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Can BP be controlled by co10Q, magnesium and hawthorn berry instead of being on metoprolol and avalide?

I want to stop taking low dose metoprolol and avalide...My bp is generally below 120/80... I am 5 5 , 150 lbs and 72 yrs old. Can it be controlled by Co10Q, magnesium and hawthorn berry?...and what dosages? I would rather do natural, than medications
Fri, 5 Sep 2014
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Hi

Thanks for posting your query .

There are no documented evidences that either Co 10Q, magnesium or hawthorn berry. So I don't recommend you to stop BP medications and go on these .

Instead what you can do is continue your BP medicines , start taking hawthorn berry , keep doing aerobic exercise and follow low salt diet . Keep a track on your BP . If it's anything less than 120/80 ask your doctor to reduce the dosage of Avalide . Keep continuing your diet and exercise and after 1 month of reducing the dosage of Avalide if your BP is still less than 120/80 ask your doctor to stop Avalide .

After 2-3 months the same can be tried with Metoprolol .

Warning : NEVER STOP BP MEDICATIONS BY YOURSELF . IT WILL CAUSE REBOUND ACCELERATED HYPERTENSION .

Any clarifications feel free to ask .
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Can BP be controlled by co10Q, magnesium and hawthorn berry instead of being on metoprolol and avalide?

Hi Thanks for posting your query . There are no documented evidences that either Co 10Q, magnesium or hawthorn berry. So I don t recommend you to stop BP medications and go on these . Instead what you can do is continue your BP medicines , start taking hawthorn berry , keep doing aerobic exercise and follow low salt diet . Keep a track on your BP . If it s anything less than 120/80 ask your doctor to reduce the dosage of Avalide . Keep continuing your diet and exercise and after 1 month of reducing the dosage of Avalide if your BP is still less than 120/80 ask your doctor to stop Avalide . After 2-3 months the same can be tried with Metoprolol . Warning : NEVER STOP BP MEDICATIONS BY YOURSELF . IT WILL CAUSE REBOUND ACCELERATED HYPERTENSION . Any clarifications feel free to ask . Happy to answer.