What is hypertension?
Roughly one out of three adults in the United States have hypertension (high blood pressure). Only half of those with high blood pressure have it under control. High blood pressure can be a serious problem. It can damage your blood vessels, particularly in your kidneys and your brain. Eventually, it can also damage the valves in your heart. Pregnant women are prone to a form of high blood pressure called preeclampsia, which is dangerous to the woman and her baby. For these reasons, millions of people are taking medications to control their blood pressure.
However, medication is not necessarily the best way to control blood pressure. Yes, it can reduce the blood pressure. But it does not cure the vascular resistance that the heart is trying to solve by beating so hard. The best way to solve the blood pressure problem is to relieve this resistance by eating a low-fat vegan diet.