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how to decrease your high blood preasure?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Many ways: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, and stopping smoking are all non-medication methods which can be helpful. Pharmacologic considerations: chlorthalidone, lisinopril, carvedilol, amlodipine, many others.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a high blood preasure and i'm only 18. Is there any kind of procedure I can lower it?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Yes: If it truly is high, you need some tests to determine if there is an unusual reason for the high blood pressure. If it is just primary hypertension it would be treated with medications. If the elevation is very mild, life style changes such as eating less salt might help. Certain types of unusual hypertension can be cured with surgery., .
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I have high blood preasure will I be on medican for the resr of my life?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: There's a chance you could be weaned off of the medicine once your blood pressure is controlled, but unfortunately most people end up staying on the medication.
A 46-year-old male asked:

Whats the major contrbutor to high blood preasure ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No one really knows.: That is why it is called "essential" hypertension. There are many contributors but it is hard to pin it on just one. Everyone seems to have a small amount of sodium retention or perhaps sodium overload.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is an easy way for me to lose wieght fast so that i wont have high blood preasure?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Weight loss : The most reliable method remains decrease caloric intake to 1200 to 1500 calories and exercise over 2500 calories a day. That degree of exercise is not easy however. That is why rapid healthful weight loss isn't easy. More reasonable to establish a diet exercise balance that yield steady weight loss/control over time and stick to it.
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Does amvasc 5mg good for high blood preasure?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Amlodipine: Amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker used for treatment of hypertension. Usually started at 2.5 or 5 mg and can be increased to 10 mg daily if needed.

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