Home > Medical > Hypertension > Real-life story Real-life story All sections in Hypertension » About Hypertension » Medication » Effects on the Body » Explaining Hypertension » FAQs » Health Tips » Lifestyle Changes » Living with Hypertension » Measuring BP » Hypertension News » Real-life Story » Stress, Women & Obesity » Types of Blood Pressure » Risk Factors Hypertension: never skip your medication Even when you feel on top of the world and not in need of any medication whatsoever, do not skip your blood pressure medication, as it may come back to haunt you. 'I knew nothing about hypertension' Gavin Herbert, aged 49, was taken aback when he was diagnosed with high blood pressure in his mid-forties. At the time of diagnosis, he knew almost nothing about hypertension. A huff and a puff and a pinched arm I don't like having my blood pressure taken. The threat of a 24-hour blood pressure test is enough to make me come up in hives. Call me a sissy if you want to. Quiz Am I at risk for hypertension? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Are you ready to quit smoking? » Subscribe Newsletters » 10 salty food culprits 10 foods with hidden fat load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.