I am 68 years old and until recently, my blood pressure was around 128/60. Now it is at 135-140/72-76 and people tell me I need to take medication. I feel fine – I plan to lose some weight, exercise more, and stop all salt possible and reduce alcohol.
What do you think?
Your blood pressure puts you on the edge of needing treatment. Losing weight and
increasing your exercise are a great idea and a good start to lowering high blood pressure. Both maintaining a normal weight and having a regular exercise program helps with blood pressure control too and are imperative to good health. Lowering the salt in your diet may or may not make a difference, but it is important that you give it a shot since too much sodium in general is not healthy. There is a fine line between healthy and risky drinking. Lowering your alcohol consumption will help you lose weight and could keep you from crossing the line to risky drinking.
You also might want to consider using the RESPeRATE. It has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure without the side effects of medicine. If you are able to lower your blood pressure with all the above non-drug methods, then you do not need medication.
RESPeRATE is the only non-drug therapy cleared by the FDA for the treatment of high blood pressure and the reduction of stress. It is the first medical device that has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure.