My dad had this problem when I was a senior in high school, but absolutely refused to take medicine. So my mom cut back on the fried foods (we live in Georgia so that was hard for him), and he took two 81 milligram baby aspirin
a day. He also took a small shot of vinegar a day on the advice of my aunt, who is a nurse. I'm not sure why that works, but I do know that his blood pressure and cholesterol
went down, and he's feeling a lot better. Hope this helps!