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 What is good for lowering your cholesterol?
I need to lower my cholecterol before I die of a heart ...

 My mum....?
Has had a heart attack. She is waiting to be moved to another Hospital to have a stent put in. Does any one have any info PLEASE......

 What does the word GROIN means?

 I am looking for a sit that will tell me what a pill is used for?

 Why do one have a Heart Attack? Although one have no-Heart problems and is 26 old? - I have abnormal heartbeat
I feel like I can't get enough air and tired. I wonder, why?...

 Is 151 over 92 bloodpressure something to be alarmed about??

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it read 151/92 and heart beat 101...

 Can an asthma attack cause a heart attack?

 WHY Is Cholesterol Called A Lipid When It Is ACTUALLY A SOLID ALCOHOL?
Do you know why?...

 Can anyone give me an information on angina?
I might have a heart problem ( I guess you can call it that) called angina. If anyone could give me any info on it, please do. Thanx =]...

 How can you practically reduce your cholesterol levels?

 What does porcine mean?

 Margarine or butter?

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I like butter myself. I never fry it either....

 Why am i having fainting and numbness at arms, lots of sweat, nuasea, and feeling unbalance?

 If smoking cigarettes causes plaque build up in arteries, does this mean inhaling fires smoke does the same?
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I just want to know if its possible, not if its harmful. So is it possible or what?

Tessa, you're wrong BTW, nicotine is just what makes smoking ...

 High blood pressure and high cholesterol?
My husband had a blood test 3 months ago cause the gp said he was at risk of cvd i imagine this was because of his weight and asthma the test showed that his cholesterol was high..today 19th june he ...

 My dad is in a coma due to a heart attack. What are the common signs of waking up ? what do we hope to see ?
I would like to know from other people's experience about some signs that they have seen and that have led to the recovery ? and what was the recovery like ......

 Is It Normal For My Heart To Pound So Hard?
Sometimes, for no apparent reason, my heart will get really fast and pound so hard it hurts like crazy in my throat. All i can hear is the THUD of it and it almost feels like it's trying to ...

 Can someone help reassure me i'm not having a heart attack?
I've been to the ER 8 times in two months now for chest / left arm pain.. last time was last night, and every time we go, everything shows up normal. Blood tests, x-rays, EKG's, you name it....

 Why would your doctor ask you to have a blood test?
to check out your heart? What can the doctor learn from your blood that will tell him about your heart?...

 Sometimes my heart feels like it is skipping beats at random times for no reason. is this normal?
this has only happened like 4 or 5 times. my heart feels fluttery sometimes or i will feel it beat irregularly for a second. i have had it happen when i am really tired and stressed and also at other ...

28 yr old with severely high blood pressure --- serious answers only please?
i'm asking this for my husband, he's 28 years old, seems to be in fairly ok health, but at a routine physical he was told that his BP is 150 over 100, the doctor then did an EKG which came back abnormal, they plan to do another next week, in the mean time is there anything that we can do to try and naturally lower his BP??? he does have a family history of heart disease and high BP, we just thought that he was to young to have to worry about it yet

Get medication to lower it, I would have thought that your MD would do that.Salt has not been proven to raise BP

Decrease the stress around him, take days off, and remove salt and caffeine from his diet. If he smokes he will need to quit with the assistance of his doctor. It is possible he will have a surgical procedure so don't give him any natural remedies from the health food store. His system needs to be clear for the anesthetic. Best of luck to all of you!

Stress less, stop smoking, no strenuous exercises, no salt, no fat diet, deep breathing exercises, and stay on top of it with your doctor. If he begins to have shortness of breath, or anything out of the ordinary, get to the E.R..Good Luck!!!!

