUESTION:
    high blood pressure remedies?
    my mother has high blood pressure and it got real high last night at 170/105. my question is are there any natural remedies that may help lower her blood pressure so she can wing off medication besides exercising and healthy eating? i know that's the reason why it's high in the first place, but is there anything specific that may help?

    • ANSWER:
      Nutmeg: Lowers Blood Pressure
      HOW IT WORKS: “Warming spices” like nutmeg can bring blood from the center of the body to the skin. This helps disperse the blood more evenly throughout the body, reducing overall pressure.
      TRY TO GET: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day.
      USE IT: Steam 1 head of broccoli and one potato until soft, and then puree with 1/4 cup butter and 4 to 5 gratings of fresh nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

  5. QUESTION:
    Any natural remedies for hypertension and/or diabetes?
    Does anyone know of any natural/ayurvedic or homeopathic remedies for hypertension (high blood pressure) or diabetes? (please don't indicate diet and exercise as natural remedies...of these, I'm aware). Thanks!!

    • 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

  6. QUESTION:
    Why is my blood pressure high? Natural ways to bring it down?
    Im 27 yrs old and not over weight! Recently my dr diagnosis me with prehypertension I must admit before nthis my eating habits were poor but ever since that day I completely changed my diet and started exercising a little! I purchased a blood pressure monitor so I check mu bp several times aday jst to make sure it doesn't get to high! I noticed that sometimes when i'm just sitting and I check my bp it becomes slightly elevated but for for the most part it doesn't rise that often ( not that I knw of). My mom is hypertensive but i'm not claiming that on my life just because she has it! Any natural remedies that work? My cholesterol levels are fine!

    • ANSWER:
      Stop any and all caffeine products. for some that can send your blood pressure soaring.
      Lower your salt intake dramatically as that too can increase blood pressure.
      You are on the right track with increasing exercise.
      Over weight doesn't always indicate anything.
      I am considered morbidly obese with normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
      Sometimes is CAN be genetics so don't rule that out completely.
      Did you know that stressing over your blood pressure can also raise it?
      They say that blood pressure reading in a doctors office are notoriously high and often inaccurate, just from the anxiety of being sick and at the doctors office in the first place.
      That's why sometimes, the nurse will talk to you for a while and do all sorts of other things before taking your blood pressure, to calm you.

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy for High blood pressure 100/170?
    I found few from net

    "natural" treatment of hypertension includes restriction of salt, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, as well as weight loss and regular exercise.

    Pomegranat:
    Eating pomegranat regularly helps to lower blood pressure.

    Milk with dill seeds:
    Pour boiling milk in a glass, add 1 tea spoon of dill seeds. Put it on a steam bath on low heat for 20 min. Let it sit for 20-30 min. Drink 1/2 glass of the tea morning and night until your blood pressure comes back to normal. Usually it takes about 3 days.

    Sunflower seeds: This remedy will work very fast and will have a long-lasting effect. Put 1 pound of sunflower seeds into a pot, add 2 L of cold water, heat it and boil it on low heat for exactly 2 hours. Let it cool and drink the water during the day.
    Source(s):
    http://www.greathomeremedies.com

    • ANSWER:
      have a full lime juice in the morning and a banana in the day. its one of the basics of controlling high B.P. avoid salt or have less sodium salt like tata salt lite.
      ****

  8. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any luck with garlique for lowering blood pressure?
    Can anybody suggest any other natural remedies (besides the usual diet, exercise, low sodium, etc). I know those, am looking for herbs, supplements, things like that.

    • ANSWER:
      I take high doses of garlic oil but not for lowering my blood pressure. I take folic acid for controlling my high blood pressure.If you intend to start on garlic take the garlic oil or extract oil kind. They say garlic is good for the heart and circulation. The garlic i take is put out by 'Sundown "and take come in ordorless softgels.

      The main problem I have is controlling my blood sugar levels. Therefore I avoid sugar or anything that has sugar.

      I concur with above answer about coffee.I try to drink coffee only in the mornings.

      Mojo, what brand of co Q10 do you take . Are the almonds raw. I did not know there was a prescription omega 3 oil.

  9. QUESTION:
    What's the best method to lower high blood pressure naturally ?
    Aside from the obvious methods of eating right, exercises and lowering salt intake. Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can lower really high blood pressure quickly ? I'm talking really high as in 180 over 110.. Heart attack stroke kinda blood pressure. Thanks for your replies.. God bless you !

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty acids lower blood pressure better than anything I've ever seen or heard about.

      Salmon oil capsules have the most amount of fatty acids per gram of all fish.{WARNING- Watch the amounts of total daily Vitamin A levels from all supplements and don't exceed 25,000 IUs per day. IUs are international units and is a measure of volume and Mgs are a measure of wight.} I would alternate with Flax Seed Oil,Evening Primrose Oil,Borage Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Garlic can lower pressure as well,but keep in mind it thins blood so don't take with blood thinners.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you lower your blood pressure to normal without taking medication?
    My mom, who is in her early 60's, was diagnosed with hypertension (170/90) and high cholesterol (245) about 10 months ago. Her doctor recommended that she take medication but she refuses. In fact, she has steadfastly refused to see the doctor again. She has rarely taken any medication over the years because she believes in natural remedies, which she finds by reading and conducting internet research. She has had no serious health issues prior to this blood pressure problem.

    Since she was diagnosed she has lost 15 pounds and her blood pressure decreased to 153/85 (based on readings obtained at those self-service blood pressure chairs at pharmacies). She needs to lose another 25 pounds to get to her ideal weight, but she has maintained the 15-pound weight loss for about 4 months through exercise and says she will soon make more of an effort to lose the rest of the weight.

    She stopped adding any salt to her food when she was in her 20's. She is just now getting around to checking labels to determine sodium levels in bottled and packaged foods. She has cut out soy sauce, for example, since even the low sodium version has an amazing amount of sodium. Must she stop eating all foods that contain even low levels of sodium? She just discovered that no-fat yoghurt and low fat cottage cheese have small amounts of sodium (about 50-something mg). Should she wait until she loses all the weight and check her blood pressure then to see if it is normal before taking the extreme measure of giving up everything with any sodium, as she will wind up with a very limited diet? You can tell when she eats a high salt food because the next day she has huge bags under her eyes, so I'm thinking that her body may be particularly sensitive to salt.

    Can weight loss alone decrease her blood pressure to normal or do we just have to wait and see what happens? Are there natural remedies that will lower blood pressure more than a few points? If not, can she take multiple natural remedies together that will accomplish this? I'm very worried because hypertension is called the "silent killer" for a reason and I believe she should take the medication, but she is irritated by my efforts (and those of other people who care about her) to convince her and now refuses to discuss this with anyone. She says she regrets telling us about her diagnosis and is threatening to keep her health issues to herself from now on.

    I'd appreciate any responses regarding possible natural remedies. Please, no advice to continue trying to convince her to take medication. She is adamant she will not go that route and feels she is being harassed. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It's unfortunate she won't take medication as that is the quickest way to get her BP and cholesterol into normal ranges. Some of the things that can be taken to change both those conditions include garlic, fish oil and niacin; drastically changing her eating habits, and getting lots of exercise. You say she's lost 15 pounds which is a good start, but it also sounds as if she's already slacking off if she's saying she'll work a little harder at it later.

      Checking labels is a huge eye-opener! It really is amazing how salt-laden our food is. She really needs to restrict her salt intake as much as possible. She also really needs to watch her saturated fat intake, too. With her cholesterol and BP numbers as high as they are it will be hard to get them to come down without medication.

      If you want to impress upon her the gravity of her situation, ask her ONE TIME ONLY if she has life insurance and/or a prepaid funeral plan. You sound like you know how to do that without sounding nasty, but she needs to realize what she's doing to herself and her family.

      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    is a high blood pressure diagnosis reversible?
    Been diagnost with high blood pressure, I am 44 years old. It was the shock of my life. Now I want to change my lifestyle, start to exercise, reduce drinking and eat healthy. Will that help me get back to my previous shape? I mean if I do all these good thing will I stop taking the high blood pressure medication? Do you know any other remedy ( natural remedy like tea and stuff that can help?) thanks. Want to do that for my young kids so they can I have me around for long time. Thanks for your healp and advice

    • ANSWER:
      I am 52 years old. I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure when I was 29 - 30. I was told I will on blood pressure medication all my life. I simply did not accept that statement. There are a lot of things you can do for yourself by eliminating consumption of certain things, Moderating others, consuming supplements, look at some herbal treatments etc.
      I only took the medication for may be 18 months. During that time started researching varieties of things. I don't take any kind of medication for anything today, and for many years. A doctor once told me a phrase that stuck to me for ever - Disease is your Blood - Clean the Blood - Feed the Blood - Maintain the Blood - You should always be healthy.

      So the answer is you don't have to be on medication all your life - regardless of what your doctor says. You can fix this if you want to. I have included couple of websites where you can read a lot about how some these supplements work, and you can purchase them. Also learn Ayurvedic treatments - has been around for thousands of years in India. I use these websites and others for the products I take, and do my research - Internet is a wonderful thing.
      Here are some things I have totally given up - All sodas (pepsi, coke, sprite, - all of them), Candy bars, All Alcohol, White Bread, Bakery Goods made with White Flour, Margarine - all soft spreads. I very rarely eat red meat - and I if I do I eat Deer, Buffalo, Goat ( they don't mess with them). I consume a fair amount of organic foods. I only eat organic or free ranging chicken eggs from small farms (no junk in them) - I always take all my vitamins and minerals, I consume lots of vegetables - I am not fan of fruits because they are sweet - but vegetables are fine with me. I Take Antioxidants, Don't drink Decaf Stuff, No Diet Products, No Healthy Choice brand foods (full of salt) - etc. etc. etc. - I hope you get the idea.
      At the end my health is in good shape - it can still be better. Do all the natural things for your body
      Good Luck my friend!!

  12. QUESTION:
    Is there any foods or natural remedies for anger management?
    Hello all! I'm posting his question because lately, I've been getting angry alot. I can control it well with healthy coping methods, but I really don't like the feeling of being frustrated, and angry over small things all the time. I have a doctors appointment to check my blood pressure, but that's a 2 month waiting period. I'm exercising in the AM, but what else can I do to "stop sweating the small stuff"?
    keeping in mind, I'm breastfeeding and trying to lose weight in a way that wont jeopardize my milk supply

    • ANSWER:
      I would highly recommend starting a yoga practice. Yoga not only tones the body and will help you with your weight loss but it calms the body and the mind. Your frustration is most likely stress related yoga is great and relieving stress. Meditation techniques can be learned and used throughout the day to calm you when you start feeling upset.

      Check out the website under source and give it a shot. Yoga is what got me through my pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and now the terrible twos!

      Good luck to you.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is causing a sudden increase in heart palpitations and dizziness during my second trimester of pregnancy?
    I have had infrequent heart palpitations for years. Just recently, these have increased to more than once a day and have included dizzy spells (once, I actually fainted). I am in my second trimester of pregnancy, my first trimester was uneventful (no palpitations, even). I eat healthy, have gained 10-15 lbs., exercise (not too heavily), try to stay hydrated, have a low pulse and a slightly lower than average blood pressure. I am more interested in natural remedies, but I would appreciate any knowledgeable or experienced advice. I am also receiving care from a midwife, no doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      One of the girls in my class had the same problem. She fainted in the shower and her doctor said that it was really no big deal it was just her body's way of dealing with her pregnancy. Her doctor said it was because her body was trying to produce enough blood for her and the baby. She told her to drink lots and lots of water. When I say lots, her doc told her to drink at least 10 bottles a day. I don't really know if this will help or not but I hope it does.

  14. QUESTION:
    severe weakness fatigue drowsiness bone muscle loss cure after disease?
    I am 32 years old male unmarried.I have been suffering with asthma from childhood . I had got bad habit of Masturbation from age of 13 years. I used be fat in childhood and used to scare from running and exercises due to asthama . I daily used to masturbate to control erection as i used to feel ashamed when it used to erect in pants.Another bad habit was to eat sugar every hour for getting some energy and relieving my tension. At age of 23-24 i got ulcerative colitis and it was fro last 6 years then now m suffering with Fissure fistula. I am underweight (38 kg at 5"8")and have low blood pressure (60-80) and hemoglobin is normal .

    Recently, my routine normal weakness is getting really worse. I feel terribly exhausted, even feel little dizzy, nsleepy tired after just sitting on computers for 2-3 hours i ned a rest and sleep/ from the time i wake up in the morning, this goes on for the rest of the day. Can't do normal to easy things like working at my office just lifting weights, physical work,etc, which most younger to me can do without a sweat. I feel like i have no bones or i feel with no enerygy to pull up things i even cant life a basket full of water some time fell angry on me .

    I was fond of eatign from childhood. Fruits and vegitable . after ulcertive colitis i have been stopped with milk and wheat for 5 years . Now i have started again all food vegitables tea cofee.but Milk just worse my bowl movements.Food is not problem now with me .

    Most people, Even my Parents think i pretend. The elders, when i ask, tell me the same proverb
    " Eat like a KING, then you will be strong". I have tried that, food ...exercise,.. gym..., doesn't work, not for me. I'm lean/skinny for my age. I fall ill often.

    I'm desperate for the solution.
    1. Can some one tell me is this symptoms or after effects of fissure, ulcerative colitis, steroids( taken as medicine for 2 years at the time of UC), or any other disease or medicines
    2. Can some one tell me diet plans for increasing bones, Muscles, Body energy, and removing lethargy sleepy weakness and increasing blood pressure.
    3. Can some one tell me home remedies for increase energy
    4. Can some one tell me any Ayurveda Medicine for increasing energy
    5. Can some one suggest me some natural homely Himalayan or Ayurveda supplements chavanprash or some tonics for the same
    6. how much vitamin calcium protein should i intake which would increase my energy weakness and give me strength and don't effects my diseases

    Thanku in advance
    waiting for bulk response advise and suggestions
    Category

    • ANSWER:
      Ones diagnosed with UC you need to continue your treatment for a longer duration,otherwise your health condition will not improve,fissures and piles are also secondary to UC.You need a regular follow up with Gastroenterologist,what ever food that has been adviced to avoid should be avoided

  15. QUESTION:
    Recover from 4th degree weakness and gain energy of body muscle bone after Ulcerative colitis and Fissure?
    I am 32 years old male unmarried.I have been suffering with asthma from childhood . I had got bad habit of Masturbation from age of 13 years. I used be fat in childhood and used to scare from running and exercises due to asthama . I daily used to masturbate to control erection as i used to feel ashamed when it used to erect in pants.Another bad habit was to eat sugar every hour for getting some energy and relieving my tension. At age of 23-24 i got ulcerative colitis and it was fro last 6 years then now m suffering with Fissure fistula. I am underweight (38 kg at 5"8")and have low blood pressure (60-80) and hemoglobin is normal .

    Recently, my routine normal weakness is getting really worse. I feel terribly exhausted, even feel little dizzy, nsleepy tired after just sitting on computers for 2-3 hours i ned a rest and sleep/ from the time i wake up in the morning, this goes on for the rest of the day. Can't do normal to easy things like working at my office just lifting weights, physical work,etc, which most younger to me can do without a sweat. I feel like i have no bones or i feel with no enerygy to pull up things i even cant life a basket full of water some time fell angry on me .

    I was fond of eatign from childhood. Fruits and vegitable . after ulcertive colitis i have been stopped with milk and wheat for 5 years . Now i have started again all food vegitables tea cofee.but Milk just worse my bowl movements.Food is not problem now with me .

    Most people, Even my Parents think i pretend. The elders, when i ask, tell me the same proverb
    " Eat like a KING, then you will be strong". I have tried that, food ...exercise,.. gym..., doesn't work, not for me. I'm lean/skinny for my age. I fall ill often.

    I'm desperate for the solution.
    1. Can some one tell me is this symptoms or after effects of fissure, ulcerative colitis, steroids( taken as medicine for 2 years at the time of UC), or any other disease or medicines
    2. Can some one tell me diet plans for increasing bones, Muscles, Body energy, and removing lethargy sleepy weakness and increasing blood pressure.
    3. Can some one tell me home remedies for increase energy
    4. Can some one tell me any Ayurveda Medicine for increasing energy
    5. Can some one suggest me some natural homely Himalayan or Ayurveda supplements chavanprash or some tonics for the same
    6. how much vitamin calcium protein should i intake which would increase my energy weakness and give me strength and don't effects my diseases

    Thanku in advance
    waiting for bulk response advise and suggestions

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes causes dizziness and fatigue, avoid sugar.
      check your blood sugar.


Blood Pressure Natural Medications

How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Quickly -Without Medication Effectively Find How To Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Quickly -Without Medication Effectively

Many people think of medicine as a bitter pill. This applies especially to high blood pressure treatment, a common condition for which medications are rampantly over-prescribed. Side effects are almost inevitable and range from merely annoying to completely debilitating.

This is a tragedy because up to 95% of high blood pressure cases could be successfully tackled with lifestyle adjustments. But doctors often lack faith that their patients will make the necessary changes and thus hand out prescriptions as a matter of routine.

Many times doctors may be judging correctly about our lack of willpower. Turning over a new lead by losing weight, getting in shape and giving up junk food can seem overwhelming. Luckily there are a number of quick and easy ways to make a real start on lowering your blood pressure without drugs that are not only simple but even enjoyable:

1. Eat chocolate. This has to be top of the list and is a chocolate lover's dream. It's also surprisingly effective at lowering blood pressure. Chocolate, like tea and grapes, contains natural antioxidants called flavinoids, which are known to affect blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

Generally speaking, the darker the chocolate, the higher the concentration of flavonoids and the greater the potential effect on your blood pressure. Go for a quality rich, dark chocolate with more cocoa and less sugar. If you really need to watch the calories or if you're diabetic you can get a good sugar-free chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it natural for my blood pressure to fluctuate while I'm taking blood pressure medications?
    Just started taking a 'water pill' to help lower my blood pressure. I've been monitoring it during the day and evening....it's still going up and down..it started making me feel so bad, so I called the Dr. and he said to break it in half and try that...I still feel bad and it still goes up and down.

    • ANSWER:
      Worrying won't help. It is normal for blood pressure readings to go up and down throughout the day. Blood pressure does not stay the same on a 24 hour basis.

  2. QUESTION:
    After 5 years of taking tenoretic for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?
    I would like to stop taking the chemical medicine and seek a natural holistic approach to controlling blood pressure. I have been on these pills (tenoretic) since October 2002. The side effects is a high price to pay for controlling blood pressure. I have heard that one will never be able to safely stop taking blood pressure medications. I do not want another substitute chemical as an alternative.

    • 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:
    how can I lower my blood pressure the natural way?
    I would like to lower my blood pressure without medication.

    • ANSWER:
      A critical step in preventing and treating hypertension is a healthy lifestyle. You can lower your blood pressure with the following lifestyle modifications:

      * Losing weight if you are overweight or obese.
      * Quitting smoking.
      * Eating a healthy diet, including the DASH diet (eating more fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy products, less saturated and total fat).
      * Reducing the amount of sodium in your diet to 2,300 milligrams (about 6 grams or less than 1 teaspoon salt) a day or less.
      * Getting regular aerobic exercise (such as brisk walking at least 30 minutes a day, several days a week).
      * Limiting alcohol to two drinks a day for men, one drink a day for women.

      In addition to lowering blood pressure, these measures enhance the effectiveness of antihypertensive medications.

  4. QUESTION:
    When is blood pressure medication absolutely necessary?
    My blood pressure is a bit too high. I know it comes from smoking and being overweight. My systolic reading usually runs from 128-138, and the diastolic is 89-99.
    I have not been to the doctor, because I do not want to go on medicine. I'm going to try and lower my blood pressure through natural methods such as losing weight and to stop smoking.
    Is what I am doing dangerous? Do I really need to go on medicine for my blood pressure?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You first of all need a doctor to assess your readings, this may require a 24 hour monitor to make a formal and reliable diagnosis. Ignoring this is pretty much hiding your head in the sand and hoping it will go away!

      Being no more than your ideal weight, taking regular exercise and reducing salt all help to reduce blood pressure. However if you have established hypertension this will not fix it. Left untreated this would increase your stroke and heart attack risks and potentially damage your eyes and kidneys.

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural supplement I can take instead of my blood pressure medication?
    I heard that Hawthorn works. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Bob,

      In any case, I would not stop medication without seeking my doctor's opinion!

      Healthcare Boutique is a brand that has supplements 100% made of natural ingredients. You may want to check if that could be good for you. Hypercet is a blood pressure formula.

      http://www.healthcare-boutique.com/

      Good luck!

      J.I.

  6. QUESTION:
    Natural Blood Pressure reducers?
    I need to lower my blood pressure, and I don't want to take a lot of medication. Does anyone know of any natural remedies that may help? I do not have any allergies, and I am consulting with my doctor. I am just looking for alternatives.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm surprised that only one natural remedy has been given, but Garlic is a very good and popular option for blood pressure. I'm glad that there have been several mentions of how to avoid making blood pressure worse (diet and exercise), but there are some other natural supplements that are very beneficial for helping with blood pressure. The most popular ones (aside from Garlic) are Fish Oil, Hawthorn Berries, L-Arginine, C12 Peptides (from milk protein casein), and/or Bonito Peptides.
      You can try any one of those natural products (or any combination thereof) to help with your blood pressure. Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    whats a fast natural remedy to lower blood pressure?
    just looking for a short term fix for when i already took my medication, but blood pressure may still rise occasionally.

