Our expert says:
Firstly - it sometimes takes 4-6 weeks before one really sees the effects of blood pressure medication - so you can give it a bit more time. If needed your doctor can add a low dose diuretic like Moduretic to this combination. High blood pressure can cause damage to your kidneys, brain and eyes over the long term. Folk remedy : take a teaspoon of honey each morning as supplement to your medication if you are not diabetic. See your doctor again in about 2 weeks time - write down the blood pressures as you take it daily so that he can get an idea of how it is going.
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