Many overweight and obese people have high blood pressure. Hypertension is a “silent killer” and usually has no symptoms. Have you had your pressure checked lately? Better to get blood pressure controlled, with medications if necessary, than to have a stroke, heart attack, or become impotent!
BTW, newer blood pressure meds are much less likely to affect men’s sexual function – so ask your doctor.
I got off of all blood pressure medicines as I lost 120 lbs.
Articles in this month’s American Journal of Hypertension may support taking fish oil and vitamin D. The first article found that omega3 fatty acids from fish could reduce blood pressure even at levels that come from just eating fish, and not even taking supplements
High dose fish oil supplementation reduces blood pressure (BP) in hypertensive patients.
The second article found that early kidney damage (often a consequence of high blood pressure) was more common in Blacks; this seemed to be explained by lower blood vitamin D levels in dark-skinned people, since we make vitamin D based on sun exposure.
Suboptimal vitamin D status may contribute to racial disparity in albuminuria. Randomized controlled trials are needed to determine whether supplementation with vitamin analogues reduces risk for albuminuria or reduce racial disparity in this outcome.