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BP 204/140
lori5075 posted:
Does anyone know of ways to lower BP I have had BP problems for about 2 yrs, but the past 4 days it is around 180/102 up to 250/161 was at doctor yesterday and they changed my BP medicine and added another one but it is still very high. I was taking Atenenol 50mg and they advised me to double them so past 4 days was taking 100mg did not faze it. I do not have insurance so they barely seen me yesterday but I felt so bad I started to cry. Do not want to have a stroke or heart attack. any advise is appreciated...I'm 50 yrs old and my mom died of a stroke at age 62 and my dad died at age 52 of a heart attack very scared and do not know what to do.
atti_editor responded:
Hi lori5075,

Here are some articles that contain good information about lifestyle changes you can make and things you can do to help lower your blood pressure:
I hope that you find the above articles helpful, and that you will keep us up-to-date on how you are doing.

Best wishes,

kjme11374 replied to atti_editor's response:
Definitely not a professional, but I would start by talking to a doctor about this.

Personally what helped me is stopping ALL added salt and losing some weight (31 lbs so far).........But at 71 I DID have a heart attack, so I'm even more careful now with diet/exercise.

Here are some articles that may help you.

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