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How can i control the high blood pressure ?

im 39 my bp is 136/68 and pulse is 74 . i was on a bp med and it lowered me from 159/106 to 144/89 but i gained 40 lbs in a 4 month period after starting the med and during wich cut my sweet tea dring from 1/2 a gallon a day or more to 1 20 oz cup ans still gained wait but the 136 number is what i just took 5 min ago ( on a average) after removing my self from the med over a week ago is this doing better and is there a conection on the weight gain or not my doc says no but i dont belive it??
Sat, 14 May 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.Blood pressure medication cannot lead to increase in your weight,your doctor is right.Please do not stop medicines on your own without asking to your doctor.As there are all the chances of sudden increase any time without warning.try sincerely for reducing weight.Avoid junk food,do regular exercise.bye.
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