Re: 26 yr old male 144/91 bp
Well, I bp in the 140s is not something you should ignore in the long-term....It raises your risk for stroke, heart attack and heart failure to name a few.
If you are overweight, you should consider losing weight ASAP. Additionally, you should limit your sodium intake (to as low as possible). Next, you should do aerobic exercise as many days per week as possible. If after working on this you find that your BP is still elevated (>140), then you really should consider medications.