Re: low blood pressure on a high blood pressure person
Yeah, that's tricky to deal with. It sounds like he probably has isolated systolic hypertension and he is being treated to get the systolic under control. Unfortunately, when you bring one down, they both will come down. Given his medical condition, it sounds like he is being appropriately treated to keep cardiovascular risks to a minimum. However, you always have to weigh quality of life (symptoms) against risk and decide where to draw the compromise line. Less meds will result in an increase in BP and quality of life. However, it will also increase cardiovascular risk.