Before you start taking pharmaceuticals, please look into natural solutions or lifestyle changes you can make.
There are many effective ways of lowering blood pressure, including nutrition, stress management and exercise. This is because high blood pressure is associated with metabolic disharmony such as insulin resistance.
Take a look at this video by Dr. Mercola. The exercise takes three minutes, and should ideally be done two to three times a day, with at least two hours break between each session. It was developed by Dr. Zach Bush and if you have done qigong you will note the postures have much in common.
Biochemically speaking, it stimulates the release of nitric oxide stored in your endothelial cells in your blood vessels, which
- Causes your blood vessels to relax and dilate, lowering your blood pressure
- Stimulates and improves your immune function
- Decreases the viscosity of your blood, reducing platelet aggregation and the potential for stroke or heart attack
- Provides powerful anabolic stimulus, or increases lean body mass