Worried about my mom...any advice - page 2
I am getting more and more worried about my mother. She is 52 years young and has uncontrolled high blood pressure (avg = 165/100). She has been this way, it seems like forever (at least 15 years).... Read More
Mar 7, '04Specialty: ER ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 806; Likes: 93I AGREE!!!!! She definitely needs a new doctor. Reading this has made me so ANGRY that MY blood pressure is probably through the roof!
My father had a stroke at age 53, and now has CHF (age 60) due to untreated hypertension. Like my father, my blood pressure suddenly shot sky high when I hit 31! After seeing what happened to him, I take this VERY seriously. Luckily my doctor understands the importance of keeping BP under control. She gave me a THOROUGH once over to rule out potential causes ( thyroid, diabetes, kidney probs. etc.). I now maintain my diet and exercise, and after some experimentation with different drugs have found lisinopril HCTZ to be extremely effective.
Good luck. Don't give up until she finds a doctor who takes this seriously.
Mar 7, '04Occupation: cardiovascular nurse Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in ccu cardiovascular ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 645; Likes: 233I totally agree get a new doc, seems he's not up to speed with his patient. She needs to see a cardiologist. Good luck, keep us updated.