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.