A healthy lifestyle is very important to lower blood pressure. For some people, healthy choices such as a low salt diet, regular exercise, and/or losing weight can lower blood pressure as much as a medication!
See Healthy Choices You Can Make for more information on how a healthy lifestyle can lower your blood pressure.
Continuing a healthy lifestyle, even with medication, will lower the amount of medication you may need now and in the future. Weight gain can increase the amount of medicine you need over time.
Work with your healthcare provider to develop a plan to lower your blood pressure that works for you!