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    Okay, so I'm, like, really stressed lately. My blood pressure is slightly elevated - the bottom number. Systolic. Diastolic. Whatever. Normally my blood pressure is just fine; I've just been on edge for a little while now.

    In any event, I need to get my blood pressure to come down for a day. Don't feel like going into details. Just need it to happen.

    Suggestions?


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    When I was pregnant mine went up, and to keep me from getting risked out of the birth center we needed it to come down quickly without medication. My midwife told me to eat six eggs a day and as much watermelon as I could hold. She said I wouldn't want to do this long term, but I was basically about to burst so it wasn't going to be more than a week or so.

    It seemed to work for me, but it took a few days to kick in. I don't know how quickly you need yours to change.
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    Also, if you can lie on your left side before the test that helps.
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    The watermelon makes sense. I read dehydration is a common culprit... the watermelon would take care of that.

    I just feel so... stressed.


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    Ooh, watermelon might do other nice things as well:

    Watermelon May Have Viagra-effect

    Apparently it's the amino acid arganine that makes watermelon so good for BP.
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    Deal with the stress to help control your blood pressure. It doesn't really work the other way around. What is your BP reading? Slightly elevated for a brief period of time isn't going to do any harm.

    Find ways to relieve your stress.

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    Three suggestions :

    1. Measure and cut down on your salt intake. I started watching the sodium levels (less than 200mg per serving) of any snacks I consumed and this had a pretty quick effect. If you cook, put 1/2 a teaspoon of salt aside and see if you can just use that for your food that day.
    2. Consuming more water will help too with reducing sodium levels although you lose other nutrients too and can have too much water. Go for a balance.
    3. Deep breathing really helps if done correctly. Breathe in through your nose, pause for a second and breathe out REALLY slowly through your mouth. Count if possible -- your breathing out should take twice as many breaths as breathing in.

    Good luck!

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    20-40 min of aerobic exercise would probably bring BP down once you've rested from it. Do enough to get the endorphins flowing.

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    Before I was vegan I was about 120/70, now I'm around 100/60... not that you have to give up all animal products.... but increasing veg/fruit intake and lowering red meat/cheese...etc
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