Blood Pressure Treatments Oklahoma City OK

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.

Stanley R Mc Campbell, MD
(405) 236-1295
1211 N Shartel Ave Ste 1005
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1952
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok

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William Anthony Collazo, MD
(405) 272-8499
608 NW 9th St Ste 4106
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1981

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Ronald Richmond Hope, MD
(450) 340-2121
1110 N Classen Blvd Ste 202
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Melbourne, Fac Of Med, Parkville, Vic, Australia
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Bone & Joint Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates

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Jan Voda, MD
(405) 272-8424
608 NW 9th St Ste 6200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Czech
Education
Medical School: Charles Univ, Second Med Fac, Praha, Czechoslovakia
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Specialists

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Naji E Karam, MD
(405) 272-8477
608 NW 9th St Ste 6100
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok

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Michael Perlin, MD
108 NW 25th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Iftikhar Ahmad, MD
(405) 272-8383
608 NW 9th St Ste 4000
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Jim Throrpe Rehabilit, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Iftikhar & Salima Ahmad Inc

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Surindar K Bhatia
(405) 272-6281
608 Nw 9th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Pavel Riha
(405) 231-8882
608 Nw 9th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Cardiology

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Niraj Kishore Prasad
(405) 272-6300
608 Nw 9th
Okc, OK
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Ask the Doctor—Lower Blood Pressure

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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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