    • ANSWER:
      eat cucumbers. They can lower blood pressure and are good for your heart too.

      http://sneakykitchen.com/Ideas/cucumbers.htm

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a NATURAL alternative to medications such as blood thinners and blood pressure medicines?
    My father who is of egyptian decent has PXE and is legally blind. He has had two previous heart attacks (same week), a heart stent placed (twice in the same week due to an initial error) and two strokes about a year and a half apart (one on each side) the last one affecting the right side of his body. I feel his medication is making him more ill and has played a part in his previous situations. He used to smoke for many years but hasn't since June and can't. He has aphasia and cannot speak due to his last stroke. Swallowing is improving but he cannot walk on his own and his right leg drags. He was doing well at the rehabilitation hospital with constant therapy but since he has moved to a long term care facility, he has lost a sense of independence along with physical strength. For example, he was walking down the hall with just a gait belt and now he needs two people to hold him up. I am trying to get him OFF ALL MEDS, give him PURE natural supplements and change his diet. I need help.
    Thank you for your answers so far. I have that book and it has been very helpful but I am going in 100 different directions and want to do something that is definetley going to work for him.
    He is on Plavix, Aspirin, Lotensin, Lopressor, HCTZ ( a water pill to keep the b/p down) and they give him a laxative daily so its as if he is losing too much fluid and electrolytes as well as nutrients his body needs to heal with this routine. I would never want to harm him but I want to help him heal and how can he with these medicines that do not work anyway and cause awful side effects such as Gi bleeding and hemmorage. Plavix has been proven to be ineffective by its own manufacturers and he seems so weak and lethargic to me at times that I just want to infuse him with good natural healing things but I don't know what will help the most so I bring him fruit smoothies and warm soups as well as pastas and things like that. All of these vitamins being sold are synthetic. Where is the pure stuff?
    I know in pharmacy school you are taught that diet will not help however the diet is the most important which is why I am trying to boost his immune system with natural products but there are so many non natural products being advertised as natural so it is hard to find and drug companies do not make money making people well. To drug companies it is all about the money, and spreading MISinformation to all health care employees as well as society but there are much better methods of healing that show significant results which is why people are starting to wake up and stop taking prescriptions all together. I know now that my father would be in much better health if he never started taking the pills.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a book I read "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know about" By Kevin Trudeau. While I don't agree 100% with all of his perspectives, he does actually give you some ideas about alternative medicine. I would also look online to try and find a doctor of naturalpathic medicine for advise. 3 years ago, I suffered from horrible migraines and stomach problems, and I was on a bunch of prescription medicines that weren't making any of my symptoms better. Within 6 months of seeing a naturalpathic doctor, I got off all the prescriptions and no longer suffer from the issues I had before. I would be very careful about doing this on your own, definately consult a professional!! But, here is a link to a website that sells some natural meds. Good Luck!

      http://www.nativeremedies.com/

  9. QUESTION:
    what are natual ways of lowering my blood pressure ?
    In July 2007 I had a mild stroke that was brought on by a migraine. As preventative measures my doctors want my be on blood pressure medication. I've had bad reactions to the last three medications prescribed. Since taking these medications I've gained back 25lb of 95lbs. I struggled to lose for three years. I need a natural solution.

    • ANSWER:
      moderate exercise, good diet low in sodium and fat, drink plenty of water.. and keep your weight in your range for your height so your heart doesn't need to work as hard.

  10. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle?
    I am relatively healthy. I run 5 miles a day. I am not overweight or obese, however I have high blood pressure. It happened suddenly a few weeks after I had my baby. (it's been 3 years now) I follow a healthy diet rich in fresh leafy veggies, fruits, fish, whole grain and protein. I am only 29, I cannot see myself taking blood pressure pills everyday, for the rest of my life. Not to mention, many blood pressure medications can trigger diabetes, which runs very heavy in my family. What else can I do? Is it possible to be a healthy and have high blood pressure? What natural supplements can I take to help?
    I know mass production robs many foods of their nutrients. For that very reason, I do not eat processed food. Dietary supplements can help a person absord the nutrients they may not get with a regular diet. In a nutshell, Harley, are you saying nothing is good for you anymore? I realize times have changed, and things are not as bountiful as they once used to be.

    Harley, basically, in a nutshell, you are saying that a healthy diet isn't good for you anymore? I am not buying that. sorry.
    Also, I have had plenty of bloodwork done. My cholesterol (good and bad) are superb because of my lifestyle. My arteries are not blocked. I guess I have to blame genetics.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Can weight loss be a natural way to bring my blood pressure down or do I have to go on medication right now?
    I have gone to the doctors a couple times lately, and I have had really poor blood pressure. It's 140/90 every time or today, it was 137/105 which is really bad but I'm only 22 and am obese. Do I have to go on blood pressure medication immediately or should I just try to bring it down naturally with diet change, exercise, and weight loss and if it doesn't change then go on medication?
    My doctor only looked concerned but she didn't recommend anything today, but it wasn't what I came in for.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anyone controlled high blood pressure with a good diet and exercise. I would like to hear from you.?
    There are many books available as to how to control your blood pressure with natural means and not medication. Has this worked for anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife controls her hypertension without medication by eating a diet that is high in protein (but watch your sodium intake) and low in carbohydrates. She also walks 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening.

  13. QUESTION:
    Are there people who stopped/quit HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION/DRUG (any)?
    Please, share you story if you are the one who managed to get off/stoped Hight blood Pressure medication. Let us know if your switched to natural remedies or just healthier way of life.
    My husband wants to quit his BP medication and would like to know how it is possible. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      There are no "alternative" remedies for blood pressure that have been clinically proven to be both safe and effective. I'm sorry, there just aren't. I'm not turf protecting, or being a shill for Big Pharma...just stating the facts.

      Nobody likes to take pills, or to be told they have a health problem. His doctor will have told him about the lifestyle modification needed before starting on pills. Rhianna has mentioned these...quit smoking, exercise, lose weight, cut back on sodium , alcohol and caffeine. If none of that works, then there simply is no real alternative but to go on prescription antihypertensives.

      Your husband has a genetic predisposition to high blood pressure. It is known that our modern lifestyle does influence that in some people. In others...that is just how they are. I'm sorry. Accept this and deal with it.

      It is a free world. He may stop them if he wants to, nobody is forcing him to follow his doctors advice. The consequences of untreated high blood pressure are devastating. Heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness. If he wants to risk those things, that is his choice.

      The ironic thing, most people who complain about taking pills, and want a "natural alternative" approach, usually end up taking far more (useless) pills and supplements than they did when they were on science and evidence based treatments.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a natural herb you can take 4 HIGH BLOOD pressure without taking prescribed medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Remedies 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 storms, 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 all of you..

      Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertension-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I repair slight kidney damage caused by blood pressure medication; which I am no longer taking?
    I trusted my doctors, so I took diovan 160mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25mg; eight years for high blood pressure. These drugs have harmed my kidneys. I've lost 20% function, stopped the drugs, found a natural product (Hyperexol) that has normalized my high blood pressure.

    I'm told kidneys cannot be repaired. I don't believe it! I'm thinking fasting, faith, and prayer, is a good place to start. I remember when doctors said liver and hearts couldn't be repaired; they have been proven wrong.

    I am otherwise healthy. I eat organic and take liquid vitamins and liquid minerals each day, plus Hyperexol, and I walk and excercise daily.

    • ANSWER:
      Take the Homeopathic Remedy SULFUR 200C once a day for three days first thing in the morning after three days let me know your progress, symptoms and condition. After three days start taking BERBERIS VULGARIS (Mother Tincture) 20 drops in about one sip of water thrice a day half hour before or after meals and yet again keep me posted about your progress every week atleast.No side effects or complications. If it does not helps you it wont give you any sort of trouble or complications. Nothing works better in conditions like yours then these.
      Take Care and God Bless you !
      Getr well soon friend.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural no drugs method of lowering high bood pressure?
    I have a torn muscle in my shoulder which is painful, I was already on blood pressure medication before this injury, I am due for another steroid injection for the pain soon. Which will help with pain.How do I keep my blood pressure low.

    • ANSWER:
      Ayervedic MUKA VATI tablets- they work brilliantly

  17. QUESTION:
    what are some natural ways to reduce really high blood pressure of 150 over 100 or does that require meds?
    does that require medications.Could stress be the cause of the high blood pressure.please answer.thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to lower your blood pressure naturally is to stay away from sodium(salt). A diet high in fiber is an excellent way to control or reverse high blood pressure. Your meals should be based around fresh, raw vegetables; soy products; whole grains, like oats; beans; nuts; and seeds. As you lower your intake of salt, you must also increase your consumption of potassium. Apples are considered "super foods" for people with high blood pressure. Remember to stay away from processed and packaged foods which usually contain high amounts of sodium. The following are called "Super Seven Prescriptions" for high blood pressure. You can find them at most health food stores: Hawthorn, Calcium and magnesium, Coenzyme Q10, Garlic, Fish Oil, Potassium, and Vitamin C. They all come in pill form. You might also want to read the book, "Prescriptions for Natural Cures" by James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

  18. QUESTION:
    How can I lower my blood pressure?
    Without prescription medication? I am very fit, I run 5 miles a day, I eat healthy and I am not overweight. For some odd reason. I developed hypertension a few days after I had my daughter and now 2 years later I still have it. I have a life threatening allergies to 2 types of blood pressure meds. One almost killed me so I am scared of bp medication. Blood pressure meds are also known to trigger diabetes. Is there anything natural I can take? I take fish oil, but it isn't doing the trick.

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid caffeine and try to cut back on your sodium intake. Caffeine causes vasoconstriction (your veins will, to put it simply, shrink) and sodium causes fluid retention, so that is how each of those contributes to higher blood pressure.

      Yoga is also extremely effective. I have a friend who has several heart issues, one being high blood pressure. I recommended that he try yoga, and next time he went to the doctor, his doctor was amazed at how much his BP had come down. It might sound silly, but it does really help, plus you get a ton of other health benefits from it as well.

  19. QUESTION:
    My husband has high blood pressure but we cannot afford medication for it. Are there any natural remedies?
    Also, what foods are best to eat for it? And any other things we can do for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure he can. The doctor can prescribe one of the less expensive drugs. Walmart and Target offer over a hundred drugs at ......most of them maintenance medications like BP medications. So, yes. He can afford it. He should still eat healthy, lose weight if he needs to and exercise.

  20. QUESTION:
    ** Blood Pressure - Natural Ways to Improve **?
    Lets see now... I was okay till now I think more or less...
    I had a few headaches, but it's gone or better now.

    Lately my BP hit 140/90 at a Dr Visit
    ( after a stressful event )
    I went yesterday and it improved to 130/80.

    Please note that I don't smoke nor drink alcohol or cola.
    I do eat some munchines which contain salt. But I don't add salt or sugar to my food. I do some walking about twice a week.

    My questions are as follow:

    1 The Dr. said I had a few high BP results and suggested I take medications for life. I am only 34 years old and think it's a bit early for this. I want to try alternatives like sports & diet. I have gained 15 kgs lately, but I am still not over weight. My weight is 77 kgs for height of 175. I know you might be used to metric system :-) Can I avoid medication for now?

    2 Lastly if I get a digital BP tester, how accurate is it? Is it as good as the regular pump test?

    Thanks!
    Amnon :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Drink plenty of water during the day so that your blood volume doesn't drop and cause renin to be released by your kidneys which will consequently raise your blood pressure. I've also read about that new device called Resperate. That might help too.
      Digital BP testers are as good as the regular ones with the manual pump.
      Try eating fruit instead of crackers for your snacks. Just make sure you wash them well especially if they're not organic. You can actually add salt liberally to your food as long as you drink a lot of water. I've read Celtic salt is good for the body.
      Hope these will help bring your blood pressure down naturally.

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural remedies for High blood pressure?
    I was wondering if there were any remedies besides medication. I eat well and exercise but is there anything else I can do? Are there any natural supplements/vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      There are herbal tinctures that you can get from a qualified naturopathic physician.

      However, there are also things that you can do for yourself at home. Firstly, you must stop smoking if you are a smoker and avoid overweight and lower your salt intake.

      There are a number of supplements that are used when treating hypertension:
      Garlic
      potassium [not if you are taking meds for BP, though]
      calcium/magnesium
      Co-enzyme Q-10
      Vitamin E [start w/100 IU, raise 100 IU every 2 weeks until 400/800 IU]
      Lecithin
      Vitamin C
      B-complex vitamin

  22. QUESTION:
    Natural Blood pressure or anxiety disorder?
    When my blood pressure first kicked in i felt very odd, heavy, as if i weighted allot more, i found it more difficult to take breaths in, almost like having a fever but not hot but rather cold hands! I found that lay down on the couch eased my symptoms a little bit but not by that much! My heart rate would be fairly fast! Best way to describe it is if i was revved up and left there! I had a bit of hand numbness and face numbness but it went away!

    I very anxious at times, in order times i felt ok, just unwell and strange!

    When i came off my bp meds initially It felt like the walls were closing in on me and i was going to die! my bp was 155/95 standing 150/90 sitting!

    The second time i came off my medications completely, i felt what i was feeling initially, very heavy, and unwell, when i walked, felt like i weight a ton more, and the blood was having difficulty being under control.

    Would this be consistent with high blood pressure symptoms or some type of nervous psychiatric disorder which causes blood pressure? or a mix between either or both?

    • ANSWER:
      Your blood pressure is very high:155/95
      According to the NIH, normal blood pressure is 120/80 or under. A measure of 121/81 through 139/89 is considered prehypertension, a condition of elevated blood pressure that is not as serious as hypertension or high blood pressure. A measure of 140/90 or higher is considered hypertension, which can lead to strokes, heart attacks or kidney failure.
      It has also always been pretty much agreed upon in the medical community that being nervous raises blood pressure readings. So, it figures that being in an anxious state a good deal of the time could cause hypertension.

      Anxiety and hypertension are linked together. Take care always!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural (holistic) supplements I can use to help lower my blood pressure?
    I really don't like taking prescription medication, so along with diet and exercise, is there any type of natural herbs or supplements I can take to help lower my blood pressure? I believe in organic/holistic medicine...anything like certain herbs like garlic, cinnamon, or any kind of vitamin supplements or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are interested in a 100% natural whole food approach, I highly recommend ViaViente. High blood pressure runs in my husband's family. He tried dietary changes, high-cardio workouts, but nothing seemed to work. He was getting prescribed medications but it didn't sit well with him that he is only 38 and would have to take hi BP meds. So, his personal trainer/nutritionist and wife (who is a doctor), turned him on to ViaViente (which they recommend to all their clients/patients who are interested in natural approaches to combat nearly any health ailment imaginable). After 3 weeks, his blood pressure went from 140+ to 117. It has been 3 months now and it is at a stable 110.

      I know a network of trainers, nutritionists, doctors, physical therapists and herbalists who highly recommend this product. It has also helped me with my lifelong allergy problem (I no longer take any meds) and my kids have not had a drop of Motrin or Tylenol since they've been drinking this juice (I used to feel like I was drugging my kids because they used to get sick so often). My family loves it and we highly recommend it for preventative health, maintenance...your body just operates at an optimal level with ViaViente added to your diet. 4 ounces a day is equivalent to 20 servings of fruits and vegetables.

      You are welcome to contact me directly and I can answer additional questions you may have. I did quite a bit of research on the product and it's nearest competitors.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are natural ways to control (lower) Blood Pressure? I am not interested in taking any medication?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a pharmacy and pick up a free leaflet.
      Go to a library and get a book or two.

      Meanwhile:
      Aim for overall heart health and happiness. Think of preventing and / or reversing bad blood chemistry e.g. total cholesterol. Avoid white sugar in any form, because it forces the pancreas to produce insulin suddenly. Avoid saturated fat. Avoid trans fats. Go for Omega 3.
      Vitamin E seems to be another useful blood thinner.
      Sensible exercise.
      Be active in body and mind.
      Consider getting a pet.
      Lose weight, if you are overweight.
      Try to reduce any stress. (This is a huge topic.)
      Avoid sodium e.g. in table salt. Many processed foods may have sodium added.
      Magnesium is a muscle relaxant.
      I suspect that 200 mg of vitamin C per day would help toi keep your arteries pliable.

  25. QUESTION:
    what is some over the counter high blood pressure medication that works good?
    it can be things that you would buy at a natural foods store or anything i am a semi elderly woman that is concerned about her health but doesnt have health care through my job

    im not maria im her grandmother

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know of any OTC medications to lower blood pressure, but you may want to go to an herbalist. My great-grand mother used hawthorn, and linden blossoms. The UK has a lot of herbalist sites you can check on. And I read somewhere that Ginko Biloba helps also. Physical exercise (like walking) and relaxation techniques help me. Chinese herbalists are superb. When my uncle's doctors told him to go home and die, he didn't and went to a Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist and lived almost another 35 years! Cardiology has come a long way since then (it was the mid 60's, just when Michael DeBakey was doing his heart transplant thing), but I suspect the old ways are still just as good. Check the sites for Dr. Dean Ornish. He's the guy that pioneered the reversal of heart disease trend.

      But you do need to see a Doctor, do you qualify for a free screening, or free clinic? Do a web search for free cardiovascular screening or free blood pressure screening. Good luck and blessings.

  26. QUESTION:
    Are "blood thinners" a reference to blood pressure medication?
    I want to take a natural antidepressant, but the bottle says not to use it if your on blood thinners.

    • ANSWER:
      What is the medication you are taking?

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural alternative option for high blood pressure?
    Iam a cronical patient with high blood pressure, not over waith and Iam getting sick of being dependent of my every day medication.Looking for options

    • ANSWER:
      yes ayurveda has the answer

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to take estroven while taking blood pressure medication. Any risks?
    I have hot flashes and want to take something that is natural. But I am concerned because I don't want to take anything that has side effects.

    • ANSWER:
      estroven is safe to take with blood pressure meds. some women have luck alleviating hot flashes with a calcium/magnesium supplement. (there are Cal/mag supplements that contain soy isoflavones which also alleviate menopausal symptoms.)

      estroven gets expensive because it is a "proprietary" formula. the correct combination of herbs (including black cohosh, evening primrose oil, soy products, dong quai, others) may even work better. try some different combinations and find the one that gives you the best results.

      the advantage to herbal remedies for menopause is that they are supportive of hormonal function but are not hormones. check out a health food or herb/vitamin store and start reading labels on bottles. you will learn and find something that will work for you.

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried natural alternatives for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure?
    Lifestyle and diet changes are essential if your tests show high cholesterol and BP levels. Many people are also prescribed medication and I have read many questions by people asking for information on natural alternatives.

    I am interested to know if anyone has tried help:cholesterol or help:blood pressure, 2 natural food supplements containing ingredients proven in clinical evidence to help maintain healthy levels. Has anyone got any feedback on how these products have worked for them?

    I am asking this on behalf of the people behind these alternatives, Workswithwater, and if anyone is interested, more information is available on their website. You can get find the 'help:' products in Waitrose, Tescos, Holland & Barrett and ASDA.

    • ANSWER:
      The "Natural way" is to try diet and lifestyle changes first. This includes reducing saturated fats in your diet, reducing the amount of salt you eat, generally eating healthily, limiting alcohol consumption and exercise. If you are overweight, it's important you lose weight and if you smoke you need to stop. Sometimes this is enough to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol to a satisfactory level. However, sometimes it doesn't and/or people may have other risk factors which mean they need to take Statins, etc.

      There is no evidence that other "natural food supplements" that you buy from Tesco, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett or even ASDA will be of any help.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can one lower their blood pressure naturally without prescription drugs?
    My dad has high blood pressure and was prescribed some medication to lower it. He has to keep taking it for as long as his doctor tells him it's ok to stop but his medication (Tarka) is pretty expensive and sometimes he can't afford it so he just stops taking it. I worry that something might happen to him when he does this. Does anyone know where I can find Tarka for less (he currently pays for a 30 day supply of Tarka 2/240mg) or do you know of a natural way to lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Holy buckets, he should not start and stop. Exercise will lower blood pressure, but not all are able to exercise effectively. Write this number down. 1-877-321-6755 or go to freedrugcard.us. Get a free prescription card. It doesn't pay the whole bill, but it sure will help.

  31. QUESTION:
    High blood pressure during pregnancy?
    I have had high blood pressure since the beginning of my pregnancy, my highest blood pressure was 158/80, that started at 10 weeks. Since then it's lowered to 112/80. My question is, what have your doctors done for high blood pressure. My doctor discusses risks of having high blood pressure, and told me if it remained high she would prescribe me blood pressure medication. I've done some reading and from what I've read some doctors go over better eating habits/exercises to do to try to lower the blood pressure naturally, I guess my overall question is... What did your doctor do for your high blood pressure? Is it normal my doctor didn't discuss natural ways to lower blood pressure? Also I'm curious to know what my blood pressure should be at during pregnancy? And will I stay high risk if my blood pressure continues to go down?
    My doctor did discuss pre eclampsia with me. I did a 24hr protein test, that came back normal.

