Our expert says:
High blood pressure is often a hereditary condition and although obesity increases your risk, it is not a given that overweight will cause hypertension. What could be a problem is that the blood pressure is not taken correctly in overweight people due to not having a big enough blood pressure cuff available to go around the arm properly. You should never need to hold the cuff to prevent it from loosening when you do blood pressure. I suggest that you ensure that the reading taken is correct, before discussing with your doctor - you may need to take salt supplements (he will check with a blood test) or take medication like Akrinor if you BP is very low and causing lightheadedness.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.