Blood Pressure Treatments Mount Dora FL

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.

Wilberto Lester Lopez, MD
(407) 833-8028
250 E 4th Ave
Mount Dora, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Kenneth David Kronhaus, MD
(352) 735-1400
250 E 4th Ave
Mount Dora, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Critical Care Medicine-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1982

Data Provided by:
Daniel Edwin Rieders, MD
(352) 383-8818
2005 Castelli Blvd
Mount Dora, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish, Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Med Ctr, Los Angeles, Ca; Downey Reg Med Ctr, Downey, Ca
Group Practice: A Cardiology Specialist

Data Provided by:
Kehinde A Layeni
(352) 357-6100
1216 Mount Homer Rd
Eustis, FL
Specialty
Cardiology

Data Provided by:
Maurice M Rath, MD, PHD
(407) 886-3126
641 Via Milano
Apopka, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Family Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Kenneth David Kronhaus
(352) 735-1400
250 East Fourth Avenue
Mount Dora, FL
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Vaishali Swami, MD
(352) 323-5700
2021 Stefano Ct
Mount Dora, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided by:
Steven Joseph Nerad, MD
(352) 735-1400
18 N Eustis St
Eustis, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1985

Data Provided by:
Kehinde Akintoye Layeni, MD
(352) 357-6100
1216 Mount Homer Rd
Eustis, FL
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Edward Woodward, MD, FACC
858 Errol Pkwy
Apopka, FL
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Ask the Doctor—Lower Blood Pressure

Provided by: 

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.

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...

Local Events

2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Dates: 2/26/2015 – 2/28/2015
Location:
Orlando
View Details

2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
Dates: 2/16/2017 – 2/18/2017
Location:
Orlando
View Details

2015 Florida Dietetic Association Annual Symposium
Dates: 7/12/2015 – 7/15/2015
Location:
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando
View Details