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How quickly would you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Exercise: A minimum of six weeks to see an effect on bbp from consistent aerobic exercise.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How soon can you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
It's individual: Depends on the cause of the high blood pressure. If you're obese, then exercise can help reduce blood pressure when it's combined with good nutrition and weight loss. If you have kidney problems, if you eat a fast food/junk food diet, if you have an extremely stressful lifestyle, or any other cause for hypertension, then exercise won't reduce your blood pressure until you deal with the cause.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done to reduce blood pressure?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Lifestyle modifications are essential to treating hypertension. Weight loss, smoking cessation, decrease in alcohol consumption, exercise, low sodium diet (2400 mg/day) which is very difficult, a diet rich in potassium and vegetables. These are all extremely important measures. If these are ineffective , medications are usually needed.
A 30-year-old male asked:

Why exercises reduce blood pressure?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Exercise Blood Press: I understand your concern for your Blood Pressure at young age. Exercise can reduce the blood level of norepinephrine which limits the vasoconstriction of the arterioles, allowing for less peripheral resistance to blood pressure. At age 30, stressors of relationships, marriage, parenting, work and finances can cause high Blood pressure. See your family physician and Psychiatrist .
San Jose, CA
A 56-year-old female asked:

What should I do to reduce my blood pressure?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Blood pressure : Healthy living. Avoid smoking, loss excess weight, excessive salt, sugar, fatty animal products. Sleep well-speak to your doctor if you don't. Deal with emotional stresses, meditate, laugh and enjoy the company of supportive people. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Exercise according to your doctor's recommendations regularly. If recommended use medications according to recommendations
San Jose, CA
A 51-year-old male asked:

How to reduce blood pressure fast?

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Well : See a primary care doctor for blood pressure reducing medication some work faster than others

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