has had high blood preassure all all her life and has a hard time regulating it. has had 3 mild strokes. 72 years old what are the chances of having another stroke if medication is not regulated?
As I understand it, hypertention is not in and of itself, deadly. it can be the cause of both strokes and heart attacks. For those of us that cannont meditate it away, we must medicate it away. Not regulating meds can be as big a problem as no meds at all. Have her talk to her Doc and if she won't, you see how much her doctor will talk to you about it. Good luck.
I know taking blood pressure medication is a bummer. Infact any prescribed medication is a pain to take. It is a bother and there is the why me. Why do I have to eat vegatables, fruit and dairy products. Same reason, for good health.
I felt the same way for years, But now I have made a game of it. When I see a machine in a store or go to the doctors it is kind of exciting to beat the ole 120/80. and I now do it all the time. My heart is well.
Gosh if you have a stroke you could have to live the remainder of your life in a convelsent home. I could not take that and I am sure your loved one feels the same way.
I wish your loved one good health
Hypertension can lead to severe health problems. And you don't usually feel it, which is why its considered a "silent killer". Yes, it can be deadly. I take my blood pressure medication daily. When I went on it, my pressure was up to 165/112. My doctor said if I didn't get on medication immediately, I was risking my life everyday it stayed elevated. I was a walking stroke, heart attack, death in sneakers. With prior stroke, I am sure you are at an even higher risk than someone who hasn't had one. Have her take her medication, and see a doctor immediately if she isn't already.
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