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Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: Good morning. I am looking for advice on the best way to lower blood pressure without medications...if possible. I am 47, female, and I do need to lose about 40 lbs. I have heard to exercise, however doesnt that raise the BP?
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Provide details.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
To help you better I need to know a few details about you:
1. How much is your BP reading these days?
2. When was it diagnosed first time and how? What was the reading that time?
3. Have you achieved menopause?
4. Any medicines you have taken for high BP?
5. Any history of diabetes or thyroid issues?
Revert with the asked details for a better help.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (1 hour later)
Detailed Answers:

1. How much is your BP reading these days? 150/90
2. When was it diagnosed first time and how? 4 years ago What was the reading that time? 140/90
3. Have you achieved menopause? yes
4. Any medicines you have taken for high BP? None. It actually came down and stayed that way for over a year.
5. Any history of diabetes or thyroid issues? thyroid panel has remained normal
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need low dose diuretic.

Detailed Answer:
Hello the current recommendations suggests that at your age we don't need to treat BP of 140/80. However since your reading is crossing that you should take a low dose diuretic like Hydrochlorothiazide.
Since at present you are not willing to take medicines we can give a try of lifestyle modifications for a month or so.
I would advice you following:
1. To take low salt diet.
2. Exercise regularly. Shred some more weight and do go for jogging/running. Exercises increases your BP temporarily during the exercise period but overall they help wonderfully in controlling your blood pressure.
3. To consume garlic and fenugreek seeds.
4. Avoid alcohol, smoking , fatty food , pickle and soda.
This is all you can do to control your blood pressure and even if you don't get it in range you would need medicine as discussed.
I hope it helps you.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Anshul Varshney (29 hours later)
Thank you so much!
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Good Luck

Detailed Answer:
I wish you good luck.
If you have no further queries, you may please close the discussion and rate it.
Take Care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Provide details. Detailed Answer: Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern. To help you better I need to know a few details about you: 1. How much is your BP reading these days? 2. When was it diagnosed first time and how? What was the reading that time? 3. Have you achieved menopause? 4. Any medicines you have taken for high BP? 5. Any history of diabetes or thyroid issues? Revert with the asked details for a better help.