On Asians’ Essential Hypertension…
“Why that much meds and vits?” I am asked.
My answer is something like this: “It’s old age. Oh, and that Asian genetic make up that renders us prone to hypertension. It’s so normal and expected, my doctor said, that it is called essential hypertension.
This essential hypertension is quite dangerous because that means it’s allowed out during lockdown. 🤣
On a serious side, according to Mayo Clinic:
Primary (essential) hypertension
For most adults, there’s no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure, called primary (essential) hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years.