    • ANSWER:
      Your first reading 158/80 is slightly high, at least the top number is, however, the second reading is perfect.I don't understand why your doctor is telling you that you have HBP, you don't! Get a second opinion and you will see that if your readings are 112/80 on average then they are perfectly fine.
      There's a a cause for concern if you BP is 140+/90+
      At 5 months I developed HBP during my first pregnancy and my reading were high 140/90, sometimes higher. I was placed on meds and the doctor reassured me that there was nothing I could do to lower my BP besides relaxing and not stressing.
      If your pressure goes down you should not be considered high risk.

  32. QUESTION:
    What natural things have actually lowered your Blood Pressure.
    Not just something that you have read or heard about.

    Or do you take medication with NO side effects?
    Thanks to all that help.

    • ANSWER:
      Garlique, and Hawthorn, Calcium will sometimes help. But if someone is always flipping out it is going to stay high. Exercise does not always help, I exercise but was diagnosed with chronic hypertension. Getting on a anti-anxiety pill has helped me more then anything, if you mellow out as a whole your blood pressure tends to drop as well.

  33. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to lower blood pressure in a 60 year old man?
    What has worked for you, loved ones or people you know?

    The natural way, without prescription medication.

    He has a high blood pressure of 156.

    Does alcohol increase your blood pressure? What about eating pork (pig) products?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes alcohol increase your blood pressure. pork, in general does not. Becoming obese will raise it as well.

      Healthy Body Mass Index (weight), No drinking, No smoking are ways to improve BP.
      Check out heart and stroke foundations website. High blood pressure affects the heart obviously, and similar precautions for heart disease should be followed.

  34. QUESTION:
    High Blood Pressure - my nan is a stroke waiting to happen, does anyone have natural remedies or suggestions!!
    The Dr's have been trying to get her medication right, but they can't seem to. I was wondering if anyone could please suggest any natural remedies or found partculars things worked for them. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am so scared I am going to lose her...

    • ANSWER:
      Eliminate ALL salt from her diet, and drink LOTS of water everyday.

  35. QUESTION:
    Birth defects and high blood pressure medicine?
    Are there women on here who have taken high blood pressure medicine while pregnant? Or anyone with information about the blood pressure medications effects on baby? I can't find specific information on the effects on the baby. I am on nifedipine (30mg a day). All blood pressure medications i have found are category C medications. Anyone know of any that are category B?

    Please, do not tell me to ask my doctor, I already have and she said there aren't enough studies but, the drug is safer than if I weren't on anything. She is right I need medicine but, I want to know more about the studies done, side effects on the baby, and anything else that might be safer.

    Do not tell me to try a 'natural' remedy. I have tried that for over two years before I got pregnant and have even lived an extremely healthy life style. Natural doesn't work on me; both my parents have HBP. It's genetic for me.
    Category C drugs have been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies. Humans and animals don't always react to medication in the same way which is why they continue to give the medicine to pregnant women. Nifedipine has been known to cause birth defects in babies, I just can't find a list of what birth defects. It always says not to take nifedipine while breast feeding because it will harm the baby. So, it can't be that safe. I'm taking it throughout my pregnancy not just for a few days to prevent preterm labor. I'm only 12 weeks pregnant.
    Nifedpine and Norvasc are both calcium channel blockers. Norvasc is a category C drug just like the nifedipin, the medicine I am already taking. They are basically the same thing. I'm not worried about my side effects I'm worried about the baby.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, labetalol is pretty low risk as in it has been in use for decades without reports of congenital defects. You can search ToxNet for all the different aspects of any drug/chemical you might be exposed to as well (below).

      All I know is I have pregnancy induced hypertension from my last miscarriage, my youngest was exposed to labetalol the whole time during his gestation, he scored an Apgar of 10 (the highest and extremely rare score) when delivered, he's perfect. Presently I am still making labetalol with no ill effects with this pregnancy as well.

  36. QUESTION:
    is a high blood pressure diagnosis reversible?
    Been diagnost with high blood pressure, I am 44 years old. It was the shock of my life. Now I want to change my lifestyle, start to exercise, reduce drinking and eat healthy. Will that help me get back to my previous shape? I mean if I do all these good thing will I stop taking the high blood pressure medication? Do you know any other remedy ( natural remedy like tea and stuff that can help?) thanks. Want to do that for my young kids so they can I have me around for long time. Thanks for your healp and advice

    • ANSWER:
      I am 52 years old. I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure when I was 29 - 30. I was told I will on blood pressure medication all my life. I simply did not accept that statement. There are a lot of things you can do for yourself by eliminating consumption of certain things, Moderating others, consuming supplements, look at some herbal treatments etc.
      I only took the medication for may be 18 months. During that time started researching varieties of things. I don't take any kind of medication for anything today, and for many years. A doctor once told me a phrase that stuck to me for ever - Disease is your Blood - Clean the Blood - Feed the Blood - Maintain the Blood - You should always be healthy.

      So the answer is you don't have to be on medication all your life - regardless of what your doctor says. You can fix this if you want to. I have included couple of websites where you can read a lot about how some these supplements work, and you can purchase them. Also learn Ayurvedic treatments - has been around for thousands of years in India. I use these websites and others for the products I take, and do my research - Internet is a wonderful thing.
      Here are some things I have totally given up - All sodas (pepsi, coke, sprite, - all of them), Candy bars, All Alcohol, White Bread, Bakery Goods made with White Flour, Margarine - all soft spreads. I very rarely eat red meat - and I if I do I eat Deer, Buffalo, Goat ( they don't mess with them). I consume a fair amount of organic foods. I only eat organic or free ranging chicken eggs from small farms (no junk in them) - I always take all my vitamins and minerals, I consume lots of vegetables - I am not fan of fruits because they are sweet - but vegetables are fine with me. I Take Antioxidants, Don't drink Decaf Stuff, No Diet Products, No Healthy Choice brand foods (full of salt) - etc. etc. etc. - I hope you get the idea.
      At the end my health is in good shape - it can still be better. Do all the natural things for your body
      Good Luck my friend!!

  37. QUESTION:
    is there a natural remedy to lower blood pressure?
    i,m on medication but it is not doing its job

    • 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.

      For more on Hypertension and its Homeopathic treatment you can read this article too :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertension-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

      Take Care and God Bless !

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    IF YOU STOPPED BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION, please tell me how you did it!?
    this question only for those who did it and not for those who are here to recommend me not to do it!
    If the second option is you case, please do not post your answer...
    Thanks
    If you did stop blood pressure medication please, give me details on how you did it...
    1) What was your Blood Pressure on average (before medication, during and after you stopped it)?
    2) what natural remedies did you use instead of drugs
    3) What other changes did you make in you diet/life style etc
    4) How long have you been off medication?

    To moderator: Please do not delete any answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Their are certain vitamins that can reverse heart decease, and can help you stop taking any type of heart medications. My best advice to you is to investigate it yourself. Get a panel done on your blood, it very expensive, it tells you what vitamins you lack. Don't trust the doctors opinions on this, that 's why I said for you to check this out yourself, if your really that interested. The best vitamins, are the one that you squirt under your tongue. Try this for a month, then go back to your doctor, see for yourself if this works, people that are really into vitamins know all about this. But the other 90% of the people really don't worry about it, or do not think it works.

  40. QUESTION:
    Are there people who stopped/quit high blood pressure medication Diovan due to its numerous side effects?
    Please share you story if you tied or completely stopped Blood Pressure medication Diovan. My husband is taking Diovan 160/12,5 mg. Since he became raw eater (eats only raw veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds) his blood pressure dropped naturally (it's is now 117/76 - 120/80). We do not eat any animal products, including diary and eggs. My husband lost more that 45 pounds and feels way better than before. But when he takes Diovan (he takes half of the pill now, so it's a dose of 80/6,5) he feels horrible and his blood pressure drops to 106/68. Our doctors insists on impossibility of stopping BP medication. But I googled and found horrible side effects of Diovan (severe muscle cramps, headaches, depression, anxiety, joint pain, rash, hair loss, libido loss, low energy level etc), my husband experienced all of them. We found a great website (askapatient com) and there plenty of people who used and experienced those side effects and some even quit Diovan. We would like to know how to do that, if we can do it gradually? We did a research and found plenty of natural remedies recommended by naturopathic practitioners like: Coenzyme Q10, Garlic, Hawthorn, Mistletoe, Valerian, Hops, L-Arginine. We bought them today at the health food store along with Vitanine C and E, Selenium, Calcium, Magnesium & Potassium. Also we plan to take 2 tb spoons of organic flaxseed oil daily, 2 gloves of fresh garlic, incorporate more cayenne pepper, turmeric in our diet and drink plenty of herbal tea stabilizing blood pressure. Please if you have any information or want to share you story on how you stopped Diovan (or any other high blood pressure medication), please let us know...We will really appreciate it.

    P.S: We will go to see and MD doctor with Naturopathic license as well, when we find a good one, as we'd like to talk to a professional who knows both worlds, and wouldn't be only trained/inclined to sell prescription drugs, but interested in natural remedies as well.
    Please do not advertise/recommend other medication as our purpose is to eliminate drugs in our life. We are searching for a natural ways and remedies...Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Sasha, if your husband has dropped his blood pressure naturally, there is no need to look for or take any other supplements and natural remedies such as you are considering.

      You are doing the right thing with the fruit, nuts and seeds. I have a friend who stopped medication completely, and at the same time quit using added salt on his food, which lowered his blood pressure to 120/80.easily.
      He has never felt better, our food, even bread and milk is loaded with salt, I say "shake the salt habit", we don't need to add it.
      Hope this helps Nvrgvup.

  41. QUESTION:
    Besides Lipitor are there other medications or natural medicine that raise your AIC blood glucose level?
    With an AIC of 8.3 my doctor is wanting to add an oral medication to my long list of meds ie: Prilosec, Musinex, Tetracycline, Tegratol.( It's a diuretic that also is suppost to keep blood pressure down ) green tea extract. super B complex, Lorazepham., atrovent & albuterol inhalers, I am leary of this as I feel my glucose would be fine without all these meds. Any informaion would be greatly appreciated as I have heard that once you start glucose control meds it can only insure you have type II diabetis and never have had that problem and I hope to get off as many of the meds as I can! Please Help??

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I'm on Zocor and I don't have any problems with my BG being too high...... (Type 1 on a insulin pump) Plus I'm on a thyroid and depression meds.. Those don't make my BG high either.... I know over the counter cold/flu meds makes my BG high but that's it..... Stress makes your BG high and other things too... I know Musinex will make your BG high it's a sinus meds if you have sinus problems...... I only take that when I have a sinus infection..... Good Luck! Also Talk to your ENDO about your meds that's what he's there for, if you are not foresure what your family dr is doing......

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    natural remedies to lower Blood pressure?
    i would like to know of any natural remedies to lower high Blood pressure,around 160, and also kindly suggest the best vegetables and fruits which are low in sugar content as i also have been just diagnosed to be having slightly above the marginal sugar levels, because i came across many articles which suggest beetroot juice as
    an effective remedy to reduce high BP but i think it also has high sugar content.So kindly suggest any particular natural supplement which can help reduce high BP, by the way i also take medication, thi s is to keep a check on my diet and take further precautions with regard to diet.
    it will be very helpful if you can give me some realiable information
    thanking you in advance

    • ANSWER:

      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      A strict salt-free diet is essential, and all animal fats (meat and dairy) must be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

      Get regular exercise, and keep your weight down.

  44. QUESTION:
    My blood pressure is be up lately, how do I reduce it?
    I am 34 years old & weigh about 90 kilos. I am about 5ft tall. Is there a natural & easy way to reduce my blood pressure. Strokes run in my family in mid life. I am currently taking solian medication for Schizophrenia.

    • ANSWER:
      Adopt a primarily vegetarian diet. Include lots of tomato and some olive oil into that diet. Exercise regularly, as if your life depends on it.... because it does.

      For more healthy tips and several success stories from people just like you, go to this site:
      http://www.drmcdougall.com

  45. QUESTION:
    Best NATURAL method for lowering high blood pressure?
    Best NATURAL method for lowering high blood pressure?
    A nurse took my blood pressure at work, and said it was 145/90
    She said that is pretty high and I should get to the doctor to possibly start medication. Since I do not have health insurance, and I really dont want to get in the medical revolving door, what is the best way to lower it to healthy levels? I am a female, 45 yrs old, 5 foot 9 in tall, 130 lbs. dont drink alcohol, smoke 1/2 pack cigaretts daily, ride horses several times a week, and work as a waitress.
    is there any kind of natural supplement to take?
    i am 5 foot 9, 130 pounds and you can see every rib. do i really need to loose weight? lol

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you are getting enough potassium by eating banana's and oranges and etc. You shouldn't self treat as you may be genetically prone to it and meds may be the only course. If you don't get it under control you risk kidney damage, diabetes and a stroke. Look for free meds online, some companies have giveaways.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best juice to reduce high blood pressure?
    I am currently under 2 medications and my BP is mild/Moderate 145/95
    I don't feel takin g a new med. I would appreciate any constructive suggestions. Plz refrain yourself for telling me to checxk my Doc. I need a natural alternative not a third medications. Medications tend to work for a while then the body creates resistances.
    I am 47 and have a genetic high blood pressure

    • ANSWER:
      Pomegranate juice is good :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Home (Natural) Remedy for lower blood pressure...?
    Hello All!

    I am 32 years and I have hypertension. last year I weaned myself off of the prescription Lisonopril. I was recommended to take 20 mg of this medication however I had a severe chronic cough allergic reaction. I have been taking the following remedies to help:

    1. 1000 mg of Garlic Pills;
    2. Coenzyme Q 10 50 mg X 3 times per day;
    3. Low Dosage Aspirin 81 mg X 3 times per day;
    4. Udo's Choice (Oil) blend 2 pills X 3 times per day:

    Still my pressure is high as of now 138 over 83. I would like to get it a lot lower. Anyone have a recommendation as I am trying to do htis naturally?

    • ANSWER:
      I'll be honest with you. I'm not a big fan of homeopathic BS. I am 27 and had high blood pressure when I was 24. After I found that out, I took to running and watching what I ate. I think particularly it was the running for me. It brought my BP down from 140/93 to 118/81. If you are overweight or out of shape, exercise can make all the difference. If you have hypertension for another medical condition though, you need to get appropriately medicated with prescription drugs. The longer you wait, the more disservice you are doing to your body.

  48. QUESTION:
    doctor prescribed pills to lower my blood pressure. But friends suggested it would make me dependent on pills?
    male, 36 years old, the lower reading was too high, i dont want to be dependent on medication. I am looking for natural means to lower my blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      did your friends go to medical school? Do your friends know about the risk factors for cardiac disease and how sick chronic hypertension can make someone later in life? Do your friends know pharmacology, physiology, and biochemistry? I doubt it.

      Trust the doctor, don't trust uneducated people saying things that aren't true. You're not going to get 'dependant' on blood pressure medication.

  49. QUESTION:
    What do we do when adult ADHD meds made my husband's blood pressure too high?
    My husband's Dr. tried putting him on Adderall for his adult ADHD and although it really helped with his ADHD symptoms it made his blood pressure too high. The Dr. tried him on a couple other medications with the same result. In the end the Dr. told us he didn't recommend medication because of the effect it was having on my husbands heart.

    We've tried treating the ADHD naturally with diet and natural supplements but had little to no success. He has a lot of symptoms but the one that is really taking a toll on me, our finances and our marriage is the impulsiveness. I have known him for so long that I know exactly where he ends and ADHD begins. I can tell of I'm talking to him or the ADHD. If you don't have ADHD or live with a loved one that has it you probably cannot wrap your mind around this but this question isn't for you. I just don't know what to do and this whole situation is breaking both our hearts in the meantime. I'm honestly scared at this point.

    I'm a health food nut who has been very anti medication in the past but I have been through so much with my husband these past five years that I am completely humble at this point and willing to accept that I don't have all the answers. I feel like I have exhausted all my resources but I am just hoping that someone out there that has adult ADHD or a loved one with it has something that worked for them.

    So what has worked for you? Have any of you had problems with medication and blood pressure? Have any of you heard about NEW medication options for people with this reaction to meds? Any natural options that really worked for you?

    Please do not answer this if you are anti-med or don't believe that ADD exists. I was once like you but frankly you just have no f***ing idea.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your husband on medication to control his BP? If so it may need increased or changed. If not, why? If the Dr wants to take him off medication without trying a different BP medication or a higher dose then you need to see a different Dr. I know my husband was on a medication for a different problem but it raised his BP to stroke or heart attack level and he had to get off the medication but it was for a different problem and the Dr tried everything but could not get his BP down. Have you searched the net for meds for him that do not cause high BP? Sometimes the Drs don't know what to do and you have to find an answer yourself. Have you talked to a pharmacist, they know so much more about medications & side effects than Doctors. Speak with your pharmacist, I'm always getting information from mine about meds. He can tell you of any new meds & side effects and what may be best to keep your husband's BP down.

  50. QUESTION:
    I have elevated blood pressure and would like to avoid medication. I average 157 ober 85 usually.?
    Is using hibiscus tea as a natural remedy for elevated blood pressure safe and effective?

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few clinical studies that evaluated the blood pressure lowering properties of Hibiscus Tea, but unfortunately they were short term, poor quality and did not meet international standards. Hibiscus tea was associated with a slight reduction in blood pressure, but was found to be inferior to certain blood pressure lowering medications. There were some mixed results between the studies though. There were no significant side effects reported in the studies, but once again they were all short term studies. The long term effects of Hibiscus tea are not completely understood at this time. The conclusion after the review of all available studies was "do not provide reliable evidence to support recommending Hibiscus tea for the treatment of primary hypertension in adults."

      I can understand not wanting to take blood pressure lowering medications, but there are many other things that have been shown to lower blood pressure in a "natural" manner. Dietary changes can help lower the blood pressure, such as a diet full of fruits and vegetables and low in salt and saturated fat. The DASH diet with salt intake was associated with the greatest reduction in blood pressure in clinical trials and I will leave a link to it if you are interested. The DASH low salt diet on average reduced the systolic blood pressure (top number) by 8.9 and and the diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) by 4.5 mmHg. If you are overweight then even a modest amount of weight loss can help lower your blood pressure. In obese individuals, a 10 percent weight loss was independently associated with a 4.3/3.8 mmHg decrease in blood pressure. Regular aerobic exercise is also associated with a significant improvement in blood pressure. So if you want my advice, I would try these proven strategies first since they are good for your overall health. Good luck.

      http://www.phytomedicinejournal.com/article/PIIS0944711309002293/abstract?showOmimLinks=false
      http://dashdiet.org/low_salt_diet.asp?google=salt&gclid=CNny0tqC2qICFQyjiQodLTPHxw
      http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf


Blood Pressure Natural Medicine

Symptoms, causes, signs, complication, diet, chart, medicines, monitor, treatment of hypertension. Detail topics on pregnancy induce blood pressure, how to take BP, primary pulmonary hypertension and much more.

Arteries are like hoses that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. If you put a crimp in a hose, pressure builds up inside it. High blood pressure (also called hypertension) occurs when your blood moves from side to side your arteries at a higher force than normal.

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is almost certainly the most significant public health problem in developed countries. It is very ordinary, generally doesn't produce very well-known symptoms especially in the early stages.

The good thing is, High blood pressure is without complicatedness detect and usually easily treatable. On the other hand, leaving it unprocessed can lead to a host of evils like heart disease, kidney failure or stroke etc. and may even prove fatal.

Maintain a healthy blood pressure is very imperative to maintain a health and enhanced overall well-being. Blood pressure is the force exert by circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels.
That is typical for blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day, but if stays high, so high blood pressure experienced.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Two forms of high blood pressure have been describe: essential (or primary) hypertension and secondary hypertension.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural blood pressure medicine like a herb or something or anything you don't need a prescription?
    Is there something I can but over the counter for blood pressure control

    • ANSWER:
      Cinnamon is good for lowering blood pressure, but it's not medicine. If you feel your blood pressure is just a little too high, go ahead and start spicing things with cinnamon. However, if you're clinically hypertensive, you should get a prescription from your doctor. Don't mess around with high blood pressure, that shit'll kill you. Trust me.

  2. QUESTION:
    Do you know if there is a medicine that cures high blood pressure? Natural or ChemicalNecesito saber si hay?
    I need to know if there is a Natural o Commercial Medicine that helps to cure High Blood Pressure?

    Necesito saber si hay algun medicamento que cure la presión arterial alta.

    • ANSWER:
      To my knowledge there is no wonder drung that
      "cures" high blood pressure. There are really good ones that will help keep it under control. However, with a good diet, good exercise plan, low stress level life usually one can keep their blood pressure in check. But there are not many of us who can keep a low stress life in this day in time.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to use an all natural fat burner while on blood pressure medicine?
    I take Procardia XL 30 mg once a day. So far my blood pressure has went way down. I am not however happy with my weight. I eat right, exercise, and drink plenty of water. I even lift weights and do push ups to build my upper body strength. It seems as if nothings working. I think I need a metabolism boost. Would it be harmful to my health to take a natural fat burner once a day?

