High Blood Pressure Question: What Treatment Options Exist for Stubborn High Blood Pressure?
I’ve had persistent high blood pressure for the past five years. I’m taking fish oil, CoQ10, and magnesium but can’t seem to budge my blood pressure reading. I’m 55 years old, 6’3”, and 230 pounds. Any suggestions?
It sounds like you’re on a suitable—but not quite ideal—supplement regimen to lower blood pressure. Try adding daily doses of garlic, hawthorn, and nattokinase. Get all the details on dosages for these and a few other supplements that help lower blood pressure.
In addition, if you could lose just 10 pounds, it will help you realize the drop in your blood pressure reading that you’re looking for. Weight loss is the single most important factor in lowering blood pressure naturally, and losing even a small amount of weight has a big impact. A simple way to start a weight loss program is to walk for half an hour each day. I would also recommend that you avoid consuming excess processed salt, a prominent ingredient in pre-packaged foods, and that you explore meditation or some other form of relaxation.
If you do all of these things and your blood pressure remains elevated, you will probably need a prescription medication to bring it back into the healthy range. I encourage you to continue making nutrition and lifestyle changes, but be open to working with your doctor on this problem.
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