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Can you reduce high blood pressure without medication?
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
The dash diet (google it) (it should be a lifestyle, not a diet, because diets are temporary) may reduce BP by 5-8 mm hg (points).
Some drastic improvements in lifestyle (dash, wt loss, quit alcohol) may make meds unnecessary, but in some patients, BP will require medicine to get to safe level even with a healthy lifestyle.

In brief: Sometimes
The dash diet (google it) (it should be a lifestyle, not a diet, because diets are temporary) may reduce BP by 5-8 mm hg (points).
Some drastic improvements in lifestyle (dash, wt loss, quit alcohol) may make meds unnecessary, but in some patients, BP will require medicine to get to safe level even with a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. John Hammes
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
Lifestyle modification including weight loss, low salt diet, exercise, alcohol in moderation are essential first steps and at times can prevent the need for medications.

In brief: Sometimes
Lifestyle modification including weight loss, low salt diet, exercise, alcohol in moderation are essential first steps and at times can prevent the need for medications.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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