While high blood pressure is relatively common, it will only affect less than 25% of Americans during their lifetimes.
"My blood pressure is 130/80. That's perfect."
Elimination of sodium or salt from the diet is the only effective dietary strategy available to reduce blood pressure.
"White coat hypertension," or elevated blood pressure in the doctor's office due to anxiety, is a harmless phenomenon, provided blood pressures at home are normal.
Once you are prescribed a blood pressure medication, you can never stop it.