Potassium plays a large factor in controlling b/p since it helps the heart go thumpity thump thump on a regular basis. Most doctor's do not tell you when they prescribe a med for hypertension
that you may need to keep watch on your potassium level, as some of the meds tend to knock the potassium lower than what you need it to have a healthy b/p. Please read food labels and increase your intake of potassium. V-8 juice, Juicy Juice, many dried fruits are high in potassium. Potatoes, green leafy veg's, certain cereals, grains, are also high in potassium. Just explore and you'll find a bunch of things which are good for your heart.
I learned the hard way. I was hospitalized a couple of times since my primary care
physician did NOT tell me this little tid bit of info. Since I've found out, I faithfully drink my favorite juices which are high in potassium, plus consume the fruits and vegs which also are.
Also, please try and keep your stress
level low, or at a manageable rate. Stress can raise your b/p faster than one would think. Meditation
, or just alone time is advised. If someone annoys you, walk away.
All has been well since I began this regime. Good luck to your own self.