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Old 07-16-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Lowering BP with Epsom salt bath?

This website [url]http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/[/url] suggests Epsom salt bath may have lowering BP effect. Has anyone tried it?

 
Old 07-17-2005, 06:04 AM   #2
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Re: Lowering BP with Epsom salt bath?

From DEEP DARK in the past recesses of my memory, I vaguely recalliing the story of some beauty queen of the silver screen of yore, had a heart attack that was attributed to a long soak "in salts." (Epsom?, I'm not sure...it was DECADES ago.)

I never trust info promulgated by any trade "council" because the hyperboles fly too easy: "cures the plague, slays the dragon, ends world hunger" kinda thing!

I have tried epsom salts soaking to ease joint pain. A warm soak is always nice but I doubt it ever did much for the pain.

I KNOW a warm or hot bath will lower BP by causing a large dilation of the skin's arterioles to try to expel body heat...and it DOES feel good, but, alas, at 6'2" I don't fit into my bath tub and my gym's hot tub is being rebuilt!

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Old 07-18-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Re: Lowering BP with Epsom salt bath?

Try Bikram yoga. It's done in 105 degree heat and it's a real workout. If it doesn't kill you I bet it will lower your blood pressure. It lowers mine way low but I only have white coat high blood pressure. Has anybody else tried it or has it helped lowering pressure?

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