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Columbia, SC
A 48-year-old male asked:

What is the best way for me to lower my blood pressure?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Blood pressure: Many people have high blood pressure. Care starts with a healthy diet and a healthy weight. If there are headaches, nosebleeds, bruising or other unusual findings, proceed directly to your doctor's office. Very high blood pressure can be life-threatening. Meanwhile, look at the DASH diet: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/dash-diet/art-200484
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Medication: we're finding that lifestyle changes are not that good at all. However, first confirm you really have it. CHecking outside of doctor's office wating 5 min calmly before taking it and taking it sitting or lying down and certainly not active/standing/nor talking

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In what way for me to do to lower my blood pressure?

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See a doctor: Exercising 30 minutes a day,losing weight,DASH diet,at least 7 hours of sleep a night all help but see a physician to get evaluated
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Can you tell me what is the best way to lower blood pressure?

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Meds: Take your meds, avoid salt, be normal weight (or diet), & choose your family carefully.
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What is the best way to measure blood pressure?

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Good question!: BP should be measured in the sitting position after at least 10 minutes of inactivity, at the level of the heart, on both arms for at least two-three times and the measurements averaged. The subject should not have smoked or eaten the hour before, be relaxed and an appropriate-size cuff used for the body size. Classical mercury sphygmomanometers are unsurpassed. I know this is not adhered to.
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