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A 45-year-old female asked:

Been taking benicar hct for years and went to doctor 2 weeks ago & prescribed metoprolol 12.5 mg because bp was elevated, how can i come off this?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Most hypertensive: patients require 3 or 4 different medications to obtain sufficient BP control as they get older. If you want to normalize your blood pressure without medications you will need to lose weight (BMI of 20) exercise daily and limit the sodium content of your diet to less than 1.5 grams a day. It takes very hard work but the benefits of being off medications is worth it. Good luck.
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