Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared
Indeed, nothing much to fear here. Your pressure is high, but is not a cause for alarm. Get your pressure under control with weight loss, DASH diet, sodium reduction, and exercise.
My only caution - dont allow your doc to prescribe you a beta blocker (drugs such as metoprolol, atenolol, etc). These drugs while commonly used, have long been shown to be less effective at improving outcomes and have alot of side effects.