High blood pressure usually cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with proper treatment. Treatment options including changing diet/exercise habits and medications. However, it usually requires lifelong medication for those individuals whose blood pressure is definitely abnormal.
If your Family Physician in Chelsea, NYC prescribes one or more medications for you, it is important that you take them regularly (not just when you remember it or feel bad). Controlling high blood pressure can help prevent heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Discuss any side effects with your health care provider, because many can be prevented by a change in medication dosage or type.