A 41-year-old member asked:
what is the best way to control hypertension?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Meds and lifestyle: Regular exercise, weight control, low salt diet, minimize caffeine. If those lifestyle changes fail to normalize the bp, then medications can be used to control it. There are several categories of meds, but it's best to have your physician discuss them with you before starting.
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Best 2 control BP?: Do the DASH! ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 do chapter 9 exactly for 2 weeks. Tell your team what you are doing. Measure BP at home each day and keep them posted,
Terrace Park, OH
A 58-year-old male asked:
What is best med(s) to help control hypertension. 3 month average 170/110.?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 34 years experience
ACE inhibitor: I prefer starting with ace inhibitors as first line agents. They have few side effects and have multiple beneficial effects on the heart and blood vessels. Sometimes people require combination of these drugs with diuretics. If that doesn't work, diagnostic testing may be required to look for reversible causes of hypertension.
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