Some years back told to start taking pills for high blood pressure. Hmm, OK.
More recently, thinking that things aren’t quite right. Excessive sleeping – 10 hours a night and a 90 minute siesta?
Also, drinking well down, weight off (few stone, and it has stayed off for years) and exercising properly. Not gym bunny but 20 to 40 km on a bike two, three times a week, or swim a mile same number of times. No, not all weeks but often enough still that none are a strain, they’re an enjoyment.
So, off to the Doc for the usual middle age tests, PSA, diabeetus and so on. Ask Doc, well, blood pressure? Test while on pills, perfect.
Come off for a week. Bounces up a bit, as is expected. But only to “pre-high blood pressure” on rebound.
And today? Below (admittedly, without coffee or cigarette/vape today at all) being on the pills (110/70).
So, don’t take them any more.
How likely is this that weight and exercise actually cure this?