| | Re: High Blood Pressure
Does your dad smoke? If so, he should definitely stop, even though it's difficult, because that can cause blood pressure to rise plus many other diseases. Does he drink a lot of alcoholic drinks? Does he exercise - walk, run, do weight lifting, etc.? I think that if you search on the internet, you could find out about ways to help lower blood pressure. Diet is very important. Is his cholesterol high? Surely his doctor could advise him without charge, since he has already talked to him to learn he has high blood pressure. If not, the nurse at the office could. Do you know what his blood pressure reading is?? If the pills are necessary, then he really should figure out a way to pay for them - the generic ones aren't that expensive.