How To Deal With Hypertension And Migraines?

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Hello r nI Ahmad wants to ask, my mother has a history of hypertension, which is around 150/100 mmHg, sometimes she likes it more, and now she has a little migraine that doesn’t go away, usually what is the cause? Can it be handled? Or do you have to regularly take blood pressure-reducing drugs? Is it safe to be given additional drugs such as propranolol? Thank you 😊

1 Answer:

Hello ahmad,


There are several types of headaches, namely primary headaches and secondary headaches. Primary headache itself is a headache caused by a disturbance in the structure of the head itself where there are several types of primary headaches such as tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches while secondary headaches are headaches that are a symptom of other medical conditions. underlying conditions such as having an infection, fever, flu, head impact, dental problems, consumption of certain food drinks, hormonal disorders, blood flow disorders and others.


Migraine itself is a headache that appears with a moderate to severe feeling like throbbing that occurs more frequently on one side of the head only. The symptoms themselves can be preceded by an aura or signs such as smelling a certain smell, seeing flashes of light, tingling sensations or body stiffness or without starting the aura. Migraines can also be accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or increased sensitivity to light. This condition can be triggered by many factors ranging from hormonal disorders, lack of drinking, certain foods and drinks containing caffeine, glare, noise, weather changes, psychological factors such as stress, lack of rest, or the use of certain drugs.


For this reason, a doctor or neurologist should be examined to determine the type of headache that arises so that appropriate treatment is given to the cause. If you have high blood pressure and it often recurs, you will also be given routine treatment where the various types of hypertension drugs will be given according to your mother's condition later. Avoid giving prescription drugs without a doctor's examination because they can have unwanted side effects. Apart from administering medication, changing lifestyle, limiting salt intake, regular exercise, resting well and maintaining psychological factors are also necessary in order to maintain normal blood pressure.


May be useful,


dr. Adhi P.

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