I wondered whether anyone on here has successfully tried lowering their blood pressure without medication? If so, how did you do it and how did you argue your case with your doctor?
Five years after heart valve surgery for a congenital condition and with AF, I am very well, not overweight and have never smoked. All was satisfactory at a recent cardiology check up, except for high systolic BP. I’m waiting for a letter with the exact figures but the diastolic was lower than 80.
Doctor has requested a 24 hour monitor which I have agreed to have. I used to take my BP at home but haven’t done so for some months.
Anticipating that they will suggest medication. I already take Digoxin, Bisoprolol, Levothyroxine and Rivaroxaban and am unwilling to add to the list, particularly if a diuretic is involved. Any suggestions or experiences gratefully received.