I had my first experience with high blood pressure in 1980 - they found a pheochromacytoma tumor on my adrenal gland. The removed the tumor but have battled hypertension ever since. Not one doctor has gotten it under control.
I am 34 and had my first experience with high BP when I was 20. 4 years ago after the birth of my child I was on 4 different medications. Today none, and my blood pressure is 100/60. All the ideas mammo gave you on exercise, low salt diet and more is what helped me get off medications and get my BP back on track. It isnt good to walk around with uncontrolled blood pressure so for sure get in as soon as you can and get things sorted around with your doctor. Keep us updated
You can be a mellow person and still have hypertension, but there can be an underlying problem causing your high BP. I'm sure your doctor wants your kidneys checked out because if they're not functioning at 100% it will raise your BP. Adrenal gland problems can cause high BP, defects in blood vessels, pain pills, anxiety, sleep deprivation and some prescription medications. Hypertension is hereditary, and the longer it stays high the more damage it is doing. My husband just suffered a heart attack, and was told the walls of his heart are extremely thick due to years of uncontrolled high BP, and I don't think they come any more mellow than him. High BP affects many of our major organs and getting it under control is essential. You can start by cutting back on your salt intake, limiting caffeine, and exercising. These are good things to do even if you don't suffer with high BP. Everything needs to be considered when one presents with hypertension, lifetyle....eating habits....medications, everything. I would find a new doctor for starters and go from there. Don't be afraid to ask "what" is causing your high BP and why? Listen to your old doctor and see what the tests show. Take care.