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A 51-year-old male asked:

started exercising with dash diet but still smoking and drinking alcohol and lots of coffee (tried quitting but can't) bp still slightly high. meds?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Not certain what you: are asking. If you want to know if medications are indicated then the answer is no provided you can make appropriate life style choices. Perhaps some counseling to help you make these choices would be more beneficial in the long run than medications for your hypertension. I don't recall cigarettes, alcohol and excessive coffee being on the DASH diet.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
DASH Diet: For DASH 2 do its magic it must be followed exactly. I recommend getting book & do chapter 9 exactly 4 2 weeks & get back with us. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 ebook eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 If u DASH 4 2 wks & BP not down then either ur BP is not DASH sensitive or u were not following exactly . Only way 2 tell if DASHing is 2 check urine 4 Na & K & creat. If Na/K not <1 not DASHing. Show me the pee

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