I am 50 yrs. old and weigh 234 lbs. I am overweight. My blood pressure been checking high, been checking it for couple days, it's been in the 144/88 or 154/90 range. I seen my doctor today & at the doctor's office it was 152/92.
The doctor said my blood pressure was elevated high, but not to the point of being dangerous yet.
So the doctor said that before he put me on blood pressure medication, I should try to change my diet, cut out sodium, exercise and loose weight first to bring blood pressure down. He said if I can't do it on my own, he could give me blood pressure medication.
How long would it take for change of diet, exercising, & losing weight to bring my blood pressure down? Has anyone else hah high blood pressure and then bring it down by change of diet, or exercising or by weightloss?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:12 PM on Aug. 6, 2013 in Health
Answer by NannyB. at 4:22 PM on Aug. 6, 2013
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:27 PM on Aug. 6, 2013
My HBP is hereditary. Everyone in my family has it & none of us are overweight. So I take bp meds for it. Now my BP is consistently 120/60. If others in your family have it then you may have to take meds anyway.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:34 PM on Aug. 6, 2013
Answer by silverthreads at 5:30 PM on Aug. 6, 2013