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I have high BP.How to lower my BP ?

I have high blood pressure . (52 years of not taking care of myself).? Is there any way to detox and lower my blood pressure ? I am taking norvasc 5 mg But it s still high 189/98 6 1 189 pounds and don t smoke
Mon, 19 Sep 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Tulika,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

At your age 189/98 mm of Hg blood pressure is very high. 120/80mm of Hg is the normal blood pressure for any given age. At your age after taking Anti-hypertensive drugs your BP should be maintained at least below 140/90 mm of Hg. In order to reduce your BP you have to consult your physician to revise the dosage of Anti-hypertensives. Most importantly you should change your life style and diet habits. I advice you to walk briskly,to work out and to do Yoga in order to reduce your BMI (Body mass index). Avoid more intake of salt. Take more vegetables and fiber

Take care,
Wish you a good health.
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Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
Hi well come to HCM.
It looks you are very careless about your health. your BP is not only high, but its alarming. You should control it as early as possible other wise all the chances of
damaging your kidney, c.v.stroke,Ihd or it can lead to even acute lvf.If Bp is
not controlled with single drug you can add other drugs like sartans. amlodipine, ace
inhibitors, clonidine. etc.First you consult your doctor and control your bp as early as
possible. Later on you change your life style. like doing regular exercise,avoiding excess
salt,avoiding fatty foods and junk food etc may help you. Thanks
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General & Family Physician Dr. Savita Mishra's  Response
welcome to HCM forum
At this age you should get yourself completely checked up for routine blood investigations like Blood sugar Lipid profile kidney function test thyroid prifile liver functiontests etc reduce your weight under medical supervision Go for swimming , brisk walks Take diet low in salt take plenty of green leafy vegetables. Avoid stress consult your doctor for atleast 10 BP readings and increasing the dose as it should be less yhan 140/90mmhg with the medication
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