I have high blood pressure PURELY because of genetics. I am a little underweight, do cardio exercise 5-6 days a week, and eat extremely healthy. My blood pressure has ranged from 130-138/80-90. My doctor only said to limit my salt intake. I never eat much sodium, but I counted it anyways. I found out I was eating about 2,000 mg (still under average) but I lowered it anyways. I have been eating under 1200 mg daily for the past 3 months. Still no change in blood pressure. Should I go on medication or are there other things I can try?? My father died had extremely high blood pressure that was not completely controlled with medication. He died of a heart attack at the age of 39. I am worried for myself. I barely eat any salt. Did you read my whole question?