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episodic hypertension

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 28, 2008
  • 03:45 AM

My mother is in her early sixties and has many medical conditions such as interstitial lung disease, diabetes, chronic kidney failure, psoriatic arthritis, neuropathy and degenerative disc disease. In the last couple of years she has developed sudden intense spikes in her blood pressure accompanied by breathlessness, dizziness, weakness, confusion, shaking, nausea, occasional chest pressure and pain, and occasional pain down her left arm and numbness in her hands. She has been in the er repeatedly and no MI has been found and cardiac catheterizations have revealed no blockage in her arteries. The tests for a tumor on her adrenal gland have been inconclusive to normal (possibly due to drug interaction from all of the many medications she is on? or the episodic nature of her symptoms?). Is there any other medical condition that can cause these episodes or is there any other test that can look for the adrenal gland tumor? What kind of doctor should she be seeing? So far the tests have been ordered by her gp.

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