There are a number of natural supplements that can be taken to help reduce blood pressure levels.
Some of the commonest include garlic extract, lycopenes or tomato skin extract, hawthorn berry and (less often) black cohosh.
As a doctor I'm often asked about how and when people should use natural supplements alongside or instead of blood pressure medications.
For most of those with high BP I see natural remedies as an extra method - not an alternative to normal prescribed medications. Some people will be able to reduce or stop their normal meds if they start using natural supplements - but most won't. Most still need to take what their doctor prescribes - or to address lifestyle issues more carefully.
How have you coped?
Have you used natural supplements to help lower your blood pressure levels?
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