Some good advice: Eat a balanced diet and lay off the worry

After years of ignoring doctors’ warnings, I finally agreed last month to start taking medication for high blood pressure.

In my case, high blood pressure is genetic. My dad was in his 20s when he was first prescribed medication to control his blood pressure. I remember how Dad complained about the side effects — how he had trouble waking up the mornings, how he didn’t like how it made him feel.


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