hpb 214/134 won't stay down with meds
My husband (age 45)has had high blood pressure for 10 years. It has been under control with medicine. He is a police officer so we always thought it came with the job. His last yearly doctor visit they found his bp to be 214/134, They gave him two pills and still it would not come down. They had him go to the emergecy room. There he had two injections and another pill. He finally was at 164/109. The hospital sent him home. And needless to say we were right back up the next morning. (To another hospital) His bp was back up to 210/124. The hospital got it to go down with meds to 134/88. It was right back up again when we were at the doctors office the next day, but not near as high. The doctor said he felt better about it and the med that they added would work better the longer he took it. THe doctor is wanting to check for an artery that pumps blood into the kidney. He thinks possibly that the kidney is letting the body know that the bp is down when it actually isnt. This, he thinks, is caused from a clogged artery that is not able to pump the blood correctly into the kidney. I guess the kidney regulates the bp. It is reacting to the loss of blood being pumped in as a low blood pressure. It sends out messages to the body to raise the bp, when it actually should not. This is why we can't keep the bp stablized with meds. We are going for a test tomorrow to see if this is actually the case. Any thoughts or knowledge would be wonderful. Thank you.
Last edited by redcurls; 04-05-2007 at 07:51 PM.