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Dear NP

Dear NP,

“I was recently started on metoprolol for high blood pressure. I have never taken any prescription medications for blood pressure problems. Before starting the medication, I was able to walk at a fast pace for about 30 minutes. Now, I cannot tolerate any exercise, and I get tired very easily. Could it be due to the new medication?”

Dear Reader,

First, I’m happy to hear that you are addressing your high blood pressure. High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” because it often does not show any symptoms until serious damage to the body has occurred.

High blood pressure is a r...