    • ANSWER:
      Most fat burner are either mixtures that do nothing or they contain natural amphetamine-like substances that are risky for people with normal hearts. It would be a very bad idea to take a fat burner.

      Being unhappy with your weight is not necessarily the same thing as being overweight. Maybe you are already at a healthy, normal weight for your bone and muscle structure? If you still have excess body fat, the only healthy option is to keep a diary of the food your eat, calculate the calories and figure out where you can make additional cuts with the least impact on your overall diet.

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever used a natural medicine for high blood pressure?
    My husband has high blood pressure and is out of pills. We no longer have insurance so I figure why not try a natural approch.I know there has to be somthing out there in a pill form.all ideas are appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      below is a website you might want to check out

      L.E.R.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do blood pressure medicines lead to diabetes? If so what natural medicines are available for blood pressure?
    I have been taking blood pressure medicines (AmlongA, Tenoric 50 etc.) for the past 10 years and it has remained under control. My blood sugar is normal. Is it possible that I can suffer diabetes later in life. In that case what medicines are available for treating blood pressure without risk of getting diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      no. the blood pressure medicine will never lead to diabetes. and regarding the natural medicine, i can guarantee that no homoeopathy medicine will work as halopathy( amlong- by the way how many grams r u prescribed?) because homoeopathy will work very slowly compared to halopathy, and when it comes to BP fast acting medicines are better. possibility of being diagnosed with diabetes will depend on hereditary i.e whether it runs in Ur family or most probably Ur age etc. my advice is to check with Ur doc immediately. its better to be save than sorry. god forbid if u are diagnosed with diabetes (may be type 1 or 2) u can take that medicine along with Ur BP medicine. they r many medicines in homoeopathy but as i said earlier, no medicine will work as halopathy. hope i answered ur concerns

  6. QUESTION:
    Can someone tell me of an effective natural medicine which lowers high blood pressure?
    I already know about exercise ,staying away from salt cutting down on fat and eating right. Thanks in advance for your answers. God bless.
    Oh, And I know about staying away from caffeine too. Thanks,

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't mention your weight, but being at a healthy weight is the first thing to do. There is also some research out there that would indicate sea salt, as opposed to table salt. Table salt is just sodium chloride, but our bodies are made up of more than that. Sea salt more resembles our bodies natural make-up. Excessive table salt can bring about an imbalance. Sea salt can restore it.

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural medicine for treating high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      I may be pointing out the obvious here but a healthy diet (low salt, fat and sugar, lots of fruit, veg, wholegrain and a little quality protein) and plenty of exercise is the best medicine. Some herbs can help, such as saw palmetto - ask at a health food store.

  8. QUESTION:
    Anyone treating their high blood pressure with natural "medicine" I need hints!?
    I already take co-enzyme Q10,some Dr's botanicals,antioxydants and flax seed oil!
    I have what MD's call essential HTN.No blocages no obesity I exercise regularly ...
    thank-you all so much for all the input!

    • ANSWER:
      You need to determine why you have high blood pressure first:

      + Stress -> Learn meditation, take yoga, possible anti-stress drugs
      + Water retention -> cut back on salt, possibly take diuretics
      + Weight or Clogged arteries -> Low-fat vegan and aerobic exercise

      I'd look for a book from Dr. Dean Ornish with suggestions about how you address all of these. A lifestyle change is far more effective than drugs.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there a herbal or natural medicine to lower the blood pressure of a person who has stage 2 hypertension?

    • ANSWER:
      Although there are effective herbal medications for some diseases, hypertension is not one of them. Assuming you are on blood pressure medication, there are a lot of herbal supplements that would interfere with many blood pressure meds. Be careful!

      The best "natural" remedy for hypertension is weight loss. It's been shown that losing 25 pounds can reduce the top number of your blood pressure by up to 20.

      Also, consider following the DASH diet from the NIH (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf). The average person who follows that diet will lower the top number blood pressure by 10.

      If you do both of those things, the effects will add together.

  10. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural products that help reduce blood pressure.?
    I take a low dose blood pressure medicine {10mg lisonpril} but am about to run out of it and I have lost my health insurance.I always wanted to go natural and what better time then now.If anyone knows of a good product your help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      to reduce plaque which will lower blood pressure
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      The combination of raw garlic and cayenne (the hotter the better preferred way is in a tincture (herbpharm is a good brand or tea which is a tsp of cayenne in a hot of hot water) but I guess capsules might also work. This is what dick quinn did to cure his heart disease when they wanted to give him another quadruple bypass when the first did not work.

      This combination reduces plague on the arteries/veins and when this is removed the artery widens and like a hose that is bigger the pressure goes down.

      It must be raw garlic at least 3 cloves a day or more

      For the capillaries use, organic ginger tincture
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      Foods that help reduce blood pressure

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      Also some of the foods that help according to Jean Carper's book food your miracle medicine based on 10,000 studies are celery, garlic. fatty fish.,more fruits and veggies, vit c, potassium, calcium rich foods (I would focus on greens not dairy), extra virgin olive oil

      note fatty fish would be canned or fresh (wild caught never farm raised) salmon, mackerel, sardines, eel and herring (these have several times more omega 3 fats than tuna)

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      Diet testimonies and real help with all health problems
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      Finally go to this link and type in high blood pressure and hypertension in the link and read the amazing testimonies then click on the hallelujah diet tab to see what it is

      http://www.hacres.com/library/testimonies/search

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      much additional help herbs and many other alternative health modalities.
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      Also lots and lots of help here

      http://www.holisticonline.com/Remedies/Heart/hypert_home.htm

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Blood_Pressure.html

      http://www.herballegacy.com/Cayenne.html see #4 here

      also check curezone.com if you need more

      note for all herbs only take organic or wildcrafted and in the form of tincture (tea with distilled water--2nd best) don;t take capsules much as not absorbed well.

  11. QUESTION:
    what E.D. natural remedy or medicine is best for a man with high blood pressure?
    Hi My boyfriend is embarressed to ask his doctor about medicines or natural things that will help his E.D...... Especially since it is a new doctor he is seeing. Is there any over the counter medicines that work and are safe for him since he has high blood pressure? His medicine for the high blood pressure is causing most of it.. but he wasnt able to perform that well prior to the medicine. He is takiing Metoprolol 25 to 50 mgs twice daily. He isnt able to swallow pills well... so stuff that is liquid or crushable pills would be great. He is in his early 30's. PLease help me figure this out. Thanks, Teresa

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    high blood pressure and natural libido enhances?
    I've been taking high blood medicine called (benazipril) that has affect my sexual libido really bad. I wonder if there is a natural herb/pill that I can take, that won't interfere with my medicine to have hard erection and increase my sexual libido. I heard that L argenine will be a good supplement for that but I would love to see more opinions.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    what is a natural diuretic that works as good as methyldopa (high blood pressure medicine)?

    • ANSWER:
      you could juice some cucumbers and drink the juice.

  14. QUESTION:
    whats the best and natural way to lower high blood pressure?
    i want to lower my blood pressure the natural way without having to take medicine

    • ANSWER:
      Decreasing your weight by as little as 10% can lead to a reduction in blood pressure. Stick to a low sodium diet and exercise and you could stave off the need for medication. If your blood pressure does not come within normal range (130-120/80-90) with these changes, you may need to add medication to your regimen and/or get evaluated for possible causes of the hypertension. If your systolic blood pressure is >180 or diastolic blood pressure is >100, it is a good idea to see your doctor anyway.

  15. QUESTION:
    What natural medicine, herbal, etc could I try for very high blood pressure? I have to come off some tablets.
    I'm currently taking Amlodipine 5 mg and Bisoprolol 2.5 mg and I'm putting on a lot of weight which is defeating the object, as the weight gain is exacerbating the blood pressure problem. These tablets are draining my energy, reducing my motivation and making me feel depressed. I'm also hungry all the time since being on them. There has to be an alternative which is safer as the side effects are frightening. The tabs gave me very severe headaches to begin with, which have gone now, and the blood pressure has reduced. Can anyone help, please? I do not want to risk having a stroke as my dad had one, so I need to get the BP under control safely and naturally. I am trying to reduce stress in my life and I'm not old, by the way!

    • ANSWER:
      Neither of these 2 tablets produces weight gain, though bisoprolol may make you tired and amlodipine can produce ' malaise'. You will not get control of your blood pressure with any herbal or natural products. Go back and see your GP. There are plenty of other medications he can try.

      If you stop these drugs and your BP inevitably rises, you will risk heart attack or stroke.

  16. QUESTION:
    natural medicine for sperm production when are high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      You should be asking your doctor this question. It is, after all, a MEDICAL question.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know a natural cure for high blood pressure without prescriptions?
    I have high blood pressure, and the medicine makes me sick, so im looking for some herbs that might do the trick, anything?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you manage stress, sodium...it can be genetic. African American females have one of the highest % of high BP. Low fat diet, and try more fiber if you have coronary artery disease. Get plenty of rest and get regular check ups. I don't know about herbs. Maybe your doc could give you some alternative meds without side effects. You should tell him/her about the meds making you "sick". Tell him exactly how you feel.

  18. QUESTION:
    When is blood pressure medication absolutely necessary?
    My blood pressure is a bit too high. I know it comes from smoking and being overweight. My systolic reading usually runs from 128-138, and the diastolic is 89-99.
    I have not been to the doctor, because I do not want to go on medicine. I'm going to try and lower my blood pressure through natural methods such as losing weight and to stop smoking.
    Is what I am doing dangerous? Do I really need to go on medicine for my blood pressure?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You first of all need a doctor to assess your readings, this may require a 24 hour monitor to make a formal and reliable diagnosis. Ignoring this is pretty much hiding your head in the sand and hoping it will go away!

      Being no more than your ideal weight, taking regular exercise and reducing salt all help to reduce blood pressure. However if you have established hypertension this will not fix it. Left untreated this would increase your stroke and heart attack risks and potentially damage your eyes and kidneys.

  19. QUESTION:
    After 5 years of taking tenoretic for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?
    I would like to stop taking the chemical medicine and seek a natural holistic approach to controlling blood pressure. I have been on these pills (tenoretic) since October 2002. The side effects is a high price to pay for controlling blood pressure. I have heard that one will never be able to safely stop taking blood pressure medications. I do not want another substitute chemical as an alternative.

    • 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 !

  20. QUESTION:
    i'm trying to get off my blood pressure medicines. what is something i can take natural, that lowers my blood ?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet changes and lowering your stress levels will help. Lowering your sodium intake and increasing potassium intake will help lower blood pressure. Bananas are a good source of potassium. There are some natural herbs that also help lower blood pressure.

      Homeopathic remedies 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.

      Dosage

      Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take 2-3 drops of selected remedy in ¼ th glass of water, preferably empty stomached, 3 doses 8 hourly and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

      If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different remedy.

  21. QUESTION:
    Birth defects and high blood pressure medicine?
    Are there women on here who have taken high blood pressure medicine while pregnant? Or anyone with information about the blood pressure medications effects on baby? I can't find specific information on the effects on the baby. I am on nifedipine (30mg a day). All blood pressure medications i have found are category C medications. Anyone know of any that are category B?

    Please, do not tell me to ask my doctor, I already have and she said there aren't enough studies but, the drug is safer than if I weren't on anything. She is right I need medicine but, I want to know more about the studies done, side effects on the baby, and anything else that might be safer.

    Do not tell me to try a 'natural' remedy. I have tried that for over two years before I got pregnant and have even lived an extremely healthy life style. Natural doesn't work on me; both my parents have HBP. It's genetic for me.
    Category C drugs have been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies. Humans and animals don't always react to medication in the same way which is why they continue to give the medicine to pregnant women. Nifedipine has been known to cause birth defects in babies, I just can't find a list of what birth defects. It always says not to take nifedipine while breast feeding because it will harm the baby. So, it can't be that safe. I'm taking it throughout my pregnancy not just for a few days to prevent preterm labor. I'm only 12 weeks pregnant.
    Nifedpine and Norvasc are both calcium channel blockers. Norvasc is a category C drug just like the nifedipin, the medicine I am already taking. They are basically the same thing. I'm not worried about my side effects I'm worried about the baby.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, labetalol is pretty low risk as in it has been in use for decades without reports of congenital defects. You can search ToxNet for all the different aspects of any drug/chemical you might be exposed to as well (below).

      All I know is I have pregnancy induced hypertension from my last miscarriage, my youngest was exposed to labetalol the whole time during his gestation, he scored an Apgar of 10 (the highest and extremely rare score) when delivered, he's perfect. Presently I am still making labetalol with no ill effects with this pregnancy as well.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any natural (holistic) supplements I can use to help lower my blood pressure?
    I really don't like taking prescription medication, so along with diet and exercise, is there any type of natural herbs or supplements I can take to help lower my blood pressure? I believe in organic/holistic medicine...anything like certain herbs like garlic, cinnamon, or any kind of vitamin supplements or anything?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are interested in a 100% natural whole food approach, I highly recommend ViaViente. High blood pressure runs in my husband's family. He tried dietary changes, high-cardio workouts, but nothing seemed to work. He was getting prescribed medications but it didn't sit well with him that he is only 38 and would have to take hi BP meds. So, his personal trainer/nutritionist and wife (who is a doctor), turned him on to ViaViente (which they recommend to all their clients/patients who are interested in natural approaches to combat nearly any health ailment imaginable). After 3 weeks, his blood pressure went from 140+ to 117. It has been 3 months now and it is at a stable 110.

      I know a network of trainers, nutritionists, doctors, physical therapists and herbalists who highly recommend this product. It has also helped me with my lifelong allergy problem (I no longer take any meds) and my kids have not had a drop of Motrin or Tylenol since they've been drinking this juice (I used to feel like I was drugging my kids because they used to get sick so often). My family loves it and we highly recommend it for preventative health, maintenance...your body just operates at an optimal level with ViaViente added to your diet. 4 ounces a day is equivalent to 20 servings of fruits and vegetables.

      You are welcome to contact me directly and I can answer additional questions you may have. I did quite a bit of research on the product and it's nearest competitors.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a natural all in one pill for high blood pressure?
    My boyfriend has high blood pressure and does not want to have to take all kinds of medicine to lower it. I have looked up natural remedies and found about a million suggestions so far....my question is this....does anyone know of ONE "blend" or formula of natural herbs/vitamins that will help lower his BP without buying 50 different bottles of supplements? Any help or suggestions on this matter would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      If I where him I would take this one herb, it has very many positive testomonials, it's cheap and it works! Check it out right here. You have to be a member to view the entire article, but I'm sure you can google the name and you'll find it somewhere where you can view all of the info.

      it is not, and I repeat not, a good idea to take hb pressure medication, it can literaly kill you, and you're hooked for life, once your hooked, theres no getting off. If you don't believe me, google it.

      Note: This is an alternative solution to perscription drugs, but should not be the only treatment to rely on. A combination of good diet (less carbs and fat), more excercise and less stress all play an important role on getting rid of high blood pressure.

      hsionline.com/2009/03/31/slash/

      Vote as best answer :)

  24. QUESTION:
    What is a NATURAL alternative to medications such as blood thinners and blood pressure medicines?
    My father who is of egyptian decent has PXE and is legally blind. He has had two previous heart attacks (same week), a heart stent placed (twice in the same week due to an initial error) and two strokes about a year and a half apart (one on each side) the last one affecting the right side of his body. I feel his medication is making him more ill and has played a part in his previous situations. He used to smoke for many years but hasn't since June and can't. He has aphasia and cannot speak due to his last stroke. Swallowing is improving but he cannot walk on his own and his right leg drags. He was doing well at the rehabilitation hospital with constant therapy but since he has moved to a long term care facility, he has lost a sense of independence along with physical strength. For example, he was walking down the hall with just a gait belt and now he needs two people to hold him up. I am trying to get him OFF ALL MEDS, give him PURE natural supplements and change his diet. I need help.
    Thank you for your answers so far. I have that book and it has been very helpful but I am going in 100 different directions and want to do something that is definetley going to work for him.
    He is on Plavix, Aspirin, Lotensin, Lopressor, HCTZ ( a water pill to keep the b/p down) and they give him a laxative daily so its as if he is losing too much fluid and electrolytes as well as nutrients his body needs to heal with this routine. I would never want to harm him but I want to help him heal and how can he with these medicines that do not work anyway and cause awful side effects such as Gi bleeding and hemmorage. Plavix has been proven to be ineffective by its own manufacturers and he seems so weak and lethargic to me at times that I just want to infuse him with good natural healing things but I don't know what will help the most so I bring him fruit smoothies and warm soups as well as pastas and things like that. All of these vitamins being sold are synthetic. Where is the pure stuff?
    I know in pharmacy school you are taught that diet will not help however the diet is the most important which is why I am trying to boost his immune system with natural products but there are so many non natural products being advertised as natural so it is hard to find and drug companies do not make money making people well. To drug companies it is all about the money, and spreading MISinformation to all health care employees as well as society but there are much better methods of healing that show significant results which is why people are starting to wake up and stop taking prescriptions all together. I know now that my father would be in much better health if he never started taking the pills.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a book I read "Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You to Know about" By Kevin Trudeau. While I don't agree 100% with all of his perspectives, he does actually give you some ideas about alternative medicine. I would also look online to try and find a doctor of naturalpathic medicine for advise. 3 years ago, I suffered from horrible migraines and stomach problems, and I was on a bunch of prescription medicines that weren't making any of my symptoms better. Within 6 months of seeing a naturalpathic doctor, I got off all the prescriptions and no longer suffer from the issues I had before. I would be very careful about doing this on your own, definately consult a professional!! But, here is a link to a website that sells some natural meds. Good Luck!

      http://www.nativeremedies.com/

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a natural way to help lower blood pressure?
    I try to eat right and I exercise every day. My doctor put me on medicine today. I really don't want to take it but I have no choice. I do tend to get nervous when they take my blood pressure because when I get home and check it on my monitor it's normal. At any rate I need some advice at how to help keep it in normal range. Thanks.
    Here's a shocker my cholesterol is normal.

    • ANSWER:
      low salt diet
      low fat diet (doesn't matter if your cholesterol is normal)
      regular exercise (30 minutes a day, most days of the week)
      quit smoking (do you smoke? Hope not.)
      reduce stress
      reduce alcohol intake

      Have you told your doctor about your possible "white coat" hypertension? One way I've solved this is to make my patient come often and take his bp. Eventually, he became used to this and he began to relax.

  26. QUESTION:
    Natural ways to lower my very high blood pressure?
    I exercise, eat right and try to eliminate stress. I work 4 days a week and go to college classes twice a week. I have been on 3 different blood pressure medicines so far because none of them seem to be working. I am overweight and have lost 15 pounds so far. I have 3 teens and a hubby who at times act like the teens LOL adding a bit more stress. I also take organic royal jelly and bee pollen. I drink a gallon of water daily. I'm currently taking Labetolol 100 mg once daily.

    • ANSWER:
      Adapt a vegetarian diet (mainly vegetables). If you have some fruit, take a 1/2 hour walk to burn up the sugars. Cook in extra virgin coconut oil (stable at high temps and is a form the body can easily burn up) instead of vegetable oils. Use sea salt at the table instead of common table salt added during cooking, especially if you cook in metal pots and pans.

      Diet of processed foods, excess sugars, excess animal protein create an acidic body and thick blood which reduces circulation and clots more. To alkalize the body, take 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar and add a pinch of baking soda (neutralizes the acidity to not deplete your body's own bicarbonates). After it stops fizzing, add a cup of water and drink this 2-3 times day for several days a week for a month or so. After your BP is normalized you can have this once a day.

      Take 1 tbsp of lecithin granules 1/2 hour before a meal(s). Lecithin is a fat emulsifier and helps clear livers that have been congested over time with oils and toxins.

      Take 100-250 mg magnesium several times a week. If the oral pills give you loose stools google transdermal magnesium. Make your own. Magnesium is something many our deficient in and yet it has so many benefits in keeping the body healthy.

      Check out the link below. Your problem is similar and can be handled with similar remedies. I know it sounds like a lot but its easy once you do it.

  27. QUESTION:
    Has Anyone taken Hyperexol for blood pressure successfully?
    I've just find out I have serious high blood pressure, averaging 157/104. I have to make a decision, whether to treat it with drugs or natural medicine. Drugs have countless side effects and treat it only symptomatically. Hyperexol, with many good reviews on the internet, claims to treat hypertension at its root and normalize blood pressure. Has anyone taken it? Did it work?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not acquinted with the drug even though I am a med student... but from the suffix -ol I my infer that it's a beta blokcer.
      beta blockers cause decreases in heart rate and vasodilation
      the best beta blocker known is bizpronol, which is very efffective in long term treatment of hypertension
      I might add as a side note that NO TREATMENT WHATSOEVER treats hypertension at its root
      after ceasation of the medication, the symptoms simply reappear because the aim of all therapies are slowing of the progressions rather than complete cures.

      for more info related to ur question, I suggest that u read this blog
      http://medicalresourcesforfree.blogspot.com/search/label/hypertension
      it's got all the useful info on hypertension all all related matters

  28. QUESTION:
    What ED medicine is best for my boyfriend to use? Natural is best but as long as its safe... then whatever.?
    My boyfriend is taking high blood pressure medicine... So whatever is safe to use with that. He is taking metoprolol. He has always had problems with this. The other males in his family had this too. All starting young. My boyfriend is in his early 30s. Im just trying to find a remedy for the ED. He is stressed by his job and doesnt get good sleep because he travels so much... but these things wont change for a while... So we need to find him a good medicine or natural remedy. Please help. thanks, teresa
    I know I asked similar stuff yesterday Barcode.... I wanted to ask it in a lil different way to get answers... I only got one yesterday that just told me its not his pill causing it.

