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Old 02-08-2010, 03:40 PM   #5
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Re: worried about my blood pressure.. too high?

ludykriz,
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure at 28 and currently take an ace inhibitor. My blood pressure was about where your readings are. I think it's better to try to lower your blood pressure through proper diet and exercise first and then use medications if you need them. Yoga and vitamin D supplements have been helpful for me. Eating a vegetarian diet also helped, but I couldn't stick with it. However, ultimately, I've had to use medication to manage my blood pressure. Part of the reason is because I drink a lot of beer still.

So good luck, but don't feel bad if you need to use medication. Chances are that many guys you know are doing the same thing. Also, for me, the ace inhibitors don't seem to cause any noticeable side effects.