I now go to an Integrative Medicine doctor. She won't prescribe unless absolutely necessary and only after trying life style changes.
I arrived here after having major health issues as a result of taking a "safe" medication my old doctor had me on for 5 years (actually it was a few different meds) to control minor hbp. I wasn't even able to ski for a season because of it. I have lived it.
I now control my genetic HBP through diet, vitamins/ herbs and excercise. My diet is low sodium, low fat, low carbs, low sugar and I haven't had caffeine in 2 years. I still drink a glass ir 2 of beer or wine 4/5 days a week and I cheat on my diet about 2 meals a week. When I deviate from my program longer, my BP rises.
Edited by MattL - 11/12/15 at 7:59am