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what should ido to control blood pressure?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
HTN: Decrease your salt intake, exercise, lose weight, stop smoking. If this is not enough then you might need some medications. Depending on how high it is, you might even be prescribed medications at the same time with lifestyle modifications
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
RESTRICT SALT: The one most important thing we can do to lower our blood pressure without medication is REDUCING our sodium input. This means salty foods themselves not JUST from the salt shaker. Your Primary Care Provider can give you a 2 GM sodium diet> Hope this helps Dr Z
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
BP: low salt/low carbohydrate diet, regular aerobic exercise and see your doctor for evaluation and treatment

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I have sle or lupus and am having problems keeping my blood pressure under control. I'm taking 10 b/p pills, what do I do?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Renal problems?: You need to ge second opinion with doctor to evaluate your renal function which can be affected in systemic lupus. This could contribute to uncontrollable hypertension.
A 24-year-old member asked:

Which medicines control blood pressure?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Lots of choices.: There are many different types of medications to control blood pressure. Diuretics decrease sodium and fluid retention. Beta blockers decrease the force of heart contractions. Vasodilators relax blood vessel tension. Ace inhibitors block chemicals that raise bp. Alpha blockers adjust blood vessel tone. Many patients need more than one drug to achieve ideal control. Combination pills are available.
A 56-year-old member asked:

How is blood pressure controlled outside of medication, I take meds.?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lots of ways!: If you're blood pressure is high, there are several things that may help, besides medications. Weight loss for people overweight or obese is probably the most effective. Regular cardiovascular activity (150min+ / week), if okay'd by your doctor, is also great. Alcohol cessation or moderation is important, as is salt restriction. Following a dash diet is another way to control BP through diet!
A 43-year-old member asked:

How hard is it to get stable blood pressure control with just one medicine?

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Cardiology 21 years experience
Can be done: It is possible with isolated high blood pressure to control it with one medication but it has to be the right drug and at the correct dose. Most of the time other medications are given because the first drug is not fully utilized, or other medical conditions are better treated with adding the other drugs as well.
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What are some medications used to control blood pressure?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
There are so many : Many classes of meds available now. Example: beta-blocker--toprol, coreg, bystolic, (nebivolol) inderal, labetalol; calcium chanel blocker--norvasc, cardizem, verapamil; diurectic--dyazide, chlorthalidone; ace-inhibitors--lisinopril, enalapril, captopril; arb-blocker--atacand, cozar, benicar, diovan; alpha-blocker--doxazosin/terazosin etc..This is just a partial list (i am running out of room). Consult doc.

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