    I want a baby soon... and it sounds like the Viagra and stuff could hurt him... I want him to use something way different... Like herbs and stuff.. but that really work

    • ANSWER:
      Find a new bf. He should still be getting it up when he sees you undressed.

  29. QUESTION:
    Blood Pressure Lower Natural?
    I have tried lots of things myself but i was interested in seeing some new ideas of whats good just recently i ordered some stuff called bear garlic its going to be another test medicine for me.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom lowered her blood pressure naturally by adding oatmeal daily -yes it is true. Another friend also did the same. She is diabetic and the docs wanted to put her on more drugs for hbp and she didn't want any more drugs. In addition to the oatmeal. Walk a mile a day, another that both women did. Lower salt intake from processed foods - actually, just cut out processed foods and make your own. Switch from regular table salt to sea salt. That will make a big diff. Also, cut out processed, cured meats like bologna, ham, pepperoni. Add a fresh salad daily, and increase your water intake. Sleep properly - in bed by 10, up by 7. And, the garlic is an awesome thing to do!

      My mom and my friend both had theirs back to safe levels in 6 months, and have been able to maintain it. The side benefits were that they just felt better all over too!

  30. QUESTION:
    About High Blood Pressure?
    What is the best natural remedy for High Blood Pressure? I know all about diet and loosing more body fat. I'm just looking about what natural food to take to lower blood pressure. Any idea. High blood pressure medicines are too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had early symptoms of high blood pressure and since I made some changes with my lifestyle, I had been better. My blood pressure has been normal ever since - 100/60, 110/70, or sometimes 120/80. This has been my daily regimen:

      - Eat plain yogurt with banana and almonds. I add splenda for sweetness. (Do not use artificial sweetener with aspartame like Equal or NutraSweet.)
      - Take Flaxseed oil daily.
      - Watch sodium intake. Too much sodium raises your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too high, eliminate salt in your diet.
      - When eating salads, I make my own dressing. Most salad dressings in the store contain too much sodium. For example, I mix balsamic vinegar, garlic olive oil, roasted sesame oil, a little bit of salt and pepper. There's nothing like home-made salad dressing. You could control what's in there.
      - Drink soy milk daily.
      - Eat nutritious cereals (heart healthy, watch sodium content).
      - Limit your sugar intake. Excessive sugar causes inflammation inside your body.
      - Eat a high-fiber diet and plenty of fruits and vegetables such as apples, asparagus, bananas, brocolli, cabbage, cantaloupe, eggplant, garlic, grapefruit, green leafy vegs., melons, peas, prunes, squash, shitake mushrooms, brown rice, oats, and sweet potatoes.
      - Avoid foods such as aged cheeses and meats, anchovies, avocados, chocolate, fava beans, pickled herring, sour cream, caffeine, tobaccos, and wine.
      - Helpful herbs are cayenne, parsley, and rosemary. Mix with cooking.
      - Exercise regularly - stretching, aerobics, walking, playing tennis, swimming. If you know yoga, much better. Make sure that it's just light to moderate exercise as not to overexert yourself.
      - Drink plenty of water, get sufficient sleep and as much as possible, avoid stress.
      - Helpful nutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Co-Q10, Vitamin A & E, Ester C, Bromelain, Vitamin B complex.
      - Have your blood pressure checked at least every 4-6 months.

  31. QUESTION:
    Blood Pressure.....what are some natural ways to lower it?
    I don't want to take medicine if I don't have to.
    Can you buy water pills over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop or cut way back on caffeine. That's coffee, chocolate - read the labels.
      Exercise helps too. Don't take any medicine on your own. Drink caffeine free green tea....it's a good antioxidant.
      Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water - especially if working out.
      I don't think waterpills are available over the counter. You could check that with your pharmacist to be sure.

  32. QUESTION:
    Besides Lipitor are there other medications or natural medicine that raise your AIC blood glucose level?
    With an AIC of 8.3 my doctor is wanting to add an oral medication to my long list of meds ie: Prilosec, Musinex, Tetracycline, Tegratol.( It's a diuretic that also is suppost to keep blood pressure down ) green tea extract. super B complex, Lorazepham., atrovent & albuterol inhalers, I am leary of this as I feel my glucose would be fine without all these meds. Any informaion would be greatly appreciated as I have heard that once you start glucose control meds it can only insure you have type II diabetis and never have had that problem and I hope to get off as many of the meds as I can! Please Help??

    • ANSWER:
      Hi! I'm on Zocor and I don't have any problems with my BG being too high...... (Type 1 on a insulin pump) Plus I'm on a thyroid and depression meds.. Those don't make my BG high either.... I know over the counter cold/flu meds makes my BG high but that's it..... Stress makes your BG high and other things too... I know Musinex will make your BG high it's a sinus meds if you have sinus problems...... I only take that when I have a sinus infection..... Good Luck! Also Talk to your ENDO about your meds that's what he's there for, if you are not foresure what your family dr is doing......

  33. QUESTION:
    why does a person blood pressure will go up even after taking medicine. I am on dialysis. It keep rising.?
    I'm on dailysis, and my blood pressure goes up even after taking my medicine. When it happens, I feel very warm in my chest area. At times, I have had to go to the hospital emergency room. After getting to the hospital. My pressure will retune to almost normal. I take medicine after it goes up, over 140. Please is there in natural things I can take. Someone said garlic and viniger. Please HELP.

    • ANSWER:
      If your doctor has given you medicine for high blood pressure, you need to take it ALL THE TIME. High blood pressure is forever. You can't just take your meds for ten days and be cured.

      There is no "natural" remedy that will control your blood pressure consistently. You might find something that will lower it for a short time, but your body will get used to it, and return to the higher levels.

      I am really worried that you say your chest gets warm when your blood pressure goes up. That suggests a blockage in one of the arteries leading to or from your heart. Heart disease is a common cause of high blood pressure, and unless your heart problems are treated properly your high blood pressure won't go away ever. If you don't get a proper work-up from a regular doctor (NOT THE EMERGENCY ROOM) you might be headed for a heart attack or heart failure.

      Only a doctor that has the luxury of taking the time to listen to you for more than five minutes without being distracted every time an ambulance pulls up, can properly figure out what is causing the high blood pressure, and the warm/painful feeling in your chest.

      Keep in mind, there are no natural cures for heart disease either.

      Until you can get to a doctor....

      *cut out all salt in your diet. Salt raises blood pressure. Use other spices so your food won't be bland. My favorite is a home made blend of black pepper, oregano and grated lemon peel.

      *no more butter on your toast or potatoes. Use jelly if you don't like your toast dry, and try some fat free cottage cheese, fat free sour cream or even salsa on a baked potato.

      *If you drink coffee or tea with milk or cream, switch to skim milk or fat free half and half. There are several brands of the fat free half and half that taste just as good as the real thing (I use them in my cereal too).

      *If you drink a lot of things with caffeine in them like coffee, tea, or Coke/Pepsi, cut back gradually. Don't go "cold turkey" because the caffeine withdrawal will give you the worst headache and upset stomach you have ever had. Or worse.

      *no more frozen dinners. They are LOADED with salt. One entree can have as much as 3/4 of a healthy person's recommended salt allowance for the day.

      *in fact, cut back as far as possible on the packaged dinners and canned pasta as possible for the same reason...they may not taste like it, but they are all drowning in salt. Cook with fresh meat and vegetables, and use plain boxed pasta instead of the canned stuff. Try making your own sauce for it too. For a delicious summer salad, toss your cooked pasta with a fat free Italian dressing and chopped fresh tomatoes.

      *This sounds counter productive, but get up off your butt and exercise more. You do not need to join a gym, and with your needing dialysis that's probably not a good idea anyway. Maybe you could start by walking to the end of your street, and back to your home. Once you can do that without a problem, (after a couple of weeks) walk a little farther before turning around and coming back.

  34. QUESTION:
    Alternative Medicine for High Blood Pressure?
    My mom has a high blood pressure for 15 years, her current medication makes her sick, any natural therapy can help her to lower blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      I just read an article from a natural therapy website that say cucumber can lower blood pressure. Very interesting.
      Other ways of controlling blood pressure would be to use aromatherapy - lavender is one of the essential oil you can use.
      The cucumber article can be found here :
      http://artcademy.bacarra.biz/cucumber%20for%20health%20and%20beauty.htm

  35. QUESTION:
    Why a person has very high blood pressure, almost always constant. Only periodically it is normalized. How to?
    Why a person has very high blood pressure, almost always constant? Only periodically it is normalized. How to avoid high blood pressure not counting stress if you don't take medicine? Maybe there are natural methods.

    • ANSWER:
      All of the recommendations by "Autumn" were great...however, High Blood Pressure is called the "silent killer" as often there are no symptoms (other than the high BP)...uncontrolled blood pressure can cause heart attack, stroke and death. If you cannot get it under control with diet and exercise...I would suggest seeing your Dr and getting on some meds...I take meds for mine...sometimes, no matter what you do, you cannot control it on your own...
      Be careful....it's the only life you have...treat it wisely...

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some easy and natural ways to lower blood pressure?
    My grandmother is 75 years old and she was recently in the hospital due to low blood pressure, irregular heart beat, and fatigue. The doctors told her she needed to slow down or there may be a possible chance she can have a stroke.

    My grandmother is very active and is always cooking for my family and moving around. She is always on her feet. She is 95 pounds and really slender. She is so stubborn though, she hates taking medicine or letting people help her. So there is no chance that she will go to yoga classes.

    So I guess my question is: what are some natural and easy ways or acitivies to help reduce her blood pressure and prevent a stroke. I was think like a massage or plant therapy. I was trying to google activities that would make this fun for her so she wouldn't look at it as someone trying to help or it being medicine but rather a fun thing she can do and at the same time it helps to improve her health.

    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      There are diverse and varied high blood pressure remedies that are often used to control and manage high blood pressure without the need for resorting to pills and medication from a doctor. However, everything that is taken and researched, should be done in consultation with a medical professional.
      Known as the silent killer, high blood pressure, or to give it its other name, hypertension, is a condition that 95 percent of those who suffer with it don't even know they have it. This is because there are a variety of symptoms and warnings that are so varied and diverse, they often times either go unnoticed or are put down as one offs. Not only that, for some people there are simply no warnings and no symptoms to alert them to what is going on inside their circulatory systems.
      For more info go to http://www.4natural-healing.com/2009/05/natural-blood-pressure-remedies.html

      Take care,

  37. QUESTION:
    Can a 14 year old have hawthorn medicine?
    hawthorn is a natural medicine it helps for blood pressure. me and my daughter have some minor ache on our sides of our head. i bought this medicine and the pains are gone and i don't know if its ok if my 14 year old daughter can take

    • ANSWER:
      yes it is ok but you do not want it in pill form

      get an organic or wildcrafted herbal hawthorne tincture.

      Herb pharm is a great brand and often sold locally in stores like whole foods or local health food stores. it is also sold on line

      Once you get it you can figure the dose by looking here and doing it by your daughter's weight using clark's rule

      http://www.curezone.com/schulze/handbook/CAD.asp

      Hawthorne is a berry and safe --some people even make jam from it.

      It is more a heart specific herb

      The reason you never want to take herbs in pill or capsules are they are poorly absorbed. Sometimes the herb is burnt in the powdering process.

      Teas are the next best way to take herbs but less convenient. If making a tea for hard parts of the plant like roots, bark and dried berries, boil it in distilled water even loose or using a tea ball or bag, and boil it for 15 minutes and then strain. You want to use steam distilled or distilled water as it is empty anytime you make tea and thus absorbs more of the phytochemcials that cure and prevent disease.

      If you are making a tea with soft parts of the plant, like flowers, leaves and fresh herbs, you steep it in distilled water by boiling boiling water over it and then straining after it steeps a while.

      With a tincture you have the best and most absorbable way to take herbs. The menstrum in the tincture (alcohol) extracts more of the plant chemicals than a tea.

      Although the alcohol is negligible, if it bothers you pour a spoon or two of boiling water over the measured out tincture and it will make the alcohol dissipate.

      The usual dose is 2 dropperfuls (60 drops)_ 3-5 times a day on the average tincture. If she weighed half the adult dose of 150 pounds, she would take 1/2 the adult tincture dose so 30 drops 3-5 times a day. if she weighed 100 that is 2/3 the 150 pounds so she would take 2/3 of 60 drops or 40 drops. If she weighed 150, she would take the full 60 drops and so on.

      For high blood pressure what you want to do in addition to Hawthorne is take raw garlic (at least three or more cloves per day..do NOT use pills and capsules etc..on rare occasions, you could substitute kyolic garlic which is the only one having any potency whatsoever.

      With it you take cayenne, the hotter the better. This combination will reverse plague on the arteries /veins and when it is dissolved, the vessels will be wider which lowers the blood pressure.

      For the capillaries, add organic ginger tincture

      Also try some lavender essential oil when you get headache..rub it into the temples be sure it is real essential oil by buying it at a health food store as synthetic lavender oils have no healing properties. Even if it does not work, your money won't be wasted as it is great for helping one get to sleep (put it on PJ's or pillowcase and breath deeply), attain deeper levels of sleep, useful for burns, great for stress. It can also be added to natural perfumes or cleaners or laundry soap.

      A small bottle will last a long time so it is economical.

      .

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a good way to clean my body of natural toxins so that I can start to feel better?
    I am 25 years old and I weigh 125 lbs. I have to take Blood pressure medicine and I also have severe chest pains that are crippling sometimes(I also take the BP medicine for this) I was wondering if anyone knew of a fasting, or other things that I could do to help clean out the toxins from my body so that I can start to feel alive agian???? I have been having really sluggish days where it is almost impossible to get out of bed...Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure that "toxins" are the source of your problem. What does your doctor say about your symptoms? It sounds like it could be a low grade viral infection, or depression manifesting in physical symptoms, or other fatigue-causing conditions. I don't know of any particular natural toxin that produces the effects you describe.

  39. QUESTION:
    What are natural or soft(easy) medical ways to lift blood pressure from 90-60 till 120-80?
    and reduce pulse from 90 till 75? I'm tired of heavy medicine

    • ANSWER:
      unfortunately the problem with low blood pressure is that its really hard to treat...and there aren't many drug options for you other than the ones you may have already tried. drinking lots of water may or may not help. if a problem withyour kidneys is causing your low blood pressure (ie: it may over excrete fluids) then drinking lots of extra water may just make you pee more, something most people will find inconvenient!
      talk to your pharmacist, he/she might be able to recommend a natural product that won't interact with your current drugs.

  40. QUESTION:
    what is natural treatment for high blood pressure?
    Because I have high blood pressure and I do not like chemical medicines for so as to avoid its sidefect

    • 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 Care and God Bless !

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural thing to do for high blood pressure?
    I am 56 yrs. old and have always had low blood pressure. Just recently my blood pressure has gone up. I have had severe head aches, lots of pain in my chest, arms and cramps in my back and legs... Since I have acid reflux also I never know if the pain is from that... I am on thyroid medicine. I thought maybe it was too high. The Dr. says no. I was put on 25 mg Metoprolol once a day. The last few days I have been taking it twice a day because my blood pressure has been going up in the evening also. I feel real awful when my blood pressure is high. It is very hard to function... I have 3 teenagers to care for and am finding it almost impossible....

    • ANSWER:
      i'm 30 and have high blood pressure already. it used to be low, but i started taking an antidepressant that caused my bp to rise. some things that have helped me a lot:

      1. change in diet. low/non fat, low/no cholesterol, low sodium. cut out red meat, or better yet, all meat (beside fish), cut out/down on cheeses (esp. hard cheese), try to cut out sodium as much as possible, cut out caffiene and alcohol if possible (i still love coffee, but i'm drinking much less). cut out all processed foods.

      2. don't smoke. that is a really big one.

      3. manage your stress. meditate when you can; and remove yourself from stressful situations if possible, even if only for a few minutes.

      4. garlic is shown to help blood pressure. also, i SWEAR by flaxseed oil, and fish oil and primrose oil (taken separately) are also proven to help. vitamin E improves heart function and acts as a blood thinning agent (do not take with prescribed blood thinners). take your multi vitamin too!

      5. eat a high fiber diet (very important) and lots of fresh fruits and veggies.

      6. avoid over the counter cold and allergy meds and anti histamines.

      7. ask your family if you snore when you sleep. people with hypertension often suffer from sleep apnea, which can effect high blood pressure.

      8. excersize! (i know, it sucks) at the least, try to walk at least 30 minutes per day. aerobic excersize seems to be the most effective for lowering blood pressure. it also helps to maintain weight, which plays a major role in blood pressure problems.

      these are just a few of the things you can do to help. there are good books out there to help you out too.

  42. QUESTION:
    Alternative medicine, I have eaten a lot of salt in my life and now at age 58, my blood pressure is up , why?
    OK many issues here, but I prefer to deal with this naturally . I HAVE CHOSEN TO GO WITH NATUROPATHS, I AM NOT ASKING YOUR OPINION ON IF THEY ARE GOOD OR NOT. IF I DIE FROM THIS CHOICE, IT IS MY PREROGATIVE.to start with as high blood pressure does NOT run in my family and I had low blood pressure until I got Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The natural dr, about 25 years ago told me to eat all the salt I wanted to because I have thyroid issues and when she took me off of it for a period of time, I had no energy. But this past year+, I had been eating tons of salt on tons of popcorn ( emotional eating) and now I found my kidneys are showing signs of "issues' via a reflexologist/iconic footbath and my blood pressure is high when I wake up and low after I am moving around a lot. Did eating all that salt "ruin" my kidneys ? I have other issues, I have taken anti depressants for years, and am weaning down. I have had a very hot head and it is better, but I am showing signs of something, I have no health insurance , so it is nearly impossible for me to see a naturopath. My health is basically like my dads and he had his carotid arteries cleaned out, but I think in his 70's ? He just died at age 94 . His dad died of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 70 in 1954. Our family health record is basically very good, but I got CFS. I'm just trying to give as much info as possible ;) If you have more questions or things I should consider, please tell me, When I go walking, and test my blood pressure, it is in the very normal range, but goes up to 145/85 several times in the day. How can this be, How does the blood pressure system operate in a way that goes down when I exercise ?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, Homeopathically speaking us homeopaths prescribe NATRIUM MURATICUM (Sodium Chloride) to antidote the bad effects of too much salt. Its Homeopathy(The law of similars) at its usual best. Take it in 30 potency three times a day, at least half an hour before eating your meals, you wont need any anti depressants anymore. Trust me you won't and it relieves very very fast. To read about this gem of a remedy in detail please click the link before. For people who have Hypertension due to the excessive intake of salt I usually prescribe three remedies together Aurum Met + Bryonia + Natrium Mur all three in 30 potency. Works like a charm.

      Here is the link :- http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/n/nat-m.htm

      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 other remedies and please avoid eating 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 That's the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine. Homeopathic remedies are available over the counter at most Health & Herb stores all over USA and EU.

      Get well soon my friend.

      Take care and God bless you and your loved ones.

  43. QUESTION:
    Gas pain?? and abdominal pain help!! Natural Medicine? That would be Good?
    im 18 i have abdominal pain it was on my left side accompanying gas and bubbling noises, and yesterday night it radiate to my right abdomen like on the back and like on upper part like i feel gassy and bloated and like my diet contain lots of white bread, and beef, and corn syrup drinks not enough water in my system, i think i have a bacterial infection. This been going on for like 3 days now i took prune juice it did me justice i'll tell ya lol but it did pretty great i felt clean after wards but like i think i have a bacterial infection, i found out that bread has lots of yeast and bacteria which is bad for the intestines, im on my period like on my 5 day i don't know if it's my ovaries or something i have no other medical condition, i don't smoke or drink i have a great blood pressure, i have no fever no vomiting i eat great, im now going to start eating vegetables,. i just ate an apple now blueberries, and i have salad in the fridge that am going to eat with baked chicken. I've basically have to listen to my body and start eating healthy right now and that's what i wanted to do for my new year's resolution. Im 5'7 and i weight 145 am not overweight i need to make healthy choices, and give my stomach a break, now it's not severe pain the pain radiates to my back and my doctor said it could be my gall bladder and she said come back if you have vomitting or fever come back, Im doing this to myself my mom always say when you go to a restaurant with me make healthy choices on saturday my father took us out for dinner at a diner place for 5 star and like i ordered a classic like 8oz. cheesburger deluxe with a milkshake and my mom was mad she told my father you see what she's eating that's what you giving you abdominal cramps come on get something else i didn't listen now the next day my left side started to hurt it was just bloated feeling and shoulder blade pain with i was like ugh!!! so i went to a health food store i love natural medicine it helps tremendously and i think americans like me should rely on that like come on it's not synthetic money making drugs that FDA has approved it's ridiculous it doesn't work now am on a detox colon cleansing i just started today i need to do that with also eating right more vegetables in my diet because my stomach is mad. what food i should stay from? what food is great for the stomach? who had a condition like this and natural medicine helped them?

