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A 22-year-old male asked:

My doctor recently diagnosed me with high blood pressure. after a week of blood pressure meds my blood pressure is still high. apart from that i am craving salty foods and don not want to eat something sweat at all. what can this be ??

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Hypertension: After a week of medication with no lowering of bp, an increase in dose or addition of another medication may be necessary. Avoid salt, alcohol, nicotine, excess caffeine and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or naproxen. Use a salt substitute. Get to ideal weight and exercise regularly if you're able to. Minimize stress. Continue follow-up with your MD.

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Last updated Mar 4, 2020

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