I'm 67 years old and have always had good checkups. I also take my pulse occasionally and it's always been excellent...typical 62 or so. My assumption was "all ok."
Have not had a physical in a few years but recently had one and my blood pressure was about 40 points high. Doc said not to panic...happens pretty often to men in my age group and I will return in a few days to probably get medication.
In the mean time I got a blood pressure meter and have cut back on sodium intake. After a few days my pressure dropped about ten points and I also noticed that coffee (thankfully) did not affect things.
Anyone else here taking blood pressure meds? If so, what are the results and how many pills a day do you take?