Our expert says:
You don't mention which bp meds you started taking, so I can't check if they are ones that can cause weight gain. You could possibly ask the pharmacist when next you fill your prescription. If the medication is causing your weight gain then you need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor to see if he/she can change the prescription. It may help to start doing some exercise such as going for brisk walks and doing sit-ups and thigh rolls to target the tummy and the hips. Please ask your docter if you are allowed to do such exercises BEFORE you start doing them to ensure that they do not cause problems with your blood pressure. Using an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), will also help with all round weightloss.
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