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BLOOD PRESSURE ISSUES - POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

(DO NOT try without discussing with your doctor) This is just sharing information


Always check with your doctor before trying anything to help blood pressure issues. I wanted to share what my doctor often uses in both issues. Both can hurt you if you over use as you can see in the articles. Moderation and discussing dosage with your doctor is very important. It is also a good lesson that sometimes something that seems innocent can hurt you if you overdo it, when it has medicinal uses. Licorice in particular if you have high blood pressure could be dangerous. I only used these with dosage instructions from my doctor.


POSSIBLE REMEDIES FOR LOW BLOOD PRESSURE


LIFESTYLE :

Increase salt intake

Compression socks

Get up slowly, change position slowly

Use more pillows

Cross your thighs in a scissor-like fashion and then squeeze as tight as you can

Avoid stressful situations

Lie down and Elevate feet

Avoid hot shower

Diffuse rosemary essential oil


DIET:

Salty snacks or meals

Eat small frequent meals

Avoid alcohol

Drink more fluids

Drink coffee or caffeinated tea with meals

Snack on almonds and raisins

Eggs

Leafy greens

Legumes

Organ meats

Fish

Chicken

Olives

Nuts


SUPPLEMENT IDEAS:

Licorice tea

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Ginseng has normalizing effects



*(POSSIBLE REMEDIES FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)*


LIFESTYLE :

Avoid caffeine

Avoid sugar

Avoid trans fats

Avoid alcohol

Reduce stress

Regular exercise

Essential oils known for lowering blood pressure are lavender, ylang ylang, clary sage and frankincense.


DIET:

Mediterranean diet

DASH diet

High fiber foods

High potassium foods

Low salt diet

Bananas

Beetroot juice

Blueberries

Broccoli

Celery seeds

Cherry juice

Dark chocolate

Fatty Fish

Flaxseed

Garlic

Melon

Parsley

Spinach

Sunflower seeds

Sweet basil

Tomatoes

Whole grains

Yogurt

Thyme

Cinnamon

Ginger

Cardamom


SUPPLEMENT IDEAS:

Hawthorne

Fish oil supplements

Garlic

L‐arginine

Magnesium

Potassium

CoQ10

Chinese cats claw

Bacopa monnieri

Resveratrol

Bergamot extracts

Barberry

Pycnogenol

Vitamin C

Controlled‐release melatonin



NOTE ON POTASSIUM:

"Potassium exerts a positive effect upon the walls of the blood vessels, relaxing them and thus lowering systolic blood pressure (the top number). It also causes the kidneys to release sodium, and water follows sodium, thus lowering blood volume as well..........While supplements do exist for potassium, it’s a good idea to add it only with medical supervision, as potassium levels should be kept in a fairly narrow range. Too much is particularly problematic for those with kidney disease, but excessive levels of potassium can also lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, arrhythmias, numbness and tingling. "


⬇️LOW BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPOTENSION)

Besides electrolytes and salt remedies for POTS (which is often enough to correct this issue, please see our POTS/electroltyes post) My doctor uses Licorice extract to raise my blood pressure at times.




https://www.thehealthy.com/heart-disease/low-blood-pressure-remedies/





General info:



Yes you can overdo licorice it and cause issues



⬆️HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)

My doctor uses Hawthorne extract to lower blood pressure. There were a few times when I was very sick that I struggled with high blood pressure.




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2022


2021 (list of herbals found here)


2017


2004

The agents that May show some evidence of benefit (e.g., CoQ10, fish oil, garlic, vitamin C, and L‐arginine) May be utilized as adjuncts to lifestyle modifications and conventional medications as long as the patient does not experience any adverse effects or supplement‐drug interactions"




Disclaimer: Rise Above Lyme makes no claims about any possible benefit of using any product mentioned within this site. Always consult with your doctor before adding anything. The information shared is based on personal experience, years of accumulated researched resources from Lyme Literate doctors and polls conducted within Lyme groups from actual patient experience using these solution ideas.



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