My mother's blood pressure will not come down no matter what. We have tried many medications over the last several months. Her heart 'stress test' and her kidney function tests are OK, but the blood pressure stays around 180/110. Do you have any suggestions?
stop using salt and canned goods...avoid pretzels & chips & nuts with salt................use fresh veggies or frozen.......get ride of the salt shaker & use spices that contain no salt. salt holds water in the body and makes the pressure higher. I would see the dietician for the full list.......includes bacon and other food products...especially lunch meats.
Have you tried any homeopathic remedies? There are certain natural companies that have herbal remedies for hypertension or high blood pressure. Try checking out a website called Botanical-Wisdom.com. They have a number of homeopathic remedies, specifically one called blood pressure control. This herbal supplement has been clinically tested to lower the bp of men and women from ages 30-70's. Not saying this is a cure to your problem, but it may definitely be a good way of controlling your bp without a heavy medication, or by just adding to it. Since it is natural, there are no side effects to this. There are studies for this nutraceutical under a different name, Hypertril, on their manufacturer's website unapproved link removed. Myself, I do research on mostly everything before I put it in my body. I hope this helps. Good luck to you and I wish you and your mother well.
Has she had a blood catecholamines test to rule out a pheochromocytoma? My husband had one, and they call it the 10% tumor because at least 10% of people will have a heart attack or stroke before they get diagnosed. Hard to control bp is one symptom.
Has she tried ayurvedic or homeopathic medicine that would help lowering her blood pressure. She can even try even antioxidant health supplement capsules like Bioprotectant, Curcumin C3 Power that helps in lowering blood pressure
I've lowered my BP from 176/95 to 120/75 with spikes up to 132/84 during extreme stress but I can bring it back down now. I cut my sodium intake to 300 mg per day, max. I take 1300 mg of Evening Primrose Oil and 500 mg of L-Arginine, daily, and I drink a great herbal tea.
Getting off of salt took me off of prepared foods an the 50 extra pounds I carried melted away. I'm off of the meds. My doctor knows and thinks it's awesome. Beware of salt.