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does losing weight helps in lower high blood pressure?

My moms is 190 over 70. She just went on medication for it. She is overweight but somewhat reluctant to lose it I think because the doctor told her that losing weight doesn t always help
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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either mom misunderstood the doc or she has controverted what he/she said. Losing weight DOES help lower BP - almost every time. In fact, EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT (85%) of high BP patients can get off ALL BP medication if they achieve ideal body weight. Think of the money we would save if we just maintained ideal body weight!! She should drink skim milk one glass twice a day (proven effective to lower BP and cause her to lose 10% of body weight in 6 months). She needs fewer carbs, more fiber and more exercise. Good luck with your mom's good health!!
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