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Any suggestion to reduce blood pressure?

I'm a 44 year old woman. My blood pressure is consistently in the 140 - 150 range systolic and high 90's diastolic while I'm resting. I'm taking 20 mg of Lisinopril a day, walking for 30 minutes daily, watching my sodium intake, and trying to reduce my stress level. I'm also taking 75 mg of Venlafaxine daily as well as 5 mg of Crestor. What are my options for reducing my blood pressure? Should my Lisinopril be increased or should another medication be added? My doctor wants to slowly titrate the medications, but I'm worried about prolonging the increased blood pressure. What's your opinion?
Thu, 12 Nov 2015
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There are lots of treatments for high blood pressure. Life style changes are advised (ie, less alcohol, stop smoking, continuing the walking) and, if necessary, an extra drug can be added, such as a gentle water pill.
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