To have the High Blood Pressure in the old age is a false notion and to maintain the normal BP depends upon a number of factors illustrated below-
1) To avoid the stressful situations and to maintain simple food style ie to avoid fatty - foods, curtailing of excess salt consumption, to remain engaged in the activities which would create happiness.
2) As far as possible, one must remain bussy with the constructive activities.
3) To be active in exercises such as morning walking daily for a period of 45 minutes at least or to be engaged in cycling etc.
4) Use of citrus fruits such as Lemon, Oranges, Papaya, Gooseberry, Garlic etc are very useful in maintaining Blood - pressure.
We should ensure that we get adequate sleep in night to avoid any fluctuation in the blood - pressure.
The side effects of prolonged taking of the blood - pressure medicine is that with the passage of time there may be alteration of its power and the dosage may be stepped up. Time to time, consultation with the specialist would be required to review the health - issue of the senior citizens.