I think that if your cholestol is off, it might be wise not to leave it as long. Apparently my cholestrol is ok. I was checking my pressure regulary and got it down, then noticed my rate was up, it was 195, I got so scared I stopped checking it. I also need to get back at it. I do take a baby aspirin every day. I wonder what Dr. Cheney was doing about his blood pressure when it was up for 10 years? I noticed someone said hbp can cause dry eyes, I hadnt realized that, I didn't realize that there were any signs. It is very important that we keep track OURSELVES. I was on effexor when my bp first went up, when I weaned off my bp went back down to low.
I too wonder about Cheney...and certainly don't know the situation, but being a doctor, I just wonder how it could get so bad that he needed a transplant? Perhaps he was too focused on his patients, and not enough on his own health...
But as others have mentioned, HBP usually has no symptoms. Dry eyes can be caused by many things, but I did find it interesting that fatigue, which can of course be caused by many things, was also a symptom of hypertension.