Lower Blood Pressure 50 points in one week

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Starboyjim, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Wind

    Wind Bobtail Member

    Sep 1, 2014
    So did doing the OP's recommendations actually help anyone bring their BP down in about a week? That's actually the goal I have set for myself right now.
  2. fairshake

    fairshake Medium Load Member

    Oct 4, 2010
    Chickenville, BFE
    Practice deep breathing and skip the bs
  3. camionneur

    camionneur Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    Well the thing is, both salts (sodium & potassium) and sugar are required for hydration, or you can develop a severe fluid imbalance.

    "Why not just drink water? Whether you’re sweating or ill with diarrhea, you’re not just losing water. You’re also losing electrolytes necessary for all the functions of the body. The most important of these are sodium and potassium. If you lose a lot of electrolytes and drink a lot of plain water to rehydrate, dangerous things can happen. In athletes, severe hyponatremia (low blood sodium) can lead to death"... Iodine is also lost in sweat, etc. So iodized salt would be a good idea, if iodine isn't in your diet or multivitamin otherwise. Too much salt isn't good, but neither is too little. Same goes for sugar (your brain needs glucose to function, and it helps with that fluid balance also).

    Eating beets with salt will lower bp, in my experience.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
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