Often there is no determined cause of high blood pressure
(>140/90). There are some less common causes of high blood pressure (search secondary hypertension
). The best way to lower blood pressure is by medications unless you are overweight
. People who are overweight can normalize their blood pressure by lowering their BMI (body mass index
) to 25 or less. But if you have a BMI of 25 and your blood pressure is over 140/90 then medications are the way to go.