I have been doing some thinking, my BP is generally running around 150/100, and any meds or "home remedies" I try show some initial effect then quit doing anything.
Excercise seems to drop my BP to 140/95 or so, but that is probably just due to dilation of blood vessels due to "heating up" during the workout & the effect doesnt last all day
Last year I had a stress test, EKG, echocardiogram, and other than one of my heart valves being slightly off sized from normal they said I was "healthy as a horse" (whatever that means, i have seen sick horses before)
I believe stress is a contributing factor, but I have had mild trouble breathing ever since I worked in a grain mill for 5 years from 89 - 94 (my lungs were coated with soybean dust, used an inhaled steroid for a while until it broke up)
I am always a little short of breath & keep coughing up chunks of phlem
What I am wondering is, if my breathing isn't 100%, could this cause higher BP, and if so, would taking an OTC expectorant containing guaifenesin help (something like mucinex, robitussin, organidin, etc)
The next option might be a bronchodilator, but that would be a prescription med & they have side effects