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My cardiologist recommends me starting on lisinopril at 20 mg daily. Does anyone know a proven natural alternative. Can you increase mild ventricular inefficiency due to heart attack 10 years ago such as exercise and diet.

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    Be careful if you already have documented damage to your heart. I would say listen to your doctor and meanwhile get yourself in as good a general health as possible There is a Marlene Merritt in Tx who runs a clinic, but also has recommendations to living healthy as it relates to BP and heart, ACE Inhibitors  have an action that you may just need. Listen to your doctor and don't be afraid of asking questions. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

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      Thanks for response. I am in pretty good health. My original EF was 50 after heart attack and 2 stents. My last EF was still at 50. 5 years ago. Now at 46. Borderline. I just don't want to start med if I don't have to. Wrote prescription 2 weeks ago. My cardiologist called me on Sunday afternoon to see if I have started it. No I haven't. How bout Hawthorne tree extracts as natural alternative. I do want to" listen" to my doctor but sometimes I feel like they are only listening to the pharmaceuticals.

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      I would listen to the doctor and take the 20 mg lisinopril while researching alternatives.  I am on 20 mg myself for BP issues and I have no side effects from that dosage 
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    harry70177., I totally agree with cathy35794. You have a history of a heart ailment; which isn't something to take lightly. You are under the supervision of a cardiologist, & I would suggest you follow whatever is suggested to you.

    If you're on Rampiril, stay on it unless you experience side effects that are bothersome. If that's the case, then you report it to the doctor who can prescribe something else.Cathy is right is something else as well..the A.C.E. Inhibitor has an action that you may need. I don't know if you've experienced this or not, but a common side effect of A.C.E. Inhibitors is a hard dry cough. You may not experience this. In my personal experience, I know of 2 people who had to stop the A.C.E. because of the cough. I did not experience this.

    I can't stress strongly enough that you follow your cardiologist's instructions.

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