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How soon can you reduce blood pressure with exercise?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Almost immediately

Blood pressure normally drops shortly after exercise as you are cooling off.
In order to get it to stay down, however, you need to make a habit of exercising 30 or more minutes a day most days of the week. If you make a habit of staying active, your blood pressure makes of habit of staying lower. See "23 and 1/2 hours" http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo.

In brief: Almost immediately

Blood pressure normally drops shortly after exercise as you are cooling off.
In order to get it to stay down, however, you need to make a habit of exercising 30 or more minutes a day most days of the week. If you make a habit of staying active, your blood pressure makes of habit of staying lower. See "23 and 1/2 hours" http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo.
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