A 42-year-old male asked:
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can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications.pls explain?

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Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
Only mild effect: If HBP don't wait to take drugs to avoid complications
Answered on Aug 2, 2015
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider.
Answered on Jan 11, 2021

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