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A 53-year-old male asked:

what can i take to lower my blood pressure?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many choices: Before medication, diet and exercise can go an awful long way in controlling high blood pressure. Should that not be enough, there are literally dozens of drugs over several classes that can be used to treat high blood pressure. Your doctor will help identify the appropriate medication based on your individual needs.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Do I really need to take medicine to lower my blood pressure.?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Try diet change.: Reducing salt may help your blood pressure. Losing weight if you are overweight may help, but if your blood pressure is still high (over 140/90) medications are necessary.Lowering your blood pressure is important to reduce the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lower my blood pressure?

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Dr. James Chapman
Cardiology 41 years experience
5-14 days: Your blood pressure will begin to lower with your first dose of medication, but it make take as long s 2 weeks on the new med to see where your blood pressure will level off.
A 24-year-old female asked about a 34-year-old female:

How long will it take for lebetalol to lower my blood pressure?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Acute and chronic: There will be an immediate effect after the first dose but the maximal effect may not be seen for weeks.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

How can I lower my blood pressure fast and at home, any advice? I don't take any meds

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Several ways: Here are several ways that you can lower blood pressure: 1)restrict salt (sodium) to less than 2000mg daily, 2) walk, swim or bike for 30 minutes daily, 3) restrict caffeinated beverages to one a day 4) maintain normal body weight, 5) do not drink alcohol or smoke. However,if your blood pressure is very high (>160/100) or if these do not work please see your doctor for a medication.
Cape Coral, Florida
A 42-year-old female asked about a 49-year-old male:

How can I lower my blood pressure? I hate pills&the Dr.prescribed them&I don't want to take them.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Blood pressure pills: If one is very overweight losing weight can normalize the blood pressure. Lowering salt intake may have benefit as may moderate aerobic exercise 30 min/day and perhaps meditation. Taking blood pressure medication is important if BP is high as untreated hypertension can cause heart attacks , kidney disease with need for dialysis and stroke. There are many1/day pills please be compliant

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