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Pressures not falling in the less than 120/80 range? See our High Blood Pressure Health Center for information about symptoms and treatment.

To learn more about how lifestyle changes can help manage and prevent symptoms:

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how long do i have to take bloodpressure meds?
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freehugs posted:
do i have to stay on bloodpressure meds forever?
ive heard once you start you cant stop?
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billh99 responded:
do i have to stay on bloodpressure meds forever?

Not lalways.

First it depends on the cause. Most high BP is call essential. That is there is no know causes.

And modifiable factors; weight, exercise, diet, stress/anxiety.

If you are even a little over weigth and lose weight that can help.

If you are don't get much exercise and start (30 minutes aday, 5 times a week of moderate aerobics and some strenght exercises) that can help.

And eating a good diet. And for high BP that means watching the salt and making sure that you get potassium.

Sleep- getting enough sleep.

Controlling stress and anxiety. Sometimes you can eliminate stress. But even when you can't you can work on ways of dealing with it by learning stress reduction methods.

If you fix those areas many times, but not always, you can reduce or even stop the BP meds.


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