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When your blood pressure is still 147 over 93 with taking…

When your blood pressure...

When your blood pressure is still 147 over 93 with taking blood pressure medication how can you lower. Does sodium increase blood pressure?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I take 2 allergy pills a day just as I have allergies to plants etc. I take 40 mg a day of PCs centirizine.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take also candle spartan cilexeti once daily and entropic once daily and Milan bios polo 3/4 tablet daily and have fish and seafood allergy and also take now furosemide

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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Im sorry to hear about your symptoms. Now there are various methods via which you can reduce your blood pressure. Actually the first one is that the dose of your drugs can be adjusted. The dose of your anti hypertensive medications can be increased which can be effective in most cases. Secondly, to answer your question sodium DOES cause a rise in blood pressure and that can be responsible for your relatively higher blood pressure. infact when a patient develops hypertension we advise cutting down on the sodium intake as the first major step along with exercise and weight loss. One way to control your hypertension would be to shift on the DASH diet. The DASH diet consists of various food products which can be used to control your BP. Here are a couple of links where you can find more information on this diet,

Link 1

Link 2

Also exercising regularly including taking a brisk walk for 45 - 60 mins a day can also help to control your blood pressure.

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