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Old 08-11-2007, 08:49 PM   #1
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blood Pressure 210/109

Blood Pressure 210/109 thats when the paramedics arrived. My Aunt Cindy She said she had a splitting head ache she couldn't get up to go use the bathroom by herself. Both of her arms went numb. shortness of breath as well. And the doctors have done every test I think known to man on her everything has come out okay. In the hospital we'll sit there and her bp will be 134/86 then goes to 186/98. She's had two of these episodes and we don't know what to do and its obvious neither do the doctors, they gave her some bp medicine thats all. They say they can't find anything. any one have any ideas? thanks for your help in advance

 
Old 08-11-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Re: blood Pressure 210/109

Anxiety and stress maybe...?

I went on BP meds 16 years ago when my BP was 160/110. My job is stressful... so maybe that's an issue. Not giving it up, however.

Nothing wrong with trying BP meds.

 
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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Re: blood Pressure 210/109

Well alot of things can contribute to such an episode. Anxiety and stress are also known factors in high blood pressure. White coat syndrome can also play a part in a sudden rise in your pressure. White coat syndrome is when your blood pressure goes up. This usually happens in a doctorís office or hospital. I have found it very effective to lower my blood pressure naturally. I have been on the dash diet. This diet has helped me so much. I also have been using this device called the resperate. This device uses breathing techniques to lower your blood pressure. Neither one have any side effects. I know how stressful it can be, when the medicine that is suppose to help you, only makes you feel worse. I think you should have your aunt look at some natural ways to help her with her situation. Good luck!

 
Old 09-04-2007, 12:51 PM   #4
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Re: blood Pressure 210/109

High blood pressure is a symptom of something else that isn't working well in the body...doctors need to look for a condtion that causes high blood pressure if

1. the onset of high blood pressure is sudden
2. the high blood pressure is severe (like your Aunt Cindy's)
3. the high blood pressure doesn't respond well to medication
4. the blood pressure was under control but is now going up without any
apparent reason.

If your aunt's blood pressure readings fall into one or more of the above categories, then the doctors should be looking at ruling out the following conditions:

chronic kidney disease
coarctation of the aorta
Cushings' Syndrome
Drug induced hypertension
pheochromocytoma
primary aldosteronism
renovascular hypertension
sleep apnea
thyroid/parathyroid disease

If the doctors aren't testing for these conditions, you might want to see a blood pressure specialist...an endocrinologist perhaps.

You can read more about these conditions, the tests they use to identify these conditions, and treatment by clicking on the "clock" on the government website below:

[url]www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/hypertension/jncintro.htm[/url]

While lifestyle modifications (diet, exercise, etc) and medication may help lower blood pressure sometimes, treatment of the secondary condition may "cure" high blood pressure.

Do lots of reading, ask lots of questions, and take lots of notes....you should familiarize yourself with the tests they do for the above conditions, and know if and when the doctors will be doing those tests, and if they do those tests, what the results are and what the results mean.

Good luck

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