Q. What are the ways to reduce weight in a hypertensive patient?

Answered by
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 02, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 03, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am a 42-year-old male. My blood pressure is 158/107. I have been on blood pressure medications for some time now. I no longer have medical insurance. I was on Hydrochlorothiazide, Lisinopril 12.5/20. I was supposed to get medical benefits but my job has not given me them. The problem has been going on for a few years. I am 5'8" and 220 pounds. I have an active lifestyle, yet I am still overweight.

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician General Practitioner


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I have read through your post and it seems like you really need to take the medications to keep your blood pressure in control. Particularly since the diastolic is quite high. If it is not controlled it can lead to complications like heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. You might want to drop by the emergency department in the hospital and they might give you something to lower it right away. Plus it would be very beneficial to lose weight as well.

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