Category Archives: High Blood Pressure

Recommendations for diabetes, high blood pressure and constipation?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have diabetes, high blood pressure, and constipation troubles. Do you have any recommendations? A: Depending on what type of diabetes you have, the most important thing is to regulate your blood sugar levels. This is directly impacted by your diet, which impacts your blood pressure. Keep a bland regular diet,…

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How serious a case of high blood pressure?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have high blood pressure that is not genetic. Can I treat it naturally and how can I tell how serious my case is? A: Hypertension can be a serious illness with severe consequences. I suggest you first consult with a physician to be sure that there are no serious pathologies…

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Factor that has greatest impact on lowering blood pressure?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What will have the greatest impact on lowering blood pressure: weight loss, exercise, or diet? A: All three will have a direct impact on high blood pressure. Depending on how much extra weight you are carrying, shedding a few extra pounds can bring a significant change in your blood pressure. At…

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Chinese remedy for elevated blood pressure?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What do you offer for elevated blood pressure? I take all natural supplements for this, but I know there must be a Chinese remedy you would recommend. A: Hypertension is a complicated condition and may become dangerous. I suggest you not stop taking the medications prescribed by your primary care physician;…

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Way to relax for blood pressure test?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure at the doctor’s, but I think it is because I’m nervous. When I am relaxed at home, I average 136/72 BP. Can you recommend something I can take before I go to the doctor that would help me relax? A: The problem with…

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Lowering high blood pressure without medications?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, How can I stop taking dangerous medications for lowering my high blood pressure? A: Hypertension is a complicated condition and often dangerous. Do not stop taking the prescribed medications from your primary care physician. Instead, discuss with him/her the possibility of adjunct treatment with acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescriptions. There are…

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Lower high blood pressure?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao, What do you recommend I do to lower my high blood pressure? A: For high blood pressure, I recommend ingesting hawthorn berries, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, chrysanthemum, and cassia seeds. Try these remedies: 1. Boil tea from chrysanthemum flowers, hawthorn barriers, and cassia seeds. Drink regularly three times per day. 2….

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