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A 45-year-old female asked:

When will i know i am ready to stop hypertension meds? recently lost 110lbs. readings are around 110/70.

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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
Congrats!: Check BP while meds are being tapered. You may well have achieved good health!
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
When 2 Stop BP meds?: 48 F asks when will I know I am ready to stop BP meds. I have lost 110 lbs Readings now 110/70. Congratulations on the weight loss and excellent BPs. Work with your team and discuss if tapering is something to start. In general I recommend taking BP daily and stepping down slowly. With this amt of wt loss may not need any but work with team. Keep up the good work!

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Last updated Oct 22, 2015

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