It is now a days common even among teenagers having heart problem. The reason being overeating fast food items, less exercise, overweight, social drinking, tobacco smoking, diabetes type 1, etc.
(1) Stop tobacco smoking.
(2) Control seum cholesterol, LDL, Triglycerides in the blood.
(3) Control blood pressure by diet, exercise and drugs.
(4) Control obesity, belly stomach & overweight.
Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet. This kind of diet includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish (not canned in oil), vegetables, poultry, egg whites, and polyunsaturated oils and margarines (corn, safflower, canola, and soybean oils). Avoid foods with excess fat in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, lard, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut oil, palm oil, and fried foods.
Please see the webpages for more details on Hypertension, Atherosclerosis, Hypertensive heart disease and Coronary artery disease..

heart disease n BP probems r not depended on age neither on weight........ try to cut out sodim levels ntry to use less oil in the preparation of food...... hav ur husband done a stress test????????
hav a weekly check up of his BP n keep an eye on the cholesterol levels as well as the potassium levels....... stress management is always one way u can control ur BP with healthy diet
try to include garlic i the diet coz according to ayurveda thts ancient indian herbal way of curing it reduces the risk of heart disease my controllin ur cholesterol...also consult ur doctor about fish oil tablets....

Kelly S
I agree, with the answer above. Less salt. Also, make sure that he arrives in time for the appt, if he is rushing around at the last minute and dreading the appt, it will cause the B/P to go up. As far as natural remedies, cinnamon, parsley, and the vitamin coenzyme Q10, are small simple measures you can take. Also, is he overweight? Just loosing 10 pounds can make a difference. How is his cholesterol level? Also can you learn to take his B/P at home (not on those inaccurate machines at walmart)? He may have a little bit of "white coat syndrome", and be nervous thinking about what the doctor is going to do. New studys are coming out now, that say 1000mg of calcium/day may lower B/P. This article sounds like a good one for you to read. Even though it is from a vitamin company, I find them to be VERY reliable. http://www.naturemade.com/wellnesstopics/wt_articles.asp?articleid=50 . You can also look at other vitamins and herbs for hypertension. Get him to discuss simple remedies for b/p with his doctor before getting put on a medication. Lifestyle changes are hard to make, but it is better in the long run. All medications have side effects, and he is very young to start b/p meds.


Here are some ideas to help his condition.

High Blood Pressure: There is a thickening of the blood from catarrhal and excess glutinous and fibrinous matters loading the circulatory system. Generally there is a clogging of the bowel with putrid body waste, making it necessary to cleanse the excretory systems in order to purify the blood.

Low blood and high blood pressure are both due to malfunction of the circulatory system. High blood pressure in many cases works just like low blood pressure. Cholesterol must be eliminated from the system in order to get the blood flowing more freely. The condition is brought about by improper diet, insufficient rest and exercise and a lack of vitality within the system.

Herbal Aids:
1. High Blood Pressure: With high blood pressure, cholesterol and mucus form a sludge within the body. Avoid the mucus-forming foods and take herbs that act as a solvent by liquefying impurities such as cayenne, garlic or sassafras. Take cayenne, working up to a teaspoon three times a day. This increases the power of the heart and corrects the circulation problems. Garlic in copious amounts will bring down high blood pressure. Pure tomato juice is very good as a nutritional and a medicinal herb. Wheat germ oil is excellent for feeding the heart and helps cut the cholesterol and smoothens its removal from the area. Avoid the use of liquor and tobacco, do not keep late hours, and avoid over-tiredness and worry. There is an intricate inter-relationship between ones living habits and his body condition.

2. Low Blood Pressure: More oxygen is needed to correct this condition. Garlic is a good oxygen carrier. One of the greatest aids for low or high blood pressure because of oxygen starvation is deep breathing, which serves as a catalyst and helps the herbs react more rapidly. An immediate increase in circulation may be obtained by the use of cayenne and non mucus-forming foods. Grape juice as well as other juices rebuild and give endurance to the system.

3. Dr. Christopher's Blood Pressure Formula: (BPE) This formula feeds calcium and ginger into the circulatory system, the cayenne working from the bloodstream to the heart and arteries, out into the veins. The other herbs included are to cleanse, heal and give natural elasticity to the venous structure. It is a group of herbs working together to equalize the blood pressure whether high or low and to bring it to a good systolic over the diastolic reading. Blood flow is life itself. This combination contains: Ginger, Cayenne, Golden Seal, Ginseng, Parsley, Garlic.

4. Vitamin K: The blood clotting properties of Vitamin K, it has been found effective in preventing and curing high blood pressure in test animals, and may turn out to be important for the same use in humans. It is important that in the plant kingdom, only Alfalfa contains a significant amount of Vitamin K; most plants are quite deficient in the vitamin.

