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Old 11-26-2007, 10:57 AM   #1
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what kind of doctor do you go to for hypertension

what kind of doctor do you go to for hypertension

 
Old 11-26-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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Re: what kind of doctor do you go to for hypertension

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what kind of doctor do you go to for hypertension
I' dont think there are specialist for hypertension. So a regular family practictioner should do it. (my moms heart specialst does hers but she has heart problems)

 
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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Re: what kind of doctor do you go to for hypertension

There are hypertension specialists though not many.
Look up the American Society of Hypertension

I allowed a family practice doc to manage mine (poorly) for 13 years, he refused to refer me to a nephrologist or endocrinologist when my hypertension couldn't be controlled. Instead he chose to blame me for non-compliance even though I had a good diet, exercise and weight. When my potassium level dropped below normal it was ignored. I became extremely ill with a bizarre host of symptoms which greatly affected my quality of life.

I had secondary hypertension due to hyperaldosteronism.
Thought to be rare but now thought to be the cause of 10-15% of uncontrollable hypertension cases. Surgery over a year ago cured me, no meds, no hypertension, no low potassium and I got my life back.

You can start with a GP but if don't get good control go elsewhere.

 
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