Blood pressure meds

kdw65 Posts: 13 Member
Hi all. Just hoping to hear from people who were able to get off of blood pressure meds through lifestyle changes.
What did you find worked for you?
Thanks in advance.


  • ilsesl1
    ilsesl1 Posts: 5 Member
    I lost 40 and my BP and cholesterol went up, had to start 2 new meds.
  • AnnPT77
    AnnPT77 Posts: 25,722 Member
    I was on the borderline of needing BP meds (part of the rationale for making changes). Weight loss put my BP solidly back in the normal range. I've seen others here report being able to reduce or eliminate the meds as they made weight, eating, and fitness improvements.

    If you have family history of high blood pressure, especially if among non-overweight relatives, your situation may be more complicated. For me, just getting to a healthy weight was enough. Exercise can also matter, but I was already quite active athletically while obese, so not part of the needed change for me.

    Sometimes improving food quality (more fruit/veggies, whole grains, reduced sodium, etc.) can be helpful.