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Have hypertension. Stopped taking medication. Trying to reduce BP by natural ways. Any suggestions?

Hi... i ve been on BP meds since i was 25, i m now 50. I m tired of taking rotten medicine and would like to go with a natural way to handle my blood pressure issues. I quit taking the medicine HYZAAR and have been taking certain vitamins to take it s place. I also keep track of my readings. It seems to be inching it s way back up. My last reading today was 179/103, the highest it s been in 3 weeks which is when i stopped the meds. I know your not suppose to just quit the medicine but i m sick of taking the stuff. I ve been on tons of different meds and they all make me feel terrible. Is there anything you could tell me to add to my supplements to help me out.
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Hypertension is Idiopathic in most of the cases that means no cause which is treatable detected,High BP is also without symptoms but it is prooved beyond dout scientifically that controlling BP saves life and also prvents many complications. Hence you have to take medicines regularly as reading of your BP is definitely high.
Certain life style modifications like reducing salt intake,regular walking,stopping smoking alcohol and reducing weight if high. taking fresh vegetables,fruits and nuts may help also yoga and meditation.
Renal artery denervation is proedure used in resistant hypertension. In many patients may allow to reduce the dose or to stop the drug.
You may visit good Cardiac hospital where Hypertension expert are there but do not just stop your BP medicines.
Good luck too you.
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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