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Posted by: bill | 2011-07-18

high blood pressure

I suffer from high blood pressure, 189 over 104, and i take 50g captomax, 2x a day, one pill 2x a day. I love my sweets, chocolates, condensed milk or anything sugary and I am 73 yrs of age and very stressed out, as Im trying to find work at the same time. I cant avoid all my sugar intake and am suffering from severe headaches, where I get up at odd hours in the morning with a pounding headache.

What is causing all these severe headaches? Is it all the sugar intake? and do i increase my tablet intake every day?

Please help me as my headaches are getting worse each day and my blood pressure is sky rocketing...

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Bill

You have severe hypertension that is uncontrolled. You need to consult your doctor to add another anti-hypertensive product, in order to control your blood pressure. I am certain that your uncontrolled hypertension is the cause for your symptoms. You will need to control your sugar intake. I do suggest that you ask your doctor to test for diabetes.

Increase your fluid intake and aim for at least 2 and half litres of water per day. Avoid salt and salty foods, as this will elevate your blood pressure.

Regards




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