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A 24-year-old male asked:

i am taking micardis (telmisartan) for my bp. i am 24yrs old only. if i change to healthy lifestyle, is it possible to stop my medication?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Maybe someday: Some with high blood pressure may find their blood pressure improves with correction of problems that can cause high blood pressure. For example a young person with obesity and sleep apnea may have high blood pressure that responds to weight loss and rx of the sleep apnea. Very dangerous to stop BP meds on your own and so this question should be asked of your doctor for your specific situation.

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