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High blood pressure and getting off meds
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mattnro posted:
Looking to help my FIL get off his blood pressure meds with essential oils. Any suggestions where/how to start?
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kjme11374 responded:
Not sure about essential oils, but a found a few articles that may help. I think reducing ALL added salt in diet and sticking to food that are low in sodium is Key.

What dies you FIL's doctor say? He probably should have a consult with the doctor before embarking on any program.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20046974

http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/features/treating-hypertension-naturally

http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/how-lower-blood-pressure-naturally
 
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atti_editor responded:
Hi mattnro,

The articles that kjme11374 posted have some great information on how to help your FIL lower his blood pressure naturally -- this article has 5 lifestyle tips that can lower blood pressure such as following the DASH eating plan, limiting sodium and salt, and exercise. As was previously said, make sure that you talk with your FIL's doctor before trying at home treatment.

Best wishes,
Atti
 
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kjme11374 replied to atti_editor's response:
Have you decided how you can best help your FIL?


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