Blood Pressure Treatments Millington TN

The two fundamental interventions for normalizing blood pressure include weight loss, with a goal of getting the percentage of body fat below 20 percent, and a vigorous exercise program that includes at least three hours of aerobic activity and two hours of weight lifting or similar resistance exercises every week.

Steven T Martin, MD
(901) 371-9040
4901 Raleigh Common Dr
Memphis, TN
Business
Cardiovascular Physicians of Memphis
Specialties
Cardiology

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Brenda Jean Richardson, MD
(901) 725-7361
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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Shadwan Alsafwah, MD
9820 Quebec Ln
Arlington, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Rai C Dave
(901) 725-1002
4901 Raleigh Common Dr
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Claro Faustino Diaz, MD
(901) 382-0397
3950 New Covington Pike Ste 120
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Hospital Of Memphis, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Sutherland Clinic

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Eric R Guerra, MD
(901) 747-3330
4440 Garner Pl
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joseph Seth Weinstein
(901) 371-9040
4901 Raleigh Common Drive
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Cardiology

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Dr.Brenda Richardson
(901) 507-3100
3950 New Covington Pike
Memphis, TN
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Someswara R Karri, MD
(901) 758-0054
3980 New Covington Pike Ste 300
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rangaraya Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Kakinada, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Methodist Univ Hosp, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Cardiovascular Specialists Inc

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Eduardo Virtucio Basco, MD
(901) 382-0397
3950 New Covington Pike Ste 120
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1986

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My blood pressure has gradually increased over the last few years, and I’d like to avoid medication if possible. Can you recommend natural remedies?

If your average blood pressure is greater than 120/80 but less than 140/90, that qualifies you for the diagnosis of “prehypertension,” a condition that affects tens of millions of Americans. According to a recent expert consensus called the JNC-7, people in this category definitely need some form of intervention; otherwise they have a significantly elevated risk for heart attacks, congestive heart failure, strokes, or chronic kidney disease. The two fundamental interventions for normalizing blood pressure include weight loss, with a goal of getting the percentage of body fat below 20 percent, and a vigorous exercise program that includes at least three hours of aerobic activity and two hours of weight lifting or similar resistance exercises every week. Also, people with elevated blood pressure should restrict their consumption of salt, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol. They also should avoid smoking altogether, for many reasons.

In addition to avoiding unhealthy foods, you need to include certain essential nutrients in your diet. These must-haves include potassium (abundant in citrus fruits, melons, bananas, nuts, and figs) and magnesium (found in leafy green vegetables, seafood, whole grains, and nuts). Many people with elevated blood pressure also benefit from a magnesium supplement of 300 to 500 mg per day.

Another beneficial supplement, omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish, helps lower blood pressure. Excellent food sources include wild Pacific salmon and sardines—both of which are low in mercury and other toxins. In addition to eating these fish, I recommend taking a supplement in liquid or capsules that provides at least 2 to 3 grams per day of a combination of EPA and DHA, the two most beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil works even better when combined with garlic. You can either try eating two to three raw cloves a day, or take 1 to 3 grams of a freeze-dried garlic powder in capsule form.

According to several medical studies, olive oil also helps lower blood pressure. It contains polyphenols, compounds known to decrease inflammation and increase the production of nitric oxide, a gaseous molecule that relaxes blood vessel walls. Polyphenols give extra virgin olive oil its pungent flavor, which explains why it’s the most powerful at lowering blood pressure.

In addition, olive leaves contain oleuropein, a chemical that has been shown to lower blood pressure. Extracts of olive leaf are typically available in 500 mg capsules; I recommend three to four capsules per day. I also recommend two other supplements, L-arginine, an amino acid, and folic acid, a B-complex vitamin. Like olive oil, both of these nutrients relax blood vessels by increasing nitric oxide production. The dose of L-arginine is 2 grams twice daily; folic acid can be taken in a daily dose of 1,000 mcg.

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