I read a post down lower but I thought I would respond here because the post was very old . The post lower was a young lady who had had a panic attack and had her blood pressure taken at the hospital. The again at one doctor and again at another her range was 140 / 90. This number is not terrible but ok I can see the concern. But the point is first time she was having a panic attack (of course your pressure would be elevated). Second two times she was at the Doctors office again (white coat syndrome most of us are uneasy when seeing the doctor. Worst part is that her doctor wanted to prescribe medication. REALLY? Now she said she eats well (but does she). A few questions would be in order. How much sugar and high fructose corn syrup do you consume? Including Juice, sports drinks, soda, etc. How much alcohol do you consume? ethanol and sugar are metabolized by the body in the same way. How much salt in your diet. She said her potassium was low so lets eat some foods that are naturally high in potassium. Ok you get it. But also if you really want to know what you blood pressure is doing you should go by your daily averages. Your pressure can rise and fall at different times of the day. There are inexpensive blood pressure cuffs out on the market. Buy one and take a reading several times a day. There is a great website where you can keep a personal log of your readings. It will give you daily, weekly, and monthly averages. They have charts and useful tools. Go to http://www.bpchronicle.com/blood-pressure-log.php. So before your decide to take medication and become a drug company slave. At least check out your all your options. I think that about does it.