The best piece of advice is to listen to the doctors and not us internet nerds! Often nowadays doctors are more receptive to using dietary modification, or exercise, to treat such conditions if possible.
Try to convince her not to worry to much. This can only compound the situation.
However, these threads are good in that someone may be in the either the same situation themselves or someone they know may be/have been, and therefore have some very good pertinent information they can discuss with a doctor or 2. …I myself had such a diagnosis and overcame it.
Some advice would be to watch out for high sodium foods [many canned foods especially-read labels] Ask docs about daily sodium intake levels- they’ll probably mention about 2000mg being a good limit. Some kind of calming/non-stress art hobby might be a good idea too.
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I hoped that the initial information that I relayed was pertinent, or at least thought provoking, in that it would source possible/probable causes of the problem.
Whilst sodium can be a trigger to high blood pressure there really isn’t a clear cut, distict link between the two. Yes, sodium may cause high bp, but ONLY in susceptible individuals!
It appears that the likely cause is the stress of running the farm. One way of dealing with the stress could be with some meditative relaxation techniques. Half an hour daily MAY have a beneficial effect on her bp.
Other than that medication may be the best option.