A 33-year-old male asked:
i don't have med insurance or money to see a dr to obtain a waiver for a pre employment physical screening. the screening requires my blood pressure to be at 140/90. my current level was 154/96. what are ways and remedies to lower my blood pressure?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Alan Heldman answered
32 years experience Cardiology
Low cost BP meds: There are quite a few blood pressure medicines which are generic and available at very low cost - for example at Walmart they sell $4 prescriptions. Seeing a doctor or a nurse practitioner to get started is a good idea since high blood pressure causes stroke, kidney failure, and heart disease. Low salt diet, weight loss, and exercise may lower the BP a bit, but usually not 15 points.
Answered on Aug 25, 2017
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