Blood Pressure Does Not Go Down Even Though It Has Been Treated Accompanied By Weakness And Dizziness?
amualaikum, I want to ask. My mother has hypertension. He was taken to the doctor and given hypertension-lowering medication. But why is his blood pressure not normal? Even though he has been taking medicine regularly, he has consumed a lot of fruits (cucumber, watermelon, etc.). In fact, his body felt weak, dizzy = blurred vision. Thank you. Thank you 🙏 .
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Hypertension or high blood pressure is defined when a person's blood pressure exceeds 140 levels in his systolic pressure and exceeds 90 levels in his diastolic pressure measured at least 3 times at different times and conditions. Hypertension can be caused by various things, including age, heredity, stress, high salt levels in food, lack of exercise and being overweight.
In your case, your mother's blood pressure does not drop despite taking blood pressure-lowering drugs and leading a healthy life, it could be a sign that the medication you are taking is not strong enough. Especially with the emergence of symptoms of weakness, dizziness, and blurred vision, what is feared is the occurrence of complications from uncontrolled high blood pressure.
So actually the best advice is to go back to the doctor who has been taking care of your mother, convey your mother's complaints and tell her that so far her blood pressure has not improved. Your doctor may switch to a stronger drug, look for other causes such as kidney problems, thyroid hormone disorders or refer to a specialist in internal medicine if the doctor who treated your mother was a general practitioner.
In addition, there are foods that your mother should also avoid so as not to further increase blood pressure, including pickles, processed meats, chicken skin, fatty foods, canned sauces, and foods high in salt. If you want to know more, you can click the following link to our article on Hypertension and Foods for Hypertension. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa