How many people do you know who are on medication for High Blood Pressure/Hypertension? I know too many!!

I believe BP meds are over prescribed. Out of 1,000 people who have high BP but don't take meds 2 will have a stroke at some point. If the same 1,000 people took BP meds, 1 of them would have a stroke. 

This means that 998 of the people would get NO benefit from taking their meds since they weren't going to have a stroke anyway!! Their just living with the nasty side-effects. Some of which include; erectile dysfunction, leg cramps, leg weakness, asthma, depression, insomnia, dry hacking cough, skin rash, even possible loss of taste. & who knows what else that we don't even know about!!

130/40 is the low end of "high". You can easily reduce it!! "Normal" is 120/80. There's a lot of controversy over these #'s. Are they a product of drug companies to get you to take meds? I won't answer that here. Me, you & your physician can discuss whats right for you. I can tell you most true hypertension will come with symptoms such as feeling or being flushed, headaches, irritability or dizziness.

High BP is a generally Curable condition!! Good nutrition, exercise, acupuncture, herbs, meditation, massage, sleep & reducing stress are all affordable (in comparison to the cost of BP drugs) or free solutions!!