First it is best to get your own BP machine and you will have a better idea of what affects your BP.
Many people are not that sensitive to salt if you have simple high blood pressure. People with CHF, kidney disease, and others do need to religiously watch their sodium intake.
And studies have indicated that rather than important than absolute amount of sodium ratio to potassium intake.
Most sodium comes from prepared and processed foods. If you replace those with fresh fruits and veggies in most cases you will reduce your sodium intake and increase your potassium enough that even salt sensitive people can often use moderate amounts of salt in home cooking.
That said there two different kinds of "salt substitutes".
The first type does is not a salt substitute, but rather than a flavor booster. There are a number of different Mrs Dash blends. And there are a number of other spices and blends that can be used.
For things like cooked veggies and stews I like curry power and chile powder. If you use a little amount it you can boost the flavor so that it is not too spicy.
The other is a salty taste replacement. Those usually contain a potassium salt. While this might be different from store to store then are typically in the supplements/health food area and not with the table salt and spices.
Depending on which BP meds that you are on or other medical condition that you have the concentrated potassium can be harmful. Talk to your pharmacist before using them.View Thread
There are a number of different classes of medicines used for high BP. And within some of those classes there are different sub-classses. And there are a number of different meds within each class/sub-class.
And each person reacts differently to meds. she needs to work with her doctor to find ones that work for her.
But I noticed that the beta nicardia contains both a beta blocker and nifedipine which is a calcium channel blocker as is amlodipine. It is unusally for 2 meds of the same class to be prescribed.View Thread