I have chronic high blood pressure (140/90 if I’m lucky, sometimes significantly higher) that is caused by some minor kidney damage when I was younger due to a problem which has now been fixed surgically. I have to take BP meds for the rest of my life. But the problem is I have tried many, many, many different meds and they all either don’t work very well or produce strange side effects that make working out very difficult. So I am wondering what the best way to assault my problem is. So far I have come up with:
-Daily fish oil supplement
I am a relatively fit 21 year old (thin, not weak, but not ripped), 180 lbs, 6’1. I don’t eat fast food and rarely if ever drink soda. I used to be very athletic and into martial arts, but not anymore (when I was 17 or so I started blacking out in fights and had to stop).
But is there anything else that I should potentially try? I’m really losing faith in doctors since their solutions to the problem always seem to be “Here, try this other drug.”