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Hypertension and HIV
Feb 10, 2010

Infected in 1987 and diagnosed in 1992. Began therapy in 1996 and have been doing great ever since. However, my BP is elivated (130/92). I'm told its borderline, but would love it to be better out of fear of cardiac disease. Any suggestions?

Response from Dr. Henry

The risk for increased blood pressure increases with age in the general population. Diet (low salt), weight loss, exercise, stress reduction exercises, yoga and other non drug interventions can help some patients (would discuss with your HIV doc). Also working on other potential cardiac risk factors such as smoking and elevated lipids and low dose aspirin if > 50 are other considerations. KH



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