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A 25-year-old female asked:

I'm on blood pressure meds. my doctor believe diet and exercise will let me go off the. when i lose weight does it just go back to normal?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It can: In fact, if you lose enough weight and are hood about eating healthy and exercising, it's possible that your blood pressure could become low if you are still on medications.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
It could.: Weight loss, DASH diet (low salt, high fiber/magnesium/calcium/potassium),and cardiovascular exercise can help to lower the blood pressure, hopefully to the point that you can come off medication. Not a guarantee, but a possibility.
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Yes, it could with daily commitment to these recommendations
Sep 6, 2014
Last updated Jun 9, 2019

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