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Posted by: Erica | 2010/01/13

Hypertension and numbness in leg

I am a 35-year-old woman, do not smoke, 1.57 cm tall and weigh 52 kg. Was diagnosed with high blood pressure last year when I started feeling dizzy and " benoud"  and ears ringing. My BP was measured at 213 / 135 and pulse rate 120 beats per minute. The doctor was shocked that I wasn' t busy having a stroke! Don' t know what caused it, never had problems before. Trying to cut down on my very high salt intake. Am taking Cipalat Retard daily, it is helping a lot, I feel much better. BP measured almost normal about 2 weeks ago. But I have this constant numbness in my left leg and foot. Some days worse than others. Sometimes it feels like my leg is totally dead and if I stand on it, it feels like it will collapse under me. Always the left leg. Is this related to my blood pressure? Is it serious?

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Hallo Erica
It is more likely due to a nerve pinching in the lower back if it is only in the one leg. Ask your doctor to have a look - no relationship with hypertension.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010/01/13

Hallo Erica
It is more likely due to a nerve pinching in the lower back if it is only in the one leg. Ask your doctor to have a look - no relationship with hypertension.
Dr Bets

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