5. Kelp: It is an arterial cleansing agent and gives tone to the walls of the blood vessels. It is helpful in some cases of arterial tension (high blood pressure). Practitioners believe that it helps to remove deposits from the walls of the arteries and restore their elasticity, thereby lengthening life. Sufferers from low blood pressure can also have this condition normalized with the use of Kelp.

6. Shepherd's Purse: Acts to constrict the blood vessels and thus can raise blood pressure but it has also been said to regularize blood pressure and heart action whether the pressure is too high or too low.

7. Valerian: The herb has a beneficial effect on the heart and on blood pressure. One man felt "jittery and woozy" taking his blood pressure medicine and asked an herbal practitioner for something to help him. He didn't say that he was going to stop taking his medicine but a few weeks later, he said that he had been to his doctor, and that his blood pressure was down to normal. He didn't have the nerve to tell the doctor that he had stopped taking the medicine and was drinking a tea composed mostly of Valerian and hawthorne.

8. Hawthorn Berries: A celebrated cardiac tonic for many centuries. Under conditions of stress, the heart often "works overtime." Hawthorn berries can help in treatment of high or low blood pressure, tachycardia, and arrhythmia. It is also anti-spasmodic, sedative, and soothing to nerves, especially in nervous insomnia.

9. Garlic: Many people have been helped in ridding the body of worms by inserting a peeled button of garlic as high as possible into the rectum. Do this just before retiring at night and it will come out with the first bowel movement in the morning. (This is also a fine aid in adjusting high blood pressure and low blood pressure).

10. Water: It is very beneficial to drink a gallon of "steam distilled water" each day. This will aid to cut down the hardening of the arteries, adjust high and low blood pressure, and retard body dehydration. The amount of water depends on the weight of the individual. Use one ounce of "steam distilled water" to each pound of body weight. i.e. a one hundred and thirty pound individual should drink a gallon of the water (132 oz.) or a twenty pound child, twenty ounces of the water.

11. Juices for High Blood Pressure: Celery-garlic-parsley, celery, dandelion, grapefruit.

12. Juices for Low Blood Pressure: Beet, grape, pomegranate.

13. Vegetables for Blood Pressure: The green bell-shaped pepper is especially good for ... high blood pressure and acidosis. The Sweet Potato used... for problems of low blood pressure and poor circulation. Peaches are considered valuable in cases of ...high blood pressure Pineapple is considered good for... high blood pressure. Strawberry is recommended for ... high blood pressure. Ample consumption of tomatoes is considered to improve ... high blood pressure.

14. Pecans: These have been used where there is a problem with low blood pressure...Pinon nuts have saved the life of many an Indian baby when made into a nut soup and used as milk for the baby when the mother had no milk. The nut is considered to be effective where there are problems with the lungs such as tuberculosis, impotence, paralysis, low blood pressure, and emaciation. The Pinon nut is one of the best sources of protein in the nut family.

Best of health to both of you


Dances With Woofs!
Get enough sleep.Cut out sodium,eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies(the best ones are bananas,citrus fruits,potatoes,sweet potatoes,carrots,peas,garlic and tomatoes)-all of these contain a lot of potassium,which helps to lower blood pressure.Whole grains are good as well.Smart Start healthy heart cereal is formulated to reduce blood pressure.If he smokes,he needs to stop.Also he could try a calcium-magnesium supplement.Both help to lower blood pressure.Try to walk a little each day,and cut down on stress if possible.COq10 and hawthorn are also good for the heart and blood pressure,as is fish oil.Good luck.

The first line of treatment of HBP is a conservative treatment. Which means proper diet balance, exercising, lowering your weight, control of stress and lifestyle advisory and make some tests. After a period of time considered by your physician there is going to be a reevaluation. If your husband can maintain the BP in a normal or borderline range, than he would continue without medications but with periodical examination.
If the BP cannot be controlled by this measures, then it will be necessary to administrate a proper treatment which varies on the background conditions (presence or absence of high blood cholesterol, diabetes, kidneys disease, etc.)
Most patients with high blood pressure can develop a normal life with a single medication, but having follow up periodically.

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