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How long does it take to lower blood pressure with Lisinopril?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: i was put on 5mg of Lisinopril yesterday for hypertension my top number has got does from 157 to 134 but the bottom is the same 100 is that A concern
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Diastolic hypertension;changes in diet&lifested advised with lisinopril

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

You are saying to be suffering of hypertension and just yesterday started taking lisinopril.

Your bp ranges from:
- systolic 157 to 134
- diastolic 100

As your diastolic bp remains at 100 range, this is a case for diastolic hypertension too. You just started therapy with lisinopril; but it would need more time to get your diastolic bp down.

Apart lisinopril, I'd advise to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle that would help bring both of your bp back to normal range:
- limit salt intake
- try to be more physically active
- if you are overweight, try to lose weight
- limit oily/fatty/fried foods
- control your cholesterol level and get it treated if it is high
- measure your blood sugar
- try to control stress

The real changes would be notable after 1 month of applying such changes and taking medication. Within the next 3 months, you'll see your bp will be back to normal again.

All the best!
Dr.Albana
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How long does it take to lower blood pressure with Lisinopril?

Brief Answer: Diastolic hypertension;changes in diet&lifested advised with lisinopril Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. You are saying to be suffering of hypertension and just yesterday started taking lisinopril. Your bp ranges from: - systolic 157 to 134 - diastolic 100 As your diastolic bp remains at 100 range, this is a case for diastolic hypertension too. You just started therapy with lisinopril; but it would need more time to get your diastolic bp down. Apart lisinopril, I'd advise to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle that would help bring both of your bp back to normal range: - limit salt intake - try to be more physically active - if you are overweight, try to lose weight - limit oily/fatty/fried foods - control your cholesterol level and get it treated if it is high - measure your blood sugar - try to control stress The real changes would be notable after 1 month of applying such changes and taking medication. Within the next 3 months, you'll see your bp will be back to normal again. All the best! Dr.Albana