My husband hadn't gone to see a doctor in years but with the baby coming, he finally decided he should get a check up. Every time we had tested his blood pressure on the machines they have in stores, he was always a little high and the doctor confirmed that he does in fact have high blood pressure. Thankfully, that's the only test/lab that came back bad.
DH really does not want to be medicated for it unless he has to be, so the doctor told him to exercise and eat better for the next 3 months and he'll recheck it at that point to decided our next steps. So, I've been googling the heck out of this and found some helpful information- less salt, more exercise, less red meat, etc. Yet, I still feel a little lost. I'm terrible at meal planning and feel slightly overwhelmed with the idea of spending the next 3 months meshing eating right for the baby and eating right to lower DH's BP.
Does anyone have any experience with naturally lowering their blood pressure? Any healthy (and easy!) recipes? Or even any experience with being medicated for it? For some reason, the idea of being medicated for it scares me and my husband. Although, maybe not medicating it should scare us more?