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Why is the dash diet not lowering my bp much? i thought this was the gold standard blood pressure diet.

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Dr. John Szawaluk answered

Specializes in Cardiology

DASH Diet: Is part of although not the only component of treatment. Exercise , alcohol in moderation as well as medical therapy are also important.

Answered 3/30/2014

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered

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Blood pressure: The dash diet usually lowers BP 5-10mmhg if followed, many people require diet, exercise and medications all together. Many hypertensives require 2 or more antihypertensive drugs as each drug may only lower pressure another 10-20mmhg. Smoking can negate much antihypertensive effect so don't smoke.

Answered 4/24/2020

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