Do cholestrol drugs also help lower blood pressure?
Just wondering cause I was put on them a little over a month ago. My blood pressure was also higher than I would like - staying in the 130's alot and sometimes 140's.
Since starting the cholestrol meds, I have also changed my diet - cut out alot of junk, eating more veggies, cooking with olive oil, dropped to 2% milk instead of whole and am also either walking 45 min. on the treadmill or doing my senior aerobics class 5 days a week. I monitor the BP at Publix on Saturdays when I go and at the Rec. center before I excerise. It has steadily dropped down to the 120's, then into the 110-119 range and this last week it was down to 108 on a couple days and down to 104 once. I know the machines aren't as good as at the doctor's office but if you just compare those taken at the Rec center, it has to mean something good and then even those taken at Publix are in the same range.
Just wondering if its the meds, or the other changes or a combo of all.