    • ANSWER:
      Cut out the meat and dairy, avoid processed foods, and greatly increase your consumption of raw fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of filtered water.

      To combat yeast take 2 garlic capsules 3x daily, and avoid sugar and fruit juices.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I make my blood pressure go up because I am dizzy all the time and have hypotension?
    Is there a natural way to make it go up without medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      blood pressure go up = try and eat a little more salt than normal.have an extra serving of potato chips or something, it should help.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does menopause affect blood pressure?
    My blood pressure has been unusually high. I have been going through menopause for that last year or so and I think that is the problem. The doctor's are trying to pump me up with all these medicines, but I wont take them. I am doing the natural stuff. However, my blood pressure is coming down, but very slowly. My blood tests show no other problems that are related to hypertension.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural herbs that help ?
    your metabolism and help you lose weight? Will it interfere with blood pressure medicine?

    • ANSWER:
      kelp tablets speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight but they fuck up your thyroid.

  47. QUESTION:
    My blood pressure has been high sense I was 12?
    I want off my medicine! I am tired of being 22 and on it! Is there natural ways to help it? I dont eat salt, I exercise! Any other ideas? My doctor wont tell me what to do cause he pushes pills!
    My mom had it! She passed away at the age of 45 due to an anyism(sp)

    • ANSWER:
      There are many lifestyle things you can change that impact your blood pressure. It is important though, to do these in consultation with your doctor. It may be time to find a doctor who is willing to work with you on this and not just "push pills" as you say.

      There is a lot of information on the Internet... but not all of it is good, so it's hard to sort it all out. One source I recommend is http://www.smart-heart-living.com

      It contains a wealth of information on many aspects of heart disease and heart healthy living. The page on blood pressure is http://www.smart-heart-living.com/high-blood-pressure.html

      Hope you find this useful. Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    Why do people always follow the dangerous fallacy that a medicine is safe just because its "natural"?
    For example natural morphine and synthetic morphine is still the same chemical morphine. The reason why most plants produce those chemicals is to protect itself from preditors. However those chemicals on the body can be medically beneficial during certain ilnesses because their toxic properties become beneficial to the body when the ailment does the exact opposite of the chemical. (The same applies with synthetic pharmaceuticals). For example there is a naturally occuring plant toxin called digoxin that causes the heart to slow down and stop in a plant called foxglove. However when used in the proper dosage of someone with high blood pressure its heart slowing it will slow the heart down to a normal level. The reason why you never see digoxin admistered in the form of its plant is because the plant never creates it at consistant dosages and also creates many impurites as it biologically makes it. Therefore eating the plant you will either overdose or not have enough or be....
    ...by its other impurities. Herbal medicens in fact present the same or even greater danger then that of mainstreamed pharmacuticals. Therefore the reguler medicines are actually a healthier choice to use for ailments. In fact most of the chemicals made by pharmaceuticals are made from natural sorces while you dont even know it. They just usually give them their chemical name. If I labled a bottle of water dihydrogen monoxide, would you still drink it?

    • ANSWER:
      not all people are like that, but you're absolutely correct- some people refuse to take a single aspirin because it's "medicine" but think nothing of guzzling mass quantities of supposedly natural supplements that could have serious side effects. it doesn't make any rational sense.

  49. QUESTION:
    My husband has High Blood pressure, particularly the diastolic is nearing 100 sometimes.?
    The systolic pressure varies between 130-140. He is not taking any medicines, not even going to see a doctor. I am scared. Don't know what to do? Any natural remedies? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      weight loss, less salt & fatty foods. However, I've lived with high blood pressure for years & the Dr could'nt give me any medication to bring it down. I would also like to know his age because the older you get, the higher the norm would be. My blood pressure would vary from 160/90 to 180/96 under prescribed medication. I lost weight & even though it's still not normal, I'm ranging 140/80. My eye sight, under the high blood pressure, got bad as well. So he may also want to think about his eye sight. I'm 46 & have been fighting high blood pressure for 6 yrs now but as far as it ever reading normal again, I've given up. After losing the weight, I've also stopped taking my medication as well because the medication kept increasing but it wasn't helping.

      http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977058807

  50. QUESTION:
    How do you control your High blood pressure?
    I'm 30 something , overweight and have severe high blood pressure. The pill I have been taking seems to make me depressed , lazy, and drowsy- which I hate. i also have a stressful job. I guess number one and two are to lose weight, and quit my stressful job. I have a new Doctor at my clinic with no bedside manner and he' s trying to use scare tactics and he doesn't seem to be listening to what I tell him. I guess he did make me realize I have to take more responsibility for my blood pressure, but this is also a genetic issue that unfortunately got passed to me. I don't think it's helping to stress me out more about my blood pressure, plus not give me the medicine I may need. I wonder if he's a quack. Anyway point taken and I need some lifestyle changes as well as a new doctor. Part of that is diet and looking at holistic ways to control my pressure. Any holistic suggestions and natural remedies that work out there?

    • ANSWER:
      ways to lower your blood pressure:

      Reducing sodium intake
      Exercise
      relax
      drink more water


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural ways to reduce blood pressure?
    I have been trying to watch the sodium, diet and exercise. Anymore suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      Animal fats (meat and dairy) should be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural way to reduce high cholsterole & blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      To reduce Serum Cholestrol without medication, adopt a lifestyle that is conducive to normal blood lipids. What’s normal? Total cholesterol (T-Chol) less than 200 mg/dl, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-Chol)--the “lethal cholesterol”--less than 100 mg/dl, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-Chol)--the “healthy cholesterol”--more than 40 mg/dl.

      Here are the top 10 ways to improve your cholesterol levels.
      1. Decrease saturated fat intake. Saturated fats are found in all meats, skin from poultry, and tropical oils such as palm and coconut oil. Hydrogenated fats also count as saturated fat. You can’t eliminate them completely, but work at reducing the amount you eat.

      2. Decrease refined carbohydrates. When you eat too many refined carbohydrates (such as those in cake, candy, cookies, soda, and pasta), they can be converted to saturated fat by the body, and that can raise cholesterol levels.

      3. Increase fruit and vegetable intake. Research shows that as the servings of fruits and vegetables increase, T-Chol and especially LDL decreases (1). Your mother was right: eat your veggies!

      4. Eat 2-3 servings of cold-water fish such as tuna, salmon, or sardines every week. The omega-3 fatty acids help reduce cholesterol levels. Just don’t deep-fat fry the fish or add a lot of mayonnaise to your tuna salad.

      5. Exercise regularly. This is the only sure way to increase HDL-Chol levels. The more intense the exercise, the more HDL-Chol levels go up.

      6. Quit smoking. Cigarette smoking raises T-Chol and destroys HDL-Chol. Find a way to quit--whatever it takes--but do it.

      7. Take a fish oil supplement every day. Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically the EPA found in fish oil, can help lower cholesterol levels; a good target is 2-3 grams per day. Taking more should be done only after consulting with your healthcare professional.

      8. Drink green tea every day--hot or cold--or take a dietary supplement with the phytonutrient theaflavin in it. Both have been shown to lower cholesterol--especially LDL-Chol (2).

      9. Add almonds and plant sterols to your diet every day (3). Almonds contain omega-3 fatty acids and are high in fiber. Plant sterols are found in margarines such as Smart Balance.

      10. Use psyllium fiber three times per day. Recent research has shown that the fiber in Metamucil and similar products can lower both T-Chol and LDL-Chol--and constipation will be the least of your problems!

      Here’s a bonus: if you have weight to lose, lose it. Carrying extra body fat sets the body on a cycle of producing more saturated fat and subsequently more cholesterol than we need. You can lower your cholesterol without losing weight, but it’s easier if you do.

      Two things: work with your doctor as you make these lifestyle changes. Getting serum lipids tested regularly is very important so that you’ll know what is and isn’t effective. Your physician should know what you’re doing to deal with the issue.

      Second, and most importantly, if you’ve done all you can and your cholesterol is still too high, discuss taking a medication such as a statin to lower it. It’s more important to get your cholesterol in the normal range than it is to be stubborn about taking medications.

      References:
      1.Djousse, L., et al. Fruit and vegetable consumption and LDL cholesterol: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2004; 79(2):213-7.
      2.David J. Maron, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effect of a theaflavin-enriched green tea extract: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med; 2003.163(12):1448-53.
      3.Jenkins DJ, et al. Effects of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods vs. lovastatin on serum lipids and C-reactive protein. JAMA. 2003;290(4):502-10.

  3. QUESTION:
    natural remedies to lower Blood pressure?
    i would like to know of any natural remedies to lower high Blood pressure,around 160, and also kindly suggest the best vegetables and fruits which are low in sugar content as i also have been just diagnosed to be having slightly above the marginal sugar levels, because i came across many articles which suggest beetroot juice as
    an effective remedy to reduce high BP but i think it also has high sugar content.So kindly suggest any particular natural supplement which can help reduce high BP, by the way i also take medication, thi s is to keep a check on my diet and take further precautions with regard to diet.
    it will be very helpful if you can give me some realiable information
    thanking you in advance

    • ANSWER:

      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      A strict salt-free diet is essential, and all animal fats (meat and dairy) must be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

      Get regular exercise, and keep your weight down.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for Hypertension?
    I am 40 and have Hypertension for no known reason.

    For medication, the doctor gave me Diovian, and Norvasec. These seem to work well. I do get light headed sometimes after taking the Diovian.

    Then he gave me the Toprol XL. I started suffering from heartburn; sensitivity to bright lights, and light headedness. I could not sleep (nightmares). I’d get random erections when I was just idling (while driving, or watching TV)

    He reduced the Toprol XL, and things got a little more normal. I still could not sleep. So I started taking Melatonin (one when I got home, and one shortly before bed). I discovered my blood pressure went way down. Is this because I am sleeping better, or does the stuff really help my blood pressure?

    Melatonin is really cheap. Today I just take Diovian, Norvasec, Melatonin, and B vitamins. I have pretty much normal blood pressure all the time. Once in a while it goes up
    What works for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Hypertensive people can remarkably reduce their blood pressure through nutritional changes. Increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit and reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol will not only reduce blood pressure but can help with weight loss, which also lowers blood pressure.
      Eat whole, fresh, unrefined, and unprocessed foods. Include fruits, vegetables, garlic, onion, whole grains, soy, beans, seeds, nuts, olive oil, and cold-water fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut, and mackerel).
      Low sodium-high potassium diet. Most people are aware that reducing sodium (salt) intake can help reduce blood pressure. However, that may not be the whole picture. Restricting sodium intake to lower blood pressure appears to work better if accompanied by increasing potassium intake. Keep in mind that reducing sodium intake involves more than not using a salt shaker, but also reading processed and prepared food labels for the sodium content.
      Avoid salt, sugar, dairy products, refined foods, fried foods, junk foods, and caffeine.
      Eliminate food sensitivities. Use an elimination and challenge diet to determine food sensitivities.
      Drink 50% of your body weight in ounces of water daily (e.g., if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 oz of water daily).

  5. QUESTION:
    Breast Enlargement Idea ~I'd like some feedback~?
    PLEASE READ, THIS IS VERY BENEFICIAL. I've spent hours upon hours reading different ways to increase breast size.
    The pills are worth hundreds of dollars, with only a slight chance of working, why would you do that? Also with breast enhancement pills, there are other ingredients in those pills the manufacture isn't making completely known, only after doing research on different pills have I found out what is in them. Some have little bits of harmful ingredients while others are completely filled. Some are made all natural, but still have that little hint of danger, and still, are all expensive.
    Breast Augmentation is something completely different. Costing a range anywhere from 00-,000. Going under the knife, leaves scars and sometimes unevenness. Would you really waste 00 on lopsided breasts? Good idea for some, not so for others. Either not having the money, or the dangers involved. They do say breast augmentation has gotten safer over the years, but still, there is ALWAYS a danger with any type of surgery.
    Between the pill and the surgery, I've considered one, then the other, then back to one. I'm unhappy with the size of my breasts, and I always have. I can easily have the money for surgery, but don't want the scars, I'm not wasting money on pills that can damage my health and have no affect on my bust.
    So, sitting and reading on what affects breast and their growth, I've read a few good things.
    -Estrogen is a hormone that comprises a group of compounds, including Astron, Estrada and Estrella. It is the main sex hormone in women and is essential to the menstrual cycle. Although estrogen exists in men as well as women, it is found in higher amounts in women, especially those capable of reproducing. Anyways, when you're pregnant your estrogen levels rise, and well, your breast are noticeably larger. After reading and confirming, estrogen is the main hormone connected with breast growth. If you want larger breasts, here's what you can do:
    Start eating different foods that have a higher level of estrogen. Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Tomatoes, and Pomegranates all have a good amount of estrogen. Apples especially. Alfalfa has high traces of phytoestrogens which is called dietary estrogens. Which means it acts like estrogen. Soy is also very high in estrogen, but a warning, soy extracts are BAD for you. If you are going to eat soy, cook your own soy, no soy extracts. Protein laden foods such as: fresh milk, fish, soy products, nuts and seafood, are also said to increase bust. Very last, flaxseed oil! Flaxseed oil is high in fatty acids and omega 3, 6+9. Very good to take for breast enhancement. And if in the end you don't see you bust grow, flaxseed oil capsules also:
    Lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease and control high blood pressure, Counter inflammation associated with gout, lupus and fibrocystic breasts, Control constipation, haemorrhoids, diverticular disorders and gallstones, Treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea, Promote healthy hair and nails, Minimise nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling as well as other disorders, Reduce cancer risk and guard against the effects of ageing, Treat menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, female infertility and endometriosis, Fight prostate problems, male infertility and impotence.
    All the food I've listed are healthy, and are not harmful to your health. Also, if you plan to change your diet, as with any diet do not do it in an extreme way. Slowly work the different foods into your already existing diet, this is best for you and your body.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that's great advice. You did a great job with the research, information and such.

  6. QUESTION:
    How come vets say never to fed a cat food to a dog, as it too high in protein & fat? ?
    How come vets always tell you never fed cat food to a dog as it is
    Cat food is too high in protein and fat for a dog.
    The recommended protein for adult cat is 30%!?

    How come then that many holistic, organic and natural dog food contain 35%+ protein, some contain 42%protein and other contain 52%protein? Yet are apparently safe to feed, without causing kidney damage? I have numerous vet tell me that high protein leads to kidney failure and i also read plenty of information from people who have fed these dogs, these high protein diet and have gotten damage kidneys? here is just one website-
    Here is one of the review
    kristinabutler55 (0)
    Please be aware that this IS a great food, but is very HARD on the KIDNEYS!! Especially in small breeds. We have a 5 yr old Shih Tzu. He is allergic to EVERYTHING, Innova Evo, Chicken was the best with the least allergens. It did reduce the poop, not that his tootsy rolls were and issue any ways compared to my lab. It does make the coat beautiful. We almost lost our Shih Tzu though. This food and this food alone was the cause of my babies Kidneys nearly shutting down. It was AWFUL! We had to go through Many days and night at the vet and weeks of IV fluid therapy at home and loads of money at a vet to fix this problem. His Kidney is forever damaged. Innova is a great food and I still tell people, just check your fur babies kidney levels periodically to be sure everything is functioning normally. As in everything, this was MY experience, just sharing :)
    http://www.rateitall.com/i-240577-innova-evo-dog-food.aspx?&orderBy=1&pagesize=all

    kaspbo (0)
    I have been using EVO for about 3 months for my 9yrs old 50lbs mix breed. First Chicken formula where she gained so much weight I decided to switch to reduced fat formula. I did see a great improvement in less shedding. I switched foods very slowly and am now on the reduced fat completely. In the last week she has become severely dehydrated and is drinking so much that she urinated in the house twice (hasn't done this in 8 years). She has also suffered from terrible upset bowels. I have her on rice now to calm the stomach but I am going to have to switch foods. Her symptoms are the same as the pom listed in a previous post.

    minachan282 (0)
    When I first got my pom I had him on the red meat formula due to his chicken allergies, shortly thereafter he was inhaling water as though he was severely dehydrated, his stools were foul smelling and dark and he was urinating everywhere. We kept him on this diet for a full week to give it a shot but with no improvement. I think this may be great for working breeds or very active dogs but the protein levels were much too high for my house dog.

    TeresaG (31)
    I recently responded to this food as just Innova, and not EVO ~ so I need to say, while the ingredients are good, please be aware that the ADULT food is 42% crude protein. That is VERY high for most dogs, so if you do not have a Working Dog ~ ie. Hunting Dog, Police Dog, etc. just be careful about the weight if you have a not so active dog.

    woodside (0)
    We started feeding evo to our Toy Manchesters on the advice of a customer who was showing our dogs..at first it looked good,,less poop better haircoat...but in time we had problems with patchy hair coat, and frequent urination...all tests were negative for any mange, thyroid etc...after removing from evo it was a turn around..it is dangerous for small active house dogs..

    howlingwolf (0)
    Fed my Great Dane+Rottweiler mix dog this food for 1 year. During that time, she would eat grass all the time, fart a lot, be hungry all the time, beg a lot, poop a lot and have diahorrea occasionally. My dog is a very high energy dog that plays fetch everyday for an hour and a walk for an hour. She started urinating in the house involuntarily and I took her to the vet. Vet said the protein levels are too high in the blood, kidneys are under a lot of pressure and asked me to stop feeding this food. My rationale: If 42% protein in this food is not for a high energy and athletic dog like mine, then what kind of a dog is this suitable for! Although the ingredients are good, protein levels are too high for any dog and most of it is not digestible. So this food is not good. Reviews from people who fed their dogs this food for more than 8 months have not been good. So please use the brain cells you got and analyse and stay away from this food.
    http://www.rateitall.com/i-240577-innova-evo-dog-food.aspx?&orderBy=1&pagesize=all

    The recommend protein for a adult dog is 18% and 9-15% fat
    The recommended protein a puppy is 28% and 17% fat
    the recommending protein a racing sled dog is 35%protein & 50% far
    Performance dog recommended protein is 25% & 20% fat
    Lacting dog recommending 28%protein & 17%fat

    Explain why this is happening, if so call extreme protein are safe?

    Remember cats and dogs are very different in the nutritional needs.

    • ANSWER:
      INTRESTING!!! When the extreme protein stuff came out many were viewing it with suspition but these are the first horror tales I have heard.

  7. QUESTION:
    some facts, what you say guys?
    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear.

    When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over. Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm," says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro , New Jersey . "This spasm relieves the tickle."

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!

    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!

    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Fantasize about Jessica Simpson. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. For best results, try Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" video.

    4. Feel no pain!

    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!

    Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!

    Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Star-poli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College . Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!

    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!

    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natural method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!

    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance—the cupula—floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!

    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!

    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed—if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums—just behind that small dent below your nose—and press against it, hard. "Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose," says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital , in Durban , South Africa . "Pressing here helps stop them."

    12. Make your heart stand still!

    Trying to quell first-date jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical-services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh . It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!

    Too much Chipwich too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. "Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too," says Abo. "In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache." The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

    14. Prevent near-sightedness!

    Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma , Washington . "It's usually caused by near-point stress." In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles—like the eyes—into relaxing as well.

    15. Wake the dead!

    If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

    16. Impress your friends!

    Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will fold like a house of cards. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita , California . Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body's ability to resist.

    17. Breathe underwater!

    If you're dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first—essentially, hyperventilate. When you're underwater, it's not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it's the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin' ain't right. "When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity," says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University . "This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen." It'll buy you up to 10 seconds.

    18. Read minds!

    Your own! "If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep," says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho . Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks fpr sharing these interesting comments. I particularly like the observation that coughing decreases the pain of injections. I had heard that before but never saw an explanation. I think crying probably does the same thing. Cool! Where did you find these?


Best Natural Blood Pressure Remedy

What is High Blood Pressure?

According to statistics, one out of every three adult Americans have high blood pressure. Blood pressure is defined as the amount of force that the blood uses on the veins and arteries as it circulates through the body. A healthy person's blood pressure should be around 120/80 mm Hg or even lower. Blood pressure that consistently measures 140/90 mm Hg or higher is considered high blood pressure.

If left uncontrolled, it may increase the risk of serious health problems including heart attack, kidney failure or stroke.

There are two types of high blood pressure: First, there is primary high blood pressure in which there is no known underlying cause and second, there is secondary high blood pressure which occurs as the result of a medical condition or as a side effect from medications.

What makes high blood pressure so dangerous is that most people do not experience any symptoms, even when blood pressure readings are dangerously high. This is why it is called the "silent killer." However, some people may notice one or two of the following symptoms if their levels are consistently raised: headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, increased nosebleeds.

What Causes High Blood Pressure?

For most people, the cause remains unknown, making primary blood pressure the more prevalent of the two. While it is not entirely known why primary high blood pressure occurs, research is ongoing and a number of factors have been implicated. Since high blood pressure often runs in families, a strong genetic component has been indicated.

