Exercise,diet,meds. High blood pressure is very treatable. The most important first step is to work on the basics, namely exercise and diet. Reducing dietary sodium, losing weight, and increasing exercise to 30-60 minutes 5 days a week are key. Modern blood pressure medicines are quite good and almost all of them can be found in low-cost generics. Your doctor can help pick the right meds if needed.
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Alcohol and meds. In addition to overweight and salt, hypertension can be caused by moderate alcohol intake. Also, some medications can increase bp, and stopping these can cure high blood pressure. Particular culprits include the birth control pill; stimulants like aderall, concerta, phentermine; antidepressants like wellbutrin, (bupropion) effexor; decongestants; nsaids and steroids. Worth reviewing with your md.
Paleo diet/low carb. Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. This can help avoid meds. Read more...