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6/16/11 7:00 P

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http://www.livestrong.com/article/75128-lo
wer-diastolic-blood-pressure-naturally/

Just found this article with hints for lowering diastolic. Hope it helps.

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5/29/11 11:00 A

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Coach Tanya has a pretty good list of higher potassium foods here:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messa
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5/28/11 7:30 P

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I forgot to mention my numbers. Currently my bp is around 120/84. That bottom number stays around 89 and goes up into the 90s. It seems exercise keeps the top # at 126 to 118. I will increase my potassium and see what happens.

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Sorry but I haven't heard about vitamins' application in solving the potassium insufficient intake which is meanwhile a national problem in the States.

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5/20/11 1:46 P

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Answer regarding increasing potassium is great. . .I was browsing BP books and one in particular stressed sodium/potassium ratio levels when working on lowering HBP. I may have to find out more about this subject. My body HATES all the blood pressure lowering meds that I've tried. . .the side affects and weight gain are intolerable. Thanks for the information. . .I'm starting out with more bananas, potatoes and raisins (love all three). Anyone know of any vitamin supplements to help?

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5/19/11 4:52 P

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You didn't say what your numbers are. How low is your systolic and how high the diastolic? Just wondering because my sys. droppes to 104-108 but my diastolic stays at 74-78. I don't think tnis is problematic but it looks cockeyed.

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Along with watching your sodium intake you should also increase your potassium intake. For some people their bp is high because they are not getting enough potassium. I am having that problem now. No matter how many bananas, potatoes, raisins I eat my potassium levels are always low.

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Im still taking pills & trying to get off with exercise & changing my sodium intact. So I will make these changes & see how it works.

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Hi. I have had that problem for a long time until my Dia # reached some recommended readings. This happened after my doc tested a number of pills. Have I rightly guessed that you're still not on pills (which would be great) and trying to regulate BP by natural means. I'd suggest you pay special attention to eliminating (limiting) your sodium intake.

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5/3/11 6:45 P

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It seems exercising and drinking more water drops my Sys. #-but I can't get my Dia# to drop. Is there anything special that can be done?

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