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    An_253285 posted:
    I am 39 yrs old have pre hypertensive. I have taken medications but nothing has gotten my BP where it should be except a drug called Loprinosin. However, I had to stop taking becuas of a side effect (scratchy throat). I really would like to know if there is a way I could lower my BP without drugs! Also, I am confused as to why I could be sitting still in a relaxed mode and suddenly feel my heart palpitate or feel like its flipping in my chest for a moment.....Im way too young for this. I admit I am over weight 205 however no one would ever know I weigh this much. I carry it well.....
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    "I have taken medications but nothing has gotten my BP where it should be except.......I had to stop taking because of a side effect."

    It is said that medicine is a science of uncertainty and an act of probability, and for many, prescription drug-therapy is a hit or miss, trial and error affair.


    "I really would like to know if there is a way I could lower my BP without drugs!"

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    "Also, I am confused as to why I could be sitting still in a relaxed mode and suddenly feel my heart palpitate or feel like it's flipping in my chest for a moment...".

    As applicable to the patient, the most common type of palpitations, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs, occurs even in those with a healthy heart), are typically harmless and has various causes or triggers.

    Lose weight sensibly, and keep ALL known modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (which actually begins very early in life, even as early as in the pre-teen/teenage years) closely in-check.

    Best of luck down the road of life.

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    billh99 responded:
    Lisinopril is an ACEinhibitor. Ask your doctor is you have tried an ABR. It has many of the advantages of the ACEi, but less side effects.

    I admit I am over weight 205 however no one would ever know I weigh this much.

    Even small weight losses can have a big effect on lowering BP. As can exercise.

    But in both cases It it is not immediate.

    I am confused as to why I could be sitting still in a relaxed mode

    You might not be as relaxed as you think. Try learning some relaxation exercises such as meditation, visual imagery, deep breathing, etc.


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