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A 23-year-old male asked:

avg bp used to be 140/93 changed diet for 1 mo and bp dropped to avg of 128/88. cardio wants to explore medication. can diet and lifestyle lower more?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes.: Sounds like you are doing great. Regular exercise, avoidance of alcohol and low salt intake will each help lower your average bp. If your avg BP is 128/88 there is not much evidence that medications will do much for you.

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