A few years ago, I visited a doctor because I had a urinary tract infection. But, WHOA! When the nurse took my blood pressure reading, it was 176/121! The doctor freaked out! She about admitted me to the hospital…..but, I said, “NO WAY!”
My Great-Grandma (who lived to within a couple months of being 100 years old) always said, “Stay out of the hospital. They will kill you in there!” I have taken that to heart all my life.
I refused to go to the hospital that day. The doctor wouldn’t let me leave without giving me something to lower my BP immediately, though. I felt sick that whole day. After that, I started doing my research on heart health!