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kathy_1961 posted:
can you ever get off high blood pressure medicine and if so, how?
billh99 responded:
Most case of high BP is of unknown causes.

Some people can get off of BP meds if they adopt a healthy lifestyle.

That includes a healthy diet, losing weight-if needed, and increasing exercise.
kathy_1961 replied to billh99's response:
did lose 20lbs and was hoping that if i lost mayb 10 more lbs that mayb just mayb it would go down...its nice to know that it is just to lose alittle more...besides i probably need you for the reply...

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