Other risk factors for high blood pressure include smoking, alcoholism, high salt intake, being overweight, lack of exercise, and high levels of stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can someone advise best natural remedy for high blood pressure?
    My mom has essential high blood pressure sometimes reaching over the 200/160 mark. As her blood pressure has been high for a while she has an enlarged right ventricle which will and is leading to CHF. Her breathing is already heavy. Her doctor has given her Betaloc, Plendil, Inhibace, Dosan, Cartia a blood thinner, Lipex for high cholesterol and Quinine for night cramps. She's in her early 70's and she complains of head aches, extreme fatigue and loss of energy. She has increasing dark circles around her eyes as if she hasn't slept in months with shortness of breath like she's gasping for air. I would like her to try natural remedies because these synthetic drugs don't appear to be doing much for her overall health. Can anyone advise some really good and effective natural remedies to treat both high blood pressure and CHF? I know Celery is good for lowering blood pressure.

    • ANSWER:
      It's great that you are concerned for your mother. She has a lot of stuff to be concerned about, and I hope you can take the time to learn about all of the issues.

      I feel for you and your mother. It's hard to believe that they can't get her BP under control. I'll give you my best answer on natural means for reducing BP, but I strongly recommend you find a hypertension specialist. The bloodpressureline Yahoo! group is a great resource, as well. It is run by a hypertension specialist who can help you to find someone in your local area.

      On the CHF side, you should find a heart failure specialist, as well. (Not just a regular cardiologist!)

      Now, as to how to treat it:
      1. Do *all* of the obvious things:
      a. No smoking
      b. Cut out caffeine and alcohol
      c. If her BMI isn't < 25, help her figure out how to get it down there. Obesity, more than anything else, is a huge issue. Check out the DASH diet and the rice diet.
      d. Reduce sodium intake and increase potassium intake (fresh fruits such as oranges and bananas can help here). -- This is actually a very easy thing to do and might bear fruit, so to speak.
      e. Make sure she doesn't have sleep apnea. It can cause high BP.
      f. Get her regular exercise, even if it is just walking around a few times a day or doing water aerobics. Build up her stamina. Create a log for this, if necessary, so that she can visually see her own progress.
      2. Take her BP regularly. If she doesn't have a digital BP cuff, get her one and make sure she knows when and how to use it. (They're remarkably inexpensive... around for a good one at your local pharmacy.) Have her log BP as well as exercise.
      3. Work with the hypertension and heart failure specialists to determine if her medications and their dosages are appropriate. Is Betaloc the right beta blocker? Is a calcium channel blocker such as Plendil indicated? Is her ACE inhibitor (Inhibace) at the right dosage, and does she understand the best times of day to take it? Cartia is a calcium channel blocker. Why is she on two different CCBs? Quinine is not FDA-approved for the treatment of leg cramps. There should be a better way for that, IMO. And if she has shortness of breath at night, why in the world isn't she on a diuretic to get the fluids out of her lungs?!
      4. Check out chfpatients.com for more information on CHF treatment. Start by reading "the manual". You might also be interested in the "nutrient stew" section.
      5. Ask your mother if you can sit in on her doctor appointments. Write out as many questions in advance as possible and send them to the doctor beforehand. You'll get much more thoughtful responses this way.

      Please feel free to contact me if you want to chat about any of this...

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy for High blood pressure 100/170?
    I found few from net

    "natural" treatment of hypertension includes restriction of salt, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco, as well as weight loss and regular exercise.

    Pomegranat:
    Eating pomegranat regularly helps to lower blood pressure.

    Milk with dill seeds:
    Pour boiling milk in a glass, add 1 tea spoon of dill seeds. Put it on a steam bath on low heat for 20 min. Let it sit for 20-30 min. Drink 1/2 glass of the tea morning and night until your blood pressure comes back to normal. Usually it takes about 3 days.

    Sunflower seeds: This remedy will work very fast and will have a long-lasting effect. Put 1 pound of sunflower seeds into a pot, add 2 L of cold water, heat it and boil it on low heat for exactly 2 hours. Let it cool and drink the water during the day.
    Source(s):
    http://www.greathomeremedies.com

    • ANSWER:
      have a full lime juice in the morning and a banana in the day. its one of the basics of controlling high B.P. avoid salt or have less sodium salt like tata salt lite.
      ****

  3. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for sinus infection? Why does sinus infection cause blood pressure to rise?
    My daughter is 24 and had been taking allergy shots but has since lost her insurance and can no longer afford the shots. What can be done naturally

    • ANSWER:
      The best way I've found is actually so simple it seems weird.
      There is something called a Neti Pot that you can get in most drug stores or health food stores... it kind of looks like a small watering pot for plants. What you do is put a Saline solution (a 1% salt water solution... it's easy to make) in it, tip your head sideways over the sink, and pour the solution into one nostril so it can pour out the other.
      It takes a few tries to get used to, but if you use it once a day, the salt water helps to clean and nourish your sinus cavities and actually helps to keep sinus problems away if it's used daily.
      Like I said, it seems weird and threw me off when I first heard about it, but my mom and step dad use one with great benefits, my mom has MUCH less problems with her allergies now that she uses it, and they've even gotten some of their friends to use a Neti Pot with the same results.

      As far as the blood pressure, that is odd. It's very possible that the inflammation from the infection pressed against some blood vessels, which could increase the pressure to push the blood through the smaller area. If it doesn't go back down soon, it would be a good idea to check with a doctor to be on the safe side.
      Good luck and I hope I helped!

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy to take for slightly high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      I will agree with the others that have mentioned you need to have your BP monitored if it is above 140/90. If it is consistently and dangerously high, then you will need to seriously consider taking anti-hypertensives.

      However, some "natural remedies" to high blood pressure are light exercise, healthy weight loss (if over weight), reduced sodium intake, eliminating caffeine, quit smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and balanced diet.

      You can consult with an Acupuncturist/Herbalist, a Certified Nutritionist, or a Naturopathic Practitioner about treatments, diets, and natural herbal supplements that can help lower high blood pressure.

      It is important, so I say this again, you absolutely need to have your BP monitored. Let your doctor know that you want to pursue other alternatives for maintaining your BP.

  5. QUESTION:
    what is the best natural remedy if any to deal with high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      There are numerous herbs that help regulate blood pressure, be it high or low. The force exerted by blood on the walls of blood vessels (veins, arteries and the chambers of the heart) is medically termed blood pressure. It is popularly referred to as “BP”. In cases of high BP, this force is greater than normal and vice versa in low BP cases.

      Herbs for high blood pressure:

      Garlic: It is a natural blood thinner; regular intake lowers BP by 5% to 10%
      Hawthorn (Crataegus Oxycantha): Helps increase contraction of the heart muscle
      Brahmi (Centella Asiatica): It helps in getting undisturbed sleep and soothes nervous system
      Red clover powder: Used as a tonic for the heart
      Ashwagandha: Counteracts high BP
      Pearl powder: helps in the regeneration of the tissues
      Shankapushpi: treats sleep disorders
      Pushkarmool: Supports healthy cholesterol
      Herbs for low blood pressure
      Rosemary (leaves, flowers): Infused with wine, it gives a boost to poor blood circulation
      Ginger: helps normalize low blood pressure
      Ginseng: boosts mental and physical stamina
      Motherwort: relieves anxiety
      Rose geranium: excellent BP balancer
      So if you are one of those who ask: What are herbs I can use for blood pressure, try the some of the herbs mentioned above.

  6. QUESTION:
    what are the best natural remedies for high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy 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 200 or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

      With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30, 6 hourly

      With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200 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 or 30, 3 hourly

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

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

      Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus ox.Q or 30, 4 hourly

      Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200 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 30 or 200 4 hourly (3 Doses)

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

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

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

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

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

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

      During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30 or 200, 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 or 6X, 4 hourly
      ************************************************************

      Take the medicine which is the most similar to your symptoms, conditions as prescribed above.

      Take Care and God Bless you !

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural remedies for hypertension or high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Doctors have been telling you what to do about these things for years. Eat less, eat right, lose weight, exercise more. That's about as natural as you can get.

  8. QUESTION:
    what E.D. natural remedy or medicine is best for a man with high blood pressure?
    Hi My boyfriend is embarressed to ask his doctor about medicines or natural things that will help his E.D...... Especially since it is a new doctor he is seeing. Is there any over the counter medicines that work and are safe for him since he has high blood pressure? His medicine for the high blood pressure is causing most of it.. but he wasnt able to perform that well prior to the medicine. He is takiing Metoprolol 25 to 50 mgs twice daily. He isnt able to swallow pills well... so stuff that is liquid or crushable pills would be great. He is in his early 30's. PLease help me figure this out. Thanks, Teresa

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    natural remedies to lower Blood pressure?
    i would like to know of any natural remedies to lower high Blood pressure,around 160, and also kindly suggest the best vegetables and fruits which are low in sugar content as i also have been just diagnosed to be having slightly above the marginal sugar levels, because i came across many articles which suggest beetroot juice as
    an effective remedy to reduce high BP but i think it also has high sugar content.So kindly suggest any particular natural supplement which can help reduce high BP, by the way i also take medication, thi s is to keep a check on my diet and take further precautions with regard to diet.
    it will be very helpful if you can give me some realiable information
    thanking you in advance

    • ANSWER:

      Supplements:
      Calcium, Magnesium, Garlic, L Carnitine, L glutamic acid, L glutamine, Selenium, Co Q10, EFAs (flaxseed oil) Vitamin C, Lecithin granules and Vitamin E.

      A strict salt-free diet is essential, and all animal fats (meat and dairy) must be avoided. Broiled white fish and skinless chicken may be consumed in moderation only. Primary protein sources should be from vegetables, grains and legumes.

      Avoid all alcohol, caffeine and tobacco.

      Fast for three days each month to periodically cleanse and detoxify the body.

      Get regular exercise, and keep your weight down.

  10. QUESTION:
    What's the best method to lower high blood pressure naturally ?
    Aside from the obvious methods of eating right, exercises and lowering salt intake. Are there any natural herbs or remedies that can lower really high blood pressure quickly ? I'm talking really high as in 180 over 110.. Heart attack stroke kinda blood pressure. Thanks for your replies.. God bless you !

    • ANSWER:
      Fatty acids lower blood pressure better than anything I've ever seen or heard about.

      Salmon oil capsules have the most amount of fatty acids per gram of all fish.{WARNING- Watch the amounts of total daily Vitamin A levels from all supplements and don't exceed 25,000 IUs per day. IUs are international units and is a measure of volume and Mgs are a measure of wight.} I would alternate with Flax Seed Oil,Evening Primrose Oil,Borage Oil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Garlic can lower pressure as well,but keep in mind it thins blood so don't take with blood thinners.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for Hypertension?
    I am 40 and have Hypertension for no known reason.

    For medication, the doctor gave me Diovian, and Norvasec. These seem to work well. I do get light headed sometimes after taking the Diovian.

    Then he gave me the Toprol XL. I started suffering from heartburn; sensitivity to bright lights, and light headedness. I could not sleep (nightmares). I’d get random erections when I was just idling (while driving, or watching TV)

    He reduced the Toprol XL, and things got a little more normal. I still could not sleep. So I started taking Melatonin (one when I got home, and one shortly before bed). I discovered my blood pressure went way down. Is this because I am sleeping better, or does the stuff really help my blood pressure?

    Melatonin is really cheap. Today I just take Diovian, Norvasec, Melatonin, and B vitamins. I have pretty much normal blood pressure all the time. Once in a while it goes up
    What works for you?

    • ANSWER:
      Hypertensive people can remarkably reduce their blood pressure through nutritional changes. Increasing the amount of vegetables and fruit and reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol will not only reduce blood pressure but can help with weight loss, which also lowers blood pressure.
      Eat whole, fresh, unrefined, and unprocessed foods. Include fruits, vegetables, garlic, onion, whole grains, soy, beans, seeds, nuts, olive oil, and cold-water fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, halibut, and mackerel).
      Low sodium-high potassium diet. Most people are aware that reducing sodium (salt) intake can help reduce blood pressure. However, that may not be the whole picture. Restricting sodium intake to lower blood pressure appears to work better if accompanied by increasing potassium intake. Keep in mind that reducing sodium intake involves more than not using a salt shaker, but also reading processed and prepared food labels for the sodium content.
      Avoid salt, sugar, dairy products, refined foods, fried foods, junk foods, and caffeine.
      Eliminate food sensitivities. Use an elimination and challenge diet to determine food sensitivities.
      Drink 50% of your body weight in ounces of water daily (e.g., if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 oz of water daily).

  12. QUESTION:
    My husband has high blood pressure but we cannot afford medication for it. Are there any natural remedies?
    Also, what foods are best to eat for it? And any other things we can do for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sure he can. The doctor can prescribe one of the less expensive drugs. Walmart and Target offer over a hundred drugs at ......most of them maintenance medications like BP medications. So, yes. He can afford it. He should still eat healthy, lose weight if he needs to and exercise.

  13. QUESTION:
    About High Blood Pressure?
    What is the best natural remedy for High Blood Pressure? I know all about diet and loosing more body fat. I'm just looking about what natural food to take to lower blood pressure. Any idea. High blood pressure medicines are too expensive.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had early symptoms of high blood pressure and since I made some changes with my lifestyle, I had been better. My blood pressure has been normal ever since - 100/60, 110/70, or sometimes 120/80. This has been my daily regimen:

      - Eat plain yogurt with banana and almonds. I add splenda for sweetness. (Do not use artificial sweetener with aspartame like Equal or NutraSweet.)
      - Take Flaxseed oil daily.
      - Watch sodium intake. Too much sodium raises your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too high, eliminate salt in your diet.
      - When eating salads, I make my own dressing. Most salad dressings in the store contain too much sodium. For example, I mix balsamic vinegar, garlic olive oil, roasted sesame oil, a little bit of salt and pepper. There's nothing like home-made salad dressing. You could control what's in there.
      - Drink soy milk daily.
      - Eat nutritious cereals (heart healthy, watch sodium content).
      - Limit your sugar intake. Excessive sugar causes inflammation inside your body.
      - Eat a high-fiber diet and plenty of fruits and vegetables such as apples, asparagus, bananas, brocolli, cabbage, cantaloupe, eggplant, garlic, grapefruit, green leafy vegs., melons, peas, prunes, squash, shitake mushrooms, brown rice, oats, and sweet potatoes.
      - Avoid foods such as aged cheeses and meats, anchovies, avocados, chocolate, fava beans, pickled herring, sour cream, caffeine, tobaccos, and wine.
      - Helpful herbs are cayenne, parsley, and rosemary. Mix with cooking.
      - Exercise regularly - stretching, aerobics, walking, playing tennis, swimming. If you know yoga, much better. Make sure that it's just light to moderate exercise as not to overexert yourself.
      - Drink plenty of water, get sufficient sleep and as much as possible, avoid stress.
      - Helpful nutrients: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Co-Q10, Vitamin A & E, Ester C, Bromelain, Vitamin B complex.
      - Have your blood pressure checked at least every 4-6 months.

  14. QUESTION:
    What ED medicine is best for my boyfriend to use? Natural is best but as long as its safe... then whatever.?
    My boyfriend is taking high blood pressure medicine... So whatever is safe to use with that. He is taking metoprolol. He has always had problems with this. The other males in his family had this too. All starting young. My boyfriend is in his early 30s. Im just trying to find a remedy for the ED. He is stressed by his job and doesnt get good sleep because he travels so much... but these things wont change for a while... So we need to find him a good medicine or natural remedy. Please help. thanks, teresa
    I know I asked similar stuff yesterday Barcode.... I wanted to ask it in a lil different way to get answers... I only got one yesterday that just told me its not his pill causing it.

    I want a baby soon... and it sounds like the Viagra and stuff could hurt him... I want him to use something way different... Like herbs and stuff.. but that really work

    • ANSWER:
      Find a new bf. He should still be getting it up when he sees you undressed.

  15. QUESTION:
    Please help urgently?
    please help mam, sir....WHAT IS THE BEST REMEDY TO LOWER DOWN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE...I MEAN WHICH VITAMIN AND NATURAL HOME REMEDY CAN HELP LOWER DOWN BD?????

    • ANSWER:
      Lifestyle changes can make a BIG difference:
      If you smoke, stop.
      Keep your weight down.
      Get regular exercise.
      Decrease the amount of sodium (salt) and increase the amount of potassium in your diet.
      Limit your alcohol consumption.

      These may help:
      Coenzyme Q
      Garlic
      Hawthorn
      Fish oil
      Folic acid

      Avoid these herbs. They have been shown to raise BP:
      Licorice
      Ephedra
      Asian Ginseng
      Rosemary essential oil
      Yohimbe

      Other therapies--acupuncture, tai chi, yoga--may help too.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitaminsek/a/Hypertension.htm
      http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/3800/3851.asp?index=12283
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/complementaryandalternativetherapies.html

      The best place to get this information is a database called Natural Standard:
      http://www.naturalstandard.com/index.asp
      Only some of the information is available free. You might be able to find an academic or medical library that has it. Some cities have consumer health libraries (often run by Planetree).

  16. QUESTION:
    please help urgently?
    please help mam, sir....EHAT IS THE BEST REMEDY TO LOWER DOWN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE...I MEAN WHICH VITAMIN AND NATURAL HOME REMEDY CAN HELP LOWER DOWN BD?????

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Treatment :-
      You have not given any details and symptoms, here is a quick solution, you can take AURUM MET, BRYONIA ALBA and NATRIUM MUR all three remedies in 30 potency, The usual dosage is three drops each in a sip of water three times a day half an hour before meals. No side effects or complications. If you can give us more details and symptoms I can be more precise in finding your exact remedy. Homeopathy treats the patient not the disease or disorder so your individual symptoms are all important in finding the right remedy for you. Feel free to email me if you need any help.
      Take Care and God Bless !

  17. QUESTION:
    Ectopic heartbeats - how do you suppress them?
    Hi. I've been suffering from ectopic heartbeats on and off for 2 years now since I was 35. Sometimes once in a while I will get an episode, maybe months inbetween and the last time around December I was monitored for 24 hours as it was happening every week approximately a day at a time. The heart specialist who analysed the results said there was nothing to worry about (good blood pressure) and that my heart was beating from the bottom first then the top. I asked him even if it was every 4 seconds and he said that would be fine. I rarely drink, don't smoke and have 2 cups of tea a day.

    I'm thinking part of my trouble is I was caring for my terminally ill dad recently and he died a few weeks ago and about a week before the funeral the attacks happened again. I've had them every day for 3 weeks (never been this regular) and sometimes its all day, every several beats, whether I'm resting or moving around. I can feel them in my chest and you get the sensation that someone has made you jump every time so its debilitating, depressing and draining. Also when I feel the pulse in my neck I can feel a gap in the beats although the consultant said I had an extra beat after it so its a bit confusing. I do my best not to think about it but its a vicious circle. I'm going to go back to the doctors to see what can be done, I just wanted advice from fellow sufferers or heart specialists. I was just putting it down to stress (although I don't really feel stressed) and hoping it would pass. Are there any other sufferers out there? I'm not keen on taking pills so are there any natural remedies? Do people with this condition normally live long and healthy lives? It's getting me down and I just want to live my life again.

    Any advice would be appreciated as if they send me for more tests it may take a couple of weeks and I just want some reassurance.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of the time, eptopic heart beats cause no problems. If you have had tests which have confirmed that the ectopic heart beats you are having are a benign variation of normal and do not represent pathology, then the most likely explanation is stress and anxiety being the cause. Ectopic heart beats and palpitations are made worse by stress and anxiety.

      They are a vicious circle to be honest, the more you worry, the more likely they are to occur and the more they occur, the more one worries. I'm not sure you are really understanding what they are. We all get them, just some of us notice them more than others. To put it simply, ectopic heart beats are just an extra beat that occurs out of sync to the rest. It's caused by an extra electrical charge being discharged. Sometimes there can be a short pause after an extra heart beat and this can make it feel like your heart has skipped a beat.

      What you have to remember is, there is nothing actually wrong with your heart physically and therefore there is no reason why you can't live a normal and healthy life. These ectopic heart beats are a normal variant and are of no real consequence. Once you get your head around that, the anxiety surrounding them will diminish and they will lessen.

      The reason you aren't living your life is not because of the ectopic heart beats (think about it logically, how is a mere sensation preventing you from doing something?), the reason you aren't living your life is because you are worrying about it.

      I've been here myself, and to be fair, at the time, I couldn't see it either, despite the fact I am a cardiology Nurse! You don't have to 'feel' stressed, to be stressed. Obviously you are going through an emotional time right now, due to the recent death of your father. Emotional upset is a major trigger.

  18. QUESTION:
    HELP STOP A COUGH......?
    My Dad is a 54 yr old white male. His current meds are a blood pressure pill and omeprozal prescribed my his PCP. About 8 months ago he became sick and, developed a nagging cough after my convincing him to go to the Dr. he was diagnosed with walking-pneumonia. He was treated with oral anti-biotics, 2 shots,cough med.,prednisone and was sent on his way. The symptoms cleared up, he felt better and all seemed well, except the cough never left. He has been to his PCP 4 times because of this and each time he was given an antibiotic and a couple times he also took prednisone. The Dr. also ended up giving him a nasal spray, inhaler and several different types of cough meds too, still coughing. The only cough medicine that helped control the cough was a combo med. that had hydrocodone in it. He has used 3 bottles of that. I suggested that he be seen by an ENT so i made him an appointment. He was evaluated and they did a procedure (cant remember the name) where his throat was nummed and a tube inserted thru his nose and down into his esophagus. There the ENT saw redness and irritation that he thought maybe caused by acid reflux. He decided to up the dosage of the omeprozal to see if that might help the cough and sent him home. Well, that was 5 weeks ago...still coughing...no change.

