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High blood pressure? My husband is 27 and has high blood pressure. He was put on medication for it but we have lost our health insurance and cannot afford health insurance or to pay for the prescription full price. Is there anything i can do to help lower

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Non

Non pharmaceutical things that you can do to lower your BP include: avoid salt - table salt, sea salt, salty foods - potato chips, canned foods, fast foods decrease stimulants - caffeine(coffee/tea/pop), alcohol avoid cigarette smoking lose weight get more exercise - even walking counts decrease stress, if possible ***you might want to talk with his physician to see if a less expensive antihypertensive medication can be prescribed too.
Best wishes.

In brief: Non

Non pharmaceutical things that you can do to lower your BP include: avoid salt - table salt, sea salt, salty foods - potato chips, canned foods, fast foods decrease stimulants - caffeine(coffee/tea/pop), alcohol avoid cigarette smoking lose weight get more exercise - even walking counts decrease stress, if possible ***you might want to talk with his physician to see if a less expensive antihypertensive medication can be prescribed too.
Best wishes.
Dr. Joseph Jeu
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Dr. Bennett Werner
I agree with Dr. Jeu- if your husband needs medication, there are many generic meds that are dirt cheap, for example: hydrochlorothiazide, lisinopril, diltiazem, atenolol - each only costs $4 per month ($10 for 3 months). Check this website: http://www.goodrx.com/
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cheap as water

Many BP meds are cheap as water. For instance: Lisinopril and lisinoprilhct cost only $4 for a month's supply.
So does atenolol, metoprolol, and carvedilol. Look at http://goodrx.Com. Those drugs are even cheaper if you buy them by the 100.

In brief: Cheap as water

Many BP meds are cheap as water. For instance: Lisinopril and lisinoprilhct cost only $4 for a month's supply.
So does atenolol, metoprolol, and carvedilol. Look at http://goodrx.Com. Those drugs are even cheaper if you buy them by the 100.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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