Our expert says:
If you have familial high blood pressure you may have no other choice than to be on medication long term. You can eat right, and lose weight if you are overweight, and exercise, and see if your blood pressure normalizes. See www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf
There is no "best" medication for hypertension - if it brings your BP down and you don't have unpleasant side effects, it is fine to use. Your doctor will look at different things to decide which medication to prescribe for instance whether you have heart disease or diabetes or kidney disease etc
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