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Old 02-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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my doctor has put me on rampril because my last two blood pressure were higher than normal i am not taking it as i have now given up alcohol and started a sensible diet i am 5 feet 2 and weigh 12and a half stone am i all right to try this first i hate drugs if it is not neccessary .

 
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Re: rampril

If you decide to try diet and exercise first, before trying medication, you might get your own blood pressure gauge so you can follow your progress in reducing blood pressure naturally.

Are you also exercising?

What were your blood pressure readings in the doctor's office?

Lastly, congratulations on cutting back on the alcohol and going on a healthier diet. I wish you the best of luck in losing weight, getting healthier and lowering your blood pressure!
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Re: rampril

Gleefter,

I agree with Machaon that it would be a good idea to get your own blood pressure monitor while you work toward a healthier lifestyle and I don't blame you for not wanting to go on meds if you can help it.

12.5 stone for your height however, tells us that you are a bit overweight. One of the BEST things one can do for blood pressure is to lose weight. You'd be surprised how that alone can do wonders.

I am also curious as to what your numbers were at the doctor's office.

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thanks, i do not know the readings but when i go back to the doc' on the 28th i will ask this time.

 
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