Lifestyle issues can be important. You can lower your blood pressure by losing weight, exercising regularly, or doing meditation, yoga, etc. Avoid smoking, excess salt, street drugs and alcohol. Certain over-the-counter drugs like Motrin, Naproxen, Indomethacin, oral contraceptives, steroids, etc. can elevate your BP. So, let your doctor know if you are taking any over the counter medications or herbal remedies. Foods like blueberries, walnuts. asparaguscan help lower your BP.