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Hi - Im 40 years and female - I have been on bp meds for about 10 years now. Im currently on ramipril and amlodipine. My bp was 199/104 last week but has calmed to about 140/100. Apart from cutting down on the naughties booze and cigarettes I am planning using some tips Ive read about ie yoga, bananas and apple cider vinegar. Will this work and is it safe? thanks Charla
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replied May 28th, 2012
At your age blood pressures of 140/100 mm Hg are too high. By all means eliminate all alcohol and cigarette usage. Cigarettes lead one to a rotten way to die. Yoga is fine, and a regular program of exercise is desirable. If you are overweight - lose some weight. Strictly limit your salt intake. I would hazard the thought that adding a diuretic to your blood pressure medications would be helpful, and I suggest that you discuss this with your physician.
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