The Body Feels Weak Accompanied By Aching Joints And Increased Blood Pressure?
, my husband’s body is too weak and often aches in the joints, the blood reaches 140 .. why is that? Even though it has been 2 days of examination and taking medicine
Hello Merly, Thank you for the question.
What medicine does your husband take and do you know the doctor's diagnosis? Did the blood pressure measurement results that you submit happen several times already? In general, people will experience weakness and joint pain after doing heavy physical activity. However, if this complaint arises not related to physical activity or an obvious cause, then it is possible that the complaint was caused by a certain medical condition. Complaints of weakness accompanied by joint pain can be caused by various health conditions as follows:
thyroid hormone disorders
Blood pressure is expressed in two numbers, namely the number that states systolic pressure (the pressure when the heart contracts to pump blood) and the number that indicates the diastolic pressure (the pressure when the heart is at rest). Normal blood pressure ranges from 90/60 mmHg to 120/80 mmHg. Someone said to have high blood pressure if blood pressure reaches 130/80 mmHg and above. However, to diagnose someone experiencing high blood pressure can not only be based on a single measurement / examination. This is caused by various factors that affect a person's blood pressure such as age, physical activity, stress level, body position, and others. Therefore, the results of blood pressure that you submit may be caused by a number of factors above and not necessarily caused by high blood pressure / hypertension. Someone can be said to have hypertension if the results of blood measurements carried out at least 3 blood pressure tests at different times (different examination days) show high results (130/80 mmHg and above).
You can encourage your husband to consult with a specialist in internal medicine to get other opinions if complaints of weakness and joint pain are very disturbing. The doctor will ask further questions about the complaint, examine your husband, and conduct further tests such as blood tests, X-rays, and others. Further treatment will be given by the doctor according to your husband's condition. If later your husband is also proven to have hypertension, the doctor will provide treatment according to his condition. For a while, encourage your husband to limit physical activity, do not do physical activity that is too heavy. Also encourage your husband to get enough rest for 7-9 hours every day, consume nutritious food, consume enough water, and manage stress well.
I hope this helps.