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How can I lower my blood pressure?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: The basics:

High blood pressure places you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney failure.
Medications can lower the blood pressure, and many people need several medications to bring their BP down. Regular exercise, maintaining a normal weight, and watching your salt intake are extremely helpful measures. Remember that high blood pressure often has no symptoms; you must track it!

In brief: The basics:

High blood pressure places you at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney failure.
Medications can lower the blood pressure, and many people need several medications to bring their BP down. Regular exercise, maintaining a normal weight, and watching your salt intake are extremely helpful measures. Remember that high blood pressure often has no symptoms; you must track it!
Dr. Linda Gromko
Dr. Linda Gromko
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Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diet or Medication

You can try diet and excercise first.
You can try limiting your salt intake, excercising about 30 mins/day, losing weight, quitting smoking, and limiting your alcohol intake. If those are unsuccesful, you will need your doctor to prescribe anti-hypertensive medications.

In brief: Diet or Medication

You can try diet and excercise first.
You can try limiting your salt intake, excercising about 30 mins/day, losing weight, quitting smoking, and limiting your alcohol intake. If those are unsuccesful, you will need your doctor to prescribe anti-hypertensive medications.
Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many ways...

You can start by life style modifications.
Eating right (avoiding salt, for example), losing weight if you are overweight, and getting regular exercise will help to reduce high blood pressure. If you already do these things (or they are too tough to do), there are many different medications prescribed by doctors to help lower high blood pressure (diuretics, beta-blockers, etc.).

In brief: Many ways...

You can start by life style modifications.
Eating right (avoiding salt, for example), losing weight if you are overweight, and getting regular exercise will help to reduce high blood pressure. If you already do these things (or they are too tough to do), there are many different medications prescribed by doctors to help lower high blood pressure (diuretics, beta-blockers, etc.).
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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