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A 27-year-old male asked:

i am weighing 188 lbs. last year i was 215 lbs. i am taking thiazide med for high bp. now its normal. if i reduce 20 more can i away from med

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Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Blood pressure: Great job on the weight loss. Blood pressure and weight are directly related. If you continue losing weight there is a possibility you could get off meds. Discuss this with your doctor for more advice. Do not stop your medicine until approved by the doctor. They can still tell if you can stop meds by your physical exam and blood pressure readings.

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Last updated Nov 23, 2013

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