I too have HBP. Personally, I don't think there is an OTC that is safe for people without HBP. And every one there is says you still need to cut calories and exercise to lose weight.Fill up on high fiber, low calorie items such as lots of salads. Have a salad before every entree. Have lots of steamed, roasted or grilled veggies with your meal and in wraps.Protein will fill you up more and stay with you. Eggs or egg beaters for breakfast. Salad or veggies, with lean meat such as turkey or chicken for lunch. Salad w/grilled chicken for dinner. Or side salad, lean meat, and lots of veggies for dinner.Also, what brought my HBP down was exercise. Start with 30 minutes of brisk walking, if that's all you can do.I use DVD's. Leslie Sansone's Walk Aerobics. You can do them at home, in any weather, at any time of the day. You can start with a 15 minute, one mile 'walk' and work up to two miles, three miles, even four miles. There are basic 'walks' for beginners, then more intense walks (faster and with more intense moves).My heart rate is way down, as is my BP, a bonus is I'm losing weight...about 10 lbs a month. I don't count calories or anything. Just eat healthy foods, in moderation, and exercise every day.Good luck.
easiest way to lower HBP is to limit your sodium intake to about 2000mgfirst do a food log for 2 weeks and itll give you a idea where you need to cut or add things to your diet.i wouldnt be surprised if your sodium intake is 2 or 3 times the recomended
Our family has hbp too At a minimum we have eleminated most sodium out of our diet. I am currently taking suppliments from Visalus and I keep my BP under control. I also stay very active. Hard work doing things outdoors occasional walks. My wife take a persciption but she has been able to reduce it in half after losing weight. I'll include a link and you can check it out.http://www.visalussciences.com/NutEssentials.aspx?ID=352060http://www.visalussciences.com/NutWeightLoss.aspx?ID=352060
google "american heart association" for tips to lower blood pressure, additionally, can your doctor recommend a behavior modification class for you.