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Bit of background followed by a question...
Diagnosed with HBP just over a year ago - started out at 180/110
5mg of amlodipine, and 10kg weight loss, normalled out at 120/80
Hard winter, 8kg weight gain, BP at 160/100
Still on 5mg of amlodipine, but now with 25mg of losartan
2kg weight loss, and BP is 120/95. I can get it down after sport - so a cycle ride or tennis in the morning gets it down to 115/80 for the rest of the day, but when I wake up it can be 140/100.
Do I go back to the GP and ask for an increase in the dose of either amlodipine or losartan or both?
Do I bust a gut at the gym to shift more kilos in the hope that will bring it down?
Do I drink gallons of hibiscus tea?
I'm generally satisfied with the systolic (I'm a 45 year old male, btw) but the diastolic seems incredibly stubborn. Any advice and suggestions?
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