A 36-year-old female asked:
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my diastolic has been elevated lately. 108/92, 107/80, 101/89, 104/89. i take torpol xl 50. i had full work up and all was well. what can cause this?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Not really very high: The cause is your high blood pressure. At this mild elevation, I wouldn't increase the Rx. Try lifestyle modifications like moving toward ideal body weight,aerobic exercise 3 days a week or more,meditation/yoga,good sleep,and continue to monitor.
Answered on Nov 25, 2016
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Insulin resistance: The easiest way to reduce blood pressure is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This diet may help avoid meds.
Answered on Nov 25, 2016
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