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    juliebig posted:
    Why are people so quick to go on high blood pressure medicines without trying to lower it with diet and exercises, Doctors are to quick to put people on medicines, side effects are far worse.
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi juliebig,

    I agree with you that people should really address their blood pressure first through changing their lifestyle and making healthier choices. Has anything helped you in particular with your own hypertension? Have you noticed results from certain changes that you have made? Please share! :-D
    Best Wishes! Amelia
    juliebig replied to Amelia_WebMD_Staff's response:
    Yes through diet and exercise it has come down I still have 40 pounds to go but I feel much better.
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff replied to juliebig's response:
    Yay! That is great news, Julie!

    How exactly did you change your diet and exercise to get where you are today? Do you use the DASH diet ?

    I wish you the best on your healthy lifestyle and hope that you continue to lose your unwanted weight. Please feel free to join any of the WebMD Eating & Diet Communities to keep up the motivation as well as give and receive pointers from other members just like you! Take care. :-D
    Best Wishes! Amelia

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