Back in September 2018, I was in Orlando, Florida, visiting my friend Daniel. Not feeling well, a quick medical check revealed my BP was at hypertensive levels. They admitted me to hospital.
Doctors said it was normal, and asked about my family history. Some of them had hypertension, and they concluded “it was genetic”. “Try not to drink, eat less salt, and take these pills forever”.
I spent two nights in the hospital reading everything about blood pressure.
On the medical websites, everything was about diuretics, beta-blockers, antagonists-this and inhibitors-that. Same result: widen our vessels temporarily, just treating the symptoms, not the cause.
On the “alternative medicine” side, much stuff without scientific evidence: naturopathy and homeopathic preparations. As an engineer myself, I wasn’t sold on it.
At this point, I started to think I was doomed to meds and live a life of misery.