There is nothing normal about a blood pressure that is too high. This is one of your body’s warning signs that something is wrong. If uncorrected, the damage to your heart and brain greatly increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Let me stress this again—NEVER is it acceptable to rely solely on blood pressure lowering medications to control your blood pressure. In no case is this fixing the problem.
Just to make this point more important, Research suggests that blood pressure medications do nothing to protect your heart and brain. Worse, some blood pressure medications actually increase your risk of a stroke—the very thing you are trying to avoid.