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Hypertension, high cholesterol. Is the BP medication needed if the blood pressure levels are normal?

My husband is 49 years old, his recent blood pressure has been 150/90 blood pressure. For the first time he is prescribed medicine which the doctor asked him to take for ten days and then go back to him. He also has mild increase in cholesterol for which again another medication is given. My question is, will he be required to continue the BP medicine or if his BP shows to be normal, can he discontinue the medicines.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Vigorous life style changes like reducing your weight and bringing it in your required BMI range along with regular aerobic exercises along with yoga and mental relaxation exercises and proper healthy nutritious diet can help you in reduction of your high blood pressure and may be there is no need of medicine.
Till he is able to do it,he must continue his anti hypertensive medications.
Since your cholesterol levels are mildly raised,the life style change measures should be able to correct the anomaly in cholesterol levels by itself and there may not be any need of anti cholesterol medicines.
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