    Let me try to describe the cough. It is nothing short of what i consider a coughing "attack". I have timed him and he has coughed non-stop (just breathing in between) for 30 seconds to 3 minutes. He says it starts with a "tickle" and let the coughing begin. His face turns blood red, clear stuff will just run freely out of his nose. His eyes water to the extent to where it looks like he is crying, tears flowing down his cheeks and they also become blood shot. His voice changes after the attack, but returns to normal.

    I have been all over the internet looking for natural/holistic remedies/advice to help stop a cough. Here are a few he has tried. Local honey w/ apple cider vinegar (seems to help for 45 minutes to 1 hour). Oil of oregano capsules (no help) from GNC store. Sore throat sprays (he says they will shorten the coughing attack), but it comes back. He has gargled ST-37, salt-water, peroxide/water, and his latest treatment Listerine. He says the Listerine gargle helps IF he gargles it for 20-30 seconds and allows " a tad" to actually go down into his throat (swallows it). I read the bottle and it is clearly labeled DO NOT SWALLOW. I realize the amount that he is actually swallowing is minimal, but if you do it 10-20 times a day everyday (and he is) that minimal amount adds up.

    My Dad owns a floor covering business and I work there as well. So i am with him 7+ hours a day. I know how much he coughs and how violent some of the attacks are. They can occur at any given time, during sales transactions with our customers and telephone conversations. We also sing in a southern gospel group called the Foundations. They also have occured when we are on stage, but they have been mild.

    To Sum it all up I AM WORRIED ABOUT MY DAD!!!! This cough limits his ability to deal with customers at our shop, to be able to do what he loves the best SING and even more it is affecting his quality of life. His sleep is interupted with coughing spells all thru out the night. (it is driving my mom crazy too). I am starting to think he is entering a mild state of depression due to the cough and his inability to find permanant relief. Thru this i can see where he has lost some joy and bubble from his personality. He is more irritable too UGH!! Some of the different thigs he has tried have helped but it is short lived and only treating the symptoms and he needs to find out the cause.

    Can You Help?????

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like GERD. I had this for three years and didn't know what was wrong.(same symptoms exactly) My doctor put me on Pantoloc 40 mg. once and day and no more problems. Other anti-reflux over the counter stuff (Tums, etc) did not help.
      Also tell him to sleep with the head of his bed elevated...

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Does Cialis Work (plz answers from cialis users)?
    Hi everyone, id like to hear anyones opinions on Cialis or levitra ED pill, especially if u have taken it yourself. I wont take viagra because of its likely long term side effects, but Cialis and Levitra are more natural, plus my grandfather and ex-doctor says its safe.

    im 23, heavy-set, and for somewhere around 6 months ive had an issue with ED, i have blood pressure problems, but its nothin i can take care of easily, and depression, had these issues for a long time, but never before did i have any problems with erections, performance, etc. it could be many things together, but iv tried just as many remedies, over the counter male enhancers, KY, and a rubber band and cock ring, each has worked but not well, the rings have worked best. I will be seeing a doctor hopefully within the month to get a prescription for either cialis or levitra.

    Please just tell me if and how well either cialis and/or levitra has worked for u.

    thank you and ill look forward to your answers

    • ANSWER:
      yes cialis works very well.

      At first I was taking 1/2 of a pill (10mg) but now I cut a 20mg into quarters and take it daily, helps with my PB and really helps with my personal life. I am much older than you (50's) but BP meds and stress is what caused my issues (in my opinion). The Doctor gave me samples of both viagra and cialis, but the viagra gave me a headache so the cialis was my only option as well. To save doctor's visits and money I now by on line from http://low-cost-rx.com/, but it sounds like you have some better family connections.

      bottom line, yes cialis works well and you do not need to take the full dosage.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is Cialis a good idea?
    Hi everyone, id like to hear anyones opinions on Cialis or levitra ED pill, especially if u have taken it yourself. I wont take viagra because of its likely long term side effects, but Cialis and Levitra are more natural, plus my grandfather and ex-doctor says its safe.

    im 23, heavy-set bout 240, but im large structure, and for somewhere around 6 months ive had an issue with ED, i have high blood pressure, though with my life i cant take care of it easily, and i have depression, iv had these issues for a long time, but never before did i have any problems with erections, performance, etc. i just cant seem to get it up, and when i do, i cant keep it that way, the slightest move during sex causes it to go away, i heard thats sorta common, i can keep it up some times when its solo without my gf. I have had a stent put in and removed once for kidney stones back in july 07, but i didnt have any problems after and i didnt start having ED issues till around april of this year, maybe alittle sooner. i know it could be many things together including heritage, but iv tried remedies, over the counter male enhancers, KY, and a rubber band and cock ring, each has worked but not well, the rings have worked best. I will be seeing a doctor hopefully within the month to get a prescription for either cialis or levitra.

    Please just tell me if and how well either cialis and/or levitra has worked for u.

    thank you and ill look forward to your answers

    • ANSWER:
      Alright man, here is the deal with me. I was going through the same thing. I just turned 24.

      My problem wasn't as much keeping it as it was just getting it up. I visited a urologist recently and he was almost certain it was psychological. He put me on 5mg Cialis One A Day pills to boost my confidence. He said once I got it up easier over time I would not need the pills eventually and would regain my mental composure. I've only been on Cialis for 3 days. So far about 2 out of 4 times I have been able to get a firm erection. I think the other two times were just because I was not turned on enough. So far I have been satisfied with my progress with Cialis. I think it will do the trick.

      You should really go see a Urologist, he will really help you find a solution and put your mind at ease. Ask him if Cialis is a good plan for you. Try to work out daily too - it will improve your circulation and increase testosterone levels. Good luck man, i hope both of our problems pass and we both regain optimal health.


Best Natural Blood Pressure Cures

High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the artery. Artery are vessels that take blood from the pump heart to every one the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not denote extreme moving worry, although poignant worry and pressure can temporarily add to blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is underneath 120/80; blood pressure flanked by 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or over is careful high.

How is High Blood Pressure measured

It is typically deliberate with a blood pressure cuff located around the limb, which register the pressure in unit called millimeters of Mercury. Blood pressure or BP is denote by two numbers alienated by aslash (/) for paradigm, a reading of 120/80 would denote that 120 millimeters of mercury is the systolic pressure and 80 millimeters of mercury is the diastolic pressure.

Systolic blood pressure, the pinnacle number, represent the pressure in our artery as the heart contracts and eject blood into the flow. Diastolic force, the bottom figure, occurs as the hearts relax next a contraction. It represents the smallest amount pressure to which the arteries are bare.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Natural Blood Pressure cures, dosage and duration ?
    I have been looking around for natural Blood pressure cures, and have found 4 main things well knows to be very effective.
    I'm thinking of trying these rather than meds.
    Was wondering if anyone had any experience on using these, and on their effectiveness, i.e. good results or erratic ? etc.....

    apple cider vinegar.... 1 tablespoon 3x a day. this is supposedly the best. ?
    cayenne pepper & honey tea, dosage ? frequency ?
    garlic clove, once a day
    Raw Ginger,

    comments appreciated
    I'm already going to a gym.

    • ANSWER:
      HOMŒOPATHIC 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 storms, 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 you..

      Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- http://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertension-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp

  2. QUESTION:
    are there natural cures for high blood pressure and what are the best?

    • ANSWER:
      Treating high blood pressure can help prevent serious — even life-threatening — complications. Your doctor also may suggest steps to control conditions that can contribute to high blood pressure, such as diabetes and high cholesterol.

      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.

      Read more about high blood pressure at the link.

  3. QUESTION:
    whats the best natural way to cure high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      low sodium diet, exercise and take garlic pills

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the best natural cure for clogged heart arteries?
    Also, can you give me some of the best vitamins for the heart. I've heard vitamin C is good for the arteries but alas, unproven claims interspersing about vitamin c otherwise.

    Some of my arteries or capillaries are apparently blocked coz of symptoms e.g. shortness of breath, on and off chest pains i'm feelin lately.

    I'd visited physicians but all of them scoof me that i'm too young to have heart diseases. They perform some tests e.g. physical check up, ekg, & 2d echo w/ doppler and all upshots went well.

    All i need to know now for the mean time, before another sojourn to a different doc, is the exceptional BEST HOME and NATURAL cure and extraordinary essential tips to declog this onset blocking.

    Lastly, having an examplar blood pressure, does that underscores good heart too? If you have an onset clogged arteries does that affect blood pressure performance?

    Thanks. I need badly the planet's help!

    Lionel, 30, Cebu, Philippines

    • ANSWER:
      Niacin can be used to increase your good cholesterol (HDL) and it is over the counter.

      Extended release formulation (Niaspan®): 500 mg at bedtime for 4 weeks, then 1 g at bedtime for 4 weeks; adjust dose to response and tolerance; can increase to a maximum of 2 g/day, but only at 500 mg/day at 4-week intervals

      You may experience flushing, sensation of heat, or headache; these reactions may be decreased by increasing dose slowly or by taking aspirin (consult prescriber) 30-60 minutes prior to taking niacin.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have been feeling very nervous and with lots of anxiety PLEASE HELP can someone recommend natural cure.?
    my nerves are pretty bad. Sometimes I can't Breather very well. and my hands and feet feel tingly some times when its really bad. it all started Wednesday of last week. Its been getting some what better but it comes and goes. I took a blood test this morning. and also saw the doctor before that. the dr checked my blood pressure and it was fine he also check my blood pressure also fine, he took ex-rays on my chest and everything checked out fine, also he did an EKG on my heart and everything is fine. the last blood test I took was oct of last year and everything was very good. Its importandt to note that i work 40 hours a week I go to school part time my mother past away in june of 2007 I take care of my dad I have aan older brother and sister how don't care about anything and do what they want. I am the youngest and I do my best. I have a older sister that is number 1 to me. she took care of my mom during her cancer treatment. PLEASE HELP ME.

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor before you do anything else. . . a counselor who can help you with what sounds like high anxiety and lots of stress. Do you exercise? I'm serious. Exercise is fantastic for anxiety and stress. If you can't join a gym, just start running or walking every day, or doing something active like swimming or biking, etc. every day for about an hour. Don't drink anything with caffeine in it -diet coke, coffee, non-herbal tea. It might help if you started doing some Yoga, or meditation of some sort. But please see a counselor before you start taking any meds. You can get through this naturally. You are lucky your blood pressure is okay. Usually that goes up with anxiety. Hang in there.

  6. QUESTION:
    Serious Benzo Problem?
    Hi,

    I used to suffer from severe social anxiety. It began about 4 years ago when I started full time work (I'm 22). I started in November 2006, and by mid 2007 I weighed over 18st (over 250lb).

    I was never bullied at school; I had a lot of friends both in and out of school. I took the same college course as one of my best friends, met a lot of new people and experienced a lot of new stuff. Bottom line: school, college and social life was... fine, until I started my full time job.

    I was around people I didn't know, and even though it was a very relaxed atmosphere it all felt very formal to me. Of course I was introduced to people, and people made the effort to make small chat with the 'new guy' and help him me in, but I didn't have any of my friends around me, nobody I had grown up since I was a kid, nobody to say "oh, he's just shy, but he's cool, you'll see". If I'm uncomfortable in a social situation, my natural instinct is to keep myself to myself and be quiet. And that's what I've basically been doing... for 4 years.

    During the whole of 2007 I was deeply depressed, I was ashamed to be out in public, I didn't get a haircut for over a year, my personal hygiene wasn't great, I once called in sick and spent 5 days in bed simply because I couldn't be bothered to get up. And I lost touch with all my friends. Yes, I have them on Facebook, but I haven't seen them in person for 4 years. Luckily, this year our whole office building was portioned off into different departments, and I get along fine with the 3 guys I work with, I enjoy their company, but they're not my friends. Nobody is, I don't have a single real life friend in the world.

    And the funny thing is, I actually beat over 80 applicants to get the job, out of the 80 people they saw, I was the best, and it’s a great job too! And I did nothing but be myself.

    In early 2008 I went to the doctors, I told him I thought I had social anxiety (looked up the symptoms online) and asked what he could do. Well, the first thing he did was take my pulse and blood pressure because my heart was beating like it was about to explode. He ended up prescribing me with beta-blockers and off I went. They did nothing. I went back a few more times and even asked about being prescribed benzos. But with no luck
    So... I started to self prescribe. I did a LOT of research before buying benzos online. I found a UK supplier, he wasn't cheap, but he was good, friendly and helpful. I ordered 50 x 0.5mg Xanax Branded (I never bought generic and always made sure they came in blister packs). I remember taking my first 0.5 xanax pill on the way to work, and 10 minutes later feeling like I was cured. I was able to eat a sandwich on my way to work. I know how stupid that sounds, but walking past traffic knowing everyone could see me was the worst part of my mornings, but that morning, I didn't care, I even had the confidence to eat as they watched me.

    I think I took 3 pills a day, and then upped it to 1mg 3 x a day, and then they were gone. This guy only had generic xanax in stock when I went back, so I did my research and went with 50 x 10mg valium (Roche, never generic).

    It worked. But I kept upping the dosage, I just felt as though it wasn't having the same effect. What started out as a 30mg a day habit turned into a 150mg to 200mg a day habit. I started buying in the thousands. I ordered my last batch of 1000 x 10mg Valium early this year and they ran out about. I now have 1000 park-davis Xanax, 1mg. I haven't been taking them long, but I probably grab a hand full of 10 to 15 pills each morning on my way to work.

    When I'm on benzos, I'm shy at worst. I need them to work. And yes I've been for help; I was put on a waiting list this January for CBT. But I've been fucked about. It’s now going to be 18 month before anything will happen. That means 18 more months of Benzos!

    I've decided to deal with this in my own way. After all I don't have a disease; it's all in my head. The first thing I'm doing is running the London Marathon in 2011 for charity. I'm no longer fat, I'm actually my ideal BMI and am currently training every night. I've stopped drinking, I never took up smoking, and I'm looking forward to it. I will be on Benzos when I do it, I have to be. Which brings me back to my original question... am I really that intolerant to benzos, or am I doing some serious damage with the quantities I'm taking?

    Sorry to babble on, and thank you if you read all this. I had a lot to get off my chest...

    • ANSWER:
      Try to cut back on the Benzos as much as you can. And find somewhere to volunteer. Sometimes if you focus on helping others you forget about your own issues.

  7. QUESTION:
    Hey guys, I Need advice on adderall xr and xanax xr combinations.. PLZ!!!?
    First of all before i get to my question,

    Id like to add why I myself use these meds in the first place and maybe my vew will help others get more knowledgeable : )
    As most of us know, I in this case and many others with similar disorders are screwed unless they get too the psychological/emotional root of the problem and work on themselves towards complete recovery through cognitive therapy.. keep in mind LONG TERM*

    But as of now, I and I'm sure many others don't have the time or the resources to get to the correct therapy and truly assess the roots of problem through releasing their repressed emotions. At this point, I can easily say that alot of us only have the ability to numb the effects chemically and make the best of it while it lasts and while they still can.(insurance or buying for the drugs)

    We all know success in any environment requires self assertiveness, but I think that what too many people fail to understand the difficulties involved in getting through such disorders without aid. Many times this is impossible without short term use of medication to jump start their success and hopefully after that get the true cure though harmless drug free cognitive therapy, they wont need the meds ever again.

    I think people really need to become more understanding and educated about why people with mental disorders such as mine (or worse) would resort to destroying their brain chemistry's and bodies by using such dangerous med's which are pretty much more or less illegal street drugs such as cocaine(adderall) and pretty much prescription alcohol(xanax). Only an idiot would ingest and sooner or later abuse these poisons if they didnt have any medical basis for the drug. It feels so great to live a normal life, Disordered people take them to simply function like normal people and to live up to their true potentials. Its a trade off. disordered and debilitating unproductive natural life or chemically induced life of productivity with risks of lifelong health consequences and addiction.

    BTW, sorry I went a bit off topic... however im sure it was worth the reading either way xD

    Hey, I'm experimenting on prescription medication for my ADHD combined type coexisting with an anxiety disorder called social phobia(fear of social interaction with others for no logical reason, in response the body triggers its fight or flight defence mechanism and thinks your being attacked. so it prepares you for self defence and attack), and deficits with verbal expression but above average and possibly a generalized anxiety disorder as well. I was prescribed a one month supply of Generic Adderall IR at first and my doc let me experiment up to 40mg.

    I have a 60 day supply of Adderall XR(10mg) and 30 day supply of Adderall IR (10mg), and 30 day supply of recently prescribed Xanax XR(1mg). I have the adderall in my closet for over half a year and finished only half of the XR and used only 10 IR pills. So that says something...

    I didn't like IR because I didn't like the sudden pick me up, it felt very unnatural and and that isnt the reason I take these meds

    So he switched me too Adderall XR(brand) which is supposedly smoother and better for the crash when the med wears off

    He also prescribed me Xanax XR(brand)(30 x 1mg) to try for my social anxiety.

    The adderall gives me high blood pressure, high pulse, and a form of anxiety(it improves my social anxiety by a little and either way i can still talk to people normally, i just feel very tense and stiff, I become disrespectful to others because I interrupt and blurt what others would say before they finish their points, and sometimes paranoid) ive been commented... , it was very hard to urinate and sometimes it was impossible until an hour or so later (this was on 30mg Adderal XR), and muscle tension(crack my knuckles very very often), jitters at first, very dry dry mouth, some appetite loss, extremely cold hands and feet, and finally i sometimes I get motor ticks on my thighs, arms, and feet.

    I'd like too reduce/eliminate all or at least majority of the overstimulation of the bodies nervous system and organs caused by the stimulant medication Adderall; by taking it in conjunction with Xanax to level out the effects and hopefully greatly minimize the possible long term heart, blood pressure/circulation problems, and all other problems associated with the use of Adderall or any other strong stimulant. Id like to feel the benefits of the adderall without the physical stimulation and anxiety it manifests.

    I was thinking adderall XR(brand) 70mg(7*10mg pills)(which really is 35mg at first then 35 more later) with 2mg of Xanax XR(brand).

    I want too know if I chose too much Xanax or too much of the adderall..

    Does anyone have any experience with this? Anyone try the same thing? Can anyone recommend me a good combination? Any better medication combinations? Do you think a Beta-Blocker like Inderall would be a good idea as opposed too Xanax X

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, that was a really long story. I disagree with your premise. I don't think that Adderall numbs you, I think it actually addresses the Dopamine imbalance in your brain that results in ADHD. I also think that 2 mg of Xanex is a lot. Inderall might be a very good idea if you need that much Xanex.

      Have you considered asking your dr for guidance, instead of the Y!A community?

  8. QUESTION:
    some facts, what you say guys?
    1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear.

    When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over. Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm," says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro , New Jersey . "This spasm relieves the tickle."

    2. Experience supersonic hearing!

    If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It's better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you're trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

    3. Overcome your most primal urge!

    Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Fantasize about Jessica Simpson. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won't feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. For best results, try Simpson's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" video.

    4. Feel no pain!

    German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

    5. Clear your stuffed nose!

    Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you'll feel your sinuses start to drain.

    6. Fight fire without water!

    Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? "Sleep on your left side," says Anthony A. Star-poli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College . Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you're on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity's in your favor.

    7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!

    Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    8. Make burns disappear!

    When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natural method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

    9. Stop the world from spinning!

    One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance—the cupula—floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. "As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises," says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

    10. Unstitch your side!

    If you're like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

    11. Stanch blood with a single finger!

    Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed—if you don't mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums—just behind that small dent below your nose—and press against it, hard. "Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose," says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital , in Durban , South Africa . "Pressing here helps stop them."

    12. Make your heart stand still!

    Trying to quell first-date jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical-services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh . It'll get your heart rate back to normal.

    13. Thaw your brain!

    Too much Chipwich too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. "Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too," says Abo. "In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache." The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

    14. Prevent near-sightedness!

    Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma , Washington . "It's usually caused by near-point stress." In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles—like the eyes—into relaxing as well.

    15. Wake the dead!

    If your hand falls asleep while you're driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It'll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don't let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

    16. Impress your friends!

    Next time you're at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He'll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that's a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will fold like a house of cards. By misaligning his hips, you've offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita , California . Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body's ability to resist.

    17. Breathe underwater!

    If you're dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first—essentially, hyperventilate. When you're underwater, it's not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it's the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin' ain't right. "When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity," says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University . "This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen." It'll buy you up to 10 seconds.

    18. Read minds!

    Your own! "If you're giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep," says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho . Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks fpr sharing these interesting comments. I particularly like the observation that coughing decreases the pain of injections. I had heard that before but never saw an explanation. I think crying probably does the same thing. Cool! Where did you find these?