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Old 06-02-14, 09:04 AM
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I'm not a dr. so check what I tell you with your dr.
1) Fish oils, especially the concentrated versions that contain about 50% or more of EPA/DHA are your friend. O3 fatty acids will help to make the cell walls more fluid, and as such will help with reducing the excess water.
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements: Benefits, Side Effects, and Uses

2) reducing carbs is a good idea. Too many carbs result in too much insulin secretion, which triggers several cascades, one of which results in higher angiotenson levels. This results in higher blood pressure. This hormone is the same one targeted by ACE inhibitors to lower the blood pressure.
Potential role of sugar (fructose) in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease (same link as a post above)

3) try to get more potassium in your diet. Potassium helps to relax the muscles, and as such helps to reduce the blood pressure by relaxing the smooth muscles an allowing the arteries/veins to not be so constricted.
Potassium lowers blood pressure

4) Moderate cardio exercise helps to reduce blood pressure as well: Moderate-Level Physical Activities
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