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Old 02-12-2001, 05:12 PM   #2
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Re: Mum's high blood pressure

With blood pressure that high, your mother is at risk for heart disease, stroke or possible damage to vital organs such as her kidneys, liver and/or eyes.

There are at least 3 classes of drugs and many medications under those 3 classes so there hopefully is a drug she can be put on which will bring down her pressure to an acceptable level.

I would suggest she find another doctor, preferably a Cardiologist.

Other things that can be done is to limit salt in her diet as well as to exercise on a regular basis. However, if she doesn't already have a regular exercise program, she should clear her exercise with her doctor. Preferably a new doctor.

Another thing that is suggested is what is called the DASH Diet. This consists of at least 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day plus fat-free or low fat dairy products.

Ken

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